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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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INDEX OF ONLINE OFFERINGS

We find ourselves in remarkable circumstances, physically separated from each other, and yet reaching out by phone and online to engage and gather virtually and continue to learn and grow. Over the coming weeks, we are finding and sharing with you unique and interesting online learning opportunities as we find them.

We have compiled a page with online services, classes, and more, from Beth Jacob and others, locally and elsewhere.

View it here!

ONLINE SERVICES

SHABBAT SERVICES
9 am Saturday
At Beth-Jacob.org/Live

We are not streaming Kabbalat Shabbat Services Friday evening.

Saturday morning we will stream starting at 9; then afterward, the Torah & Haftarah readings, as well as a d’var Torah by Frances Fischer, will be available on our YouTube Channel after davenning is done.

VIRTUAL KIDDUSH
Noon Saturday
At Beth-Jacob.org/VK
Virtual Kiddush hosted by Laurie Radovsky and Geoff Marshall.

MINYAN KATAN-GADOL
11 am Saturday
At https://macalester.zoom.us/j/551218396
Join Rabbi Emma and Benj for a half hour of kids’ tefillah on Zoom. We’ll sing and dance. The usual stuff. Just from all our living rooms. PJs welcome. Bring your tallis or another cloth to make a tent with. Bring a stuffed Torah or something else to carry for the Torah parade. PDF siddur available at Beth-Jacob.org/MKsiddur.

WEEKDAY SERVICES
7:15 am M-F; 8:30 Sundays; 7 am Rosh Chodesh
At Beth-Jacob.org/Live
Morning Minyan via Zoom. Just click the link above when it’s time for minyan.

You can find the siddur here: Beth-Jacob.org/Siddur.

LAILA TOV/BOKER TOV - FOR KIDS

Online fun for kids

Laila Tov Beth Jacob
Bedtime stories for all ages on our Facebook Group. Weeknights at 7 pm, Friday night at 6:30 pm (this week with grade 3/4 teacher Tauby Mintz), and Saturday night Havdalah followed by story time at 8:15 pm (this week with Elena Leavitt)!

Also, to make sure you don’t miss anything, make sure you’re a member of the Beth Jacob Facebook Group (if not, or if you’re not sure, click here to join or check: facebook.com/groups/BethJacobCongregation).

We’re also putting the videos on a playlist on our YouTube channel that you can access anytime! It’s available now at Beth-Jacob.org/Storytime, and we’ll be adding to it in the coming days.
If you would like to read a story, contact Frances.

Boker Tov Beth Jacob
Sunday 10 am
At zoom.us/j/246070552
Families with young children are invited to join Rabbi Tamar this week for some morning tefilot/songs and a short Hebrew lesson via zoom. Plan for about 15-20 minutes. If you’d like to help lead in the future, contact Rabbi Tamar.

HOW TO JOIN OUR VIRTUAL WEEKDAY MINYAN

The link to the video conference for Morning Minyan is Beth-Jacob.org/Live. Just click it when it’s time for minyan.

You can find the siddur here: Beth-Jacob.org/Siddur. If you would like to view in split screen with the service on one side and the siddur on the other, here are instructions:

Video links for online events are also on individual events on the synagogue calendar– links to the Zoom video call for those events will generally be in the notes section of each event.

We ask that participants join the Zoom using video so we can see each other and remain muted, except for when we do kaddish. We will also have the chat feature available so that people can let us know if they are observing a yahrzeit and let the rabbi or shaliach tzibur can make sure to say an El Malei for your loved one. Chat will also enable our community of minyanaires to share other life events with each other.

We hope this helps our community stay connected, and of course we always welcome people searching for comfort and community in this time of uncertainty.

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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