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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

    Beginning Adult Hebrew

    October 23 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

    Taught by Siana Goodwin Tuition (includes all materials): $75 members/$100 non-members (Minimum of five students). Wednesdays, October 23 – January 15, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Introduction to the aleph-bet, with some introduction to basic grammar. The primary goal is familiarity … Continue reading »

    Martin Buber: The Way of Man

    October 23 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 13, 2019

    A Class in 20th Century Philosophy According to the Teachings of Hasidism Instructor: Rabbi David Thomas, Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Beth El, Sudbury, MA Wednesdays, October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 7:30-8:30 pm at Mount Zion Temple, Co-Sponsored by Hineini Cost: … Continue reading »

    A Taste of Honey: An Introduction to Judaism

    October 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Mondays, October 28 – January 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Rabbi Esther Adler Member: $36, Public: $75 This course provides students with a basic ­understanding of Jewish practice and belief. Topics ­include Jewish history, life cycle, ­Shabbat, theology, home ­observance and more! … Continue reading »

    The Climate Crisis: The Facts and What We Can Do

    November 20 at 7:30 pm

    Roxane Gudeman, Professor Emerita in Psychology, Macalester College In this 75-minute presentation and discussion, Prof. Gudeman will use resources provided by The Climate Reality Project to give an overview of the massive environmental changes occurring and steps we can take … Continue reading »

    Why did the PLO collect a Jewish Studies library?

    December 2 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Presented by the Center for Jewish Studies Some remember the PLO, in its founding years in the mid-1960s through the early-1980s, as a heroic group of freedom fighters; others recall a merciless group of terrorists. Largely unnoticed in the West … 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.