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Shalom San Diego

Guide to the Jewish Community

2013


2013 JEWISH HOLIDAYS*

Purim………………………………………………………....………………February 24, 2013

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar.

Pesach………………………………………………………...…………March 26-April 2, 2013

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Yom HaShoah……………………………………………………………..………April 7, 2013

Holocaust Memorial Day

Yom HaZikaron………………………………………………………….………April 15, 2013

Israeli Memorial Day

Yom Ha’Atzmaut……………………………………………………………...…April 16, 2013

Israeli Independence Day

Yom Yerushalayim…………………………………………………………………May 8, 2013

Jerusalem Day

Shavuot……………………………………………………………………...…May 15-16, 2013

Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai

Tisha B’Av………………………………………………………………....…........July 16, 2013

The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

Rosh Hashana……………………………………………………………..September 5-6, 2013

The Jewish New Year

Yom Kippur………………………………………………………………....September 14, 2013

Day of Atonement

Sukkot …………………………………………………………………..September 19-25, 2013

Feast of Tabernacles

Shmini Atzeret……………………………………………………………...September 26, 2013

Eighth Day of Assembly

Simchat Torah……………………………………………………………...September 27, 2013

Day of Celebrating the Torah

Chanukah……………………………………………………..November 28-December 5, 2013

The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

*Note: All holidays begin at sundown the evening before.


2013

Shalom San Diego

Guide to the Jewish Community

The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is

pleased to present “Shalom San Diego, Guide to the

Jewish Community.” Now available as an electronic

file (Adobe PDF), it gives you the flexibility to print

specific pages and the option to email a copy to family

and friends.

Whether you’re a longtime resident, new to the area, or

just considering a move to San Diego County, we hope

you’ll use this informative guide to our community. We

look forward to you joining in our many activities!

Get the latest information about what is happening at

Federation and in the community:

• Visit our website at jewishinsandiego.org

• Subscribe for weekly updates at jewishinsandiego.

org/federationnews.aspx

• Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/

jewishinsandiego

• Download our free mobile app; just search ‘Jewish

San Diego’ or scan the QR code below

Table of Contents

Page

Federation Programs & Services 1

Congregations/Synagogues 2

Agencies & Organizations 4

Schools 6

Youth Organizations 9

Camps 9

College Programs 10

Young Adult Programs 10

Young Family Programs 11

Interfaith 11

Men’s Organizations 11

Women’s Organizations 11

Disabilities & Inclusion 12

Older Adult Programs & Centers 14

Hospice Care 14

Kosher Caterers & Restaurants 14

Mohalim 15

Mikvaot 15

Mortuary/Cemeteries 15

Judaica Stores 16

Jewish Publications 16

*AN ASTERISK DENOTES A FEDERATION PARTNER AGENCY

Updated: March 2013


We’ve helped over

275,000 young

Jews strengthen

their roots in Israel.

Thanks to donors

like you, here’s

one of them.

From farm-focused, eco-Israel experiences to Birthright and MASA programs,

the Jewish Federation of San Diego County is actively supporting innovative

new projects that inspire a deep love of Israel and Jewish life. It’s a successful

strategy we apply to every issue we tackle. From empowering the elderly and

helping the unemployed to supporting local Jewish education, together

we do a world of good. Donate. Volunteer. Make a difference today.

www.JewishInSanDiego.org

facebook.com/JewishInSanDiego

@JewishSanDiego

OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY


4950 Murphy Canyon Road

San Diego, California 92123

Direct: 858.571.3444 • Fax: 858.571.0701

Email: outreach@jewishfederationsandiego.org

Website: jewishinsandiego.org

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or 76 years, the Jewish Federation of San Diego County has been

a unifying force for Jewish community-building and philanthropy,

combining expertise and resources to create positive, life-changing results

for people in need, for our friends in Israel and for a more engaged,

inspired and stronger future for the Jewish community here and throughout

the world. Federation was established in San Diego in 1936 by a small group of

visionaries before Israel became a state, when the Jewish population in San Diego

was less than 4,000 people. Together with our partners and supporters, we have

been instrumental in helping to develop San Diego as one of the leading Jewish

communities in the country. Our community has grown to 100,000, yet our purpose

remains constant: to create a more vibrant Jewish community in San Diego, Israel

and throughout the world. Federation is a key part of one of the most successful

philanthropic networks that has existed to date, raising and distributing billions of

dollars annually through Jewish Federations of North America, to meet the needs of

the Jewish people in a coordinated fashion focused on maximum impact.

Help change the world by making a gift to the Federation’s Annual Campaign

and by becoming involved in Federation volunteer, educational and networking

opportunities. Together we do extraordinary things!


FEDERATION’S IMPACT AREAS

JEWISH FUTURE

Designed to strengthen Jewish identity and

connections, and to ensure a Jewish future for

generations to come, more than a dozen resultsdriven

programs and organizations are effectively

helping children, teens and young adults in San Diego

embrace Judaism and keep it vibrant.

- 2030 Project

- The Mitzvah Makers

- Day School Scholarships

- Hillel of San Diego

- Jewish Education Services Council (JESC)

- Ken Jewish Community

- Lawrence Family Jewish Community

Center (JCC)

- Moishe House San Diego

- NCSY

- One Happy Camper

- Tarbuton, Israeli Cultural Center

- Young Adult Division (YAD)

ISRAEL & OVERSEAS

Federation and its partner programs present unique

opportunities to connect San Diegans to Israel and

other Jewish communities worldwide, working to

strengthen the Jewish people globally. We feed and

provide shelter, healthcare and medicine to Jews in

the former Soviet Union; rescue Jews whose lives

are threatened in several corners of the world; and

connect the next generation to Israel as a core part of

their identity.

- American Jewish Joint Distribution

Committee (JDC)

- Jewish Agency for Israel (Jewish Agency)

- Sha’ar HaNegev Cultural Programs

- Sha’ar HaNegev – Partnership 2Gether (P2G)

- Taglit – Birthright Israel

- World ORT

WORLD OF GOOD

Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, Federation

does a World of Good and makes a world of

difference through expertise and an extensive

network formed to care for vulnerable people,

respond to global emergencies and foster Jewish life

and learning.

JEWISH ADVOCACY

By building relationships, connecting organizations,

mobilizing the community, and meeting diverse

challenges, Federation promotes a society that

reflects the best of American and Jewish values. By

focusing on government relations, Israel advocacy,

international affairs, social justice and Holocaust

remembrance and education, Federation helps to

develop consensus on key issues and provides a voice

for the Jewish community.

- Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

- Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life

- Israel Action Network (IAN)

- Israel Advocacy Leadership Forum

- Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)

- Jewish Public Affairs Committee of CA (JPAC)

- Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

- Latino-Jewish Coalition (LJC)

JEWISH CARING

Our Jewish community has a long tradition of

humanitarianism. The broad reach of Federation and

our partners, JDC and the Jewish Agency, assures that

we, as a community, can respond instantly to assist

those in need. In addition to emergency response

work, our network of partners in the San Diego

Jewish community, like Jewish Family Service and

Seacrest Village, works tirelessly to care for those in

need. Together, we provide a safety net upon which

our most vulnerable depend. Under the current

economic challenges faced by our community, many

long-time donors have now found themselves on

the other side of the table. It has been heartening

for many to find the caring hand they had been

supporting for many years is now there for them in

their time of need.

