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 »

Annual Fundraiser

This year, our Annual Fundraiser will be an “Inland Cruise”, which will include a silent auction with food, followed by a live auction and a Sing-Along that will really rock the boat! Don’t miss these exciting events; be on board, as we “set sail”!

All proceeds benefit Beth Jacob Congregation.

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Hamantaschen Baking

Sunday, February 11, 9:30 am – 2 pm

Beth Jacob needs your help baking hamantaschen on Sunday, February 11 from 9:30 am to 2 pm to get ready for Purim! There are 2 shifts if you can’t stay the whole time. No experience necessary. If you are interested, please RSVP here.

Classic Text Series 2018

This year’s Classic Text Series will focus on the lives of two people who play supporting roles in the Torah but are leaders in their own right. Come learn about Aaron and Miriam as leaders and as people.

 

Aaron as a Paradigm – The Place of Ritual in Jewish Society
Taught by David Rischall
Sunday, February 18, 10 am

 

Explore the role Aaron played as high priest during the Israelites’ 40 year sojourn in the desert.  What does this narrative tell us about the role of ritual leadership in an idealized Jewish society?

 

Miriam in the Bulrushes – Hidden Figures
Taught by Rabbi Shosh Dworsky
Sunday, February 25, 10 am

 

Moses is remembered as our liberator, the public face of our exodus from Egypt. But there are many “hidden figures” without whom he may never have been born. His sister Miriam is one of them, and our sages of old recognize her critical role. Come learn more about her and her hidden importance!

 

There is no charge for these sessions.

Israel @ 70: The Religious Meaning of Israel

The Religious Meaning of Israel
With Rabbi Yosi Gordon
Thursday, February 22, 7 pm

Beth Jacob’s Adult Education series in honor of Israel’s 70th year continues!

Israel, for the Jewish People, is a fulcrum around which our Jewish identity revolves. But is the meaning of Israel, for us, a secular issue, or can Israel occupy a central place in our spiritual lives and religious thinking? How can Jewish religious thinking help us look at issues like religious pluralism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Israel and the world, as questioning, religious and non-religious Jews?

Join Rabbi Yosi Gordon to explore all these facets of the Religious Meaning of Israel.

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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