Peninsula Temple Beth El

San Mateo, California

Organization Summary


We inspire and nourish your spirit by cultivating an energetic, engaged Jewish community enwrapped in Torah, music, worship, belonging, justice, and Israel.


A thriving center of Jewish community life. PTBE will be a vibrant hub of activity engaging the Peninsula Jewish community. The welcoming warmth of spirit, and comfortable environment will make PTBE a place where you will want to belong and become involved.

Our Shabbat services and Holiday celebrations will be packed. Meaningful, moving and inspiring worship and multiple prayer opportunities will inspire children and adults to worship and learn.
PTBE will serve as a focal point for Jewish intellectual thought and education for all ages on the Peninsula. There will be numerous family learning opportunities, classroom and experiential learning, active service projects and volunteer opportunities.

Our actively engaged and energetic congregation will be a leader in the Jewish community and the community at large.

A community committed to making the world a better place. PTBE will be known for being a caring community through generosity and social action.
PTBE and its members will be highly regarded for their work in making the world a better place. We will be deeply engaged with the broader community. Members and non-members, Jews and non-Jews will come to learn about the world, share ideas, and experience family life together.

A place where participation is valued and where leadership can be developed. We will be a community where many people will volunteer their time and give of themselves financially because their contributions are valued. People will see the results of their generosity and work and take pride in our collective accomplishments. We will honor the contributions of our members by knowing that our Jewish traditions are sustained. We will be a community where our members can offer leadership in a variety of ways, and where the development of future leaders is ongoing.