L’Chaim 5779 will celebrate Rabbi Adler’s 18 years of service to Mount Zion Temple.

Rabbi Adler’s leadership has guided and supported so many people over the years, significantly impacting every aspect of all that Mount Zion is today. Her teaching has brought Jewish knowledge to people of all ages, from those learning about Judaism for the first time, to longtime students of Torah. Her gentle pastoral presence has brought us comfort in our sorrows and added to our joys, enriching life’s important moments with Jewish meaning. Her flute music adds a unique meditative spirit to Shabbat worship and shiva services.

Together we can build a successful, ongoing campaign to help fund the essential work that serves our community.

“Rabbi Adler is a brilliant thinker and a thoughtful teacher. She sits with so many Mount Zion families during times of crisis—or any time—with an open heart and warm sense of humor. By beginning each service with the flute and invoking the priestly blessing to close, she leaves us all feeling well-cared for and supported. What a gift to have been blessed by Rabbi Adler’s presence for the last 18 years.” —Mary Ann Barrows Wark

Together we can build a successful, ongoing campaign to help fund the essential work that serves our community.

A way to show you care.

Giving is an active response to gratitude. It is a tangible way to affirm your connection to Mount Zion’s congregation, clergy, fellow members, and staff.

Everyone can participate.

Our goal is broad participation. Any gift at literally any level will make a difference.

Support our sacred work.
Dues – our annual commitment

When you take a census of the Israelite people according to their enrollment…everyone who is entered in the records shall pay…a half-shekel as an offering to Adonai. —Exodus 30:11-15
Our dues are akin to the half-shekel that every Israelite gave in ancient days. In accordance with our congregation’s values, Mount Zion uses the Fair Share model where all member households give according to their ability. Dues and fees cover only a portion of the operating budget. Dues alone cover approximately 50% of our budget.

Annual Campaign – our free will offering

Take from among you gifts to Adonai, everyone whose heart so moves him/her shall bring them.
—Exodus 35: 4-5

All gifts to the Annual Campaign go toward Mount Zion’s essential needs in our annual budget including initiatives in Jewish education, cultivating life-long connections, innovative worship services, festivals and community celebrations, the pursuit of social justice, and meeting strategic plan objectives.

Thank you for your generosity.

Annual Campaign Brochure

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Your Giving Supports the People and Programs that Make Our Community Vibrant

What does the Annual Campaign support?

All gifts to the Annual Campaign go toward the Mount Zion operating budget, including initiatives in Jewish education, cultivating life-long connections, innovative worship services, festivals and community celebrations, the pursuit of social justice, and meeting strategic plan objectives.

Do dues and fees cover Mount Zion expenses?

No. Dues and fees cover only a portion of the operating expenses at Mount Zion.We are also fortunate to have a healthy endowment that covers many expenses. But it is due in large part to the Annual Campaign that we are able to balance the budget.This addition has brought our congregational giving on par with other congregations around the country.

Can I contribute stock or include Mount Zion in my estate plan?

Yes! Just call the Temple office at 651-698-3881. For more details about estate plan, read about our Life and Legacy program.

What if I have other questions about the Annual Campaign?

We’d be happy to discuss it with you. Please contact Jana Nelson, Annual Campaign Coordinator, 651-269-4381.