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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 2020-21

    Here All Along Book Discussions

    Mon November 15 at 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Thu November 18, 2021

    Join us for a one-time book club discussion about Here All Along led by MZ clergy and staff. You can pick a demographic, but everyone is welcome to attend any discussion. November 15, 8:00 pm Open to All (Led by … Continue reading »

    Beginning Adult Hebrew, Part II

    Wed January 5 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Instructor: Siana Goodwin Members: $75 / Public: $100 This class is a continuation of the fall Beginning Hebrew class, and is also appropriate for those who would like to review and polish their basic Hebrew. The focus is on building … 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.