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(Conservative)

Adath Jeshurun Congregation
10500 Hillside Ln. W.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
952-545-2424
Fax: 952-545-2913
office@adath.net
www.adathjeshurun.org
Rabbis: Harold J. Kravitz and Aaron S. Weininger
Cantor: Scott Buckner
Executive Director: Bernie Goldblatt
Director of Gan Shelanu Preschool: Janice Schachtman
Director of Congregational Life: Jennifer Gray
Membership Coordinator: Casey Reiter

Adath Jeshurun is a Conservative, egalitarian and sacred community. We offer Shabbat and holiday services, daily morning and evening minyan, excellent preschool, infant care and full-day childcare, vibrant youth programs for students in kindergarten through grade 12, an active Women’s League, award-winning Chevra Kavod Hamet (burial society), social justice programs, events for young families and young adults, and classes and study groups for all ages.

 

Beth El Synagogue
5225 Barry St. W.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-873-7300
Fax: 952-873-7301
www.bethelsynagogue.org
Rabbis: Alexander Davis and Avi S. Olitzky
Cantor: Audrey Abrams
President: Dan Mosow
Executive Director: Linda Goldberg

Beth El is a dynamic, warm and welcoming community, which offers active educational, spiritual and social engagement opportunities for all ages. Newcomers are encouraged to join our “family” to experience a taste of how we embrace Torah (ethics and education), avodah (spirituality) and gemilat chesed (acts of kindness).

 

Beth Jacob Congregation
1179 Victoria Curve
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
651-452-2226
Fax: 651-452-0573
info@beth-jacob.org
www.beth-jacob.org
Rabbi: Morris J. Allen
Assistant Rabbi: Tamar Grimm
Co-Presidents: Laura Honan & Rachel Hertel
Executive Director: Sean M. Murphy
Congregational Educator: D. Marcos Vital
Program Director: Frances Fischer
Youth Director: Evana Kvasnik

All are welcome at Beth Jacob Congregation, a participatory, egalitarian, Conservative synagogue of more than 350 families located in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, easily accessible from all parts of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. We are guided by the principles of Torah (study), Avodah (meaningful worship and work), and Gemilut Chasidim (acts of loving kindness). We exist as a congregation in order to practice and further our understanding of Conservative Judaism through the celebration of Shabbat, holidays & lifecycle events, and daily practice. Join us daily for morning minyan, Saturday mornings for Shabbat, or in the fall for High Holy Day services (no tickets, ever)!

 

Shaare Shalom Congregation
c/o Louis M. Leichter
909 Mendakota Ct.
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
President: Aron Rolnitzky, 651-483-0873

Shaare Shalom, founded in 1969, is a Conservative congregation without walls. Erev Shabbat services are held in members’ homes. High Holiday services are held at the St. Paul JCC.

 

Sharei Chesed Congregation
1712 Hopkins Crossroad
Minnetonka, MN 55305
763-545-8800
www.shareichesed.org
Rabbi: Avraham Ettedgui
President: Bernie Miller
Vice President: Dr. David Feldshon

Our welcoming Conservative synagogue is now in its ninth year in our new location in Minnetonka. We continue to grow, and have added more than a dozen families with young children. Members participate in leading services and interactive Divrei Torah. Religious and Hebrew school classes meet on Shabbat and Sunday mornings. Bar/Bat Mitzva training is also available. Sharei Chesed is a small congregation that is involved in the community and in tzedaka projects. Shabbat and Yom Tov services begin at 9:30 a.m., Shaharit at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays, and Minha/Maariv Monday–Thursday at 5:45 p.m. We also schedule Kabbalat Shabbat service and Shabbat dinner with guest speakers on certain dates. Classes are scheduled weekly; please call for information. Hours are 9am-1pm weekdays. Everyone is welcome. For information and scheduled events, visit: www.shareichesed.org.

 

Temple of Aaron
616 S. Mississippi River Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55116
651-698-8874
templeofaaron.org
Rabbi: Jeremy Fine
President: Gary Portnoy
Executive Director: Ken Agranoff
Director of Congregational Learning: Rabbi Avi Strausberg
Cantor/Educator: Joshua Fineblum
Director of Engagement: Adam Benderr

Temple of Aaron is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue working to build member relationships, spirituality and a closer bond with Israel. Located in St. Paul’s Highland Park since 1956, the synagogue currently serves more than 840 families living throughout the Twin Cities. We offer a broad array of adult and youth social programs, ritual services, educational programs and social justice ventures.

