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 »

Where Have You Been? No, Really…

Members of the Beth Jacob community have been spending their summer in myriad ways and places, and we’d like to see them! Send photos of you in far-flung (or near-flung) locales and/or doing exciting activities to Pics@Beth-Jacob.org, and click below to see others!

Year of Torah Fundraiser – Sign up for your restoration time!

TorahRepair13_YoTJust as we are sustained by the Torah, individually and together as a community, so we must sustain and maintain the Torah for the future of our community, for our children and their children, for the next generation.

As we complete the repairs to the parchment and begin the repairs to the text of our Torah scroll, we are asking each and every family to dedicate some element of the repairs by making a donation to our Year of Torah Annual Fundraiser. Sign up using the form below, and remember, you can donate in any amount!

Your participation is essential to the future of the Beth Jacob community and to the work that we are doing both now and throughout the year. Please consider what elements of the Torah repair you and your family would like to sponsor, and consider whether you can do one level higher.

Together, let us transmit Torah from generation to generation both by physically repairing our Torah scroll for the next generation of Beth Jacob, and by supporting the shul community that has been there to support each of us at our moments of need. Together, we can plant the seeds that will be the proverbial carob trees for our children and grandchildren, for our friends and neighbors, for our shul. Thank you!

 Sign up for your time to help restore the Torah here.

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Interfaith Dinners

Be a guest, be a host; join an interfaith dinner! The Niagara Foundation in Minnesota, an organization which advocates for interfaith understanding, is coordinating these dinners.  This is an ongoing project in which a small group of people of different faiths meet in each others’ homes to learn about their faiths and practices in a social setting.  To find out more information and to register, contact Dr. Tolga Misirli,  612-564-3492  or  minnesota@niagarafoundation.org.
Sukkot Dinner – Friday, October 21
Save the date! The 2016 Sukkot dinner with the Muslim American Society in Inver Grove Heights is in the planning stages.


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!




Bracha and Bagels

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Wednesday Mornings after minyan (approx. 8 am)
With Rabbi Tamar Grimm
Explore contemporary teshuvot (responsa) to gain a deeper sense of how Jewish law has evolved and adapted in order to make Judaism relevant for our lives in a modern context.
Delicious breakfast provided!

Jew in the Pew

Saturday Mornings With Rabbi Lynn Liberman – 9:15-10 am
torah 1Join Rabbi Lynn Liberman to discuss the weekly Torah portion through the lens of thought-provoking commentaries.
Class usually meets on 2nd & 4th Saturday mornings in the chapel.
Jew in the Pew will be on hiatus for the summer, and will meet again on September 3 and September 24.


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