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 »

Tu Bishvat Family Sunday

Game Day – Saturday, Feb. 11

People are invited to stay a while after Shabbat services and play board games. Games, (e.g., Cribbage, Mahjong, Scrabble, etc.) will be provided, or bring your own. This is your chance to socialize a little and beat back the winter blahs! Questions? Check with Elizabeth Seehawer (elizabethseehawer@gmail.com) or Jan Leichter (jcleichter@comcast.net).

Challah Baking


Thursday, February 16, 6:30 pm

Do you like challah? Would you like to learn to make it, or try a new recipe? Come to Beth Jacob’s monthly Challah Baking Class! Each class is taught by a different Beth Jacob Challah Baker. Come to one, two, or join us every month! February’s teacher: Beth Gendler! RSVP at Beth-Jacob.org/challah.

Classic Text Series 2017

Sunday mornings at 10 am
February 19:
Taught by Rabbi Cathy Nemiroff
Tamar – Harlot or heroine?
In Genesis, when Tamar hears that her father in law, Judah, will be travelling, she dresses as a harlot and intercepts him on his journey. What ensues is a brief but powerful encounter. We will examine multiple facets of Tamar’s behavior and her role in the overall Biblical narrative. Taught by Rabbi Cathy Nemiroff, staff rabbi and chaplain at Sholom Home East.

Share a Shabbat Table

We are bringing together the entire Beth Jacob community on the same Shabbat at dinners hosted by members in their homes. Our first Shabbat Table will be on March 3, as we join the Shabbat Across America program. The next two dates will be May 5 and June 23.
Get to know other members of the Beth Jacob community! Reach beyond your social circle. Host a dinner! Guest a dinner!
We need EVERYONE to sign up at

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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