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Upcoming Rabbinic Transition Event – Register Now!

Havdalah, Dinner, and Discussion – Saturday, December 15th, 5:30 pm

We invite you to reconnect with the Transition and Search Committees in the continuation of the sacred conversations that began last year with the Congregational Survey and Conversations. Please join us for Havdalah, dinner, and discussion in members’ homes at 5:30 pm on December 15 as we explore what it means to be in transition, and prepare to interview rabbinic candidates in the coming months. As with the Congregational Conversations, groups will be small, and discussion will be guided and facilitated.

Register here

Registration form closes at noon on December 11

High Holy Day Sermons 5779

For those who would like to read or revisit Rabbi Tamar Grimm’s High Holy day 5779 sermons:

Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Kol Nidre

Yom Kippur Yizkor

BJC Israel Trip

A Journey of our Shared Love & Responsibility
Led by Rabbi Morris Allen
December 25, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Travel to Israel during this 70th year of its Independence to both grapple with the challenges it faces, and the successes it shares. It will be a journey to remember, an opportunity for deepening our love of and our responsibility to Israel. It will provide an opportunity for seeing the challenges of pluralism, the need for peace and reconciliation with our Palestinian neighbors, and the need to better understand the needs of the minority cultures inside the State.


Click here for more info or to register.
Email Rabbi Allen if you’re interested,
or if you have any questions!

Rabbinic Transition Process

For information and updates on the Beth Jacob Rabbinic Transition process, including the Search Committee makeup, Survey and Conversation reports, and a Timeline, go to the “Rabbi Transition” tab on the top of the page, or click here.

Divrei Torah

Check out our archive of Divrei Torah. These are available for those who missed them the first time, or who want to revisit them.

Click here to read them!

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 Add your name and item to the list, or, if you need an item, contact the person who has it. Refuah Shleimah!





Beth Jacob Congregation teens went to DC along with other Twin City Jewish Teens for the “March for our Lives”, and we printed these shirts and sweatshirts! Proceeds help to support the cause (eliminating gun violence). Shirts are $10 each; sweatshirts $25. Want one?

Click here!

Kol Narishkeit

If you lost your copy, want to share it with out of state relatives, or just want to use electricity while reading it, here is the Kol Narishkeit, part of BJC’s annual Purim dose of wackiness. Happy Adar!

Kol Narishkeit Archive

Winter Light at the Arboretum with Beth Jacob


Thursday Dec 29, 6:30pm

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with the Winter Light exhibit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and experience the stunning light exhibition of acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro. The large-scale outdoor installations of colors and sounds create a unique and powerful experience that marries artistry and nature. What better way to celebrate Hanukkah than with thousands of colorful radiant lights in the gardens!

Meet at Beth Jacob at 6:30 for a chartered bus to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, tour the grounds and enjoy the exhibit. Eat early, bring a picnic, or enjoy vegetarian food for purchase at the Arboretum. The bus ride will be full of Hanukkah reverie, with snacks, songs, and even a bus-friendly candle lighting!

The price is $10 per person. Register today!






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