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Kiddush in honor of D. Marcos

Note New Date – Saturday, March 2
Due to the custom of refraining from celebration during shloshim, the Kiddush for D.Marcos will be rescheduled for March 2, since the original kiddush date fell during what ended up being shloshim for Victor Vital, D.Marcos’ father.
Join us to celebrate D. Marcos Vital in honor of his years as our Congregational Educator at a Kiddush in his honor! Join us to celebrate our great love and appreciation of D. Marcos!

New Class – Practical Hebrew

After Kiddush, 2 Saturdays a Month 
Get yourself ready for the next time you go to Israel and learn some practical Hebrew from St. Paul Shalicha Tal Dror! The class is free, and there is no need to RSVP; just come after kiddush.
2 Saturdays/month, 1-2 pm: February 9, 23; March 9, 23; April 6, 27
For more information contact:

Purim Film Festival

Calling all submissions for the Purim Film Festival! 
Are you an amateur filmmaker? A professional? Are you still reading this? We are seeking the submission of Shpiel-y films, 6-60 seconds in length to be shown on March 20th during Mendota Megilla Madness. Your topic should be silly, and involve the Purim story, or not. You should have a cast of thousands, or animation, or a talking dog. Be creative, submit your entry by March 7, and wait on the edge of your seat for the debut of your masterpiece.
Questions? Contact, because you know if you don’t contact her she’ll contact you and harass you into making a film anyway.

High Holy Day Sermons 5779

For those who would like to read or revisit Rabbi Tamar Grimm’s Divrei Torah:

Rosh Hashanah Day 1

Kol Nidre

Yom Kippur Yizkor

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!