About Us

home-tencommandmentsWelcome to Congregation Kol Emeth. We are a traditional, egalitarian Conservative synagogue located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Kol Emeth provides programs that meet a wide range of congregants’ needs. We offer a warm environment for Jewish study, prayer and developing a close community. Our services are participatory and led by our Rabbis and congregants.  Our classes and programs encourage further involvement in the synagogue. With our growing membership, the congregation is home to families and individuals with deep roots in the area as well as many newcomers. We welcome you and extend an open invitation to come by and visit.

Our History:
The synagogue was founded in 1957 and was housed in a variety of temporary quarters near downtown Palo Alto. In 1965, the first stage of building at our present site began, followed by a second stage in 1972, and the final stage in 1987, when the sanctuary was built. We are especially proud of the improvements that have helped us create an environment conducive to learning, celebrating, praying and being together.

Our Mission Statement:
Congregation Kol Emeth is an egalitarian, Conservative synagogue located in the heart of Silicon Valley. We offer a warm environment for Jewish study and prayer. Through our classes and programs, congregants have many opportunities to stay involved with the synagogue and to be part of a vibrant Jewish Community.

Everyone is welcome in our egalitarian Jewish community