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April 2018

American Sign Language – Beginners

April 25 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 25, 2018

Learn the third most popular language in the U.S.A. This hands-on and interactive class will teach you the basics of ASL, the five parameters that make ASL an official language, about the deaf community, their culture and cultural norms. Participants will also learn about the Deafblind Community, Tactile ASL, and Protactile. The class will have guest presenter panel that allows participants to interact and use their signing skills at the end of the 6-week course. Teacher: Jessalyn Akerman-Frank is a…

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Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin

April 27 - April 29

Co-Sponsored by Mount Zion’s Brotherhood Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin is one of American Judaism’s most-published and most-quoted thought leaders. Ever since his first book, Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim The Spiritual Meaning of Your Child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah (Jewish Lights Publishing), Rabbi Salkin has been known for his writing, teaching and activism. He spends his waking hours pondering and teaching about such questions as: “What is the Jewish mission in the world today?” “Why is Zionism…

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May 2018

Artist-in-Residence Billy Jonas

May 4 - May 6

Please join us for intergenerational worship, spirit, and joy with our award-winning songsmith, Jewish educator, and multi-instrumentalist For 25 years, Billy Jonas has perfected the art of the neo-tribal hootenanny (a gloriously participatory musical gathering, featuring funky folk music, and whatever else seems to fit!) with audiences around the globe. Using voice, guitar, and industrial re-percussion (musical instruments made from found, foraged, and recyclable objects, like pots, pans, tin cans, buckets, keys, and broomsticks). each concert is a soul-spelunking, heart…

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Congregational Shabbat Dinner

May 4 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Spend Shabbat with Friends! Dinner: 5 p.m.; Service: 6:30 p.m. Cost before April 20: $13 adults; $10 kids (11 and under) Cost after April 20: $15 adults; $12 kids This Shabbat Dinner has been generously subsidized by The Nauen-Weil Congregational Meal Fund. We are able to accommodate food needs specific to vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets with notice one week prior to an event.

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SPORTY End of Year Bonfire

May 5 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the a bonfire at Mount Zion - includes a pizza dinner, havdalah, mixers, and an 8th grade initiation.

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Noar Tzion: Pool Party

May 6 at 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm

We are excited to invite the 3rd graders to welcome them to Noar Tzion next year! Come splash around with your friends! We will have lunch at the temple, take a bus to the Oxford Community Center (270 Lexington Parkway N St. Paul) where the kids can change, swim, and enjoy a few water slides, change, and meet you in the lobby of the community center at 3:15.

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Israel Book Discussion

May 7 at 7:00 pm

May Book: My Michael by Amos Oz Join us for an engaging conversation about ­Israeli life through its literature. Even if you cannot read the book in ­advance, you are welcome. ­Questions? Contact Jonathan.

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162nd Annual Meeting and Shabbat Evening

May 11 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…

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Mother’s Day Brunch & Service

May 13 at 9:45 am - 12:15 pm

9:45 a.m. Complimentary Brunch Sponsored by Brotherhood 11:45 a.m. Music and Prayers (including a prayer to honor fathers as well) Mount Zion Helps Make Mother’s Day Meaningful! The service is led by our clergy and includes guitar accompaniment and participation of Shir Tzion, our kids’ choir. The brunch that follows is sponsored by Brotherhood, many in tuxedos, waiting on beautifully set tables and serving a delicious, complimentary brunch. The brunch is for all in our congregation – daughters, sons, mothers,…

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Ageless Grace® seminars and exercise sessions

May 14 at 1:30 pm
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One event on April 16, 2018 at 1:30pm

One event on May 14, 2018 at 1:30pm

Join us once a month for a short talk about brain and body health, plus 40 minutes of Ageless Grace brain and body exercise, done sitting in chairs and to really great music. No equipment is necessary; come as you are and be prepared to have fun. We look forward to seeing you there! The first 3 dates (all on Mondays at 1:30 pm at Mount Zion): March 26: What is brain plasticity and why does it matter? April 16:…

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