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- Friday, 6 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat service
- Saturday, 9 am: Shabbat Services with a special welcome at 10 am
- Saturday, 5 pm: Seudah Shlishit
- Sunday, at 10 am: Car Parade past the Rubin/Schleyer home (meet at Beth Jacob)
RSVP is mandatory for the Kabbalat Shabbat and Seudah Shlishit events.
Also, starting July 14, we have scheduled many Zoom “Get to Know Rabbi Rubin” sessions around different interests and demographics; one is already full – register for the one you want today!
Saturday, July 18: Taking Action for Racial Justice in Memory of George Floyd (z”l)
Join with other members of Beth Jacob Congregation on July 18th as we sponsor kiddush kits and raise funds. All donations beyond the expense of this Kiddush are being donated to the Restore North fundraising campaign, to restore locally owned businesses in North Minneapolis.
“Locally-owned businesses on West Broadway, Lowry Avenue, and Penn Avenue have experienced fires, looting, and structural damage. As a result, many in North Minneapolis have lost immediate access to food and medicine. Restore North will help the community rebuild, with 100% of all proceeds going directly to affected businesses and the community.”
The Northside is often a community that’s forgotten and underfunded, and right now they need extra support.
Sunday, July 26, 10 – 11:30 am
On Zoom at Beth-Jacob.org/Scary
Join Dr. Abigail Gewirtz for a clear and practical guide to discussing sensitive topics. In a complicated world, big issues make both parents and children anxious—from disturbingly routine active shooter drills at school, to frightening news about climate change, pandemics, racial justice issues, and violence. It’s all too easy for parents to feel at a loss for how to equip their child to deal with it all in a healthy way.
In When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents & Worried Kids, Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, an award-winning child psychologist and leading expert on families under stress, offers parents a clear and practical guide to discussing these sensitive topics in a calm, reassuring, and productive way that will help kids comprehend and process the world around them.
For classes and other resources, click here.
At the same link as Zoom Services, Available in the weekly email or Kol Ya’akov.
11 am Saturday
Join Rabbi Emma and Benj for a half hour of kids’ tefillah on Zoom. We’ll sing and dance. The usual stuff. Just from all our living rooms. PJs welcome. Bring your tallis or another cloth to make a tent with. Bring a stuffed Torah or something else to carry for the Torah parade. PDF siddur available at Beth-Jacob.org/MKsiddur.
7:15 am M-F; 8:30 Sundays; 7 am Rosh Chodesh
Morning Minyan via Zoom. Just click the link above when it’s time for minyan.
- Session 1: June 7th – June 27th: Tza’ar Ba’alei Chayim (caring for animals)
- Session 2: June 28th – July 18th: Shmirat Haguf (caring for our bodies)
- Session 3: July 19th – August 8th: Bal Tashchit (do not destroy)
- Session 4: August 9th – August 29th: Tikkun Olam (repairing the world)
The Beth Jacob Congregation Rabbinical Search Committee has now completed their work.
The Board charged us with finding the best fit rabbi for Beth Jacob, and we have successfully done that. The Board also charged us with building community while we did our work. Yasher koach to the Committee for staying resilient and committed throughout a long and sometimes tedious process. And yasher koach to our beloved Beth Jacob community, who rallied around us with individual and collective support. This is how community is built.
In particular, we would like the thank the following individuals for their tireless efforts and cooperation during the recent interview process: Rabbi Morris Allen, Rabbi Sami Barth, Ayelet Ehrlich, Eliav Ehrlich, Jonathan Ehrlich, Mitch Fink, Frances Fischer, Ted Flaum, Cynthia Freedman, David Harris, Rebecca Goffman, Robert Goffman, Barry Golob, Phyllis Gorin, Mike Keller, Monica Kelley, Rabbi Lynn Liberman, Rabbi Tamar Magill-Grimm, Brian Milberg, Bernie Miller, Susie Minsberg, Neil Moses-Zirkes, Susan Moses- Zirkes, Sean Murphy, Nataliya Mykytchuk, Sara Lynn Newberger, Rabbi Cathy Nemiroff, Eric Pasternack, Jo Pasternack, Beth Pearlman, Elaine Samuelson, Louise Schoenberger, Aaron Silver, and Heidi Tarshish.
Please pardon the oversight if we inadvertently left your name off of this list.
We will be turning off our Search email in the next week, but until then, we welcome messages to the full committee and will forward them, as we receive them.
-Ricka Kohnstamm and Rosanne Zaidenweber
(and people who like wine and/or chocolate!)