FAQ

  1. Where are you located? What is your phone number?
  2. What branch of Judaism do you belong to?
  3. Can I come and visit?
  4. When are services?
  5. Do you have a daily minyan?
  6. How do I find out information about membership?
  7. How do I enroll my child in the religious school?
  8. How do I sponsor a kiddush for a Shabbat morning?
  9. Can I bring food into the synagogue?
  10. How do I find out about the various programs you offer?
  11. How do I volunteer?
  12. Can I use your facility for a private event?
  13. What are your Kashrut guidelines?

  1. Where are you located? What is your phone number?
    We are located at 4175 Manuela Ave, Palo Alto CA 94306 just off Foothill Expressway and Arastradero Rd. See map. To speak to someone on staff between the hours of 9 to 7 pm Monday to Thursday and 9-4 on Fridays call 650-948-7498.
  2. What branch of Judaism do you belong to?
    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. Kol Emeth is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
  3. Can I come and visit?
    We would love for you to visit. During the week, please call the office at 650-948-7498 or just stop by. If you come on a Shabbat, in addition to the main service, there are also many other programs and lectures you might find interesting. Check our front page or calendar or call the office for more information on any particular week.
    Our parking lot gets full very quickly, so it is recommended you come early. Street parking is available once our lot fills up, but please watch where you park. Parking directly across from the main buildings of the synagogue is restricted.
  4. When are services?
    We hold Friday night and Saturday morning shabbat services, holiday services, and a daily minyan. For times and locations, see the calendar, or our full list of services and locations, or call the office.
  5. Do you have a daily minyan?
    Yes, our minyanim are held Sunday to Thursday at 7:45 pm all year long. We also have morning minyanim at 6:45 am on Thursday and 9:15 am on Sunday.
  6. How do I find out information about membership?
    See our membership page for information and the membership application.
  7. How do I enroll my child in the religious school?
    Registration and enrollment information are available on the youth education pages.
  8. Can I bring food into the synagogue?
    Kol Emeth is a kosher facility with a kosher kitchen, and for that reason, food brought into the building must come from an approved caterer. However, we do allow baked goods to be brought from home if the bakers follow the kashrut guidelines for baking. Please contact the office for an approved caterer list.
  9. How do I find out about the various programs you offer?
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    Our website’s home page offers a detailed calendar of events that is updated regularly. You can click on any program that interests you for more information. Members also have access to weekly newsletters of events, as well as a monthly newsletter called “The Voice”.

  10. How do I volunteer?
    We have an active volunteer committee providing many opportunities throughout the organization. Please email us and your inquiry will be answered promptly.
  11. Can I use your facility for a private event?
    Yes you can. We invite you to complete this online request form, and email us with any additional questions you might have; your inquiry will be answered promptly.
  12. What are your Kashrut guidelines? Our Kashrut guidelines are posted on this page: http://kolemeth.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/kolemeth-KashrutGuidelines.pdf

Everyone is welcome in our egalitarian Jewish community