- Chesed Home, Hope Village San Diego

- Jewish Chaplaincy Services

- Disaster Preparation and Response

- Friendship Circle of San Diego

- G’mach Jewish Gift Closet

- Jewish Family Service (JFS)

- Jewish Senior Services Council (JSSC)

- On the Go

- Seacrest Village Retirement Communities


FEDERATION

PROGRAMS &

SERVICES

Federation supports more

than 40 partners, here in San

Diego, nationally, in Israel

and around the world. For

more information about

Federation and any of its

programs and services please

visit jewishinsandiego.org.

2030 PROJECT

858.737.7157

The 2030 Project provides access to

existing experiences as well as the

chance to create your own experience.

We build connections in person and

through the website for young adults to

find and define what is meaningful to

young adults in San Diego.

COMMUNITY

INNOVATION FUND

858.737.7152

outreach@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

Building on the Federation’s investment

in the community to strengthen

Jewish caring and to increase Jewish

engagement, Federation provided seed

funding to help various, mostly small

and emerging community organizations,

find new and effective ways to reach

Jews at different stages of their lives

and to help them deepen their Jewish

journeys.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

858.737.7152

outreach@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

Designed to assist newcomers or those

seeking to make Jewish connections

with the resources in San Diego.

HOLOCAUST

COMMEMORATION EVENT -

YOM HASHOAH

858.737.7153

allisons@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

In partnership with various community

organizations, Federation assists in

producing one of the largest Holocaust

commemoration events in the country

for the community.

ISRAEL’S REMEMBRANCE DAY

- YOM HAZIKARON

858.737.7132

danam@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

In partnership with various community

organizations, Federation assists in

coordinating an event to honor those

who gave their lives for the State of

Israel.

ISRAEL TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

858.737.7132

danam@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

JEWISH CHAPLAINCY SERVICES

858.737.7151

Rabbi Ralph Dalin

rabbid@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

The Jewish Community Chaplain

serves the spiritual and ritual needs

of unaffiliated Jews who are ill or

experiencing life crises. The Chaplain

officiates at funerals and memorial

services for the unaffiliated and helps

link them to synagogues and other

communal resources. Jewish Chaplaincy

Services is sponsored by Federation and

the San Diego Rabbinical Association.

JEWISH COMMUNITY

RELATIONS COUNCIL

858.737.7153

allisons@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

An integral component of the JCRC

id enabling development of consensusdriven

strategic responses to issues

that affect the Jewish community. The

Council convenes to address issues,

concerns, needs and aspirations of

our community of local, national and

international scope in the spirit of

cooperation and consensus.

JEWISH EDUCATION SERVICES

COUNCIL (JESC)

858.737.7152

JESC@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

JESC was initiated by Federation as

a key component in a new educational

partnership with the Lawrence Family

Jewish Community Center and the

Center for Jewish Culture in an effort

to work collaboratively to identify

educational priorities, increase access to

Jewish education, and support a new

framework for community visioning and

planning.

JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES

COUNCIL (JSSC)

858.737.7152

JSSC@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

JSSC was re-established under the

auspices of the Federation, with various

community representatives working

together to improve the quality of life

for older Jewish adults countywide.

JEWISH RESIDENT CAMP

SCHOLARSHIP FUND

858.737.7152

Contact: Brenda Silvers

bsilvers@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

Provide needs-based financial aid to

campers who wish to attend Jewish

summer resident camp.

MITZVAH MAKERS

858.204.7527

Coordinator: Karen Grossman

kareng@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

The Mitzvah Makers Coordinator

helps to connect the interests of San

Diego bar and bat mitzvah students to

specific needs in the Jewish community,

both locally and overseas. This special

program helps make the b'nai mitzvah

experience more meaningful for all

participants.

ONE HAPPY CAMPER

858.737.7152

Contact: Brenda Silvers

bsilvers@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

This program provides first time

campers with $700-$1,000 incentive

grants to attend Jewish resident

summer camp for 2 or 3 weeks. To

apply please visit onehappycamper.

org. For information about more

than 150 camps, visit www.

onehappycamper.org.

PARTNERSHIP WITH

SHA’AR HANEGEV

858.737.7132

danam@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

The San Diego–Sha’ar HaNegev

partnership was initiated in 1998.

With strong support from many

outstanding Jewish leaders from both

communities, Federation supports an

improved quality of life and greater

function and outcomes for preschoolers,

seniors, young people returning from

IDF service, new immigrants and

others in dire need.

PARTNERSHIP 2GETHER

858.737.7132

danam@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

This program helps connect San Diego

with its partnership community Sha’ar

HaNegev in Israel, enriching the people

of both communities and uniting us in

common goals.

SAN DIEGO CELEBRATES

ISRAEL - YOM HA'ATZMAUT

858.737.7132

danam@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

The annual Yom Ha’atzmaut

Festival, celebrating Israel’s

Independence Day, is the largest

single-day gathering of the San

Diego Jewish community. The

festival celebrates the rich and diverse

educational and cultural contributions

Israel makes to the world in a very

visible and public manner.

TUITION INCENTIVE

PROGRAM (TIP)

858.737.7152

outreach@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

This program provides religious

school tuition assistance for one child

for new or unaffiliated families.

Funding is provided by Federation.

YOUNG ADULT

DIVISION (YAD)

858.737.7128

Contact: Carly Ezell

carlye@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

yadsandiego.org

YAD is the nexus of San Diego’s

vibrant community of Jews in their

20s, 30s and early 40s. YAD offers

many exciting ways to get involved

and get connected, including fun

social events, meaningful volunteer

service opportunities, spectacular trips

to Israel and beyond, stimulating

educational programs, and fulfilling

leadership positions.

WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY

858.737.7131

A respected and longstanding

network of women dedicated to

the Jewish community, Women’s

Philanthropy each year engages

hundreds of women in learning

about the SD Jewish community,

networking and supporting projects to

strengthen the Jewish future.

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CONGREGATIONS/

SYNAGOGUES

Please call synagogues

directly for specific

information about Shabbat,

holiday services and

activities.

REFORM

CONGREGATION BETH

ISRAEL

9001 Towne Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92122

858.535.1111

cbisd.org

Rabbi Michael Berk

(rabbiberk@cbisd.org)

Rabbi Michael Satz

(mstaz@cbisd.org)

Cantor Arlene Bernstein

(abernstein@cbisd.org)

Executive Director:

Lesley Mills

(lmills@cbisd.org)

CONGREGATION ETZ CHAIM

OF RAMONA

PO Box 3594

Ramona, CA 92065

760.789.7393

davka.org/etzchaim

Rabbi Leslie Bergson and

Rabbi Ben Leinow

CONGREGATION HAVURIM

42690 Margarita Rd.

Temecula, CA 92592

951.676.1108

havurim.org

congregationhavurim@gmail.

com

havurim.webmaster@gmail.com

TEMPLE ETZ RIMON

2020 Chestnut Avenue

Carlsbad, CA 92008

760.929.9503

templeetzrimon.org

info@templeetzrimon.org

Rabbi Karen Sherman

(RabbiSherman@

templeetzrimon.org)

TEMPLE ADAT SHALOM

15905 Pomerado Rd.

Poway, CA 92064

858.451.1200

adatshalom.com

Rabbi David Scott Castiglione

(rabbic@adatshalom.com)

Cantor Lori Wilinsky-Frank

(cantor@adatshalom.com)

Executive Director:

Jan Liebman

(jliebman@adatshalom.com)

Outreach Chair:

(outreach@adatshalom.com)

TEMPLE EMANU-EL OF

SAN DIEGO

6299 Capri Drive

San Diego, CA 92120

619.286.2555

templeemanuelsd.org

temple@teesd.org

Rabbi Rick Shapiro

(rabbi@teesd.org)

Cantorial Soloist:

Myrna Cohen

(muzkmom@aol.com)

Executive Director:

Susanne Geshekter

(susanne@teesd.org)

TEMPLE SOLEL

3575 Manchester Avenue

Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007

760.436.0654

templesolel.net

Rabbi David Frank, D.D.

