About Us

Beth Jacob Congregation is a Jewish community that comes together to nurture relationships with God and each other. We are a Conservative synagogue that values Torah (study), Avodah (reverential service) and Gemilut Hasadim (acts of loving-kindness). Men, women and children have equal opportunities to be part of our community, and financial hardship should never be a barrier to participation.

The centerpiece of our community’s week is Shabbat. Our Shabbat morning service brings together individuals with wide-ranging knowledge of liturgy and practice, and Shabbat Enrichment provides an opportunity for even the smallest children to know the joys of Shabbat. Our doors are open for all to enter – as well as to take our responsibility for repairing the world out into the community.

Beth Jacob understands that individuals and families have different paths to increasing Jewish learning and engagement due to specific disabilities, level of Jewish background and education, aging, sexual orientation, family structure, socio-economic status, etc. As a congregation we are committed to developing ways to support individuals and families so that they move forward in Jewish learning and ritual practice, and increase their engagement in the shul and larger Jewish community. All members should feel that they can be themselves, start wherever they need to start, and that they will be respected and included.

One really important way to get to know Beth Jacob is to learn more about our Community Values.

If you are interested in more information about Beth Jacob, or know someone you think is considering membership, please contact Rabbi Morris Allen at MOJO210AL AT aol DOT com, Rabbi Tamar Grimm at rabbitamar AT beth-jacob DOT org, or Executive Director Sean Murphy at execdir AT beth-jacob DOT org, or by calling (651) 452-2226.

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