Upcoming Community Events

From Marketto Mountain Top

November 3-12, 2024

$1,400 Join us for a joint delegation with Milwaukee and St. Paul Jewish Federations
to our Partnership Region, Sovev Kinneret, in Israel. Explore the beauty, unique
flavors, and vibrant cultures of diverse communities. This is more than just a
tour; it’s a cultural and culinary experience that will deepen your appreciation
for Israel’s rich history and diverse cuisine.

Joey Weisenberg’s “Rising Song Workshop”
Twin Cities
June 25-26, 2024
Two locations!

Workshop #1 – Minneapolis
Date: Tuesday, June 25
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Shir Tikvah Synagogue
Workshop #2 – St. Paul
Date: Wednesday, June 26
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Minnesota JCC Capp Center

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Jewish music and discover its potential to enrich your own musical expressions. Whether you’re a prayer leader hoping to infuse music into communal tefilot, a musician looking to expand your Jewish soundscape, or just someone who loves music — come sing, learn, ask questions, and enjoy! Join us to:

  • ‣ Explore the deep wellspring of Jewish melody
  • ‣ Feel the transformative power of communal song
  • ‣ Discover pathways into music as a spiritual practice

No prior musical experience is necessary! The workshops — presented in partnership with Bet Shalom Congregation, Beth Jacob Congregation, Minnesota JCC, Mount Zion Temple, Shir Tikvah Synagogue, Temple Israel, and Temple of Aaron — are open to anyone seeking to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Jewish music.

J-Pride is seeking volunteers for Twin Cities Pride!

We will be hosting a booth at Twin Cities Pride on Saturday, June 29, (12-6 p.m.) and Sunday, June 30, (10 a.m.to 6 p.m.), and are looking for community members to help us staff it.

Volunteers will receive training and information about J-Pride and our program offerings to share with those who stop by the booth.

We are also looking for anyone and everyone who wishes to celebrate LGBTQ+ Jewishness by joining us in the TC Pride Parade on Sunday morning! Click here to sign up to help.

Please reach out to Hunter at hwengersky@jfcsmpls.org with any questions.

If you would like to chant Torah at our annual Pride Shabbat at TC Pride, please reach out to Hunter at hwengersky@jfcsmpls.org.

Pride Shabbat @ TC Pride

Saturday, June 29

Join J-Pride at Loring Park on Saturday, June 29, for a Shabbat morning service at Twin Cities Pride, led by Rabbi Aaron Weininger of Adath Jeshurun. Gather with us at the Rainbow Stage from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to celebrate Shabbat and Pride together. Kippot and Tallitot (ritual garments) from Heritage Judaica will be available for those who would like them.
If you are interested in reading Torah as part of the service, please contact Hunter at hwengersky@jfcsmpls.org.
ASL interpretation will be provided.

TC Pride Parade

Sunday, June 30

Join J-Pride as we celebrate LGBTQ+ Jewishness by marching with us in the Twin Cities Pride Parade on Sunday morning, an iconic event renowned as one of the largest Pride Parades in the United States. With a vibrant procession down Hennepin Avenue, this annual extravaganza draws over 200,000 cheering supporters to champion LGBTQIA+ rights and visibility. Join us as we march forward, spreading joy, acceptance, and empowerment for all.

The parade starts at Third St. and Hennepin Ave. and proceeds down Hennepin to Spruce.

RSVP here to join us: https://bit.ly/J-Pride-Volunteer

Community Resources

J-Pride Pride Month Blog
Keshet Pride Month Resources
TC Jewfolk Holiday Guide
Keshet resources for LGBTQ+ Jews of color
Free: Virtual offerings through SVARA Yeshiva
Free: Virtual resources and events through American Ladino League
Free: Online courses through YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
YIVO’s Shine Online Educational Series
Free: Virtual programs through Yiddish Book Center
Free: Online resources through Keshet

The events on this calendar are not “Beth Jacob” events, although sometimes they may be co-sponsored by or even hosted at Beth Jacob. Rather, they are events in the larger community of which our members may wish to be aware.

Additional Resources:

St. Paul JCC

St. Paul Talmud Torah

Twin Cities Jewish Community Calendar (TC Jewfolk)