Dear fellow Mount Zion members, Every June, for almost two decades, our congregation has participated in “Project Home” by creating a month-long family homeless shelter within our walls. Our community has hosted about 20 adults and children who are temporarily … Continue reading »
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Thank you, Cantor Spilker, for that introduction and thank you all for being here tonight. It is an honor to be speaking during this Shabbat as we recognize Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month. I first want to take … Continue reading »
March 1 – April 12 All contributions received by Neighborhood House by April 12 will be eligible for a matching donation through the Minnesota Food Share Program. Please give generously! How YOU can make a difference in combating Hunger in … Continue reading »
Sundays and Wednesdays during Religious School starting February 9 – March 8 by the Summit Avenue Doors. $6.00/bag $1.00/cookie Apricot Chocolate Prune Ginger-Pear Poppy seed Chocolate-Cherry
Dear Friends, Today, the last day of 2019, we clean out the remaining wax on our Chanukiyot and look ahead to 2020, knowing well that we have not seen the end of antisemitic hate. And it leaves us reeling, sad, … Continue reading »
Read Rabbi Spilker’s Kol Nidre Sermon. Read Rabbi Adler’s Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon. Read Rabbi Spilker’s Rosh Hashanah sermon.
A personal preparation for approaching the High Holy Days. Elul, the last month of the Jewish year, is a time of special sanctity as we prepare for the coming Holy Days. It is a time for Cheshbon Nefesh, accounting of … Continue reading »
Join Cantor Spilker for a travel adventure to learn about New Mexico’s Conversos and Crypto-Jews Sunday-Friday, June 14-19, 2020 For adults and serious learners of all ages! in partnership with Road Scholar. To enroll online – Go to the Road … Continue reading »
An added opportunity to prepare for the High Holy Days is being offered this year at Mount Zion by the sounding of the shofar at the end of all Daily Services during the month of Elul. Daily Services during Elul … Continue reading »
Sent to the congregation on July 17, 2019 Dear Friends, Two years ago, Mount Zion passed a resolution to become a Union of Reform Judaism Immigrant Justice Congregation. This was after almost a year of congregational discussion. Since that time, … Continue reading »
At our Congregational Education Day on May 5, Bar Galin, an Israeli, and Marwa Odeh, a Palestinian-American, illustrated how two individuals with different narratives can share their stories while sitting together on the same stage despite today’s polarized atmosphere.
By Rachel Stock Spilker, Cantor The whole world is a narrow bridge, the important thing is not to be afraid. —Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav In mid-March a group of nearly 30 Mount Zion members, along with some of their friends … Continue reading »
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