Your First Year at Mount Zion

Welcome to your first year at Mount Zion! We hope that you will feel at home at Mount Zion soon after you become a member. The clergy, staff, and lay leadership are here to help you. Here are some opportunities:

What We Can Do For You

  • Connection – We can introduce you to other members who live in your area or who have common interests, similar background, or life stage.
  • New member activities – There are annual new member events, including Havdalah and a Shabbat dinner.
  • Religious school registration – We can help you through the process. It is done at the end of the prior school year, or whenever you join.
  • Placement for first night Passover Seder – We’ll make sure you have a place to go if you need one.

Ways You Can Get Involved

  • Know what’s going on! All temple events are listed here on our website, in our  bulletin Iton Tziyon, and in the weekly email update This Week at Mount Zion. Participation in our programs is the fastest and easiest way to get started.
  • Explore your personal interests! Here is an overview of the group, committees, and programs Mount Zion offers. Please indicate your interests and we’ll contact you with the pertinent information.
  • Volunteer! As in any holy community, Mount Zion runs on volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to meet people, do good things, and learn about our congregation. There are volunteer opportunities to fit all time schedules and we hope you will consider volunteering.  Learn more.
  • Learn the music! Familiarity with our Shabbat music will increase your comfort in services. We have CDs and online MP3 files so that you can learn and enjoy the melodies we most commonly use. Read and listen to prayers.
  • Learners Shabbat. Several times during the year (dates vary) our clergy host a learners Shabbat service. They explain the liturgy and questions are invited.

For connections, questions or other help, please contact Ellen Konstan.

 
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