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 »

High Holy Days Info

JewkeysClick below to view or download resources from Beth Jacob to help with your celebrations, and to find out what’s happening at Beth Jacob over the High Holy Days! Everyone is always welcome for services, and, as always, no tickets are required!


Journey Through the High Holiday Service

Journey Through the High Holiday Service
A Program for Learners
9:30 am Rosh HaShanah day 1 (Thurs., Sep.21)

Would you or anyone you know want to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, but may not know where to start? Someone who perhaps isn’t comfortable with Hebrew, the service, or even being in a synagogue? Beth Jacob would like to welcome them to an exciting new program!

Join Rabbi Lynn Liberman as she leads us on an introduction to the Rosh Hashana service in our prayerbook, the Machzor Lev Shalem, in an effort to inspire and invigorate people to become more involved in Jewish life. Beth Jacob’s Journeys Through the High Holiday Service, offered in conjunction with NJOP, is intended to help people find a more meaningful High Holidays experience. No RSVP, no tickets, and no experience necessary!

Iyunim & Kehillat Shabbat

Starts this week; Sign up now!

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Our teachers, staff, and clergy are energized, and kids are ready to build on their exploration and play, as they learn during our upcoming school year.
We are excited to announce that registration is open for 2017-2018 learning programs at BJC:
Iyunim is for children age 3 through 4th grade.

 Sign up here for Iyunim

Kehillat Shabbat is for children in 5th – 8th grade.

 Sign up here for Kehillat Shabbat

All children and families from age 0 to K are welcome, every week of the year, for Minyan Katan, our Shabbat service filled with song, prayer, and Torah, at 11:30 am. Children age K-4th grade participate in Minyan Gadol, while 5th-12th graders participate in and learn to lead Youth Tefillah (both also at 11:30).
Please take the time to register your children! The school year begins on Saturday, September 9. Stay tuned for more updates, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to D.Marcos with any questions or thoughts.

Interfaith Open Sukkah

Google-Sukkah-Rabbi-AllenShabbat Afternoon, Oct. 7, 4:30-6:30 pm
At the Allen-Gorin Sukkah

Join Rabbi Morris Allen and Dr. Phyllis Gorin, along with the rest of the Beth Jacob community for a Sukkot Open House! Eat, shmooze, and enjoy the fall weather together! See you there!

Simchat Torah

Monday, October 5, 7 pm

Simchat TorahJoin us for a wild time, celebrating the joy of Torah! There will be dancing and eating and doing all sorts of wonderful things – all centered around the joy of Torah!

Then, on Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m., we will complete the reading of the Torah and will start all over at Bereshit. There will be L’Hayim for one and all!

Beth Jacob is pleased to continue our tradition of honoring some of our special volunteers on Simchat Torah. The last aliyah given for the end of Deuteronomy (Hatan Torah) and the first aliyah given for the beginning of Genesis (Kallat Breishit) on Tuesday morning are special honors we reserve for individuals who have shown their devotion to our community through years of volunteer service. This year we will recognize. Join us to honor them and celebrate the Torah!

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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