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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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Shabbat Kitchen Crew & Greeters

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our shul runs smoothly because of the deep involvement of our lay leadership and the commitment of our members.  Beth Jacob was founded on three principles: No financial barriers to membership, no tickets on the High Holy Days, and everyone participates in the kitchen.  Over the course of the last two years, we have asked for less volunteer support and adjusted the way in which Kitchen Crews were assigned.  But today, it is imperative that we bring the Kitchen Crew back in a consistent manner that applies to all members except in cases of extenuating circumstances. To make this easier, we will no longer be randomly assigning Kitchen Crews for specific days—instead we want to let you sign up for the date & shift that works best for you.  We have even split the kitchen crew into two shorter shifts!

We need 10 volunteers (four greeters & six people for kitchen duty) every Saturday. We no longer have a professional kitchen manager which means we have more need for lay involvement.  The first Kitchen Crew starts at 10 am to help with food prep and set up for the Kiddush.  The second Kitchen Crew will begin at noon to manage the meal and clean up.

Additionally, as we work to ensure a safe building, the role of a welcoming face is even more important.  Therefore, we need a set of volunteers for the two Greeter shifts, starting at 9 am & 10:30 am.

BETH JACOB COMMUNICATION

There are lots of ways to stay current on what’s happening at Beth Jacob! We send a weekly email, along with other occasional updates, along with birth and death notices; to sign up (or manage your email subscription), go to Beth-Jacob.org/email, or just text BJCMAIL to 22828.

Our Facebook group is another place to find out about events, as well as connect with others in the Beth Jacob Community. To join, go to facebook.com/groups/BethJacobCongregation and click “Join”.

As always, let us know what works best for you. We want to hear your feedback!

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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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