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Life-Long Learning Opportunities!

Life-long learning is a core value of Judaism and an integral part of the Mount Zion Temple Vision Statement.  The MaZAL committee, in co-sponsorship with other committees, offers many enriching choices in pursuit of life-long learning during the coming year. Whoever you are, whatever your interests and wherever you may be in your Jewish journey, we have one or more programs that we hope will inspire you and entice you to take advantage of these learning opportunities.

Scholarships are available for all MaZAL classes. Please call 651-698-3881.

Weekly Torah Study (every Mon, Thu, Sat)

Every week, three times to study Torah. Stop by anytime to anyone.
No experience/background necessary.
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Upcoming Adult Education Offerings 2016-17

    American Sign Language – Beginners

    March 28 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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 … Continue reading »

    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 … Continue reading »

    How is Reform Judaism Saving Judaism?

    May 11 at 7:30 pm

    Pulpit Guest: Rabbi David Stern Rabbi David Stern is President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the international rabbinic organization of the Reform movement, with some 2,000 members. In this role, he follows in the footsteps of his father … Continue reading »

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About our name: MaZAL

The word mazal, often pronounced with a Yiddish inflection, “mazel” as in “mazel tov,” comes from the Hebrew word which means “luck”.  In truth, the word means “a group of stars’ or a “constellation.”  Medieval Jews paid close attention to the “mazalot,” the constellations, and in fact, we find representation of the constellations throughout the ancient Jewish world.  Jews have always found meaning in astrology, as it represented the vast possibilities of the world created by God.  As countless are the stars in the night sky, so too, are the paths of Jewish study.  As we partake in adult Jewish learning, we offer a few of those paths, leaving many more for tomorrow.  It is our MaZAL to learn.  Come learn and enjoy!