Recognizing 20 years of leadership by Cantor Spilker and Rabbi Spilker

As Mount Zion marks more than 160 years of serving Minnesota’s Jewish community, we are pleased to celebrate 20 years of leadership by Cantor and Rabbi Spilker  our first invested cantor and our longest-serving rabbi.

Cantor and Rabbi Spilkers’ leadership has created a strong foundation for our congregation. In honor of their 20 years at Mount Zion, anonymous donors have provided a $20,000 match for new and increased donations. Please participate at whatever level is meaningful to you.

Our involvement with Mount Zion spans decades, and we’re grateful for the community we have found here—both for ourselves and for our children. The Spilkers have been instrumental in nurturing that community, which has benefited tremendously from their thoughtful, creative, and passionate leadership. Working together with them on behalf of Mount Zion remains an honor and a privilege, and we are proud to continue our support in the future. —Stuart and Jean King Appelbaum

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

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.

Share the Commitment.

We invite you to make a contribution that is meaningful to you. This is an opportunity to invest in Mount Zion’s essential work for the Jewish people, for our community, and for you.

Everyone Can Participate.

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

Thank you for your generosity.


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.