(dfrank@templesolel.net)

Rabbi Josh Burrows

(jburrows@templesolel.net)

Cantor William Tiep

(wtiep@templesolel.net)

Executive Director:

Robin S. Rubin

(rrubin@templesolel.net)

CONSERVATIVE

CONGREGATION B’NAI

CHAIM

29500 Via Princesa

Murrieta, CA 92563

951.677.7350

bnai-chaim.org

Rabbi Barry Ulrych

bnaichaim1@gmail.com

CONGREGATION

B’NAI SHALOM

860 Oro Avo Drive

Vista, CA 92084

760.593.7696

bnaishalomsd.org

info@bnaishalomsd.org

Rabbi Hillel Silverman

Cantor Cathy Robbins

CONGREGATION

B’NAI TIKVAH

830 S. Melrose Drive

Vista, CA 92081

760.941.9858

bnaitikvahsd.com

info@bnaitikvahsd.com

Rabbi Ben Leinow

(rabbiben@bnaitikvahsd.com)

Cantor Larry Kornitt

(cantorlarry@bnaitikvahsd.

com)

CONGREGATION BETH AM

5050 Del Mar Heights Rd.

San Diego, CA 92130

858.481.8454

betham.com

info@betham.com

Rabbi David Kornberg

(Rabbik@betham.com)

Rabbi Matthew Earne

(Rabbie@betham.com)

Executive Director:

Ilana De Laney

(ilana@betham.com)

CONGREGATION BETH EL

8660 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.452.1734

dbe.org

shalom@cbe.org

Rabbi Philip Graubart

(rabbi@cbe.org)

Rabbi Avi Libman

(rabbiavi@ cbe.org)

Executive Director:

Eric Levine

(exec@cbe.org)

NER TAMID NORTH COUNTY

CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE

15318 Pomerado Road

Poway, CA 92064

858.513.8330

nertamidsd.org

nertamid@sbcglobal.net

Rabbi Nadav Caine

(ravnadav@gmail.com)

Hebrew School Director:

Naomi Gabai-Fisher

(nertamidschool@sbcglobal.

net)

OHR SHALOM SYNAGOGUE

2512 Third Ave. at Laurel

San Diego, CA 92103

619.231.1456

ohrshalom.org

office@ohrshalom.org

Rabbi Scott Meltzer

(rabbi@ohrshalom.org)

Administrator: Deborah Suissa

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

208 Madrona Street

Chula Vista, CA 91910

619.420.6040

bethsholomtemple.com

Rabbi Michael Samuels

rabbi@bethsholomtemple.com

TIFERETH ISRAEL

SYNAGOGUE

6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92119

619.697.6001

tiferethisrael.com

tifereth@tiferethisrael.com

Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

(rabbi@tiferethisrael.com)

Executive Director: Nivi Rahm

(admin@tiferethisrael.com)

Program Director:

Beth Klareich

(program@tiferethisrael.com)

ORTHODOX

ALEF CENTER

375 Rancho Santa Fe Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92078

760.481.7503

alefcenter.com

info@alefcenter.com

Rabbi Yair Yelin

(rabbi@alefcenter.com)

Executive Director:

Chanie Yelin

(chanie@alefcenter.com)

BETH JACOB CONGREGATION

4855 College Ave.

San Diego, CA 92115

619.287.9890

bethjacobsandiego.org

office@bjsd.org

Rabbi Avram Bogopulsky

(rabbi@bjsd.org)

Office Manager:

Sarit Reich

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(saritshul@gmail.com)

CONGREGATION

ADAT YESHURUN

8625 La Jolla Scenic Drive N

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.535.1196

adatyeshurun.org

info@adatyeshurun.org

Rabbi Jeff Wohlgelernter

(RjfromLJ@adatyeshurun.org)

Executive Director:

Annette Olson

(Annette@adatyeshurun.org)

CONGREGATION

KEHILLAS TORAH

14133 Via Alisal

San Diego, CA 92128

858.829.9648

kehillastorah.org

Rabbi Baruch Lederman

(RBL@kehillastorah.org)

KEHILLAT AHAVAT YISRAEL

(Mailing Address)

4653 Carmel Mountain Road

Suite 308-513

San Diego, CA 92130

(Service Address)

San Diego Jewish Academy

11860 Carmel Creek Road

San Diego, CA 92130

858.633.0181

KAYsandiego.org

Mail@KAYsandiego.org

Rabbi Ryan Newfield

(rav@kaysandiego.org)

YOUNG ISRAEL OF SAN

DIEGO

7289 Navajo Rd.

San Diego, CA 92119

619.589.1447

yisd.youngisrael.org

info@yisd.youngisrael.org

Rabbi Chaim Hollander

(rabbihollander@hebrewday.

org)

Rabbi Eddie Rosenberg

SEPHARDIC

BETH ELIYAHU

TORAH CENTER

5012 Central Ave., Suite C

Bonita, CA 91902

619.472.2144

betheliyahu.com

rabbi@BethEliyahu.com

Rabbi David Srugo

(danielsrugo@netzero.net)

MAGEN ABRAHAM

SEPHARDIC SYNAGOGUE

Inside Chabad Hebrew

Academy in Scripps Ranch

10785 Pomerado Road

San Diego, CA 92131

619.277.0380

magenabraham.org

Gabriel Moyal

(gmoyal@san.rr.com)

RECONSTRUCTIONIST

CONGREGATION DOR

HADASH

4858 Ronson Court Suite A

San Diego, CA 92111

858.268.3674

dorhadash.org

Rabbi Yael Ridberg

(rabbiridberg@dorhadash.org)

Administrator: Mark Newman

(administrator1@dorhadash.

org)

HUMANISTIC

KAHAL AM

THE HUMANISTIC JEWISH

COMMUNITY OF SAN DIEGO

(Mailing Address)

P.O. Box 927751

San Diego, CA 92192

(Service Address)

Encinitas Community Center

1140 Oakcrest Park Drive

Encinitas, CA 92024

858.549.3088

kahalam.org

info@kahalam.org

Madrikha Beverly Zarnow

(madrikha@kahalam.org)

Soloist Janet Hammer

JEWISH RENEWAL

THE ELIJAH MINYAN

3207 Cadencia Street

La Costa, CA 92009

760.943.8370

elijahminyan.com

Rabbi Wayne Dosick

(WDosick@aol.com)

CHABAD

CHABAD OF SAN DIEGO

HEADQUARTERS

10785 Pomerado Rd.

San Diego, CA 92131

858.547.0076

chabaddiego.com

Regional Director:

Rabbi Yonah Fradkin

(ryf@chabadsd.org)

CHABAD WITHOUT BORDERS:

CHULA VISTA & TIJUANA

chabadwithoutborders.com

1548 Bedford Avenue

Chula Vista, CA 91913

619.726.4645

chabadwithoutborders.com

Av. 16 de Septiembre #18 Col.

Gabilondo

Tijuana B.C.

