Robert Naimark ’19

Elected into the Board of Directors at Temple Beth El in Santa Maria, CA.

Robert joined the Board of Directors at Temple Beth El, a synagogue in Santa Maria, California, as Co-Membership Chairman in June 2021. His responsibilities include engaging current membership and welcoming new members in South San Luis Obispo County and North Santa Barbara County to the congregation. In addition, Robert has served as the Jewish Community Center – Federation of San Luis Obispo Manager since February 2020. The JCC-Federation of San Luis Obispo seeks to foster a united community on the Central Coast through programs offering educational, social and recreational activities based on Jewish principles. We strive to “Build community locally, connecting globally.”

Temple Beth El was founded in 1957 and the temple building was dedicated in 1969. We are the heart of Jewish life in Santa Maria, California. We worship on Shabbat every using the traditional prayers of our Jewish heritage in the comfortable environment of our synagogue’s sanctuary. We offer regular education programs and Saturday morning Torah studies when the Rabbi is with us as well as offer religious school through our Etz Chayim Hebrew School program. Learn more by visiting