Bruchim Habaim – Welcome to Beth Jacob Congregation! We are a Conservative synagogue of more than 350 families located near St. Paul, Minnesota. 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 »

This Shabbat

Saturday, Feb. 28
Assistant Rabbi CandidateThis weekend, Rabbi Alexander Salzberg will be visiting with us along with his wife Clara.
You can meet Rabbi Salzberg at:
We encourage you to be at shul to extend a warm welcome to Rabbi Salzberg and Clara and to help them feel comfortable and get a sense of our wonderful kehillah.
If you have any particular issues or questions that you would like the search committee to raise with the candidate, please e-mail David at
There will be an open meeting for feedback at 7 pm Monday at Beth Jacob, and an e-mail survey will be sent as well.
We look forward to being with all of you this weekend and warmly welcoming our guests.


prohibitionWednesday Evening, March 4
For the 29th year in a row, Beth Jacob Congregation is celebrating Purim with our own style of Mendota Megillah Madness! This year Beth Jacob transforms into a Speakeasy as we as we remember Prohibition!

    6:45 pm
    Costumes and boisterous behavior welcome!
    After the Megillah
    A campy musical tribute to Purim and Super Heroes!
    After the Shpiel
Thursday, March 5
    7:00 am
Sunday, March 8
    10:45 am

    A Megillah reading for families with young children (and the young at heart)
    11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Booths, games, crafts, food, and prizes! Proceeds benefit Beth Jacob Youth Programs. Costumes welcome; Canned food is being collected.

Jew in the Pew


With Rabbi Lynn Liberman


Shabbat mornings, 9:15-10 AM

Join Rabbi Lynn Liberman to discuss the weekly Torah portion through the lens of thought-provoking commentaries.

Class meets on 2nd & 4th Saturday mornings in the chapel.

Mar. 7, 14, 28; Apr. 11, 25; May 9, 23 


Last Shabbat of the Month!

Sat., March 28
After Kiddush at 12:45 pm

Everyone truly is welcome! Sing to praise G-d, to open your heart, to make something beautiful together, or all of the above. The focus is on liturgical songs with harmony, chants, rounds, and niggunim.


Childcare will be available.

*Ozi v’Zimrat Yah = G-d is my Strength and my Song.

Minyan Katan 

Minyan Katan: Now Every Week at 11:30 am!

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Minyan Katan is a joyful, playful shabbat morning service for kids birth-kindergarten with their grownups.  All are welcome!

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