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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 2021-22

    Candid Conversation about Israel

    Sun January 30 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    with Deputy Consul General to the Midwest, Daniel Aschheim, Ph.D. via Zoom Rabbi Spilker will facilitate a conversation with Daniel Aschheim and your questions. We will divide the time into three 15-minute segments: 1) The status of Reform Judaism in … Continue reading »

    Conversation about Mount Zion’s Israel Sign with Yehuda Kurtzer

    Thu February 10 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    via Zoom Yehuda Kurtzer is a leading public intellectual in American Jewish life. He is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and speaks extensively about the relationship between American Jews, Israel, and Zionism. His podcast, Identity/Crisis explores the … Continue reading »

    Mount Zion Winter “Travel” for All: A Focus on Germany and Holland

    Sun February 13 at 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sun February 27, 2022

    A Creative Mix of Off-the-Beaten-Path Sites, Culture, and History: A Focus on Germany and Holland with expert Tour Educator Mike Hollander Three Sundays: February 13, 20, 27 – 11:30 am-12:45 pm via Zoom Please register online. Mike was the much … Continue reading »

MaZAL Offerings

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.