Everyone interested in finding Jewish meaning and community is welcome.

We invite all to join us in celebration, worship, and pursuing justice and righteousness through our acts of lovingkindness and social action. We are a community based on inclusiveness, with open doors to people of all ages, to varied kinds of families, to those who are intermarried, to those who have chosen Judaism, to all individuals and families who strive to create a Jewish home. We seek dialogue and joint action with people of other faiths in the hope that together we can bring peace, freedom and justice to our world.  Please join us amid the rolling farmland, beautiful vineyards, and small town atmosphere that is our wonderful community.

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High Holy Day Planning has begun. 

The Yamim Noraim, Days of Awe,  are  September 24 - October 4, 2014.    

Rabbi Janice will be leading Rosh Hashanah services and we will be joined by Rabbi Len Muroff for Yom Kippur.   Cantorial soloist Cricket Handler will once again share with us her beautiful voice. 

A full schedule for all the holiday events will be posted soon. 

** COT Members :  it is time to order your Honey Greetings.   Go to the Member Access page for all the details

**Annual Yizkor/Memorial Book submissions are now being accepted.  Download the form and send in promptly so your loved ones names can be included during the Yizkor service.  

**Looking for a new recipe for the sweet new year?  Visit our High Holy Day page for information and recipes from URJ. 






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COT Highlights

Photo Gallery

COT sign Take a look at our different events, occasions, and 'happenings' here at our synagogue.

Social Action

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Our community is actively involved with fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world. Learn more about the impact COT is making in our community.

Youth Group

COTTY logoWe offer combined social, educational, religious and social action programs  for Jewish teenagers in the North County.

Introduction to Judaism

helping-handsMiller Introduction to Judaism begins September 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm 

Curriculum  here

Listen to participants of this program.

For all the details,  go to the   Frequently Asked Questions 

PJ Library

Sign up for free Jewish books for children 6 months - 8 years.   Learn more about PJ Library and our children's programming

Find out more about our programming for families with young children. 

Upcoming Events


Aug.22.2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Shabbat Services


Aug.23.2014 9:30am - 11:30am
ECHO Long Walk Home


Rosh Chodesh Elul


Rosh Chodesh Elul


Aug.26.2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Women's Havurah


Aug.26.2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Men's Club