 

(Humanistic)

Or Emet Minnesota Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
www.oremet.org
612-787-7812
Ritual Leader: Harold Londer, madrikh-1@oremet.org
Co-Presidents: Lisa Gardner-Springer and Janet Mayer, presidents@oremet.org

Or Emet is a caring community celebrating Humanistic Judaism – a diverse, active, human-centered congregation whose members include interfaith and intercultural individuals and families.  Secular holiday and life cycle events honor Jewish history, literature and achievements, and express our bond with the Jewish people. We embrace tikkun olam with an active social justice/action program. We offer once-a-month humanistic Shabbat services, adult programs, and pre-K through Bar/Bat Mitzvot Jewish Cultural Sunday School (JCS) classes, as well as annual High Holiday, Hanukkah and Passover celebrations at Twin Cities venues.  See www.oremet.org  for links to Or Emet calendar of events and activities.

 

(Orthodox)

Adas Israel Congregation
302 E. Third St.
Duluth, MN 55805
218-722-6459
Vice Presidents: David Sher and Sam Pomush

Traditional synagogue offering daily services and Shabbos services. Out-of-town visitors are encouraged to call ahead.

 

Adath Israel Orthodox Synagogue
2337 Edgcumbe Rd.
St. Paul, MN 55116
651-698-8300
Fax: 651-690-1144
http://adath.com
Rabbi: Asher Zeilingold

 

Congregation Bais Yisroel
4221 Sunset Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-926-7867
office@baisyisroel.org
www.baisyisroel.org
Rabbi: Yechezkel Tzvi Greenberg

Davening and services are all-inclusive. Jews from all walks of life participate. Our tefillos are rendered in the original Hebrew. We are equipped with state-of-the-art English translated siddurim and chumashim to accommodate everyone. Davening is integrated with divrei Torah, including Jewish philosophy, history and insights into the Torah portion.

 

Congregation Darchei Noam
2950 Joppa Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-452-8476
darcheinoammn@yahoo.com
darcheirabbi@gmail.com
www.darcheinoammn.org
President: Wendy Khabie

Darchei Noam is a Modern Orthodox congregation located inside the St. Louis Park eruv. Our spiritual leader is Rabbi Max Davis. We pride ourselves on spirited davening and a welcoming atmosphere. Members take turns giving Divrei Torah on Shabbat morning. The congregation provides regular classes for adults and children’s groups on Shabbat and several classes and events are offered for adults and children throughout the week. Several times a year we have weekend scholars-in-residence programs with nationally recognized scholars. Through our social action committee, we work to make a difference in our community and beyond.

 

The Shul at Chabad
2845 Hedberg Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
952-929-9922
Fax: 952-545-0776
rabbi@chabadminneapolis.com
www.chabadminneapolis.com
Rabbi Mordechai Grossbaum

The Shul at Chabad provides an environment for Jewish men, women and children that is relaxed yet challenging. People of all backgrounds feel at home, as we offer personal attention to the novice, affording an opportunity to grow at their own pace.

 

Kenesseth Israel Congregation
4330 W. 28th St.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-920-2187
Fax: 952-920-2184
office@kennesethisrael.org
Rabbi: Modechai Kalatsky
President: Ned Kantar

The congregation’s goal is to build a caring community in which partnership is created through experiencing the joy of Jewish living. It is our desire to empower people through using the wisdom of the Torah to become better Jews in behavior and character by providing the opportunity for each person to grow at his/her own pace.

 

Sephardi Minyan of Minnesota, Sharei Rahamim
612-309-6350
sephardiminyan.mn@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/sephardiminyanmn
Contact: Joe Israel

A traditional Sephardi minyan that meets on the last Shabbat of each month at the Beit Midrash at Kenesseth Israel. Everyone is welcome and all eligible males will get an aliya. You don’t have to be Sephardi to enjoy the ritual and davening.

 

(Reconstructionist)

Mayim Rabim Congregation
Physical address: 4401 York Ave. S., Minneapolis
Mailing address: 2751 Hennepin Ave. S. #236, Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-247-5490
office@mayimrabim.org
mayimrabim.org
Rabbi: Sharon Stiefel

Mayim Rabim is a warm and eclectic Jewish Reconstructionist community in South Minneapolis; we meet at the Friends Meeting House in the Linden Hills neighborhood. We welcome and celebrate the diversity of the Twin Cities Jewish community, including singles, couples and families with children; young and old; gay and straight; intermarried couples; and Jews by birth and by choice. We believe that every generation can study Jewish tradition to create and celebrate its own vision of contemporary Jewish life. We hold several services each month, often followed by potluck meals. We also have an active schedule of adult programs, including classes, a book group and social action activities.

