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In accordance with the policies adopted by our reopening committee, we intend to gather for tefillot in person outside the synagogue on the second morning of Sukkot, during Hol Ha-Moed for morning minyan, and a Simchat Torah celebration in the afternoon on Simchat Torah day (Sunday, October 11). There will be no alternate plans in case of inclement weather.

Physical distancing will be observed and masks will be worn, and all tefillot will also be ‘simulcast’ via Zoom to those unable to be there in person.

More info/Full Schedule 


Register for Beth Jacob Youth Education Programs

Shabbat Youth Services

  • Minyan Katan: 9 am at for families with children ages 0 – 5
  • Youth Tefilah: 11 am at for kids in elementary school through 6th grade

Shabbat Morning Classes


5-8th Grade In-Person Saturday Afternoon

This Saturday, October 3, 3 pm

Register here

Come join your Kehillat Shabbat class and teacher in person outside Beth Jacob for a chance to see (most of) each other’s faces for the first time this year, and with no muting!

BYOM – please bring and wear your mask, and dress for the weather. Registration is required by Friday at Noon.

Iyunim Sunday at the Beth Jacob Sukkah

This Sunday, October 4th at 2 pm, Outside the Beth Jacob Sukkah

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Join our Iyunim teachers Dan Estey and Margalit Rosenschein, and Rabbi Tamar, for a socially distanced Sukkot experience! Geared towards families with kids in PK-4th grade. Please bring and wear your mask. We will be making fun sukkot treats!.

Registration is required and space is limited to 25 people.


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 and choose “I would like to sponsor a kiddush” under “Choose a Fund”.

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


Help Keep Our Connections Strong
At the heart of our Beth Jacob community is our connection with one another.  At this time of physical distancing, we want to maintain as much as possible the closeness of our connections with one another.Many of us are wondering what we can do to support each other during this complicated time. We are asking for volunteers who are willing to make phone calls to fellow congregants. If you are willing, we will give you a small list of families to check in with on a weekly basis.  Let’s help each other feel connected and in touch with our community.

On One Foot: An Introduction to Judaism

With Rabbi Tamar Magill-Grimm
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm

Judaism is not just a religion or a culture or people, or even a way of living in the world – it is a world unto itself, encompassing ancient and newer rituals, complex ideas, and thousands of years of history. If you’ve been curious about Jewish learning but didn’t know where to start, this class is for you! Join Rabbi Tamar, as well as some guest teachers, for an adventure in Jewish learning using The American Jewish University’s On One Foot: An Intro to Judaism Coursebook created by friend and colleague Rabbi Adam Greenwald. The coursebook covers all of the essentials in an interactive format that encourages personal engagement. This course is ideal for students seeking a basic orientation to fundamental Jewish concepts, whether you grew up in a Jewish or Jew-ish home, or not. Tuition is on a sliding scale from $36 to $180 and is open to Beth Jacob members as well as the general community. Please go to to register. For students interested in conversion, please indicate that when you register.

Classes will be offered twice a month beginning during Sukkot. The first class will be Wednesday, October 16th. After that, class will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm-8 pm, except in the case of holidays and other extenuating circumstances. The class will also celebrate Jewish Holidays together.

Sign up at

Shabbat Enrichment

Please join our Shabbat learning community! Don’t forget to register your children for activities and education at Beth Jacob:
  • Iyunim for 4th grade and under
  • Kehillat Shabbat for 4th grade and older
  • Madrichim for 9-12 grades
Your children are the priority in youth learning at Beth Jacob. We foster their Jewish identity and strengthen their place in Jewish community through text, art, song, tefillah, and activities. We look forward to learning and growing with your children.
Contact Rabbi Tamar Magill-Grimm, Rabbi Educator, with questions ( – 651-452-2226).

LOL Ya’akov – Purim Newsletter

If you missed it, or just want to read it again, here is the Purim newsletter, renamed this year to the “LOL Ya’akov“. And make sure to check out all of our 2019 Purim Posters too!

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 Add your name and item to the list, or, if you need an item, contact the person who has it. Refuah Shleimah!