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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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IT’S BEEN A YEAR: REFLECTIONS ON LOSS AND RESILIENCE

A Beth Jacob Community Gathering for Study, Reflection, & Sharing
Sunday, March 14, 7 Pm at Beth-Jacob.org/Year

We have experienced a year of loss, hardship, and upheaval. We have also found sparks of resilience, creativity, and perseverance. We have not been able to congregate together, yet we are still tied together as a sacred community. Join us for a Beth Jacob community gathering to mark this year of pandemic, through ritual and study led by our rabbis, as well as reflection and sharing with members of our community. We will mourn the many losses; we will share stories from the year that has passed and hopes for the year to come, drawing on the wisdom of our Jewish traditions to carry us forward in strength.

THE COMPLEX DYNAMICS OF JEWISH IDENTITY

Sunday, March 7, 7 pm at Beth-Jacob.org/DanielA

Join us to Hear Daniel Aschheim discuss “The Complex Dynamics of Jewish Identity – Past, Present and Future”! Daniel Aschheim is the Consul for Public Diplomacy at the Israeli Consulate in Chicago. He will discuss his Ph.D. dissertation on Bruno Kreisky, the Jewish (and non-Zionist) leader of the Social Democratic Party of Austria and chancellor of Austria between 1970-1983 and how it relates to the broader trends and issues confronting American Jews today and their relationship to Israel. He will also give an overview of the situation in Israel and the Middle East vis-a-vis Israeli upcoming elections, COVID-19 and its impact on Israeli society, securing peace between Israel and its Palestinian neighbors, and the U.S./Israel relationship with the new Administration in place.

CLEAN CARS ADVOCACY ZOOM

March 7, 11-11:30 am at Beth-Jacob.org/cleancar

As part of our Climate Change Initiative, Beth Jacob has formed a Climate Advocacy Team. Our aim is to make climate advocacy easy and fun, and amplify
our individual voices by using them together.

Help advocate for less polluting vehicles and increased availability of electric vehicle models for Minnesotans to purchase! The deadline to advocate is coming up fast. You can join us at Beth-Jacob.org/cleancar on March 7, from 11-11:30 am to learn more about the proposed regulatory change and learn how to make an effective public comment.

NEW ADULT INTERMEDIATE HEBREW CLASS

Mondays at 6:30 pm starting on March 15

Register at Beth-Jacob.org/Hebrew

For those who can already read Hebrew (decode), this is your chance to focus on learning Hebrew vocabulary and comprehension, primarily based on prayers found in the siddur. Learn with Cynthia Freedman starting on March 15!

The fee is on a sliding scale: $50-180 for the entire course. Cost should not be a barrier. Payment arrangements can be made; contact Rabbi Tamar if a scholarship is needed. Questions? Contact Rabbi Tamar!

GAME NIGHT

Saturday, March 13, 7:30 pm
Join the Zoom at Beth-Jacob.org/Games

Join people on Zoom for games like Scattergories, Pictionary, Balderdash and more! Bring 2 devices for optimal playing, but you can just use your computer too if needed. Just join the Zoom; no registration necessary!

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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