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Temple Beth El Jewish Community Center

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General Agency Information
Name:Temple Beth El Jewish Community Center
Address:3055 Porter Gulch Road
Aptos, CA  95003
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-479-3444
Fax Number:831-475-7246
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description:At Temple Beth El, spiritual exploration, religious experience, political action, and cultural expression all have a place of importance.

Temple Beth El welcomes all who seek to be a part of us, regardless of lifestyle, marital status, age, family configuration, or religion of origin. Bring an open mind, a willing heart, and together we will find our way as modern Jews.

The Center provides Jewish studies, lecture series, art exhibits, an adult education program, Scholar-in-Residence Series, music series and a pre-school, Simcha.

FEES: voluntary contributions
Programs:Education: Whether you're just beginning your Jewish education or are a seasoned Jewish scholar, Temple Beth El offers a wealth of possibility ranging from Torah study to Hebrew high school to family learning to our Scholar-in-Residence program. Come, learn, enjoy.

Youth Groups:
Temple Beth El has two organized youth groups, one for senior high school students (9th-12th grades) and one for junior high (7th and 8th grades). The youth groups are a fun, casual, and engaging way that Jewish youth can meet each other and experience Judaism in ways that are pertinent to their lives. Our youth groups are open to any Jewish teen in Santa Cruz County.

Social Justice:
Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action (COPA): Temple Beth El is an active participant in this interfaith effort to improve our communities. COPA is a network of 35 faith-based and nonprofit institutions in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. COPA's activities are based on the concept of "relational organizing", a process of deepening and broadening our understanding of each other that identifies potential areas for action on behalf of our members. Relational organizing includes one-to-one meetings, house meetings, research actions, and community actions. This model can develop in two ways, one identifies and serves the needs of the congregation, and the other prepares us to work together for a better (broader) community. Kathy Goldenkranz and Carolyn Coleman lead the COPA Committee at Temple Beth El.
Facilities:Our lovely facility has plenty of space to accommodate your special event, program, training, or class, we even have a full commercial kitchen. We offer discounts to non-profit organizations. Contact Jane Sable-Friedman, Executive Director, for availability, pricing, and to arrange a tour:
(831) 479-3444
Languages other than English:Hebrew
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within One Block
Eligibility:Call for Information
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Aptos
Funding Source:Donations

Jane  Sable-Friedman
Executive Director

Gail  Levine

Subject Headings
 Adult Education
Facilities/Community Centers
Music Performances
Private Nonprofits
This record last modified March 2, 2015

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