011.52664.686.2692/3

Dir.: Rabbi Mendel Polichenco

(latinrabbi@gmail.com)

CHABAD OF CARMEL VALLEY

11410 Carmel Country Road

San Diego, CA 92130

858.755.1886

chabadcv.com

Rabbi Hirsch Piekarski

rabbi@chabadcv.com

CHABAD OF CORONADO

956 Orange Avenue

Coronado, CA 92118

619.365.4728

chabadcoronado.com

Co-Directors:

Rabbi Eli Fradkin &

Mrs. Zeldi Fradkin

(rabbieli@chabadcoronado.com)

CHABAD OF DOWNTOWN

472 Third Ave.

San Diego, CA 92101

619.702.8518

chabaddowntown.com

info@chabaddowntown.com

Rabbi Zalman Carlebach

(rabbi@chabaddowntown.

com)

CHABAD OF EAST COUNTY

8691 La Mesa Blvd.

La Mesa, CA 91942

619.387.8770

jewishec.com

Rabbi Rafi Andrusier

(ChabadEC@gmail.com)

CHABAD OF LA COSTA

1980 La Costa Ave.

Carlsbad, CA 92009

760.943.8891

chabadatlacosta.com

Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

(RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.

com)

Director of Education:

Rabbi Michoel Shapiro

(RabbiShapiro@

chabadatlacosta.com)

CHABAD OF LA JOLLA SHORES

(Mailing Address)

P.O. Box 1500

La Jolla, CA 92038

(Service Address)

909 Prospect Street, Suite 210

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.455.LIFE (5433)

chabadoflajolla.com

chabad@san.rr.com

Rabbi Baruch S. Ezagui

CHABAD OF OCEANSIDE

1096 Gallery Drive

Oceanside, CA 92057

760.806.7765

JewishOceanside.com

info@JewishOceanside.com

Rabbi Baruch Greenberg

(rabbi@jewishoceanside.com)

Executive Director:

Nechama Greenberg

(nechama@jewishoceanside.com)

CHABAD OF PACIFIC BEACH

4150 Mission Boulevard

Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92109

646.402.4498

ChabadPB.org

Co-Directors:

Rabbi Yossi Tiefenbrun

Rochie Tiefenbrun

(chabad.pb@gmail.com)

CHABAD OF POWAY

16934 Chabad Way

Poway, CA 92064

858.451.0455

chabadpoway.com

Chabad@chabadpoway.com

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein

Youth Director:

Rabbi Mendy Rubenfeld

Executive Director:

Bernice Levine

(Mtzva@aol.com)

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CHABAD OF

RANCHO SANTA FE

(Mailing Address)

P.O. Box 8282

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

(Service Address)

5690 Cancha De Golf, Ste 112

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

858.756.7571

jewishrsf.com

Director: Rabbi Levi Raskin

(Rabbilevi@jewishrsf.com)

CHABAD OF SCRIPPS RANCH

10785 Pomerado Rd.

San Diego, CA 92131

chabaddiego.com

858.547.0076 ext 1216

Rabbi Motte Fradkin

(rabbi@chabadscrippsranch.org)

CHABAD OF SDSU

6115 Montezuma Rd.

San Diego, CA 92115

619.377.0530

Jewishstudentlife.org

Rabbi Chalom Boudjnah

(Jewishstudentlife@gmail.com)

Rabbi Ysroel Dinerman

(rdinerman@chabadsd.org)

CHABAD OF

TEMECULA VALLEY

41789 Nicole Lane

Temecula, CA 92591

951.813.1401

jewishtemecula.com

Rabbi Yitzchok Hurvitz

CHABAD OF UCSD

3737 Nobel Drive

S. Diego, CA 92122

chabadofucsd.com

858.405.6940

Rabbi Yehouda Hadjadj

(chabadjsl@gmail.com)

CHABAD OF UNIVERSITY CITY

3813 Governor Dr.

San Diego, CA 92122

858.455.1670

chabaduc.org

Rabbi Moishe Leider

(Rabbi@chabaduc.org)

Executive Director:

Rabbi Yudell Reiz

(yudell@chabaduc.org)

AGENCIES

& ORGANIZATIONS

A CULTURE OF PEACE

401 B Street, Suite 920

San Diego, CA 92101

866.711.4546

acultureofpeace.org

President:

Jack Maizel

(jackm@acultureofpeace.org)

Producer - Administrative

Officer: Richard Beaty

(richard@acultureofpeace.org)

A Culture Of Peace was founded

on the belief that: there is an

existing, inherent goodness in us

all that should be expressed and

promoted.

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF

MAGEN DAVID ADOM

Marla Bennet Memorial

Friends Society

5535 Balboa Blvd., Suite 114

Encino, CA 91316

800.323.2371

afmda.org

Western Region Director:

Ellen Rofman

(erofman@afmda.org)

President:

Dr. Mark Moss

AFMDA is the authorized

organization supporting the

lifesaving efforts of Magen David

Adom in Israel and representing the

MDA in the US.

AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC

AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

(AIPAC)

9191 Towne Centre Dr.,

Suite 500

San Diego, CA, 92122

858.626.2790

AIPAC.org

Area Director:

Joseph Berman

(joberman@aipac.org)

Co-Chairs:

Tammy Moch and Alan Viterbi

AIPAC helps to educate members

of Congress, public officials, and

policy makers about the importance

of the U.S.-Israel friendship.

AMERICAN TECHNION

SOCIETY (ATS)

4079 Governor Dr., Suite 343

San Diego, CA 92122

858.750.2135

ats.org

Director:

Mark H. Greenberg

(mgreenberg@ats.org)

President:

Brian Sagi

The ATS is a vital part of

Technion’s growth and achievement,

supporting faculty and students

through scholarships, fellowships,

and capital improvements.

ANTI-DEFAMATION

LEAGUE (ADL)

4950 Murphy Canyon Road,

Suite 250

San Diego, CA 92123

858.565.6896

regions.adl.org/san-diego

Regional Director:

Tammy Gillies

(san-diego@adl.org)

The Anti-Defamation League is the

nation’s premier civil rights/human

relations agency. ADL fights anti-

Semitism and all forms of bigotry,

defends democratic ideals and

protects civil rights for all.

CALIFORNIA TAY SACHS

DISEASE PREVENTION PROG.

Children’s Hospital

San Diego, CA 92123

858.495.7737

Medical Dir.: Michael M.

Kaback, M.D.

(mkaback@ucsd.edu)

Contacts: Nancy Levy

(nlevy@ucsd.edu)

Molla Braunstein

(mbraunst@ucsd.edu)

Established in 1972, the program

operates under the auspices of

the California State Department

of Health and headquarters at

the University of California

Department of Pediatrics.

COMMUNITY OF ISRAELIS IN

SAN DIEGO (CISD)

Day: 858.755.0900

Evening: 858.481.1700

sdisrael.com

Chairperson: Danny Dabby

(cisd@sdisrael.com)

The primary mission of CISD is

to serve the cultural needs of San

Diego’s Israeli community with

special emphasis on programs and

activities that will help preserve the

community’s identity.

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE

16934 Chabad Way

Poway, CA 92064

858.487.4879

FriendshipCircleSD.com

Executive Director:

Elisheva Green (elisheva@

FriendshipCircleSD.com)

Chairman of the Board:

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein

(info@friendshipcirclesd.com)

The Friendship Circle brings teen

friends to children with special needs.

FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL

DEFENSE FORCES

6165 Greenwich Dr., Suite 120

San Diego, CA, 92122

858.926.3210

fidf.org

Executive Director:

Nir BenZvi

(sandiego@fidf.org)

FIDF seeks to raise money for the

well-being of the soldiers of Israel.

