November 30, 2015   18 Kislev 5776
Temple Beth El -- Santa Maria, CA
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Welcome to Temple Beth El, a Reform Jewish congregation serving the central coast from Santa Maria since 1969. We are the heart of Jewish life in Santa Maria, Calif. We worship on Shabbat using the traditional prayers of our Jewish heritage in the comfortable environment of our synagogue's sanctuary. Services begin at 7:30 p.m. every Friday.

  • Our services are led by a permanent part-time rabbi, Rabbi Dov Gottesfeld, and qualified lay leaders.
  • We welcome interfaith families.
  • We offer regular education programs and Saturday morning Torah studies.

Join our Temple Beth El Community

Perform the mitzvah of attending services and being part of a minyan. Help your Jewish community to say Kaddish, read from one of our three Torahs, and keep our Jewish traditions alive each week.


News Update  

A new Modern Hebrew class (beginner level) will start on January 12, 2016. For registration information please contact Joel David at or 805-878-1045.


TBE welcomes its Board of Directors for 2015:

President – Michael Sachs, Vice-President – Tom Geiger, Secretary – Suzanne Levy, Treasurer – Ron Levy, Religious Practices Chair – Anita Freidman, Ways and Means Chair – Diane Borad-Mirken, Education Chair – Joel David, Membership Chair – Mike Kaver, and Buildings & Grounds – Ken Wolf. Also serving on the Board will be the Brotherhood Representative – Michael LeCover, Sisterhood Representative – Marsha Epstein, and Past-President – Gary Epstein.


Outside groups may rent space at Temple Beth El, which has a sanctuary, three classrooms and a full kitchen.
Contact Ken Wolf at (805) 260-3113 or email at 

Library Open Hours

Our newly refurbished library is open from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays. Come browse the many shelves for religious texts and Jewish reference books as well as a wide variety of titles on such topics as Jewish history, Israel, interfaith marriage, Zionism, anti-Semitism and mourning. To donate books, please contact Elise Cassel at 354-0480.

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