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.

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Join us in celebrating with our 2020 Confirmation Class as they accept and confirm their place as the next generation of Jewish learners and community members at Bet Shalom. This special service takes place on Shavuot so that we, as an adult community, can embrace, welcome, and learn Torah from our amazing young leaders. This …


Join Bet Shalom congregant, Steve Yussen, and Rabbi Norman Cohen for a stimulating discussion about the HBO series adaptation of Phillip Roth’s The Plot Against America. An alternate American history during World War II is told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they endure the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, who captures …


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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.

Shalom From Rabbi Locketz and Updates

Dear Bet Shalom Family, As Shabbat approaches this week, it is hard to believe we have been physically distant for close to two months. We have learned a lot about ourselves and our community during this time. We are physically distant, but we remain close in so many ways. There have been some tiny, tiny silver linings that …