Temple Beth El is a Reform congregation, rooted in history and tradition, moving forward in modern thought and practice.

Welcome to the website of Temple Beth El in Salinas, California!

treeOur goal is to be both a spiritual and social center for our members and guests. Our membership spans the entire spectrum of  Jewish thought and tradition.  Reform, Conservative, Orthodox as well as unaffiliated members add variety to our gatherings.  Interfaith couples, Jews-by-choice, and same sex couples are all welcome at Temple Beth El.  Many of our members live in Salinas and throughout the Salinas Valley. We also serve members...

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    The Kosher is Coming!
    Mark your calendars for Thursday, January 29th, 2015.  It's almost time for the 59th annual Kosher Style Lunch and Bake Sale.  Tickets will be available soon.

    Salvation Army – Bell Ringing
    Please join us for our annual Mitzvah of ringing the bell at the Salvation Army Red Kettle locations on December 24, allowing our Christian friends to spend the day with their families.  Sign up now for a shift at a variety of locations in and around Salinas.

    Chanuka Pot Luck – Tues., Dec. 16
    Please join us for a fun evening of candle lighting, dinner, dreidl spinning games, prizes, and a PJ story time in the Library. We will provide latkes, salad, jelly donuts and drinks.  Please provide a non-dairy main course.  (No sour cream.)  Wine, if desired, and menorah. RSVP by 12/9.