HOUSE OF ISRAEL

BALBOA PARK

House of Pacific Relations

International Cottages

858.597.0306

CottageOfIsrael.com

President: Amnon Silberger

(info@CottageOfIsrael.com)

The House of Israel was established

as one of 29 of Balboa Park’s

International Cottages in 1948. It

is open every Sunday, showcasing

Israeli music, culture and history,

and providing an inviting

environment for our many visitors.

ISRAELIS IN SAN DIEGO

PO Box 591

Del Mar, CA 92014

858.245.9375

israelisinsandiego.com

Director: Jennie Starr

(info@tarbuton.org)

For Israelis and Hebrew speakers

in San Diego, to provide social and

Jewish holiday activities in Hebrew.

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JEWISH COMMUNITY

FOUNDATION

4950 Murphy Canyon Rd.

San Diego, CA 92123

858.279.2740

jcfsandiego.org

createajewishlegacy.org

President and Chief Executive

Officers: Marjory Kaplan

(marjory@jcfsandiego.org)

VP Philanthropy:

Charlene Seidle

(charlene@jcfsandiego.org)

Contact: Traci Serrano

(traci@jcfsandiego.org)

The Foundation partners with

individual, families and community

organizations to help them achieve

their philanthropic goals and to

increase current and future support

for a vibrant and secure Jewish

community in San Diego, Israel and

around the world.

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE

TURK FAMILY CENTER*

8804 Balboa Avenue

San Diego, CA 92123

858.637.3000

Client Intake: (Toll Free)

877.537.1818

Senior Services Intake:

858.637.3040

jfssd.org

jfs@jfssd.org

CEO: Michael Hopkins

President: Felicia Mandelbaum

JFS - NORTH COUNTY

COASTAL

285 North El Camino Real,

Suite 218

Encinitas, CA 92024

858.637.3300

JFS - NORTH COUNTY

INLAND

16776 Bernardo Center Drive,

Suite 206

San Diego, CA 92128

858.674.6441

JFS Programs include:

• Adoption Alliance of

Southern California

• Bikkur Holim Friendly

Visitor

• Brain Fitness

• Breast Cancer Case

Management

• Bright Futures for Kids

• Care Management Transition

• Citizenship & Naturalization

Services

• Coachella Valley Services

• CO-OP (Naturally Occurring

Retirement Communities)

• Counseling

• Crisis Case Management

• Desert Horizons SOS

• Embrace-a-Family

• Emerging Leaders at JFS

• Foodmobile

• Geriatric Care Management

• Girls Give Back

• Hand Up Teen Leadership

• Hand Up Youth Food Pantry

• Hebrew Free Loan

Association

• Hunger Advocacy Network

• Immigration Program

• Intensive Psychiatric Case

Management

Jewish BIGPals

Jewish Employment Network

(JEN)

Jewish Healing Center

• JFS Fix-It Service

• Mental Health Awareness

• Military Case Management

• Military Support Services

• Mood Disorder

• North Coastal Jewish

Connections (NCJC)

• On the Go

• Pachie’s Place

• Patient Advocacy

• Positive Parenting Program

• Preschool in the Park

• Prins Asylum Program

• Project SARAH

• Refugee Employment & Job

Placement Services

• Refugee Reception &

Placement

• Roy’s Desert Resource Center

• Rubenstein Family

Scholarship

• Russian Jewish Community

Services

• Serving Older Holocaust

Survivors

• Stars of David

• Support & Psychotherapy

Groups

• Supporting Jewish Single

Parents (SJSP)

• United Run for the Hungry

• See page 13 for Jewish

Family Service’s older adult

centers

CARS

877.JFS.4.CAR

www.jfs4car.org

Turn your car into care–

Donate your vehicle to JFS.

JEWISH GIFT CLOSET -

SAN DIEGO G’MACH

8811 Production Avenue

San Diego, CA 92121

858.549.1877

www.sandiegogmach.com

sdgmach@gmail.com

A place where people in the

community donate items they have

no use for and people who need them

can collect them for free.

JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

OF SAN DIEGO AT SAN DIEGO

STATE UNIVERSITY

Malcolm Love Library, Irving

and Sylvia Snyder Reading

Room, #363

619.594.3399

jewishstudies.sdsu.edu/archives

Archivist: Bonnie M. Harris

jsreadroom@projects.sdsu.edu

A non-profit organization that

collects, preserves and disseminates

information about San Diego Jewish

history. The Society owns and

maintains local Jewish community

archives.

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND

SAN DIEGO REGION

Serving: San Diego Operations

7120 Hayvenhurst Ave., #200

Van Nuys, CA 91406

858.824.9178

jnf.org

Southern California

Consultant:

Hermine Mahmouzian

(hermine@360connection.

com)

Campaign Executive:

Ezra Erle

(eerle@jnf.org)

Regional President:

Myra Chack Fleischer

Jewish National Fund (JNF) is a

non-profit organization founded in

1901 to serve as caretaker to the

land of Israel, on behalf of its

owners – Jewish people everywhere.

KEN JEWISH COMMUNITY*

11860 Carmel Creek Rd. Ste G

San Diego, CA 92130

858.793.1605

kenjc.org

Kenmail@kenjc.org

The Ken Jewish Community is

where Latin Jewish families find

friends for life who share their

beliefs, values and traditions.

LAWRENCE FAMILY JEWISH

COMMUNITY CENTER*

JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS

4126 Executive Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.457.3030

lfjcc.org

Executive Director:

Michael Cohen

(mikec@lfjcc.com)

President:

Melissa Garfield Bartell

The mission of the LFJCC, Jacobs

Family Campus is to provide

social, cultural, educational and

recreational programs to individuals

and families of all ages, religions,

races, financial abilities and physical

and mental abilities.

LFJCC Programs include:

• Camp Jaycee

• Gotthelf Art Gallery

• In the Mix

• Inclusion Program

• The J*Company Youth

Theatre

• Nierman Preschool

• Qualcomm Sports, Fitness

and Aquatics Complex

• Samuel and Rebecca Astor

Judaica Library

San Diego Center for Jewish

Culture (SDCJC)

• JCC/CJC Educational

Programs (formerly Agency

for Jewish Education)

• March of the Living

• Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl

Thing!

• Special Needs Resource

Educators

• Bernard & Dorris Lipinsky

• Teacher Resource Center

• Yom Limmud: San Diego’s

Community Day of Jewish

Learning

San Diego Jewish Book Fair

San Diego Jewish Film

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Festival

Shalom Baby

San Diego Jewish Music

Series

• Senior Adult Department

NEW LIFE CLUB

c/o Tifereth Israel Synagogue

6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92119

619.582.6962

President: Hanna Marks

Founded in 1953, the New

Life Club is an organization for

survivors of the Nazi Holocaust.

Monthly meetings include speakers,

films, theater and musical

performances. We offer catered free

lunches for members on a monthly

basis.

SAN DIEGO JEWISH

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

(SDJGS)

P.O. Box 927089

San Diego, CA 92192

sdjgs.org

info@sdjgs.org

Co-Presidents:

Marge Kealey & Jean Moss

Founded in 1982, the SDJGS has

a specialized genealogical library

which includes many valuable

resource books, journals, maps, and

other research material.

SAVE THE MUSIC

5436 Harvest Run Drive

San Diego, CA 92130

858.414.3339

savethemusic.com

Zamler: Alan Ajzen

(delmar@savethemusic.com)

SaveTheMusic.com is dedicated

to finding old Jewish recordings

(Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and

Chazonish music), cleaning them,

digitizing them and making them

available online to young performers

and everybody interested in Jewish

music.

