The Interfaith Shelter Program needs Volunteers!

Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth like the d...


The CY Tikun Olam Social Action Committee held our first Tikun Olam potluck featuring a local organization doing mitzvah work in the community.  The event was a huge success. There were approximately 30 people in attendance, half were CY members and half were members o...


The need for a new CY logo arose when Reb Eli invited the congregation to attend the recent Women's March in Santa Cruz in January.  We found that our organization did not possess a large banner which could identify us while marching.  Ed Garner volunteered to create t...


Join us for a Shabbat Evening Service,
Friday, January 13, 7:45 pm, 846 Front St, Santa Cruz. All are welcome.

(An oneg (refreshments) follows-please consider bringing something to share.


Dear All,

Etiel and I are so grateful for your donations so that street people can stay warm as the weather cools.  We pray for rain, yet it's very difficult on those who have no place to go.  Having all of the wonderful BRAND-NEW (such a big deal for all the street d...


A big heartfelt thank you to all of you who helped make our holidays so beautiful. 

(We hope we have all your names - if we missed anyone, please let us know.)

Adult Learning Discussion:  Akiva Akindele Bankole

Children’s Services:   Michele Hodah Newman, with Shalom Brav...


Here we sit, beginning a new year and finding ourselves in a new place, literally sitting in a new home for our community. And a question comes up for me: What makes a house a home?

And I stand here, preparing myself for the coming new year, having just moved – not once...



Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can,
and Wisdom to know the difference.

These words have always graced the home I grew up in, as they do my own home today. Acceptance – such an easy word, and yet such a diff...


On Friday, December 30, Jillian Aronstam will welcome up to 20 dinner guests. She will provide a vegetarian main dish and potato dish.  Please bring latkes or dish to share and Menorah. 6:30 pm. Please rsvp before December 28:

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It’s said that there are hundreds of names of
G-d. We’ll examine some of the most common names as well as a few of the more esoteric ones. Come to one...

The Myriad Names of G-d; December 12 and 19; 7:00 pm

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