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162nd Annual Meeting and Shabbat Evening

May 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm

5:30 p.m. Annual Meeting | 6:00 p.m. Shabbat Dinner | 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Services
Following Services – Festive Oneg
This special, festive congregational Oneg honors Cantor and Rabbi Spilker’s 20 years of leadership at Mount Zion.

5:30 p.m. Annual Meeting will include brief, meaningful “States of the Congregation” by President Susan Robiner and Rabbi Spilker, important highlights of the 2017-2018 year including a financial report. We will offer our appreciation to outgoing Board members and new, incoming Board members will be announced and voted on.

6:15 p.m. Special Shabbat Dinner
$32 Adults, $22 Children
An elegant congregational dinner catered by Spirit of Asia. Unfortunately we have no group who was able to subsidize the cost of this dinner, but if you have any financial limitations, please let us know.

We will also be hosting a distinguished group of visitors from Israel. They are four clinician leaders at Poriya Hospital, west of Tiberius. They will say a few words during dinner, and join us for Kiddush during the service. They will be available for congregants to speak with them informally during the dinner and the oneg Shabbat.

Honoring our Volunteer of the Year Sue Koch

For the past 8 years, Sue has planned, organized, and carried out the creation of our beautiful congregational mosaic. This mosaic embodies the idea of hiddur mitzvah – beautifying the commandment. The mosaic portrays our four kivvunim of Israel, Torah, Tzedek, and Shabbat. Sue worked with clergy, lay leaders, congregants, and religious school students to formulate concepts and ideas for images that would best portray the kivvunim. She proposed and finalized drawings for each of the segments and then it was time to make the mosaic. Sue organized all the materials and tools and taught volunteers how to work with the glass to construct each section. Mosaic work is time-consuming and detailed. Each major segment took at least a year to complete. During all that time, volunteers were able to learn, socialize and connect panim el panim as they created a work of art. This wonderful and lasting piece of congregational art could not have been possible without the artistry, expertise, patience, generosity, and dedication of Sue Koch, our Volunteer of the Year!

7:30 p.m. Shabbat Services
How is Reform Judaism Saving Judaism?
Pulpit Guest: Rabbi David Stern
Rabbi Stern is President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the international rabbinic organization of the Reform movement, with some 2,000 members. He has served as Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, Dallas, Texas since 1996.


May 11, 2018
5:30 pm
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St Paul, 55105 United States
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