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!


Jewish Text Class


Year of Torah


5776 is the Year of Torah (YoT) at Beth Jacob, a year-long celebration of Torah and community. The highlight will be the restoration of one of our Sifrei Torah. Everyone can participate in this hands-on restoration project, led by Beth Jacob Congregational Educator and Sofer D. Marcos Vital.

Upcoming Events: February

  • Parasha Connection
    For February’s Year of Torah Parasha Connection, there will be a special edition of ‘For the Jew in the Pew’ with Rabbi Lynn Liberman featuring special guest Elizabeth “EB” Barnard. From 9:15 – 10 am, they will discuss “Parashat Terumah – Building the Tabernacle from wood: a woodworker’s perspective!” Come study the weekly Parasha with an eye toward attempting to discern the craftsmanship and sacred work of Bezalel through the skills of a modern woodworker.
  • Restoration Event
    February will feature two Torah Restoration Events; D.Marcos will be doing Torah restoration work on both Tuesday February 2, and Tuesday February 16 from 7-8:30 pm at Beth Jacob; come watch, and maybe even get a chance to help!

Ask a Sofer
Do you have questions about how you make or restore a Torah? Ask a Sofer! Specifically, Sofer D.Marcos Vital. Click here to ask a question (or check out the answers to questions others have asked), and D.Marcos will give you an answer!

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K’tanim Make K’nishes


Beth Jacob Trip to Spain

Spain-Trip-1Journey to Spain with Beth Jacob! Rabbi Allen will be leading a shul trip, exploring the history and culture of the Jews of Spain, including (but definitely not limited to):
  • A visit the Palace of the Forgotten, a newly-opened museum about the Jewish history of Granada.
  • A tour of the Alhambra Palace.
  • A visit to Córdoba’s famous Cathedral-Mosque with its 1,000 colored columns.
  • A visit to the Jewish Quarter, the Statue of Maimonides and the Maimonides Synagogue.
  • A visit to the Picasso Museum.
  • Special program at Casa de Sefarad, dedicated to the history of the Sephardic Jews.
Contact Rabbi Allen (, 651-452-2226) if you’re interested or have questions.

Iyunim & Kehillat Shabbat: Register for Fall 

Please join our learning community! Don’t forget to register your children for activities and education at Beth Jacob:
Your children are the priority in youth learning at Beth Jacob. We foster their Jewish identity and strengthen their place in Jewish community through text, art, song, tefillah, and activities. We look forward to learning and growing with your children.
Contact D.Marcos Vital, Congregational Educator with questions ( – 651-452-2226).

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