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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.

 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.


Challah Making for Young Families Thursday, January 24, 3:30 PM
at Westside SC New Leaf Please RSVP to Sarah.

Jewish Residential Camp Fair
Sunday, January 27
11:00‒12:00 PM at TBE


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.

Mon, January 21 2019 15 Sh'vat 5779