Who we are:

We are a traditional congregation that is warm, welcoming and family oriented. Our services are free and open to all. Men and women lead our services and each member has the opportunity to grow in their knowledge and observance of Jewish law.

Please join us for our weekly services:


10:00am-12:30pm: Services, followed by kiddush lunch and study

7am: Minyan followed by breakfast

  High Holiday Services

Erev Rosh HaShana

Sunday, September 9, 6:45 pm Services at the synagogue followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner in the Community Room at the Santa Cruz Police Dept., 155 Center St.,where you can drop off your dish starting at 6:00 pm. Please prepare ahead, kitchen facilities are not available.

First Day Rosh HaShana

Monday, September 10, 9:00 am Bring a picnic lunch. We will walk to the picnic area at Depot Park at approximately 1:30 pm.

Tashlich will be on the Municipal Wharf at approximately 3 pm.

Second Day Rosh HaShana

Tuesday, September 11, 9:00 am

Erev Yom Kippur—Kol Nidre

Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 pm

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 19, 9:00 am

N’ilah at the synagogue at about 6:45 pm
followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner at the Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center St., where you can drop off your dish starting at 6:00 pm.

  Learn to Speak Hebrew

Welcome to Hebrew Conversation at Kol Tefillah 

                                                            Beginner to intermediate levels

(No prior Hebrew necessary)

 Classes meet: Thursday evenings 7:30 - 8:30PM.  Verify class meeting with instructor.

 Cost for 10 sessions:   $10  for Kol Tefillah members

                                      $12  non-members

Required materials

Shalom Ivrit, part 1.
                                Welcome to Modern Hebrew by Nili Ziv, Behrman House, 2003

Advanced Hebrew Conversation Group
 Class meet: Wednesday morning 8:30 - 9:30AM , check calendar to verify class meeting
 Required materials: Hebrew From Scratch part II, Shlomit Chayat,Academon, Jerusalem, 2013

Cost per session:     $10  for Kol Tefillah members

                               $12  non-members

Teacher: Ilana Goldstein- Native Hebrew speaker

Questions: Ilana.goldstein@gmail.com

Learn Yiddish, Beginner and Intermediate Level
Class meet: Tuesdays, , Starting October 16
    Beginner Level:  5:15 - 6:45PM
     Intermediate Level: 7:00 - 9:00PM
Cost (for either level):     $300  for 10 sessions,
$25 textbook purchase required for Beginner Level
(Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.)

Place: Congregation Kol Tefillah, , 200 Washington St., #109

To register, contact: Ilana Godlstein, Ilana.goldstein@gmail.com

Course Instructor: Reb Yankel (Jonathan Levitow)