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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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BETH JACOB ONLINE

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SHAVUOT

Thursday Night May 28; Friday-Saturday, May 29-30
Start with Ma’ariv at 8:30 pm Thursday, then join together with the Twin Cities Jewish Community for an online Tikkun, featuring D.Marcos Vital, Dr. Noam Sienna, and Sara Lynn Newberger, among many others! Participating congregations include Adath Jeshurun, Bet Shalom, Beth El, Beth Jacob, Mayim Rabim, Mount Zion, Shir Tikvah, and Temple Israel.
Then at 12:30 am, the Twin Cities Tikkun ends, but the learning continues with the Rabbinical Assembly’s Coast-to-Coast Tikkun!
Finally, finish with the Hashkama Minyan at 4:30 am (Sunrise Shacharit), or if you prefer, regular Shavuot Morning services at 9 am. Shabbat/Shavuot services with Yizkor on day 2. All this info, with zoom links, is on our website at Beth-Jacob.org/Tikkun.
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Backyard Bikkurim Picnic; Videos and Pictures requested
Show us your pictures of your backyard picnic set up (before Shavuot, of course).  We want to know where you’ll be when we’re in our yards, so we can be picnicking together!!!
Also, send us a video of you flying your kite as high as Sinai. Bonus points for pictures of home made/decorated kites!  Even more points for kites flying higher than Sinai. Prizes for best kites! Send pictures to Frances@Beth-Jacob.org.

BETH JACOB ONLINE SERVICES

For classes and other resources, click here.

SHABBAT SERVICES
9 am Saturday
At Beth-Jacob.org/Live
Saturday morning we will stream starting at 9, including the Torah & Haftarah readings, and a d’var Torah.

The link to the Zoom meeting will be in the weekly email; the link above will take you to the YouTube Livestream of the Zoom Meeting.

VIRTUAL KIDDUSH
Noon Saturday
At Zoom.us/j/366688757

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.
Shiva Minyan siddur available at Beth-Jacob.org/ShivaSiddur

RABBI ADAM RUBIN HIRED

Recently, at the end of a comprehensive search process, Beth Jacob’s members voted overwhelmingly to approve the hiring of Rabbi Adam Rubin as our next Senior Rabbi! In accordance with that vote, we have extended a contract offer to Rabbi Rubin, and he has signed that agreement and agreed, with equal excitement, to become our new rabbi! He will join us starting in July.

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.

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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