SAN DIEGO JEWISH WAR

VETERANS, USA

Rick Nathanson

P.O. Box 881171

San Diego, CA 92108

619.995.6916

Contact: Allen Miliefsky

(amiliefsky@att.net)

American Jewish veterans associate

together to preserve the memories

and records of patriotic service

performed by the men and women of

our faith.

SCHOLARS FOR PEACE IN THE

MIDDLE EAST AT UCSD

(SPME)

UCSD campus chapter

spme.net

President: Shlomo Dubnov

(sdubnov@ucsd.edu)

Contact: David Feifel

(dfeifel@ucsd.edu)

SPME is an independent, facultydriven,

grassroots community of

scholars. Our mission is to inform,

motivate, and encourage faculty

to use their academic skills and

disciplines on campus, in classrooms,

and in academic publications to

develop effective responses to the

ideological distortions, including

anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist

slanders, that poison debate and

work against peace.

SOUTH AFRICAN JEWISH

AMERICAN COMMUNITY

(SAJAC)

P.O. Box 13608

La Jolla, CA 92039

619.884.2280

sajacsandiego.com

info@sajac.com

SAJAC assists all South African

Jews in San Diego to integrate into

the American Jewish community,

provides friendly relations and

understanding among Jews of all

countries, identifies those in need and

connects them with sources

of assistance.

STAND WITH US

P.O. Box 22765

San Diego, CA 92192

858.202.1818

standwithus.com/sandiego

Tali Grumet

Tali.Grumet@standwithus.com

StandWithUs is an international,

non-profit organization.

StandWithUs is dedicated to

informing the public about Israel

and to combating the extremism and

anti-Semitism that often distorts the

issues.

TARBUTON - ISRAELI

CULTURAL CENTER

PO Box 591

Del Mar, CA 92130

858.245.9375

tarbuton.org

Director: Jennie Starr

Jennie@tarbuton.org

The Tarbuton, an Israeli Cultural

Center, offers Israeli-themed

programs and classes (in Hebrew

and/or English) that engage the

local Israeli and entire Jewish

community, providing opportunities

for all ages to learn and maintain

their Hebrew language skills, share

their traditions and build a deeper

connection to Israel.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST

(T.E.A.M.)

4950 Murphy Canyon Road

San Diego, CA 92123

760.753.2121

sandiegoteam.org

Director: J.J. Surbeck

jjs110@cox.net

T.E.A.M. is a non-profit

organization dedicated to bringing

balance to the debate on the Middle

East conflict in the San Diego

region by educating as many people

as possible about the historical facts

of the conflict.

WATERS OF EDEN SAN

DIEGO

COMMUNITY MIKVAH AND

EDUCATION CENTER

619.206.3959

watersofedensd.org

info@watersofedensd.org

San Diego Community Mikvah

(under construction) and Education

Center provides a unique center

for Jewish continuity, spirituality,

renewal, and learning for the greater

San Diego community. This center

is dedicated to reclaiming the ancient

tradition of mikvah, reinventing

the rituals of immersion to serve

the needs of a diverse 21st-century

Jewish community, male and female,

young and old.

ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF

AMERICA (ZOA)

San Diego District

P.O. Box 60359

San Diego, CA 92166

858.546.1361

sdzoa.org

zoa.org

President:

Howard L. Dyckman, Ph.D

(dyckman@alum.mit.edu)

The ZOA focuses on the burning

issues that impact Israel’s security

and survival today.

SCHOOLS

ADULT EDUCATION

For information on all

Jewish community Adult

Education, please refer

to CENTER FOR JEWISH

CULTURE at the LAWRENCE

FAMILY JEWISH COMMUNITY

CENTER under LFJCC/

CJC Educational Programs

(previously Agency for

Jewish Education).

JEWISH DAY

SCHOOLS

CHABAD HEBREW ACADEMY*

10785 Pomerado Rd.

San Diego, CA 92131

858.566.1996

chasd.org

info@chabadsd.org

Head of School:

Rabbi Joseph Fradkin

(jfradkin@chasd.org)

Principal: Mr. David Jaffe

(djaffe@chasd.org)

Preschool Director:

Adriana Dicarlo

(adicarlo@chasd.org)

The students at Chabad Hebrew

Academy, through meaningful Judaic

and Secular learning experiences,

will be literate, capable and sensitive

individuals who embrace their Jewish

heritage.

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SAN DIEGO

JEWISH ACADEMY*

11860 Carmel Creek Rd.

San Diego, CA 92130

858.704.3700

sdja.com

info@sdja.com

Admissions Director:

Renee Sherman

(admissions@sdja.com)

Head of School:

Chaim Heller

(cheller@sdja.com)

SDJA challenges its students to

achieve their full academic potential

while inspiring them to make

Judaism a vital aspect of their lives.

Golda Meir Lower School

at San Diego Jewish

Academy (K-5)

Principal:

Daniel Sussman

(DSussman@sdja.com)

Maimonides Upper School

at San Diego Jewish

Academy (6-12)

Principal:

Dr. Jeffrey Davis

(JDavis@sdja.com)

SOILLE SAN DIEGO

HEBREW DAY SCHOOL*

3630 Afton Rd.

San Diego, CA 92123

858.279.3300

hebrewday.org

school@hebrewday.org

Headmaster:

Rabbi Simcha Weiser

(rabbiweiser@hebrewday.org)

Principal:

Rabbi Meir Cohen

(rabbicohen@hebrewday.org)

Established in 1963, the school

teaches children in Kindergarten

through 8 th grade secular and

traditional Jewish education steeped

in values and respect.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL*

(SCY HIGH)

3410 Mt. Acadia Blvd

San Diego, CA 92111

858.560.1818

info@scyhigh.org

scyhigh.org

Dean of School:

Rabbi Moshe Adatto

(adatto@scyhigh.org)

Rosh Yeshiva:

Rabbi Rafael Goren

(scygoren@hotmail.com)

Principal:

Mr. Sheldon Wolpoff

(principal@scyhigh.org)

SCY High is a Zionist, collegepreparatory

yeshiva boys’ high school

founded on the premise that one can

be competent and actively involved in

the modern world while remaining

deeply committed to timeless Torah

values and practice.

TORAH HIGH SCHOOL OF

SAN DIEGO*

9001 Towne Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92122

858.558.6880

torahsandiego.com

torahhs@yahoo.com

Dean: Rabbi Michoel Peikes

(rabbipeikes@yahoo.com)

An affiliate of the Rabbinical

Seminary of America—Yeshiva

Chofetz Chaim. The mission is

to best serve San Diego youth; to

provide an environment which will

enable students from all educational

or religious backgrounds to succeed

in their Torah and secular studies;

to impart the knowledge and instill

the confidence that students need.

PRESCHOOLS

BETH MONTESSORI

PRESCHOOL

8660 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.452.3030

bethmontessori.com

info@bethmontessori.com

Executive Director:

Cecilia Michan Krongold

Director: Lina Wolf

Beth Montessori is open to children

ages 1½ through 6, offering an

integrated secular and Judaic

curriculum based on the Montessori

philosophy.

CONGREGATION BETH

ISRAEL

BILL AND SID RUBIN

PRESCHOOL

9001 Towne Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92122

858.535.1144 ext. 3120

cbisd.org

preschool@cbisd.org

Early Childhood Education

Director: Tammy Vener

(tvener@cbisd.org)

Children ages 2 to 5 years are

provided with an environment that

helps them successfully separate from

home and transfer trust from family

to school.

