Adam Stock Spilker


Rabbi Spilker has served Mount Zion since 1997 and was selected as senior rabbi in 2001. He is now Mount Zion’s longest serving rabbi in its history. With a passion for teaching youth and adults, innovative worship, and engagement in Israel, justice, and multifaith efforts, Rabbi Spilker has helped lead numerous national and local boards and initiatives over the years. Recently, he has helped found the Minnesota Multifaith Network. Having grown up mostly in North Carolina and graduated from Duke University with an A.B. in Religious Studies with certificates in Jewish Studies and Women’s Studies, Rabbi Spilker was ordained with a Master’s of Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City in 1997. That year he followed his wife, Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker, to Minnesota when she became Mount Zion’s first invested cantor since its founding. Rabbi and Cantor Spilker have three children.

Rabbi Spilker joined Rabbis Marcus and Rachel Rubenstein for a podcast about Torah’s origins and revelation.

Rabbi Spilker’s social justice story.

Rabbi Spilker talked about Mount Zion’s year of wrestling with our relationship with Israel on MPR News.

Just before Mount Zion’s 165th Anniversary, MPR Host Cathy Wurzer talked with Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker about the temple’s history.

Read selected sermons online.