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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 2019-20

    Fast-Tracking Your Hebrew Literacy: Keys to Demystifying our Prayers and Torah

    January 5 at 9:45 am - 11:00 am

    Sundays, January 5 – March 8, 9:45 – 11:00 am (eight classes) Taught by Siana Goodwin Even without extensive formal Hebrew study, by using translations and understanding Hebrew structure, recurring patterns of prefixes, suffixes, and conjunctions, Hebrew roots and how … Continue reading »

    Shabbat Morning Learners’ Services

    January 11 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until March 14, 2020

    One event on April 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

    All are welcome! As part of our B’nei Mitzvah Sefer Seminar program, we will have 4 Shabbat morning services with a focus on learning the meaning behind the order of the service (the Hebrew word for prayer book – Siddur … Continue reading »

    Mussar for Parents/Guardians/Grandparents

    January 12 at 9:45 am - 11:00 am

    Cantor Jennifer Strauss-Klein Using the American Mussar curriculum and the book The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions: Finding Balance Through the Soul Traits of Mussar by Greg Marcus, Cantor Strauss-Klein will lead interested parents and grandparents in a journey of … Continue reading »

    Beginning Hebrew, Part 2

    January 22 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

    Wednesdays, January 22 – April 1, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. (ten classes) Taught by Siana Goodwin Building on familiarity with the aleph-bet, emphasis will be on developing ease in reading Hebrew and introducing basic elements of Hebrew construction and grammar.

    Building a Jewish Home, Creating a Jewish Family

    January 27 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Mondays, January 27 – February 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker $36 members/$50 public per person Ready to take a positive step in your life? Explore ways to bring Jewish traditions into your home in a ­judgement-free class. Hear … 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.