 

(Reform)

Bet Shalom Congregation
13613 Orchard Rd.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
952-933-8525
Fax: 952-933-3238
info@betshalom.org
www.betshalom.org
Senior Rabbi: David Locketz
Associate Rabbi: Jill Crimmings
Cantor: Sarah Lipsett-Allison
Rabbi Emeritus: Norman Cohen
Executive Director: Liz Bodell
President: Marsh Walzer

Bet Shalom is a Jewish congregation dedicated to the principles of the Reform movement. As an extension of the Jewish life in our homes, Bet Shalom strives to be a warm and welcoming family of friends — a dynamic, participatory, inclusive community committed to lifelong learning, worship, celebration and deeds of loving kindness.

 

B’nai Israel Synagogue
150 Seventh Ave. S.W.
Rochester, MN 55902
507-288-5825
office@bnaiisraelmn.org
www.bnaiisraelsynagogue.org
Rabbi: Michelle Werner

B’nai Israel Synagogue hosts Shabbat services every Friday evening and every Saturday morning. The time of the Friday evening service varies as we hold special events, a monthly early service or an occasional Shabbat dinner. Visitors are welcome at all of these, but please call the synagogue to check for the exact time of any given Friday evening service. We can also provide resources and information for other Jewish needs, such as yahrtzeit candles, shiva minyan, and connection with the local Jewish community.

 

Mount Zion Temple
1300 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
651-698-3881
www.mzion.org
Rabbis: Adam Stock Spilker and Esther Adler
Cantors: Jennifer Strauss-Klein and Rachel Stock Spilker
Executive Director: Larry Solomon
Religious School Director: Sue Summit
Youth Engagement Director: Liza Henry
Director of Congregation Engagement: Steve Greenberg
President: Dan Rybeck

Mount Zion Temple, a welcoming and vibrant Jewish spiritual home founded in 1856, is a Reform Jewish congregation devoted to lifelong learning, worship and acts of loving kindness. In our holy community we celebrate, comfort and create meaning in our lives while we seek justice in our world. Mount Zion has a long tradition of a deep commitment to social justice. We have a broad spectrum of ways to be engaged including groups that focus on women’s spirituality, men’s events and parenting discussions. We have a vast array of social and learning events for children and adults at all stages of life.

 

Shir Tikvah Congregation
1360 W. Minnehaha Pkwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
612-822-1440
Fax: 612-435-4870
office@shirtikvah.net
www.shirtikvah.net
Rabbi: Michael Adam Latz
Associate Rabbi and Director of Lifelong Learning: Rabbi Debra Rappaport, rabbirappaport@shirtikvah.net
Youth Educator: Forrest Yesnes, forrest@shirtikvah.net
President: Luke Weisberg
Executive Director: John Humleker

We are a congregation committed to the building of a caring, inclusive community in the spirit of liberal Judaism. We rejoice in celebrating Jewish holidays together and we welcome participation from our members in all aspects of congregational life.

 

(Reform)

Temple Israel
2324 Emerson Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-377-8680
Fax: 612-377-6630
information@templeisrael.com
www.templeisrael.com
Senior Rabbi: Marcia A. Zimmerman
Associate Rabbi: Sim Glaser
Associate Rabbi: Jennifer Gertman
Cantor: Barry Abelson
President: Roberta Bonoff
Executive Director: Miriam Seidenfeld

Temple Israel is a large, urban Reform congregation that exists to be a welcoming and accessible place for worship, for lifelong learning, for celebration and for gathering; to meet the religious, lifecycle, social and educational needs of its congregants; and to take a leadership role in our community and promote strong bonds between our Jewish and non-Jewish communities at large.

 

(Reform/Reconstructionist)

Temple Israel, Duluth
1602 E. Second St.
Duluth, MN 55812
218-724-8857
Fax: 218-724-2560
www.jewishduluth.org
Rabbi: David Steinberg
President: Josh Widdes

Temple Israel is dually affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities. Our mission states: “Temple Israel is a welcoming and vibrant center of Jewish life for our region.” We offer both Friday evening and Saturday morning services, religious and Hebrew school, and adult education and family opportunities in a welcoming environment.

 

(Renewal)

Jewish Renewal Community of the Twin Cities
9000 W. 28th St.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
612-374-4765
Fax: 612-377-6019
terry@afors.org
Contact: Terry Gips

Experience joy, connection, Tikkun Olam and sacred partnership with the divine at our diverse events, including holidays, Friday night Jewish Renewal Kabbalat Shabbat Services and Dinners, and Jewish Renewal Shabbat Services and potlucks with heartfelt prayers, chants, meditation, healing and movement.   Learn more about Renewal at: www.aleph.org.

(Updated 02.09.2017)

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