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 »

Siddur Hebrew for Beginners

9:45-11 am Sun. Mornings Beginning Oct. 19
With Rachel Levitt

For adults who can decode the Hebrew alphabet and vowels and want to deepen their understanding of Hebrew text. This course will use the book “Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way“, which uses the language of the siddur to build learners’ understanding of Hebrew vocabulary and grammar towards a real understanding of the texts we encounter most frequently in our Jewish lives. (It’s actually easy!)

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Skill Share

Have you ever wanted to lift the Torah scroll, showing three columns of script, without dropping it? Want to perfect your havdalah ritual? Braid a gorgeous challah? Do you know how to do these things and would enjoy sharing your skill with others?

Deadline for signing up as a teacher is October 31. Teaching will be in November and December, dates and times and places to be arranged by the teacher. Students will have an opportunity to sign up once teachers have been arranged.

Introduction to Judaism Class

Open to the Community!

 Tues. evenings, 7:00-8:30, beginning Oct. 21

Are you curious about Judaism? Considering conversion? Want to know more about your background? An interfaith couple?

  Beth Jacob is offering our first ever comprehensive Introduction to Judaism course, taught by Rabbi Cathy Nemiroff.  The course will cover fundamental concepts of Judaism, liturgy, Jewish history, the life cycle, and cycle of Holy Days.  Our learning community will celebrate Shabbat with a class dinner and attendance at some Shabbat services together.  The course will emphasize “Jewish doing.” Couples are encouraged to attend together.

For more info, or to register, click here.

Questions? If the link above doesn’t answer them, contact Rabbi Cathy Nemiroff: 518-812-3377,

Kehillat Shabbat and Iyunim

Shabbat Morning Education

If you haven’t yet, sign up for our Beth Jacob Education Programs below! To find out more, or see a schedule (including Iyunim Family Sundays), click here.
To register for Iyunim, click here.
To register for Kehillat Shabbat, click here.

Minyan Katan 

Minyan Katan: Now Every Week at 11:30 am!

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Minyan Katan is a joyful, playful shabbat morning service for kids birth-kindergarten with their grownups.  All are welcome!


September 27
After Kiddush at 12:45 pm
Everyone truly is welcome!  Sing to praise G-d, to open your heart, to make something beautiful together, or all of the above. The focus is on liturgical songs with harmony, chants, rounds, and niggunim.
Please volunteer to lead a song or make a song request a week and a half ahead of the date, so Aaron Hodge Silver, our songbook designer, can get it ready. Questions, comments, requests, and to VOLUNTEER TO LEAD A SONG, call or e-mail Pam Winthrop Lauer:, 952-432-7038.
Childcare will be available.
*Ozi v’Zimrat Yah = G-d is my Strength and my Song.

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