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 »

BJC Israel Trip

Israel: 
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!

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.

We are now finishing our 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.”

The final conversation is Sunday, May 6 at Beth Jacob at Noon.  We look forward to talking with you. Thank you for taking part in this important work for Beth Jacob.

Divrei Torah

Check out our archive of Divrei Torah; the most recent addition being Arie Zmora’s from April 2018. These are now available for those who missed them the first time, or who want to revisit them.

Click here to read them!

#DAYENU Shirt

Beth Jacob Congregation teens went to DC along with other Twin City Jewish Teens for the “March for our Lives”, and we printed these shirts and sweatshirts! Proceeds help to support the cause (eliminating gun violence). Shirts are $10 each; sweatshirts $25. Want one?

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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

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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