Jews have lived in Kern County, California, since the 1840s, but Temple Beth El was founded on Nov. 4, 1947. It has since grown to membership of more than 150 households from a diverse range of backgrounds. Temple Beth El is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. 

We are dedicated to the creation of a home for living Judaism–a place where newcomers feel welcome, where Jewish ideals are made real and where education is the key that unlocks the door to a lifetime of Jewish fulfillment and commitment. We are proud of this tradition and hope that your association with us will be spiritually and emotionally satisfying.

Temple Beth El is committed to caring for all of its members and strives to provide a meaningful Jewish experience for people of all ages.