Bet Shalom is a community, as well as a congregation. We are single, married, widowed and divorced. We are LGBTQ, and we are straight. We are single parents, interfaith families, coupled parents, Jews by birth and Jews by choice. We are proud of this diversity and provide a variety of ways for each individual to express their Judaism.

Upcoming Events

Judaism 101-American Judaism

July 14 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Judaism 101 is an introduction to the basics of Judaism and its history, customs, traditions, and philosophy. This course provides a broad overview and is for those interested in, or new to, Judaism, or anyone seeking to renew or enhance their Jewish knowledge.  For some, it is a partial fulfillment of the requirements of our …


Emeritus Meeting: Annexation Issues in Israel

July 29 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The next Bet Shalom Emeritus Group meeting will be on Wednesday, July 29 at 10:30 AM and will be driven virtually via ZOOM.  Rabbi Cohen and Henry Berman will lead a discussion about Annexation Issues In Israel. If you'd like to join, please email Amy Yoelin for the link.  


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Rabbi Crimmings on NPR

Rabbi Crimmings was featured on NPR regarding the Minnesota Rabbinical Association’s statement on choosing to stay closed at this time. To listen, CLICK HERE.

Stay Safe, Minnesota

Dear Bet Shalom, In just a few hours, the Stay Home order in Minnesota becomes the Stay Safe order and our state will start to reopen.  We urge you to take caution and stay safe.  There are so many opinions about how to behave.  Some of those opinions are scientific and based in real medical …

Covid-19 Pandemic

How has Covid-19 impacted Bet Shalom? Rabbi Crimmings, Rabbi Locketz, and Steve Barberio discuss. Listen now.