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.

Featured Events & Activities

BETH JACOB ONLINE

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BETH JACOB ONLINE SERVICES

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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

Fancy Hat Shabbat

Not being together in person shouldn’t stop our fancy hat wearing! Join the Zoom services August 1st in your fanciest hat. Bonus: invite out of town loved ones to participate!
Anyone who wants to contribute financially should contact Orit at orit.naomi@gmail.com or Elaine at elaine@beth-jacob.org, or you can donate online directly. All contributions are appreciated!

Summer Learning for Pre-K - 6th grades

Kayitz 2020 Theme-Based Jewish Learning:
We are planning four themed sessions of Jewish Learning throughout the Summer. Each session will last three weeks and there will be a variety of ways to participate and stay connected. When you sign up, you can choose which sessions to attend. Dates and themes:
  • Session 1: June 7th – June 27th: Tza’ar Ba’alei Chayim (caring for animals)
  • Session 2: June 28th – July 18th: Shmirat Haguf (caring for our bodies)
  • Session 3: July 19th – August 8th: Bal Tashchit (do not destroy)
  • Session 4: August 9th – August 29th: Tikkun Olam (repairing the world)
Kayitz 2020 Hebrew Blast:
This add-on is for students who want to expand their Hebrew knowledge over the summer! We will have weekly involvement in Hebrew learning and practice! You can select the times that work best for your student on our sign-up sheet.
 
Kayitz 2020 Pre-Shabbat Song Session:
This add-on is for anyone who wants to bring in Shabbat together via Zoom! Once a month, we will have a song-session to welcome Shabbat together.
 
We can’t wait to learn with you this Summer! Remember that sign-up is required and can be found here.   Please be in contact with Tauby at tauby.mintz@gmail.com if you have any questions!

RABBINIC SEARCH UPDATE

Final Update

The Beth Jacob Congregation Rabbinical Search Committee has now completed their work.

The Board charged us with finding the best fit rabbi for Beth Jacob, and we have successfully done that.  The Board also charged us with building community while we did our work.  Yasher koach to the Committee for staying resilient and committed throughout a long and sometimes tedious process.  And yasher koach to our beloved Beth Jacob community, who rallied around us with individual and collective support.  This is how community is built.

In particular, we would like the thank the following individuals for their tireless efforts and cooperation during the recent interview process: Rabbi Morris Allen, Rabbi Sami Barth, Ayelet Ehrlich, Eliav Ehrlich, Jonathan Ehrlich, Mitch Fink, Frances Fischer, Ted Flaum, Cynthia Freedman, David Harris, Rebecca Goffman, Robert Goffman, Barry Golob, Phyllis Gorin, Mike Keller, Monica Kelley, Rabbi Lynn Liberman, Rabbi Tamar Magill-Grimm, Brian Milberg, Bernie Miller, Susie Minsberg, Neil Moses-Zirkes, Susan Moses- Zirkes, Sean Murphy, Nataliya Mykytchuk, Sara Lynn Newberger, Rabbi Cathy Nemiroff, Eric Pasternack, Jo Pasternack, Beth Pearlman, Elaine Samuelson, Louise Schoenberger, Aaron Silver, and Heidi Tarshish.

Please pardon the oversight if we inadvertently left your name off of this list.

We will be turning off our Search email in the next week, but until then, we welcome messages to the full committee and will forward them, as we receive them.
-Ricka Kohnstamm and Rosanne Zaidenweber
bjrabbinicalsearchchairs@gmail.com

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!

Have Questions?

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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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