Send Leket Israel e-Purim Cards and Support Israelis in Need “observe [the days of Purim] with…donations to the needy” (Esther 9:22). Leket Israel “rescues” surplus food and distributes it to 200 nonprofit organizations, which serve the food to approximately 175,000 … Continue reading »
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Email sent to the congregation on January 7, 2021 Dear Friends, Yesterday’s chaos and insurrection ended, thank God, with calm and resilience in our nation’s Capitol Building. This morning there is reason to still be in shock, to mourn four … Continue reading »
When the Maccabees conquered the Temple in 164 BCE, they found only one cruse of oil with the unbroken seal of the high priest. It was enough to fuel the menorah for a day. As we know, and as the … Continue reading »
A prayer you may wish to recite before your meal. For anyone who is alone, I invite you to call someone to read it together. – Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker MODIM ANACHNU LACH – We are Grateful to You We … Continue reading »
Sign up by December 1 for our Chanukah Buddy Program! Mount Zion will match individuals/families. Then you can make or buy items such as crafts, baked goods, small trinkets, and deliver them in a safe way to help light up … Continue reading »
Our committee is in the middle of the Tzedek Summer 2020 and have held more than 50 conversations with members of Mount Zion. We are all enjoying the formation of new relationships and the strengthening of old relationships. One of … Continue reading »
In recent months, the Tzedek Committee has begun working with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light (MNIPL) to develop a Climate Justice Action Plan, part of a broader process that will enable Mount Zion to become a Climate Justice Congregation. The … Continue reading »
לֹ֥א תוּכַ֖ל לְהִתְעַלֵּֽם׃ “You shall not hide yourself.” – Deuteronomy 22:3 In pursuit of showing up with our full selves, the Tzedek Committee is conducting a campaign based on sharing stories and building relationships both within Mount Zion Temple and … Continue reading »
This email was sent to the congregation on June 1. Dear Friends, I pray that this letter finds you managing this time as best you can. Yet none of us knows how to manage this time. There is such pain … Continue reading »
The Golem (1915) (YouTube) Fiddler on the Roof (1971) (Prime) The Counterfeiters (2007) (Available for purchase on multiple platforms) Hester Street (1975) (Fandor and iTunes) Ida (2013) (Available for purchase on multiple platforms) Fill the Void (2012) (Available for purchase … Continue reading »
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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