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 »

Harold & Mickey (z”l) Smith Scholar Weekend

Shabbat & Sunday Morning, May 19-21

 

Professor Dov Weiss will be joining us for a weekend of learning during the 2017 Harold & Mickey Smith Family Scholar Weekend! Opportunities for learning include a Shabbat Dinner, a Post-Kiddush Learning session, and a brunch session Sunday morning.

 

 

Dov Weiss is an Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, specializing in the history of Jewish biblical interpretation and rabbinic theology. His first book, Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism, was recently published.

 

For more information about the Scholar weekend, or more about Dr. Dov Weiss (including links to articles he’s written) click here.

Challah Baking

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Thursday, May 25, 6:30 pm

Do you like challah? Would you like to learn to make it, or try a new recipe? Come to Beth Jacob’s monthly Challah Baking Class! Each class is taught by a different Beth Jacob Challah Baker. Come to one, two, or join us every month! RSVP at Beth-Jacob.org/challah. May’s teacher: Kate Sandweiss.

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New Siddurim

Dedicate One Today!
The new Siddur Lev Shalem prayerbooks are on their way to Beth Jacob thanks to the Edward Paster family, and soon we’ll begin using them for services. Now is your opportunity to dedicate one of our brand new prayerbooks in someone’s memory or in their honor. To dedicate a siddur, click here.
Cost is $36.

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!

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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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Bracha and Bagels

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Wednesday Mornings after minyan (approx. 8 am)
With Rabbi Tamar Grimm
Explore contemporary teshuvot (responsa) to gain a deeper sense of how Jewish law has evolved and adapted in order to make Judaism relevant for our lives in a modern context.
Delicious breakfast provided!

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