Community Events

As a Reform Jewish congregation, Bet Shalom is part of a dynamic and healthy Jewish community within the Twin Cities.
Our members are engaged in this community, making an impact all across Minnesota.

Fall 2021

Virtual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival October 16 - 31, 2021Virtual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival

October 16-31

The 2021 Virtual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival includes feature length & short films, documentaries, interactive programs and conversations with directors, cast and guests that will have you on the edge of your seat!
CLICK HERE to learn more and to purchase tickets. Save 15% with the code “THANKYOU!”

21st Annual Conference on Mental Health: Finding Strength through Resilience

Sunday, October 17

This year’s conference will be held virtually. The keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Zuckerman, author of the award-winning memoir Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story. Jeff will discuss how, in the face of his wife’s late-onset severe illness, he has managed his own well-being through compassion, faith, education, and the loving support of his family and community.
Featured presenters will explore the topics of Grief, Post-Traumatic Stress, Politics and Mental Health, and Talking with Children about the Issues of Our Time.
CLICK HERE to register.

HineniHineni Fall Classes

All Hineni programs are open to everyone regardless of affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, or background. There are no financial barriers to participation. They welcome you to join for any or all of their course offerings!
CLICK HERE to learn more about upcoming classes and programs.

KinderstransportKindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

July 22 – October 31

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The Jewish Community Relations Council, American Swedish Institute (ASI), and the Greenberg Family Fund for Holocaust Awareness at Beth El Synagogue are pleased to invite you to experience this powerful exhibit at ASI.
The Minnesota debut of the Kindertransport exhibition at ASI illuminates dramatic stories from the “Children’s Transport” (translated from German) – the most successful, organized rescue effort of Jewish children from Nazi-occupied territories. Between 1938 and 1939, approximately 10,000 children were brought to Great Britain and other countries, including Sweden. The exhibition, with original artifacts and audio testimonies, is accompanied by The Story is Here, developed by ASI and JCRC, which shares the Kindertransport experiences of three local Midwest families

Jewish Religious Legislative Coalition logoJRLC Housing Webinar Series

First Thursdays, October 7 – February 3 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Online Only

Are you concerned about persons impacted by homelessness, the high cost of rent and the scarcity of affordable or supportive housing? Do you want to understand these issues from a variety of perspectives – and make a difference? Then join us for one or more of the monthly Housing Webinar Series offered by the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition. Attend all or as many as you can. Share the flyer. Register now for the program and small group discussion. For more information or to RSVP by email contact Joan Miltenberger, JRLC Organizer at jmiltenberger@jrlc.org, 612-230-3232.

Just Add Water: An Introduction to Mikveh

Thursday, November 18 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Dip your toe in! Explore the biblical roots of this ancient Jewish water ritual that has soared in popularity in the last decade. Experience a virtual tour of the Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh of greater Boston – without getting wet! Learn about what happens at an immersion and the many reasons – ancient and contemporary – that bring people of all genders to the mikveh waters. Facilitated by Rabbi Amalia Mark and Rabbi Julie Zupan.
CLICK HERE for more information and registration.