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Welcome to Temple Beth El

Support the 2019 Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival, March 30‒April 4.
Good News! The Festival Expands to 6 Days!

Get information here,
donate directly here. Under "Type" select Film Festival. 

Casino Night–Simcha Fundraising Event on Saturday, February 23.
Sponsor a table or donate services or goods for the raffle. Get sponsorship information here. To pay for sponsorship, a donation or purchase tickets online, click here.

We are so excited about our Sisterhood Retreat coming up on April 4th-7th.  Please click here for more information

Temple Beth El Jewish Community Center Reform Judaism Santa Cruz Style

Temple Beth El is a warm, welcoming,
inclusive, egalitarian community.
Join us for a single service or for a lifetime.      
There is a place for everyone at Temple Beth El.  
Welcome home.

Click here to learn more about Temple Beth El Aptos
Click here for information about renting our facility for your next meeting or special event.

Temple School and Simcha Preschool foster a love of Jewish learning in a joyful, engaging and supportive community. Read More  

Daytime programs offer a rich variety of lectures, discussions, films, musical and dramatic performances, art and health workshops, luncheons, and popular community excursions. Read More. 

Santa Cruz County is at the north side of Monterey Bay, on California’s central coast. Santa Cruz is home to an old and vibrant Jewish Community.

Support Temple Beth El

Temple Beth El is a sacred community—a Kehillah Kedoshah—and we rely on the generosity of our congregants and members of the broader Santa Cruz area community. Your contribution ensures that we can continue to offer inspirational worship, stimulating educational programs and meaningful activities to build connections amongst our temple families. Thank you.

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