Welcome (ברוכים הבאים) to Beth Jacob Congregation! We are an 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 »

(Quick) Team Tefillah Survey

Want to Lead Services? Let us know!
(Don’t want to? Please let us know that as well!)

Service leading by congregants is a strength of our shul. A key way that we are an engaged community. We would like to expand the pool of doveners and pre-assign parts. This will give folks the chance to prepare, brush up, learn or teach.

surveyWe have a short (1.6 minute) survey to help us with these goals, but we need your help:
Take the Survey Now

We would like to hear from everyone (even if you’re not interested in leading; you can indicate this in question #1, in which case the form will be very short). Note: If you spoke to a member of Team Tefillah this past summer to give us your information, we have it, so no need to do it again. Not sure? Please fill in the form.

Criminal Justice Reform


Hebrew Calligraphy Workshop


Pesach at Beth Jacob

If you’re looking for info on preparing for Pesach, or ways to spice up your seder, look no further than Beth-Jacob.org! Everything is here, from the service schedule, to how to search for chametz (and how to sell yours), to help finding a seder (or finding more guests for one you’re having), making your seder better, lots of resources, and more!


Find a seder, or find guests for yours: “Seder for All” Form

Sell Your Chametz Online

Check it all out at Beth-Jacob.org/Pesach

Remember, Shop at Cooper’s from Sunday, April 10 to Sunday, April 17 & save receipts; Beth Jacob gets 5%!

Hebrew Learning

Whether you are an absolute beginner to Hebrew, or a fluent speaker looking for a chance to keep your skills up, we’ve got a free program for you to engage in more Hebrew speaking!
  • Hebrew_ConversationBeginning Hebrew with David Kenan – Sundays at 9:30 am
    Don’t know an aleph from an ayin? Try this class! Based on listening, this class will introduce 10 new Hebrew words per session, with handouts detailing the new words, the aleph-bet, the numerical values of the letters, and what a Hebrew keyboard looks like.
  • Practice Your Hebrew While You Eat
    On Shabbat, look for the Hebrew words and phrases on your kiddush table. Ask someone to pass the water. Or, ask how they’re doing. And, wish them a good week. Practice sheets will be on the kiddush tables each Shabbat so you can bone up on your Hebrew.
  • Shulchan Ivrit with David Kenan – Shabbat, after Kiddush (around 1 pm)
    Want to have discussions with others in Hebrew, working on expanding your grasp of conversations? This class is for people with some conversational Hebrew ability, and it will engage you in short conversations about specific topics or current events, with a few people each week introducing themselves in Hebrew. Talk to David Kenan for more details!

Purim Service Sheet & More

For those that missed it on Purim or want to read it again, click here to read the Purim edition of the service sheet. Happy Adar!


2016 Purim Service Sheet
2015 Purim Service Sheet
2014 Purim Service Sheet
2013 Purim Service Sheet
2012 Purim Service Sheet

Other Purim Stuff

2016 Purim Promo Video

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