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Welcome to Temple Beth El, Aptos CA

		                            <span class="slider_description">Sukkot 1st Day Service 
Monday, September 24, 9:30 AM
Office closed.</span>
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		                                    Visit our New Coffee Lounge		                                </span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Coffee, tea and snacks are available. It is a wonderful place to meet a friend, escape freeway traffic, read a book, logon to your computer and do some work, or just run into friends.</span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Simcha Preschool has prekindergarten openings. Please contact or 479-3449 for information.</span>
		                            <span class="slider_description">Brotherhood and Sisterhood are teaming up to build and decorate our Sukkah on Sunday, September 23, at 9:00 AM. For more information contact Melissa at</span>
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?


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

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


Women's Rosh Hodesh Group and TBE Sisterhood together in the TBE Sukkah on Thursday, September 27, at 6:00 PM. Get more information here.

Temple School Opening Day & Temple Community Picnic
at Delaveaga Park on Sunday, September 30th. 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

Our building is 25 years old. We need a new roof, upgraded technology, upgrades to our administrative office.
We need everyone to support our Building Fund to continue to improve and care for our beautiful Jewish Community Center.

Fri, September 21 2018 12 Tishrei 5779