Congregation Kol Tefillah
Full Torah Service - Torah readers welcome
Starting at 10 AM every Saturday
Followed by Kiddush lunch
200 Washington St., Santa Cruz, CA
2 blocks from the wharf, beach and boardwalk
Where else outside of Tel Aviv, Cape Town or Coney Island
can you be shomer shabbos by a beach and boardwalk?
See below how you can be shomer shabbos and still roll ala Big Lebowski
"Instead of a vacation from Judaism, add Judaism back in your vacation"
What day is Sunday December 25th this year?
Right, it is the 7th Day of Hanukkah
Bring the whole family to the shul at 5:00 PM for Menorah lighting, latkes and apple sauce
RSVP: Sharon at email@example.com
Congregation Kol Tefillah is lay-led shul with on a limited budget. We represent a model of how Conservative synagogues can exist outside of big cities. We have a plan to increase our membership long term. But we need help from Family Foundations and Donor Advised Funds in the short run. Please contact our Treasurer Larry Abrams at 831-254-7325 to learn more about our efforts to keep Conservative Judaism alive on the Central Coast of California.
Attention Visitors to Santa Cruz, California
Kol Tefillah can be your "destination" shul. Join us for a full Torah Service followed by a Kiddush lunch. Plus you can be be shomer shabbos by staying at any number of motels nearby.
Ocean Pacific Lodge, 301 Pacific Avenue, 831-457-1234, < $200/night on weekends, all of 2 minute walk to the shul and 5 minute walk to the wharf. https://www.theoceanpacificlodge.com/\
Walk along West Cliff past Dream Inn, Lighthouse, surfers at Steamer Lane.
After Shabbos: all within walking distance of shul
Vegan restaurants, live Jazz at Kuumbwa, G-League basketball, bowling, or video game arcade at the Boardwalk
Malabar Restaurant, 514 Front Street, Asian fusion, 12-2:30 PM, 5-9:30 PM
Veg on the Edge, in Abbot Square, 725 Front Street, 12-8PM
Cafe Gratitude, 103 Lincoln Street, 11 AM - 9 PM
Outdoor Dining Food Court
Abbott Square - 725 Front Street https://abbottsquaremarket.com/
Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk https://beachboardwalk.com/hours/
Saturday Sunday Hours: Rides 12PM -5PM Arcade 10AM - 10PM
Boardwalk Bowling https://boardwalkbowl.com/
create your own Big Lebowski shomer shabbos meme
115 Cliff Street, across from Boardwalk, Daily 9AM-12AM
Kuumbwa Jazz Club https://www.kuumbwajazz.org/
G-League basketball https://santacruz.gleague.nba.com
Trader Joe’s, 700 Front Street, Downtown SC, Open every day 8 AM - 9 PM
Healthy Grocery Stores
New Leaf Community Market, 1101 Fair St (Westside SC) and 1134 Pacific Ave. (Downtown SC) Open every day 8 AM - 9 PM
Stagnaro Brothers Seafood (59 Municipal Wharf) -- a short walk from the Shul
Steamer Lane surfing, Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach and Boardwalk are a 10 minute walk from the shul