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SUMMER KABBALAT SHABBAT & SHABBATLUCK DINNERS

6 pm Fridays at Beth Jacob

This summer, we are having Kabbalat Shabbat services outdoors every week!

Every other week, services will be followed by an outdoor potluck Shabbat dinner.

Our next “Shabbatluck” will be on Friday, July 9 at Beth Jacob. We will begin with Kabbalat Shabbat at 6 pm, followed by a dairy potluck dinner, and Ma’ariv. Join us!

SHARE A SHABBAT TABLE

Friday, August 13; Sign-up Deadline: August 4
Sign up at Beth-Jacob.org/Share.

Would you like to get to know other members of Beth Jacob better? Whether you are a new member or an old-timer, you will love this program that will help all of us to reach beyond our usual social circles in the shul and engage the entire community. On August 13, Beth Jacob will re-launch “Share a Shabbat Table”, a program that aims to bring together the entire Beth Jacob community with a series of Shabbat dinners hosted by members in their homes. The goals are to connect congregants with each other to help us all make new friends, and to share a congregation-wide erev Shabbat dinner together. We hope everyone will participate!

PLEASE NOTE: in keeping with the shul’s policy of requiring Covid vaccinations to participate in services, we ask that only vaccinated congregants sign up for Share a Shabbat Table.

If you have questions, please contact Aaron Silver: aaron@teamsilver.info or Leslie Morris: morri074@umn.edu.

IN-PERSON SERVICES – NO SIGN-UP

Join us for Shabbat services in the Beth Jacob sanctuary – no sign-up required, no capacity restrictions, and no distancing restrictions! Attendees must be vaccinated if they are 16 years old or older, and everyone must wear a mask inside.

You have the option to pick up your Kiddush Kit after services and eat it outside. To do that, select the option when you order; YOU MUST ORDER a kit by the Tuesday preceding each Shabbat to get a kit. Click here to order. Beginning July 31, we will be moving to a conventional kiddush again. That means we will no longer be offering kiddush kits starting that Shabbat.

Also, on alternate weeks with Meditation, it will be in person (and on Zoom) in the Chapel at 9:15 am.

Morning minyan is currently meeting in person and on Zoom every day, weekdays at 7:15 am and Sundays at 8:30 am.

Read more about reopening in the Services Overview.

SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS

Most recent updates at Beth-Jacob.org/YEupdate.

Shabbat Youth Services

  • Minyan Katan: 9:30 am outside Beth Jacob for families with children ages 0 – 5
  • Kayitz Kefi/Summer Fun
    Every other week all summer
    10 am outside Beth JacobOur wonderful Iyunim teacher, Tauby Mintz, will lead activities geared for children in grades PK-4, with younger or older children welcome to participate as well!In Kayitz Kefi, we’ll explore through play, song and story the themes of Earth/Adamah, Water/Mayim, Wind/Ruach, Sky/Shamayim. Each theme will incorporate Hebrew vocabulary and connect to a Torah story as well. As we engage in these themes, we’ll also be working on helping reorient ourselves to shul spaces and social interactions, as well as processing the experience of being in a kehillah together and what that means. The atmosphere is meant to feel more relaxed (similar to camp) and because we will be primarily outside, we ask that children bring a hat, water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit and towel each time.

    Kayitz Kefi Dates: July 10, 17, 31; August 14, 21

BETH JACOB CAMP SHIRTS

Camp Shabbat: Saturday, June 12

Camp is back, and so is the Beth Jacob Camp Shirt! On Shabbat, June 12, we will be celebrating sending kids off to camp, and we will have free shirts for all who are going.

While services will be in person, we know that some camp attendees will be in the pre-camp quarantine process and will be unable to attend. We will unveil the shirt at services, but they can be picked up at Beth Jacob anytime during business hours!

BETH JACOB UPDATES – JUNE 2021

There’s a lot changing and happening at Beth Jacob, COVID-related and otherwise, and this past week was packed with updates! If you missed any, don’t worry; here they are.

KIDDUSH KITS

We put together “Kiddush Kits” to help it feel a little more like Shabbat. The kits can be used on their own, or in conjunction with our online kiddush! If you can’t pick one up but would like one, let us know on the sign-up form.

If you would like to sponsor a future week’s kiddush kits, the cost is $400; go to Beth-Jacob.org/donate and choose “I would like to sponsor a kiddush” under “Choose a Fund”.

If you would like a kit, you must sign up at Beth-Jacob.org/KiddushKit by WEDNESDAY of that week; Kits can be picked up on Friday at Beth Jacob between 2-4 pm.

BETH JACOB ONGOING CLASSES

BJC SUMMER SERIES:
  • Monday Margaritas & Midrash: A Three-Part Series
    7:30 pm Mondays: June 21, 28, July 5
    With Rabbi Adam Rubin and Rabbi Tamar Magilll-Grimm
  • “For I Desire Kindness:” Rabbinic Approaches to Reorienting and Reintegrating After Upheaval
    7:30 pm Mondays: July 12, 19, 26
    With Rabbi Adam Rubin and Rabbi Tamar Magilll-Grimm
  • Elul Zman: Reflect. Recommit. Re-engage.
    7:30 pm Mondays: August 9, 16, 23, 30
    With Rabbi Adam Rubin and Rabbi Tamar Magilll-Grimm
SERIES: RENEWAL, RESILIENCE, HOPE: JEWISH RESPONSES

With Hineini. As a community, we have a rich tradition that can help us navigate troubling times – from personal hardships, to communal tragedy, to global calamity. This summer, nine members of our local clergy, through texts ancient and modern, will explore some of these responses.

All sessions are FREE and open to anyone. Drop in for one session or come to all of them! No registration required. Join all sessions via Zoom at this link.
Don’t miss Summertime and the Livin’ is Not Easy: Rituals of the Three Weeks with our own Rabbi Adam Rubin on Monday, June 28 at Noon!
WEDNESDAYS:
  • Morning Mishnah
    After Minyan (Around 8 Am) at Beth-Jacob.org/Mishnah
    – With Rabbi Tamar; Delve deep into the words of our oral tradition and its place in our lives today. See you on Zoom Wednesdays after Minyan!
THURSDAYS:
  • Parashat HaShavuah
    11 am at Beth Jacob
    – Study of this week’s Torah portion with Rabbi Tamar.

SATURDAYS:

  • Shabbat Morning Meditation
    9:15 – 9:45 am at Beth Jacob and at Beth-Jacob.org/Meditation, 2nd & 4th Shabbatot of the month with Sara Lynn Newberger

Divrei Torah

Check out our archive of Divrei Torah. These are available for those who missed them the first time, or who want to revisit them.

Click here to read them!

Medical Device Share

Many congregants have medical equipment in their homes that they needed temporarily, but no longer need. Many items are only gathering cobwebs (crutches, shower chairs, wheel chairs or “travel” chairs, etc.). Most of us would love for them to be used and are willing to lend them out.

Beth Jacob has set up a way to share your equipment or borrow what you need; go to Beth-Jacob.org/MedEquip. Add your name and item to the list, or, if you need an item, contact the person who has it. Refuah Shleimah!

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