- Temple Beth El is a reform Congregation with a warm approach to tradition. As the only synagogue in Salinas, and one of three in Monterey County, we serve the broader Jewish community, with members from Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox backgrounds, as well as Jews-by-choice and interfaith couples. While most of our members live in Salinas, we have members from Hollister, Gilroy, King City, and the Monterey Peninsula. We invite you to attend our services and other programs and to meet our rabbi and members of the congregation. We hope you will consider becoming part of the Temple Beth El family and helping us create a vibrant Jewish Community in the Salinas Valley.