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 »

Beth Jacob Blood Drive

Come give the gift of life at the Beth Jacob Annual Blood Drive!

Sunday, January 14th
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

We need your help; sign up today at Beth-Jacob.org/BloodDrive!

Buddy Blood Drop

Questions? Contact Sharon Benmaman at sharonben AT comcast DOT net.

Want to volunteer? Contact David Honan at AkivaHonan AT gmail DOT com.

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Year of Transition Feedback

One of the most important activities of this Year of Transition will be providing opportunities for members of the congregation to reflect on what Beth Jacob has meant to us all in the past and to talk about the directions that we wish to travel together into the future. There will be several ways to do this, including listening sessions, conversations, and more.

If you have thoughts you would like to share, send your feedback to transition@beth-jacob.org. We’d love to hear what you have to say!

 

Share a Shabbat Table

Friday, January 19; Sign up by January 10
Would you like to get to know other members of Beth Jacob better? Whether you are a new member or an old-timer, you will love this program that will help all of us to reach beyond our usual social circles in the shul and engage the entire community.
“Share a Shabbat Table” is a program to bring together members of the Beth Jacob community with a series of Shabbat dinners hosted by members in their homes.  The signup questions here will help us with the logistics of finding the right place for everyone, either as hosts or guests. If you have questions, please e-mail ShabbatTable@Beth-Jacob.org.

Israel @ 70: Economy

Economy
With Cynthia Freedman & Penny Simison
Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 pm
Beth Jacob’s Adult Education series in honor of Israel’s 70th year continues! Join us after kiddush to find out how a modern economy- advanced, complex and wealthy- was generated and nurtured. With Cynthia Freedman and Penny Simison.

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

BagelsBracha and Bagels

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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Welcome! We look forward to worshiping with you, and sharing Shabbat and holidays. For Shabbat hospitality, please contact our office at (651) 452-2226. Find Us!

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