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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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IN-PERSON KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE

Friday, August 14, 6 pm
Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat outside Beth Jacob. Bring in Shabbat joyously while social distancing and wearing masks. Rabbi Rubin will be leading Kabbalat Shabbat services.
We will be following Beth Jacob Phase One Reopenoing Protocol. Please keep in mind that the building will be closed, so there will be no access to bathroom facilities. We ask that participants be b’nai mitzvah and older, and we recommend that people in high-risk groups continue to shelter at home. All participants MUST RSVP below; there will be a checklist and only those who have RSVPd will be able to attend in person. There is no back-up plan for rain. We are limiting attendance to a maximum of 50 people.

RACISM AND DIVERSITY IN OUR JEWISH COMMUNITY

3 workshops held via Zoom, facilitated by D.Marcos Vital
Wednesdays at 7 pm: August 5, 12, 26
An opportunity for learning and conversation.
We all need to learn about, listen about, and talk about racism and Jewish diversity, to promote more equitable ways of being together as Jews. This internal, communal, and external work takes time, and we have to do it together; it’s a lifelong pursuit.
These three workshops will be focused on the themes of Listening, Understanding, and Healing. For the first part of each workshop, we will learn and discuss ideas and experiences in small groups (breakout rooms). The second part of each workshop will be a larger group discussion.
Talking about racism can be difficult. We will not avoid discomfort. These conversations will be tightly facilitated, allowing every participant to share their voice.
 If you would like to do some preparatory reading, Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence by Derald Wing Sue is a good resource. To sign up for the remaining two conversations and get the link to the Zoom call, we ask that you RSVP so we can most appropriately plan for equitable discussions.

LIVE ONLINE MUSEUM TOUR

Sunday, August 23, 11 am
Join us on Zoom as the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot leads Beth Jacob congregants in a “tour” of the Tel Aviv museum’s exhibit “Let There Be Laughter – Jewish Humor Around the World”

Am Yisrael HA! What makes Jews so funny? And how did “The People of the Book” turn out to be superstar writers, producers and comedians? On this tour, we will take a lighthearted look at the origins of Jewish humor and the major contributions of Jews to the rise of a global industry. We will celebrate the diversity and vitality of Jewish humor, and explore how elements of Jewish joking have remained constant regardless of time, place, and language.

Also, mark your calendars to join us on October 25 for “American Jews” and on November 15 for “Jewish Art + Culture”!

ABCs OF MEDICARE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 – 2 CHOICES OF SESSIONS: 10:30 AM & 1 PM

You don’t know what you don’t know–if you are approaching 65, or you have exceeded 65 and have questions about medicare, this is your opportunity to learn and ask questions. Harvey Perle, licensed agent, will inform you in a no-pressure presentation with plenty of room for questions.

RSVP for your choice of sessions at Beth-Jacob.org/ABC to get the meeting link.

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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