CHABAD HEBREW

ACADEMY PRESCHOOL

10785 Pomerado Rd.

San Diego, CA 92131

858.566.1996

chasd.org/village_preschool

Preschool Director:

Adriana Dicarlo

(adicarlo@chasd.org)

CHAI ALTMAN PRESCHOOL

AND DAY CARE CENTER

16934 Chabad Way

Poway, CA 92064

858.451.0455

chaipreschool.com

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein

Director:

Rebeca Webb

(chaipreschool@cox.net)

Chai Altman Preschool is for boys

and girls ages 18 months through

six years.

CONGREGATION BETH AM

PRESCHOOL

(18 mos. – 5 yrs.)

5050 Del Mar Heights Rd.

San Diego, CA 92130

858.481.2893

Director:

Denise Neifeld

(denise@betham.com)

Asst. Director:

Tammy Marcus

(tammy@betham.com)

Beth Am Preschool provides

children with the building blocks of

early education through a program

that is rich in Jewish values, culture

and tradition.

TEMPLE ADAT SHALOM

GANON GIL PRESCHOOL

15905 Pomerado Rd.

Poway, CA 92064

858.451.6558

ganongilpreschool.com

Director: Marilyn Milne

(mmilne@adatshalom.com)

Serves children ages two through

pre-kindergarten and offers a special

program for toddlers ages three to

23 months.

KEHILLAS TORAH TOTS

PRESCHOOL

14133 Via Alisal

San Diego, CA 92128

858.613.0222

kehillastorah.org

Rabbi Baruch Lederman

(RBL@kehillastorah.org)

Classes meet Monday through

Friday from 9am to 1pm for

children two to five years old.

LAWRENCE FAMILY JCC

NIERMAN PRESCHOOL

Glickman-Galinson

Early Childhood

Education Complex

JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS

4126 Executive Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.457.0398

lfjcc.org/preschool

Director: Alma Hadash Geiger

(almah@lfjcc.com)

Offers secular and Judaic curriculum

with Spanish immersion for children

9 months – 5 years old.

SOILLE HEBREW DAY

PAULA TANNEN PRESCHOOL

3630 Afton Rd.

San Diego, CA 92123

858.569.4800

hebrewday.org

school@hebrewday.org

Preschool Director:

Margrit Bitton

(mbitton@hebrewday.org)

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TEMPLE EMANU-EL

PRICE FAMILY PRESCHOOL

6299 Capri Drive

San Diego, CA 92120

619.286.2999

preschool@teesd.org

Rabbi Rick Shapiro

Cantorial Soloist/Music

Specialist: Myrna Cohen

Co-Directors: Judy Medoff &

Rachell Clavell

(judy@templeemanuelsd.org)

Offers a high-quality early childhood

experience in a warm, nurturing

Jewish environment.

SAN DIEGO JEWISH ACADEMY

CHILDREN’S HOUSE:

BEIT YELADIM

11860 Carmel Creek Road

San Diego, CA 92130

858.704.3807

sdja.com

Director:

Thany Hanesana

(thanesana@sdja.com)

Infants 6 weeks to 30 months are

served, weekdays 7:30 am to 5:30

pm, except for certain Jewish and

federal holidays.

TIFERETH ISRAEL

SYNAGOGUE

SILVERMAN PRESCHOOL

6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92119

619.697.1948 ext 114

tiferethisrael.com/Preschool

Director:

Yael Edelstein

(preschool@tiferethisrael.com)

Classes are available for children 18

months-pre-K.

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

PRESCHOOL

208 Madrona St.

Chula Vista, CA 91910

619.420.6040

Education Director:

Rosy Motola

The school’s primary goal is

to provide a warm, homelike

environment with a focus on

individual attention and low

student/teacher ratio.

TEMPLE SOLEL EARLY

CHILDHOOD CENTER

3575 Manchester Avenue

Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007

760.436.0654

templesolel.net

Director: Cathy Goldberg

(cgoldberg@templesolel.net)

The ECC is open to synagogue

members and the community at

large.

RELIGIOUS/

SUPPLEMENTARY

SCHOOLS

TIFERETH ISRAEL

SYNAGOGUE

ABRAHAM RATNER

TORAH SCHOOL

6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92119

619.697.6001 ext. 115

tiferethisrael.com/TorahSchool

Director: Talia Rachel White

torahschool@tiferethisrael.com

Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

(rabbi@tiferethisrael.com)

ALEF CENTER

HEBREW SCHOOL

1739 Turnberry Drive

San Marcos, CA 92069

760.481.7503

alefcenter.com

Director: Chanie Yelin

(chanie@alefcenter.com)

Rabbi Yair Yelin

(rabbi@alefcenter.com)

BETH JACOB CONGREGATION

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

4855 College Ave.

San Diego, CA 92115

619.287.9890

bethjacobsandiego.org

Rabbi Avram Bogopulsky

(rebbugsy@aol.com)

B’NAI SHALOM

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

860 Oro Avo Drive

Vista, CA 92084

760.593.7696

bnaishalomsd.org

info@bnaishalomsd.org

Director: Sylvia Cramer

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF

DEL MAR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

11410 Carmel Country Rd.

San Diego, CA 92130

858.755.1886

chabaddelmar.com

Educational Director:

Chanie Piekarski

chabad@chabaddelmar.com

Rabbi Hirsch Piekarski

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER

OF OCEANSIDE

1096 Gallery Drive

Oceanside, CA 92057

760.806.7765

JewishOceanside.com

HebrewSchool@

JewishOceanside.com

Director: Nechama Greenberg

CHABAD OF DOWNTOWN

HEBREW SCHOOL

472 Third Avenue

San Diego, CA 92101

619.702.8518

ChabadDowntown.com

Educational Director:

Nechama Dina Carlebach

(HS@chabaddowntown.com)

Rabbi Zalman Carlebach

(rabbi@chabaddowntown.

com)

CONGREGATION BETH AM

JEWISH LEARNING CENTER

5050 Del Mar Heights Rd.

San Diego, CA 92130

858.481.2869

betham.com/jlc

Director of Education:

Jessi Breziner

(Jessi@betham.com)

Rabbi David Kornberg,

Rabbi Mathew Earne

CONGREGATION BETH EL

VITERBI TORAH SCHOOL

8660 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.452.1773

cbe.org

Principal:

Jessie Blank-Birnbaum

(vts@cbe.org)

Rabbi Philip Graubart

Rabbi Avi Libman

CONGREGATION BETH

ISRAEL RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

9001 Towne Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92122

858.535.1144

cbisd.org

Director: Ava Keenen Kurnow

akeenen@cbisd.org

Rabbi Michael Berk

Rabbi Michael Satz

CONGREGATION B’NAI

TIKVAH RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

830 S. Melrose Drive

Vista, CA 92081

760.941.9858

bnaitikvahsd.com

nertamidschool@sbcglobal.net

Director of Education:

Naomi Gabai Fisher

(ngabai_fisher@bnaitikvahsd.

com)

Rabbi Ben Leinow

DOR HADASH GESHER

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

4858 Ronson Court

San Diego, CA 92111

858.268.3674

dorhadash.org

Education Director:

Betsy Schneider

eddirector1@dorhadash.org

Rabbi Yael Ridberg

KAHAL AM FAMILY SCHOOL

P.O. Box 927751

San Diego, CA 92192

858.549.3088

kahalam.org

Director:

Madrikha Beverly Zarnow

school@kahalam.org

KEHILLAS TORAH

LEARNING CENTER

14133 Via Alisal

San Diego, CA 92128

858.613.0222

kehillastorah.org

Rabbi Baruch Lederman

(RBL@kehillastorah.org)

