March 30, 2015   10 Nisan 5775
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 Ken Lipman, 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  

TBE welcomes its Board of Directors for 2014:

Co-presidents:   Michael Sachs & Gary Epstein
Vice-president: Edgar Cohen
Treasurer: Ron Levy
Secretary: Suzanne Levy
Education chair: Penny Bilow
Ways & Means chair: Diane Borad-Mirken
Religious Practices chair: Anita Friedman
Membership chair: Milton Kaver
Buildings & Grounds chair Ken Wolf
Brotherhood rep:  Michael LeCover
Sisterhood rep: Marsha Epstein
Past co-presidents: Juan Hovey & Elise Cassel


We will be starting a new Beginners Hebrew class very soon. This is a modern Hebrew class. For details and registration please email Joel David at or call 805-878-1045.

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.

Upcoming Events  

Next Movie: "The Matchmaker" to be shown July 26, 2014.

This is an Israeli movie in Hebrew with English subtitles. Half-Hour Social at 7:30pm, movie starts at 8:00pm.

For a complete list of meetings/events, click on the "Calendar" tab at the top of this page.


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