Mount Zion is How Old?!?Sunday, May 7
Mini Street Festival * 19th Century Games * Fire Station Tour *
Food Trucks from Pimento Jamaican Kitchen and R.A. Macsammy’s * Period Costume Photo Booth
AND Dedication of Historic Plaque
at corner of 10th & Minnesota Streets, Downtown St. Paul
Rain or shine!
Sunday, May 7, 2017 / 11 Iyar 5777
Mount Zion was the first synagogue in the Upper Midwest, founded two years before Minnesota became a state. Our first two buildings were located on the corner of 10th and Minnesota Streets. In honor of our 160th Anniversary, we are dedicating a permanent plaque at that site.
And we decided to make it fun for all ages!
10:30 am Sharing our Stories at Mount Zion
(Assembly in period costumes; video and oral histories.
11:00 am Religious School early dismissal in honor of this historic day.
All travel downtown. (There will be a bus and parking for those driving).
11:15 am Mini Street Festival on Minnesota Street (continues to 1:00 pm)
12:00 pm Dedication of Plaque: Brief ceremony with invited dignitaries
(Rain Plan: Next Door at Central Presbyterian Church)
Getting Downtown – Two Options:
- By bus (free) from Mount Zion. We will have three buses leave from Summit Avenue in front of the Temple at 11:15 am. We will have a return bus doing round trips back to Mount Zion starting at 12:15 pm until 1:45 pm. Religious School ends at 11 am. All children in 10th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult on the bus.
- Drive and park (free). If you drive yourself, you can park in the ramp at the Andersen Human Services Building.
NOTE: The ramp will be locked at 2 pm.
LOCATION: On Minnesota Street just north of 10th Street. Because Minnesota Street will be closed between 9th and 10th for our street festival, you need to drive on 10th street to turn on Minnesota Street. (See bottom right of this map).
ENTRANCE: Enter through the “Contract” or “Visitor” lane. Each level of the ramp is connected to the elevator, so you may take it to ground floor (1st floor). You can exit through two large doors that open onto Minnesota Street. You need to re-enter through those same doors to get to the elevators and the ramp. As you drive out, the exit gates will be down. Drive toward the gate slowly to trigger the motion sensor. The metal gate will open. When that is completely up, the gate arm will rise.
Rain Plan: We will move the festivities to Central Presbyterian Church on Cedar Street between 9th and 10th Streets. Click here for map.