Beth Jacob Congregation
1179 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
We Offer HHBS
To reach out to people who might not be comfortable walking into a synagogue on the high holidays, but who would like to have the connection with the Jewish community during the holy days.
Rabbi Lynn Liberman is a Conservative rabbi in St. Paul, MN. She is a member of our congregation and teaches ongoing classes here. She is a chaplain with the police department and local hospitals, and she is an avid outdoorswoman.
High Holiday Beginners Service Cost
Rosh Hashanah Schedule
Thursday, September 21, 9:30 AM
What to Expect:
We will be “walking” through our wonderful Machzor, Machzor Lev Shalem, with tips on how to enjoy the service and the machzor even with little knowledge of Hebrew. Beth Jacob is a very welcoming community which never requires High Holiday tickets. Anyone who attends the beginners service is welcome to stay and/or return for any or all high holiday (and/or Shabbat) services. Our Beginners Service will last an hour, with the goal of integrating the attendees into our ongoing High Holiday services.
Beth Jacob Congregation is a Jewish community of people who come together to nurture relationships with G-d and each other. We are a Conservative synagogue that values Torah (study), Avodah (reverential service) and Gemilut Hasadim acts of loving-kindness). Men, women and children have equal opportunities to be part of our community, and financial hardship should never be a barrier to participation.
The centerpiece of our community’s week is Shabbat. Our Shabbat morning service brings together individuals with wide-ranging knowledge of liturgy and practice, and Shabbat Enrichment provides an opportunity for even the smallest children to know the joys of Shabbat. Our doors are open for all to enter – as well as to take our responsibility for repairing the world out into the community.
Beth Jacob understands that individuals and families have different paths to increasing Jewish learning and engagement due to specific disabilities, level of Jewish background and education, aging, sexual orientation, family structure, socio-economic status, etc. As a congregation we are committed to developing ways to support individuals and families so that they move forward in Jewish learning and ritual practice, and increase their engagement in the shul and larger Jewish community. All members should feel that they can be themselves, start wherever they need to start, and that they will be respected and included.
Who to Expect:
About 30 guests, Singles, Couples, Families and Members of the GLBTQ Community of all ages
- The service is not geared toward children, but they are welcome to attend and play quietly. We have babysitting and youth services throughout the holy days and on Shabbat.
- We welcome you as you are. Kippot and Tallitot are available to borrow.
- Wheelchair Accessible.
- Every person is welcome.
- A Communal Tashlich service will take place, followed by a member organized tashlich picnic.
- A communal Yom Kippur break-fast is available.
- A High Holiday member-hosted meal is available to participants – contact Frances@Beth-Jacob.org for details.
- Contact Frances Fischer, Frances@Beth-Jacob.org (651 452-2226) with any questions, comments or concerns.