Welcome to Temple Beth El, a synagogue founded in 1957. Our building was dedicated in 1969. We are the heart of Jewish life in Santa Maria, California. 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 once a month by Rabbi Dov Gottesfeld and by qualified lay leaders the other weeks.

  • We welcome interfaith families.

  • We offer regular education programs and Saturday morning Torah studies when the Rabbi is with us.



TBE Fundraisers

Here are 4 ways you can support Temple Beth El simply by shopping or eating!

1.       Jaffa Café in Santa Maria is donating 15% for all food purchased all day and evening, 10:30am to 8pm, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. You can dine in or take out. Either way, TBE benefits!  All you have to do is write "TBE" on your menu form. Jaffa Cafe will save all of TBE's receipts and donate 15% to TBE. 

2.       Buy Scrip (gift cards) from Mike Sachs to be used in local businesses and restaurants. The Temple receives up to 5% from these gift cards.

3.       If you shop on Amazon, sign up to support Temple Beth El Santa Maria at (under Accounts & Lists go to Your AmazonSmile). The Temple gets ½% of every dollar you spend. Double dip and use Amazon Scrip as well!

4.       Purchase a Tree in Israel in memory or honor of a loved one. Trees are $18.00. Temple Beth El makes money from each tree purchased. Contact Suzanne Levy to buy a tree or for more information.


Donate, pay Dues, or pay for Events using Paypal.

Street address: 
1501 E. Alvin Ave. 
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Mailing address: 
P.O. Box 5217 
Santa Maria, CA 93456

Phone: (805) 928-2118