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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

    A Secure Israel: How we address the challenges of today and the future

    October 22 at 7:00 pm

    Jeremy Ben-Ami (President of J-Street) and Michael Makovsky (JINSA president – the Jewish ­Institute for National Security of America) The discussion will cover the security challenges facing Israel, and what the United States can do to help insure the future … Continue reading »

    Myth-Conceptions Series: Who are the Jewish Organizations speaking about Israel?

    October 23 at 7:30 am - 9:00 am

    J Street Guest Speaker: Jeremy Ben-Ami, President J Street organizes and mobilizes pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people. Cost: $5. Bagels, lox, coffee, and juice will be served.

    A Season of Mussar I

    October 23 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    For new and returning students A 14 session program with materials from The Mussar Institute that explores the middot (values) in depth through practices, texts, and conversation. When? Tuesday evenings (7-9 pm) at Mount Zion Temple – Begins Oct 23; … Continue reading »

    iEngage: Israel’s Milestones and Their Meanings

    October 29 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    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

    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 »

    A Mount Zion Community Book Read

    November 4 at 10:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on November 5, 2018 at 7:00pm

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

    Kick-Off Engagement for Year-long Focus on Israel Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi Books are available in the Mount Zion office for a subsidized cost of $5 if you attend one of the discussion groups. Choose one … Continue reading »

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Register for Classes

Some classes require registration. After you click here, find the class in the list on the registration page.

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.