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Welcome to Beth Jacob Congregation

We are a welcoming, 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.

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YOUTH EDUCATION

KIDDUSH KITS

Featured Events & Activities

SHAVUOT

Join us for an online Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot Sunday night, opportunities for kids and teens on Sunday, online and in-person services at 9 am Monday and Tuesday (Yizkor on the 2nd day), and our annual Bikkuirm Lunch after services on day one!

Full information here.

IN-PERSON SERVICES

Sign up for in-person Shabbat services in the Beth Jacob Sanctuary!
As a reminder, you MUST SIGN UP if you want to attend; no walk-ins will be accepted. Join us as we take the first step down the path toward the Shabbat service we remember!
Click here to sign up: Beth-Jacob.org/ServiceSignup

YOUTH EDUCATION

Most recent updates at Beth-Jacob.org/YEupdate.

Shabbat Youth Services

  • Minyan Katan: 9 am at Beth-Jacob.org/MK for families with children ages 0 – 5
  • Youth Tefilah: 11 am at Beth-Jacob.org/YT for kids in elementary school through 6th grade

Shabbat Morning Classes

KIDDUSH KITS

We put together “Kiddush Kits” to help it feel a little more like Shabbat. The kits can be used on their own, or in conjunction with our online kiddush! If you can’t pick one up but would like one, let us know on the sign-up form.

If you would like to sponsor a future week’s kiddush kits, the cost is $400; go to Beth-Jacob.org/donate and choose “I would like to sponsor a kiddush” under “Choose a Fund”.

If you would like a kit, you must sign up at Beth-Jacob.org/KiddushKit by WEDNESDAY of that week; Kits can be picked up on Friday at Beth Jacob between 2-4 pm.

BETH JACOB ONGOING CLASSES

MONDAYS:
  • 21st Century Judaism
    Noon at Beth-Jacob.org/21
     – Judaism has come a long way, but where is it going? How can it speak to us as we journey ever onward into an uncertain future? Find out on Mondays at noon with Rabbi Rubin!
  • Swimming in the Sea of Talmud
    7:30 pm at Beth-jacob.org/Talmud
    – Join Rabbi Rubin for a deep dive into the repository of the rabbinic tradition on Monday evenings. Experience with Talmud study helpful, but not essential. All texts will be accessible in the original as well as via translation.
TUESDAYS:
  • On One Foot: An Introduction to Judaism
    Noon at Beth-Jacob.org/1foot
    – This course with Rabbi Rubin and Rabbi Tamar is ideal for students seeking a basic orientation to fundamental Jewish concepts. The class is open to Beth Jacob members as well as the general community. Please go to Beth-Jacob.org/Intro to register.
WEDNESDAYS:
  • Morning Mishnah
    After Minyan (Around 8 Am) at Beth-Jacob.org/Mishnah
     – A new class with Rabbi Tamar! Delve deep into the words of our oral tradition and its place in our lives today. See you Wednesdays after Minyan!
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Out-of-town visitor?

Welcome! We look forward to worshiping with you, and sharing Shabbat and holidays. For Shabbat hospitality, please contact our office at (651) 452-2226. Find Us!

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Beth Jacob hosts a wide variety of activities serving the diverse interests and needs of our congregation.

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