ברוכים הבאים
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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KABBALAT SHABBAT

Friday, October 16, 5:30 pm
Friday, October 30, 5:30 pm

Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat on the Beth Jacob Lawn. Bring in Shabbat joyously while social distancing and wearing masks. We are now allowing children under b’nai mitzvah age; please ensure that they are aware of and adhering to social distancing guidelines.

All participants MUST RSVP by Friday at noon on the day of the service; there will be a checklist and only those who have RSVPd will be able to attend in person (and only they will be notified in case of cancellation). BJC Phase One Reopening Protocols observed. There will be no alternate plan in case of inclement weather.

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LIVE ONLINE MUSEUM TOUR

11 am Sunday, October 25 at Beth-Jacob.org/Museum

Join us on Zoom as the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv leads Beth Jacob congregants in a tour of the museum’s “American Jews” exhibit with a museum educator. The story of Jews in the United States is one of diversity, contribution, and triumph. This tour will focus on the social, cultural, and religious history of Jewish Americans, analyzing the significance of both the Touro Synagogue (1763) and Seinfeld (1990s), with everything in between. We will ask the questions, “What role does my American identity play in my Jewish identity? And vice versa? Is it possible to separate the two?” Also, mark your calendar to join us on November 15 for “Jewish Art + Culture”!

BETH JACOB ONGOING CLASSES

Look for These Classes in October, after Simchat Torah!
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!
THURSDAYS:

YOUTH EDUCATION

Register for Beth Jacob Youth Education Programs

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

Havdalah Programs
Starting in October, we have added the following havdalah programs for kids of different ages with St. Paul Shlicha Keshet Berlinsky Edry, BJC Youth Director Rafi, BJC Program Director Frances, and even one with PJ Library! Check out the options below, and head to Beth-Jacob.org/Havdalahzoom as sun sets and the stars come out!

  • Oct. 17, 7:15 pm – 7-8 graders and their families (Keshet)
  • Oct. 24, 7 pm – BJuniors (3-5 graders) and their families (Rafi & Keshet)
  • Oct. 31, 6:45 pm – Havdallahween!!! All ages. (Frances)
  • Nov. 7, 5:40 pm – 1-2 graders and their families (Keshet)
  • Nov. 14, 5:30 pm – Kindergarteners and their families (Keshet)
  • Nov. 21, 5:20 pm- PKK/PK kids and their families (PJ Library)
  • Dec. 5, 5:15 pm – USYers (end of USY shabbat) (Rafi)

Iyunim Sunday

October 18th at 9 am; Join at Beth-Jacob.org/Sunday

The Tzedek Challenge is coming!!!  PK-4th grade families: join us on the Iyunim zoom Sunday, Oct. 18th at 9 am to find out what a tzedek tree is! 5th-8th graders get a sneak preview the day before!

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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