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:

Saturday
9:30am-10am: Study of Psalms
10:00am-12:30pm: Services, followed by kiddush lunch and study

Wednesday
7am: Minyan followed by breakfast






   
               High Holiday Services

Erev Rosh HaShana

Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 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

Thursday, September 21, 9:00 am 

Childcare will be available from 10am - 1pm.

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

Friday, September 22, 9:00 am

Erev Yom Kippur—Kol Nidre

Friday, September 29, 6:15 pm

Yom Kippur

Saturday, September 30, 9:00 am

Childcare will be available from 10am - 1pm.

N’ilah at the synagogue at about 6:30 pm

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.



  Learn to Speak Hebrew
                                        שלום    

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 Level
Class meet: Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00PM , April 4-June 27, 2017. No class on April 11 & 18, May 30th.
Cost:     $250  for 10 sessions, $25 per session drop-in

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

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

Course Instructor: Reb Yankel (Jonathan Levitow)

Co-sponsored by Kol Tefillah, Temple Beth El Jewish Community Center, and Chadeish Yameinu