Temple Beth El

Temple Beth El

3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos, CA 95003

Contact Details

Rabbi Shifra Weiss-Penzias
(831) 479-3444

We Offer HHBS Because

We are excited about using the grant money to advertise and bring people in to the synagogue.

Service Leaders

Rabbi Shifra Weiss-Penzias (Associate Rabbi) and her husband Peter Weiss-Penzias.

Service Type

A little of everything, abbreviated with Reform, Conservative and Camp Style music with a focus on the meaning of the holiday.

High Holiday Beginners Service Cost


Rosh Hashanah Schedule

Thursday, September 21, 7:00 PM

Yom Kippur Schedule

Friday, September 30, 4:45 PM

What to Expect:

Great music, warm and inclusive, deeply meaningful. We are a very warm and progressive congregation. We have the only synagogue building in Santa Cruz county. It is a beautiful building.

Who to Expect:

We have about 520 families, people of all ages. About 160 kids in the Sunday school, about 20 students in each b’nai mitzvah class.
We expect about 50 guests, mostly adults 40 and older.

Other Details

  • Babysitting and youth groups available.
  • No dress code.
  • Wheelchair Accessible.
  • Every person is welcome.
  • A communal Tashlich service will take place.
  • A communal Yom Kippur break-fast is available – please RSVP
  • We invite everyone to celebrate the High Holidays free of charge at Temple Beth El including Rock Hashanah, September 21 at 7PM. For a full list of all services and times, please visit our website at TBEaptos.org.

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