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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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High Holy Days Info

Click below to view or download resources from Beth Jacob to help with your celebrations, and to find out what’s happening at Beth Jacob over the High Holy Days! Everyone is always welcome for services, and, as always, no tickets are required!

Hachnasat Orchim (Welcoming Guests):

Would you like to share a holiday meal with another Beth Jacob family? To host or be invited, please fill out the form at:
Beth-Jacob.org/Hospitality

Order Your Lulav & Etrog

Click here to order your lulav & etrog by October 7, and we’ll let you know when they’re available to pick up at Beth Jacob.

Selichot Services and Program

Saturday night, September 21, 8:30 pm

We gather at 8.30 for Havdallah and then “The Quarrel.” Based on a classic short story by Yiddish author Chaim Grade, this extraordinary film opens up the themes of these Days of Awe – and the presence/absence of God in our lives. Two one- time best friends, separated through the years of the Holocaust encounter each other by chance in Montreal soon after the war. One has affirmed even greater piety the other turned away from God. Despite their differences, they promise to spend the day together – but questions of faith and betrayal still stand in their way. This film is their story, followed by a discussion with Rabbi Sami Barth, and at 11.30, our traditional Selichot Service.

High Holy Day Service Schedule

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Erev Rosh HaShanah – Sun. 9/29

  • 6 pm: Service

Rosh HaShanah Day 1 – Mon. 9/30

  • 8:30 am: Service
  • 10:30 am: Family Service
  • 10:30 am-1 pm: Children’s Program
  • 11:30 am: High School Program
  • Tashlich after Special Kiddush

Rosh HaShanah Day 2 – Tue. 10/1

  • 8:30 am: Service
  • 10:30 am: Family Service
  • 10:30 am-1 pm: Children’s Program
  • 11:30 am: High School Program

Erev Yom Kippur – Tue. 10/8

  • 6:30 pm: Kol Nidre
  • 9:00 pm (approx): Contemplative Meditation

Yom Kippur – Wed. 10/9

  • 8:30 am: Service w/Yizkor
  • 11:30 am: Family Service
  • 11:30 am-2 pm: Children’s Program
  • 12:30 pm: High School Program
  • 3:00 pm: Study Session/Meditation
  • 4:30 pm: Mincha/Neilah/Ma’ariv
  • 7:20 pm: Break-the-fast/Havdallah

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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Interfaith Households Warmly Welcomed!

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Calendar

Beth Jacob hosts a wide variety of activities serving the diverse interests and needs of our congregation.

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