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Temple School

Click here for the  Temple School On-line Registration Form for 2018/19
     (or download here)

Click here for the Temple School On-line Scholarship Application for 2018/19
     (or download here)

Get the 2018/19 Temple School and related events calendar here.

Our mission is to foster a love of Jewish learning in a joyful,
engaging and supportive community.


See upcoming events below.

TBE takes pride in the strongest and most comprehensive Jewish programming for children and teens in Santa Cruz County, including our deeply meaningful and personalized Bar and Bat Mitzvah program. Your children will make Jewish friends, experience the joy of Jewish tradition and become immersed in their Jewish heritage, culture and community.

Mazel Tots for Parents and Tots: Our wonderful monthly Sunday morning program, 9:45-11:15 AM, invites youngsters and their parents to sing, create, meet, have fun, and learn about Judaism. All are welcome.

Temple School - kindergarten through 10th grade: Temple School at Temple Beth El is an exciting and dynamic place for kids, probably quite different from the Religious school experience you grew up with. Our goal is that our students will love attending and will be proud and delighted to be Jewish.

Because we’re the largest Jewish community in the Monterey Bay area, our students strengthen their Jewish identity by connecting with many other Jewish kids their age - from their earliest memories through their Bar and Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation.

You don’t have to be “religious” to send your children to Temple School. As Jews, we explore what we think and believe without doctrine. Interfaith families are welcome, and we are open and affirming.

Temple School Registration Packet for 2018/19 - Unless you are enrolling your child in kindergarten you must first turn in your Temple Membership form before registering your child(ren) for Temple School.

Temple School Scholarship Application for 2018/19

Hebrew High School is 8th‒10th grades on Wednesday evenings. Students build life-long friendships and choose their own classes as they progress toward Confirmation. Classes are taught by outstanding teachers and rabbis. Please go to the Hebrew High School page to view teacher bios and current course listings.

For information, contact Rabbi Shifra Weiss-Penzias or Congregational Learning Coordinator Sarah Clarkson.

Upcoming Events

All-School Roller Skating Party

Instead of regular Temple School
Sunday, December 16, 11:30 AM‒1:30 PM

Skate to Jewish music, eat pizza, and have fun with the Temple School community at the Santa Cruz Roller Palladium, 1606 Seabright Ave. The cost is $12.00 in advance & $15.00 after December 12th, including at the door. If you want to rent inline skates there is an additional $3.00 charge. Please contact Rabbi Shifra if cost is a problem. Pay by December 12th—it helps us know how much pizza to bring.

Family, relatives and friends are all welcome! Helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards are recommended. Kids who have difficulty roller skating need to
bring an adult. If you are planning to leave your child at the roller rink we will need to know how to contact you for those two hours. Be sure to fill out our sign in & emergency contact form at the door before you leave.

We will accept payment at the Temple School office, or by mail. Please make checks payable to Temple Beth El and put roller skating and names of skaters in the memo line.

Thu, December 13 2018 5 Tevet 5779