Our Members. Temple Beth El members come from all over Humboldt County. Our membership includes both long-time North Coast residents and newcomers.  Some of us were raised in traditional Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox homes, while others began exploring Judaism as adults.  Temple Beth El membership is open to individuals, families, and students attending Humboldt State University or College of the Redwoods.  We are pleased to have approximately 140 households in our membership.

How to get involved. The majority of our events are open to both members and non-members. A great way to get involved is by attending our Friday Evening Shabbat Services, led by Rabbi Naomi Steinberg or one of our Lay Leaders. Everyone is also welcome to attend our group-led Saturday Morning Torah Study. Check our calendar for specific times and details about this week’s services and for information about special events!

Why Should I Join? Joining Temple Beth El means becoming part of an inter-generational, extended Jewish family. We gather to support one another in times of both joy and sorrow. We work together on social and environmental justice causes locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally. Temple membership includes reduced fees for classes and events, eligibility for Children’s Education Programs, and use of the Temple Beth El Library.

Who will feel comfortable at Temple Beth El? Our members reflect the diversity of Humboldt County, coming from all walks of life and many different religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We welcome Jewish and interfaith families and individuals, including those who are new to Jewish study and practice. We are a Welcoming Synagogue, dedicated to inclusion of LGBTQ individuals and people with disabilities. Our programs are designed to meet the diverse spiritual, religious, educational, and social needs of our members.

What about membership dues? We ask that each member or  member family pay dues. These dues are specific to each member and we provide a guidance worksheet to help.

Join us! We hope you will choose to become a part of the present and future of our congregation. Click here to download our membership application. Applications can be mailed to: Temple Beth El P.O. Box 442 Eureka, CA 95502 or scanned and emailed to the office at bethel@reninet.com.

If you have any questions, please contact the office by email or by calling 707.444.2846