Welcome (ברוכים הבאים) to Beth Jacob Congregation! We are a diverse, egalitarian Conservative synagogue of more than 350 families located in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, easily accessible from all parts of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. We are guided by the principles of Torah (study), Avodah (meaningful worship and work), and Gemilut Chasidim (acts of loving kindness). We exist as a congregation in order to practice and further our understanding of Conservative Judaism through the celebration of Shabbat, holidays and lifecycle events, and daily practice. More »

DC March / #DAYENU Shirt

Beth Jacob Congregation teens are going to DC along with other Twin City Jewish Teens for the “March for our Lives” (register or get more info here), and we are printing these shirts! Proceeds help send teens to the march and to support the cause. Shirts are $10 each. Want one?

Click here!

Pick up shirts for your group at the March in DC, or at Beth Jacob starting March 21.

Divrei Torah

Due to popular demand, Tamar Resnick‘s remarks from the March 9 Shabbat Dinner and Frances Fischer‘s D’var Torah from March 10 are now available for those who missed them the first time, or who want to revisit them.

Click here to read them!

Rabbinic Transition Process

Over 270 Beth Jacob congregants took part in the Rabbinic Transition survey and expressed their opinions on a wide range of topics affecting the shul. In addition to answering four groups of “multiple-choice” questions, they offered nearly 1,100 comments on subjects ranging from their reasons for joining Beth Jacob to their feelings about the congregation’s values, practices and programs and about rabbinic functions that are important to them. To read a report of the survey findings, go to Beth-Jacob.org/Results.


The next step in our Year of Transition is a series of Congregational Conversations, aimed at, to quote one survey respondent, moving beyond just rating “which of these things are important to us in a static way,” but “toward talking together about why they’re important and how we understand what Beth Jacob is.”


These conversations will be held in various locations around the Twin Cities and, in order to allow for meaningful discussion, will be limited to no more than ten participants. We ask that you sign-up for only one conversation, using this link, and that you only attend the conversation that you sign up for. Depending on demand, we will continue to add conversations until everyone who wishes to has the opportunity to participate. If you are unable to sign up for a conversation that is convenient for you, please let us know at transition@beth-jacob.org so that we may schedule additional times. We look forward to talking with you. Thank you for taking part in this important work for Beth Jacob.

Kol Narishkeit

If you lost your copy, want to share it with out of state relatives, or just want to use electricity while reading it, here is the Kol Narishkeit, part of BJC’s annual Purim dose of wackiness. Happy Adar!

Kol Narishkeit Archive

Israel @ 70: The Religious Meaning of Israel

Watch for info about rescheduling

The Religious Meaning of Israel
With Rabbi Yosi Gordon
Thursday, March 15, 7 pm

Beth Jacob’s Adult Education series in honor of Israel’s 70th year continues!

Israel, for the Jewish People, is a fulcrum around which our Jewish identity revolves. But is the meaning of Israel, for us, a secular issue, or can Israel occupy a central place in our spiritual lives and religious thinking? How can Jewish religious thinking help us look at issues like religious pluralism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Israel and the world, as questioning, religious and non-religious Jews?

Join Rabbi Yosi Gordon to explore all these facets of the Religious Meaning of Israel.

Medical Device Share

Many congregants have medical equipment in their homes that they needed temporarily, but no longer need. Many items are only gathering cobwebs (crutches, shower chairs, wheel chairs or “travel” chairs, etc.). Most of us would love for them to be used and are willing to lend them out.
Beth Jacob has set up a way to share your equipment or borrow what you need; go to Beth-Jacob.org/MedEquip. Add your name and item to the list, or, if you need an item, contact the person who has it. Refuah Shleimah!




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