Welcome to Temple Beth El, a synagogue dedicated in 1969 and affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. 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 visiting and student rabbis 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.
TBE welcomes its Board of Directors for 2013-2014: Co-Presidents: Elise Cassel & Juan Hovey
Vice President: Michael Sachs
Secretary: Suzanne Levy
Treasurer: Ron Levy
Religious Practices: Lori Meltzer-Sutton
Ways & Means: Penny Bilow
Membership: Esmeralda & Cesar Vidales
Education: Diane Borad-Mirken
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@example.com
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.
'Find a Ride' to TBE services
If you or a friend needs a ride to and from Friday night Shabbat services, we can help arrange it. Call Tom Geiger at 925-0398.
Save the Date for TBE's March Madness Fund-Raiser
Vocalist Diane Borad-Mirken will team up with PCPA actress & singer Suzy Newman for “An Afternoon of Music & Mirth” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23. This dynamic duo will perform a variety of songs ranging from jazz, blues and pop to Broadway tunes and standards. Bring family and friends to a stellarshow! Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Please RSVP for advance tickets to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elise at 354-0480.
For a complete list of meetings/events, click on the "Calendar" tab at the top of this page.