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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

    Retracing Jewish Roots on the North Dakota Prairie

    Thu September 23 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Stories and Lessons about Life, Family, and Faith with Rebecca Bender Online video program with Rebecca Bender Sponsored and organized by Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies at the University of St. Thomas in collaboration with Campus Ministry. Mount Zion … Continue reading »

    Steps to Hebrew Literacy

    Sun September 26 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    This class is for those who are familiar with the letters and sounds of Hebrew and have some practice with reading Hebrew. The class will focus on developing more facility with reading texts from the Tanakh, understanding the language, and … Continue reading »

    Beginning Adult Hebrew, Part I

    Wed September 29 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    One event on Sun October 3, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Instructor: Siana Goodwin Members: $75 / Public: $100 This class focuses on learning the aleph-bet, the building blocks of written Hebrew. Students will learn to recognize letters, and begin basic reading, including parts of the Shabbat prayer book. Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 … Continue reading »

    A Taste of Honey: An Introduction to Judaism

    Mon October 4 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Mondays, October 4 – December 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm 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 … Continue reading »

    Mindful Torah: Engaging the Better Angels of Our Nature

    Wed October 13 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed December 22, 2021

    A Mussar Vaad for those with previous Mussar experience Facilitated by Margie Abrahamson. Co-sponsored by Hineni Wednesdays, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, October 13, 27; November 10, 24; December 8, 22 – via Zoom Cost: $54 plus any free will offering. Financial … Continue reading »

MaZAL Offerings

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.