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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.  Whoever you are, whatever your interests and wherever you may be in your Jewish journey, we hope we have offerings this year that will inspire you and enrich your life.

An Introduction to Judaism

Every Fall, we have offer a course that provides students with a basic ­understanding of Jewish practice and belief.
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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 2018-19

    Arab-Israeli Conflict through ­Literature Since 1917

    January 9 at 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

    Jan 9-Feb 27 Instructor: Arie Zmora Cost per class: $54 Member / $100 Public (scholarships available) This course focuses on the varied ways that Israeli Jews, Israeli Arabs, Palestinians, and Western scholars have experienced and conceptualized the Arab-Israeli conflict. Unlike … Continue reading »

    Myth-Conceptions Series: Jewish Agency (JAFI)

    January 13 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Who are the Jewish Organizations speaking about Israel? What are the myths about each organization? What are the realities? All sessions held at Mount Zion Temple moderated by Rabbi Spilker. Jewish Agency, (JAFI) Guest Speaker: Shaylee Cioban, JAFI Regional Director … Continue reading »

    Heading Home: A Tale of Team Israel

    January 13 at 11:30 am

    Special Guests at both showings: Josh Zeid, Team Israel star, Ryan Lavarnway, Catcher, First Baseman, Team Israel and New York Yankees, and Jonathan Mayo, MLB Reporter. Cost: $12 public; $10 adult; $5 child. We will end Religious School early this … Continue reading »

    iEngage: Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings

    January 14 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on October 29, 2018 at 7:00pm

    One event on November 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

    One event on November 26, 2018 at 7:00pm

    One event on January 14, 2019 at 7:00pm

    One event on January 28, 2019 at 7:00pm

    One event on March 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

    The Legacy of the Past and the Challenge of the Future Rabbi Spilker Teaches Israel’s History Hartman Video Lecture Series Memory is a central element in defining modern Jewish identity. As we look to Israel’s future, we need to engage … Continue reading »

    Myth-Conceptions Series: Jewish National Fund

    January 25 at 7:30 pm

    Who are the Jewish Organizations speaking about Israel? What are the myths about each organization? What are the realities? All sessions held at Mount Zion Temple moderated by Rabbi Spilker. “Water: Israel’s Gift to the World” Guest Speaker: Laura Salzer … Continue reading »

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

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!

Torah on the Web:

Reform Judaism – Torah Study – Excellent ­commentary on the Torah ­portion.
Reform Judaism – Shabbat – The Reform Movement’s weekly ­commentary designed to inspire discussions at your Shabbat table.
10 Minutes of Torah – Receive weekly emails of Torah ­commentary and ­reflections on current events (see above).
My Jewish Learning – Resource on everything from ­holidays to ­mysticism.