October 01, 2016   28 Elul 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.


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Modern Hebrew classes are available. For registration information please contact Joel David at jandidavid@yahoo.com or 805-878-1045.


A class about the Siddur (Prayer book) is currently available.

Teacher: Rabbi Dov Gottesfeld

Day and time: Every other Saturday at 2pm to 3pm.

Knowledge of Hebrew is not required.

Topics: The history of the siddur, the various types of siddurim, the structure of the Ashkenazi siddur, the essential prayers required to establish a valid Jewish service, the Hebrew of the siddur.

Tuition: $150 for a semester of ten lessons ($15 per lesson)

For more information or to register please contact Rabbi Dov Gottesfeld by email at dovgottesfeld@gmail.com


TBE welcomes its Board of Directors for 2016:

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


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 kennethlwolf94720@gmail.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 Gary Epstein at 805-929-6301.

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