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 »

Hearing Her Voice

Summer Education Series
Jewish women have used their voices for thousands of years – to teach, to celebrate, to comfort, to prod us to be better. Woman’s voices have always been present, though we have not always been culturally attuned to hear them. This summer, hear Jewish women’s voices. Learn how women’s voices have shaped, and continue to shape, our tradition. Hear their stories.
    • Over the summer we will post a weekly quote by a prominent Jewish woman. Spanning from ancient to contemporary women, the quotes will be posted on the Beth Jacob Facebook page; make sure to like our Facebook page (just click here, then click the “like” button) to see the quotes in your feed. You’re invited to comment – What are your thoughts & reactions about the quote?


    • Movie: The Women’s Balcony
      Wednesday, August 8 at 7 pm
      An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.


  • Women of the Bible Through an Artist’s Eyes
    Wednesday, August 15, at 7 pm
    Artist Dina O’Sullivan exhibits her drawings of women of the Bible and describes her interaction with their stories.

Lynx vs. Sky

Tuesday Aug 14, 7 pm at Target Center 

Beth Jacob heads out to see the Minnesota Lynx as they meet the Chicago Sky at Target Center.

We will be going as a group to the Tuesday evening game.

Tickets are $20.

Shabbatluck Picnic

Fancy Hat Shabbat

Saturday, August 18 
Join us for our 4th Annual Fancy Hat Shabbat! Wear your fanciest hat, and help sponsor Kiddush. Even if you don’t wear a fancy hat but admire all the hats you see in shul, you are welcome to help co-sponsor. Please contact Orit Ackerman, or donate here.

Coco, Potluck Picnic, Lawn Games, & Ice Cream

Wednesday, August 22, 6 pm 

Just for fun! Come to Beth Jacob at 6:00 for a Potluck Picnic Dinner and lawn games, then come on in at 7:00 to have ice cream and watch the movie Coco. There is no charge for this event!

BJC Israel Trip

A Journey of our Shared Love & Responsibility
Led by Rabbi Morris Allen
December 25, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Travel to Israel during this 70th year of its Independence to both grapple with the challenges it faces, and the successes it shares. It will be a journey to remember, an opportunity for deepening our love of and our responsibility to Israel. It will provide an opportunity for seeing the challenges of pluralism, the need for peace and reconciliation with our Palestinian neighbors, and the need to better understand the needs of the minority cultures inside the State.


Click here for more info or to register.
Email Rabbi Allen if you’re interested,
or if you have any questions!

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