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:

9:30am-10am: Study of Hirsch's commentary of the weekly Torah portion
10:00am-12:30pm: Services, followed by kiddush lunch and study

7am: Minyan followed by breakfast

Family Fun for the Jewish Holidays

                                Parent-child interactive program for ages 1 through 12!

                                Introduction to the Holidays, Arts and Crafts, Stories, Songs,

                                Dances, Traditional Holiday foods

Time: 3 - 4:30 PM

Location: Kol Tefillah, 200 Washington St. Suite 109, Santa Cruz (

except Sukkot, which will be held at the congregational Sukkah.)



Rosh HaShannah/Yom Kippur:   Sunday, September 7



Sukkot:  Sunday, October 12

Chanukkah:    Sunday, December 7

Purim: Sunday, February 22

Pesach:  Sunday, March 22

$10 material/snack fee per family for each event

To register send a check to: 

Congregation Kol Tefillah, 200 Washington St. Suite 109,  Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Questions? Contact: Ilana.Goldstein@gmail.com



High Holiday Services 5775-2014

Erev Rosh Hashana Wednesday, Sept. 24th

Candle Lighting 6:45 PM

Vegi Pot Luck Dinner- 7:30 PM – Louden Nelson

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Thursday, Sept. 25h 9:00 AM

Please refrain from parking behind the building;use street parking or the public lot on Washington St.

Tashlich-3PM at Municipal Wharf

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Friday, Sept. 26h  9:00 AM

Please refrain from parking behind the building;use street parking or the public lot on Washington St.

Erev Yom Kippur Friday, Oct. 3th

Candle Lighting 6:32 PM

Yom Kippur Saturday, Oct. 4th  9:00 AM

Building's parking is available.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Service starts around 2pm

Yom Kippur Conclusion, Start: 6:30  PM

Break the Fast Potluck- Approx. 7:45  PM- Santa Cruz Police 

Trope Class for Adults

 Taught by Tammi Benjamin

                         September 14 from 1-5pm
                                                        Program is free but please RSVP to
                                                 Tammi Benjamin Tammibenjamin@gmail.com

 Learn to Speak Hebrew!


Welcome to Hebrew Conversation at Kol Tefillah 

                                                            Beginner to intermediate levels

(No prior Hebrew necessary)

 Classes meet: Tuesdays evenings 7:30 - 8:30PM, September 23rd-November 25th

 Cost for 10 sessions:   $100  for Kol Tefillah members

                                      $120  non-members

                                      $12   drop-in

Required materials

Welcome to Hebrew on DVD by Prolog.

Can be purchased by googling "Welcome to Hebrew on DVD(NTSC)" 

Advanced Hebrew Conversation Group
 Class meet: Wednesday morning 8:30 - 9:30AM,  October 1st-December 24th

Cost per session:     $10  for Kol Tefillah members

                               $12  non-members


Teacher: Ilana Goldstein- Native Hebrew speaker

Questions: Ilana.goldstein@gmail.com