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Welcome to Temple Beth El, Aptos CA


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.


Are you interested in joining Temple Beth El, or just interested in getting to know us better?
Read about us,
about being a member, and meet our
clergy and staff.


Temple Beth El Aptos is the largest Jewish organization in Santa Cruz County.

As a Reform congregation, we are inclusive Jews of all backgrounds.


Brotherhood Brunch
Sunday, October 21, 10:00 AM
Dealing with County-Wide Crime Trends, Gun Violence and Issues of Mental Health. Get information here.

Senior Connections
Monday, October 22, 1:30 PM
Erica Lann-Clark and Olga Loya perform their original work: Believe it or Not. Free.


Join in the process of debating and arguing about important issues!


Rabbi Paula Marcus shares her thoughts, insights, and inspirations in the Rabbi's Corner

Want to contact one of our Rabbis? Here is how:

Senior Rabbi Paula Marcus

Associate Rabbi Shifra Weiss=Penzias


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.

Sat, October 20 2018 11 Cheshvan 5779