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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.

Curious about Mussar?

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 2023-24

    Beginning Adult Hebrew II

    Wed January 3 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    January 3 – February 28, 2024  (no class February 14), 6:00-7:00PM via Zoom Taught by Siana Goodwin Tuition (includes all materials): $75 members/$100 non-members (Minimum of five students). Learn the aleph-bet, the building blocks of written Hebrew. You will learn … Continue reading »

    Preparing for “Shabbat at Home”

    Sun January 28 at 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

    A practical how-to with a touch of spirituality on how to host a Shabbat evening for friends and family. In person and parts via Zoom Workshops (you will be able to choose two of the three): 1. The Meaning of … Continue reading »

    Building a Jewish Home, Creating a Jewish Family

    Mon February 5 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Mondays, February 5, 12, 26, 7-8:30 pm Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker Cost per person: member $36, public $50 What does it mean to have a “Jewish” home? This three-part class is for couples or single heads of households, who want … Continue reading »

    More Mussar

    Wed March 6 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    8 Sessions with Rabbi Esther Adler Every other Wednesday, March 6 – May 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Cost, including materials: $225. Generous scholarships are available. Please be in touch with Rabbi Adler for confidential assistance. This va’ad is for … Continue reading »

2023-24 MaZAL Offerings

2023-24 Fall 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.