Saturday September 24, 9:30 AM-noon

Shabbat Morning Service
Services led by Rabbi Stiefel and congregants followed by

Kiddush and dairy vegetarian potluck lunch
Pat Levine will lead a discussion on “Getting Ready for the High Holidays.”

Evening of Saturday, September 24

is held on the Saturday evening before Rosh Hashanah

to help us prepare for the High Holiday season.

This year’s community-wide Selichot program will take place at

Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Ave S, Minneapolis

8:30 p.m. Havdalah and Program
I am my Brother’s Keeper! Acting in the Face of Injustice
Yehudit Shendar, Retired Deputy Director and

Senior Art Curator, Yad Vashem
10:00 p.m. Reception, 10:30 p.m. Selichot Service

Erev (evening) Rosh Hashanah, Sunday October 2
6:00-7:15 PM: Service

Rosh Hashanah Day 1, Monday October 3
8 – 8:45 AM: High Holiday Meditation
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM: Services
12:30 PM: Light catered dairy vegetarian lunch
Tashlich is a service in which we symbolically rid ourselves of our transgressions by throwing bits of bread into a moving body of water, traditionally performed in the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah. Material will be available for people who would like to do this service on their own.
(childcare provided from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM)

Rosh Hashanah Day 2, Tuesday October 4
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Services
12:30 PM: Kiddush

Kol Nidre, Tuesday, October 11
6 - 8:15 PM Service

Yom Kippur, Wednesday October 12
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM: Morning Services, including Yizkor Memorial Service
4:00 to 5:00 PM: Study Session with Rabbi Jeffrey Schein,
The Blurring of the Lines Between the Human and Natural World in the Book of Jonah
5:15 to 7:15 PM: Minchah/Afternoon and Concluding/Neilah Services
(childcare provided from 10:00 am to 1:30 PM)
At the end of the services, we will break the fast together with Mayim Rabim’s traditional vegetarian dairy potluck meal.

The festive holiday of Sukkot begins the evening of Sunday October 16 through Sunday October 23. Mayim Rabim will not hold services, but please join us for the following events.

Sukkot, Sunday October 23, 2 to 4 PM

 Open House in St. Paul at the sukkah of Rabbi Sharon Stiefel, Davida Alperin, Michael, and Emi. There will be refreshments, good conversation, and activities and games for children. Contact office at for the address.

Simchat Torah
 Monday evening, October 24, Celebration with Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Lane W, Minnetonka, 55305.

Sunday October 30, 4 – 5:30 PM
Book Group – The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Location TBD

Unless otherwise indicated, all programs are held at
4401 York Ave S    (Friends Meeting House).

Mayim Rabim Congregation is offering challah boards for sale – maple, laminated with wood strips laser engraved with the "Hamotzi" (approximately 8 x 14 ½ inches). These beautiful boards make great gifts for simchahs (weddings, bar/bat mitzvah), housewarmings, and holidays.

They are designed and hand made by our past president, wood artist Marc Lamm, who donates the boards to Mayim Rabim so the proceeds can support the work of the congregation. The price is $58.19, tax included. To order, click the “donate” button below or send your check to Mayim Rabim Congregation, 2751 Hennepin Ave S, Suite 236, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Note the number of boards ordered in the memo section. Pickup/delivery can be arranged or add $10 for shipping. 

Mayim Rabim Congregation
Most events held at 4401 York Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN

Mailing Address
2751 Hennepin Ave. S. #236
Minneapolis, MN 55408

About Us

Mayim Rabim Congregation, founded in 1992, is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist movement. We are an urban Jewish community that comprises people of diverse ages, abilities, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds, and financial resources. We strive to create and sustain spaces that enhance the practice of Judaism in the contemporary world; to that end, we are a house of prayer, of study, and tikkun olam (the repair of the world). As Reconstructionists, we view Judaism as an evolving religious civilization and claim a shared heritage with all Jews.

We are an inclusive, heymish congregation and we welcome visitors!


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