Sign In Forgot Password

Welcome to Temple Beth El, Aptos CA

    Our hearts are with the people of Pittsburgh and the families and friends of Joyce Fienburg, Richard Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Bernice Simon, Sylvan Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Wax and Irving Younger.

    Please read the statement of Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacob’s statement responding the shooting at Tree of Life congregation in Pittsburgh here.

   Recently, we witnessed the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in North American history— the attack at the
Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. This Shabbat, we are responding with our greatest show of solidarity, a continental Solidarity Shabbat with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh.

   Fight hate with love—stand in solidarity and donate. Read more here.

		                            <span class="slider_description">Simcha Preschool Pizza My Heart Fundraiser - Wednesday, November 14, 4:00‒9:00 PM - 2180 41st Avenue - Take our or dine in. Be sure to mention Simcha Preschool!</span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Craft Classes, Wednesdays, 7:00‒8:30 PM, starting October 10, in the coffee lounge. All welcome, beginner or advanced. Free.</span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Jewish Meditation, Tuesdays, 7:00 PM. Drop in. Free.</span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">GIFT SHOP extended Chanukah hours begin Sunday, November 11.
Sundays, 9:30‒noon. Monday‒Friday, 10:00‒4:00. Wednesday, to 6:00.
Closed Saturday.</span>

Temple Beth El Jewish Community CenterReform 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
A Retrospective on the Korean and Vietnam Wars in Honor of our Veterans
Sunday, November 11, 10:00 AM
Get more information here.

Brotherhood Hikes Nisene Marks
Open to all TBE members
Saturday, November 17, 10:00 AM
Get more information here.



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.

Wed, November 14 2018 6 Kislev 5779