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Temple Beth El is a warm, caring community
that fosters dynamic spiritual growth.

Passionate about peace and justice, creative about prayer, joyful about tradition.

Located in Aptos, we are a Reform congregation of more than 500 families serving the Jewish community in the greater Santa Cruz area. We consider ourselves a Covenantal Community, meaning that we are bound together by our tradition, love of community, and commitment to sustaining a warm, caring and diverse Jewish center for ourselves, our children and future generations. We focus on learning, community, worship and the pursuit of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).

Our mission is to be a vital center for the diverse Jewish community in Santa Cruz County—to perpetuate Judaism through religious, educational, cultural, and communal activities. We strive to offer our synagogue members a cohesive, caring community where the joy of Jewish living is made accessible and relevant to contemporary life.

To join or just get more information, contact Melissa Sunberg, our Membership Experience and Program Manager, at (831) 479-3444 or

Welcome to the Temple Beth El community!

Mon, July 15 2024 9 Tammuz 5784