Santa Cruz / Monterey

Temple Beth El/JCC

Temple Beth El/JCC 3055 Porter Gulch Road Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 479-3444 Fax: (831) 475-7246 [email protected]
Senior Rabbi Rabbi Paula Marcus (831) 479-3444 [email protected]
Membership experience and program manager Melissa Sunberg (831) 479-3444 [email protected]

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

Reform congregation located in Aptos and serving the Jewish community in the greater Santa Cruz area is comprised of more than 500 families.  Considered a covenantal community: bound together by tradition, love of community, and commitment to sustaining a warm, caring and diverse Jewish center for ourselves, our children and future generations. Focused on learning, community, worship and the pursuit of tikkun olam (repairing the world).

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. Strives to offer synagogue members a cohesive, caring community where the joy of Jewish living is made accessible and relevant to contemporary life.