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Welcome to Temple Beth El

The 2019 Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival
March 30‒April 4

Opening night will be Saturday, March 30. Get the schedule here, sponsor/donor information here, donate directly here (under "Type" select Film Festival). Go to the Film Festival website to see movie trailers and get screening location directions.

Interfaith Seder with Resurrection Catholic Church
Thursday, April 11, 6:00‒9:00 PM, at Resurrection
Catholic Church
Please join us for our longstanding community collaboration with Resurrection Catholic Community.
Get information and register here.

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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Tue, March 26 2019 19 Adar II 5779