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Welcome to Temple Beth El

New Machzors!
For the temple and for purchase.

We have new Machzors for the High Holy Days. And, they are available for purchase—at cost—for our membership and community.
Click here to purchase your machzor.


Join Us for a Trip of a Lifetime—a Jewish
Heritage Tour of Poland

April 29—May 7, 2020
with Rabbi Eli Cohen of Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal
and Rabbi Shifra Weiss-Penzias of Temple Beth El
Get information here.

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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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Mon, June 17 2019 14 Sivan 5779