CHABAD OF POWAY

MICHAEL ALTMAN

AFTERNOON HEBREW

SCHOOL

16934 Chabad Way

Poway, CA 92064

858.451.0455

chabadpoway.com

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Directors: Rabbi Mendy

Rubenfeld & Bluma Rubenfeld

rabbimendy@chabadpoway.com

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein

TEMPLE ADAT SHALOM

MOSAD SHALOM

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

15905 Pomerado Rd.

Poway, CA 92064

858.451.8480

adatshalom.com

info@adatshalom.com

Education Director:

Susan Cohn

scohn@adatshalom.com

Rabbi David Castiglione

OHR SHALOM

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

2512 Third Ave. at Laurel

San Diego, CA 92103

619.231.1456

ohrshalom.org

office@ohrshalom.org

Director: Harriet Wolpoff

principal@ohrshalom.org

Rabbi Scott Meltzer

NER TAMID NORTH COUNTY

CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE

SAM S. BLOOM

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

15318 Pomerado Road

Poway, CA 92064

858.513.8330

nertamidsd.org

nertamidschool@sbcglobal.net

Director of Education:

Naomi Gabai-Fisher

(naomi.gabai.fisher@gmail.

com)

Rabbi Nadav Caine

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

208 Madrona Street

Chula Vista, CA 91910

619.420.6040

bethsholomtemple.com

TEMPLE ETZ RIMON

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

P.O. Box 130845

Carlsbad, CA 92013

760.929.9503

Director:

Rabbi Karen Sherman

rabbisherman@

templeetzrimon.org

TEMPLE SOLEL RELIGIOUS

AND HEBREW SCHOOL

3575 Manchester Avenue

Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007

760.436.0654

templesolel.net

School Director:

Ellen Fox

efox@templesolel.net

Rabbi David Frank

Rabbi Josh Burrows

TEMPLE EMANU-EL

THE RABBI MORTON J.

COHN TORAH &

HEBREW SCHOOL

6299 Capri Drive

San Diego, CA 92120

619.286.3096

templeemanuelsd.org

Director:

Cathy Kamin

cathy@templeemanuelsd.org

Rabbi Rick Shapiro

YOUTH

ORGANIZATIONS/

PROGRAMS

B’NAI B’RITH YOUTH

ORGANIZATION (BBYO)*

Southern Region

19528 Ventura Blvd., Suite 729

Tarzana, CA 91356

818.380.0730

bbyo.org

A non-affiliated, youth-led

movement for all Jewish teenagers

from second semester of eighth

grade through high school. In San

Diego, BBYO has over 250 teen

members. The chapters are separated

geographically so that meetings are

convenient to attend.

HABONIM DROR NORTH

AMERICA, SAN DIEGO

CHAPTER

8339 West 3rd Street

Los Angeles, CA 90048

323.653.6772

habonimdror.org

Shaliach: Ro’ee Peled

(r_peled@yahoo.com)

President: Julia Greenwald

(greenwald@charter.net)

SD Coordinator:

Judith Landau

858.452.6815

Habonim Dror (the Builders of

Freedom) is a progressive Labor

Zionist youth movement. Its

missions are to build a personal

bond and commitment between

North American Jewish youth and

the State of Israel and to create

Jewish leaders who will actualize the

principles of social justice, equality,

peace and coexistence. Monthly

activities available for children ages

8 to 16.

TZOFIM OF SAN DIEGO

SHEVET GALIM

858.395.6077

shevetgalim.com

Rosh Shevet:

Orit Harel Brewer

roshshevet@shevetgalim.com

Shevet Galim is part of Friends

of Israel Scouts, Inc., and Tzofim

Tzabar, which conducts activities for

the Israeli community in San Diego

County.

YOUNG JUDAEA YOUTH

ORGANIZATION OF HADASSAH

San Diego City

619.952.0282

sdyoungjudaea.org

Coordinator:

Matthew Weiner

(Mattb.weiner@gmail.com)

Young Judaea challenges and excites

Jewish youth with imaginative,

peer-led and staff-supervised

activities, conventions, camps

and Israel programs. All develop

a strong Jewish identity while

helping members create a personal

relationship with Israel. Young

Judaea reaches out to youth across

all streams of Judaism as well as

unaffiliated youth. Grades 3-5

(Ofarim), Grades 6-8 (Tsofim), and

Grades 9-12 (Bogarim).

Many Jewish community

agencies and synagogues

have youth programs and/or

clubs. Please contact them

for more information.

CAMPS

For a complete list of more

than 150 Jewish overnight

camps, please visit

onehappycamper.org or

contact Brenda Silvers at

858.737.7146 or bsilvers@

jewishfederationsandiego.

org.

California Resident

Overnight Camps

CAMP ALONIM

Business Office:

1101 Peppertree Lane

Brandeis, CA 93064

805.582.4450

alonim.com

alonim@ajula.edu

CAMP GILBOA

HABONIM DROR

Business Office:

8339 West 3rd St.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

323.653.6772

campgilboa.org

info@campgilboa.org

CAMP JCA SHALOM

Business Office:

4342 Mulholland Highway

Malibu, CA 90265

818.889.5500

campjcashalom.com

info@shalominstitute.com

CAMP MOUNTAIN CHAI

San Diego Jewish Community

Camp & Retreat Center

Business Office:

4950 Murphy Canyon Rd.

San Diego, CA 92123

858.571.3444

info@campmountainchai.com

campmountainchai.com

Executive Director:

Zim Zimmerman

CAMP NEWMAN URJ

Business Office:

URJ Camp Newman

711 Grand Avenue, Suite 280

San Rafael, CA 94901

415.392-7080 x11

campnewman@urj.org

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CAMP RAMAH

Business Office:

17525 Ventura Blvd. St 201

Encino, CA, 91316

310.476.8571

888.226.7726

ramah.org

info@ramah.org

CAMP YOFI

Angelus Oaks, CA

Summer Phone:

909.794.2693

Off-season Phone:

949.435.3400

CampYofi@jccoc.org

jccoc.org

WILSHIRE BOULEVARD

TEMPLE CAMPS

CAMP HESS KRAMER &

GINDLING HILL TOP CAMP

3663 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Summer Phone:

310.457.9617

Off-season Phone:

213.388.2401

info@wbtcamps.org or

Seth@wbtcamps.org

San Diego Day Camps

CAMP BE’CHOL LASHON

Summer Phone: 415.386.7900

Off-season Phone:

415.386.7900

Camp@bechollashon.org

bechollashon.org

CAMP GAN ISRAEL

10785 Pomerado Rd.

San Diego, CA 92131

858.566.1996

cgisd.com

admin@cgisd.com

Director: Rabbi David Smoller

CAMP JAYCEE

Lawrence Family Jewish

Community Center

JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS

4126 Executive Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.362.1132

lfjcc.org

CAMP K’TONTON

6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92119

619.697.1948

preschool@tiferethisrael.com

Program Dir.: Yael Edelstein

CAMP SIMCHA

552 South El Camino Real

Encinitas, CA 92024

760.436.0654

templesolel.net

Camp Director: Craig Parks

(cparks@templesolel.net)

COLLEGE

ORGANIZATIONS &

PROGRAMS

CHABAD JEWISH STUDENT

LIFE AT SDSU

San Diego State University

6115 Montezuma Rd.

San Diego, CA 92115

619.377.0530

Jewishstudentlife.org

JewishLifeSD@aol.com

Rabbi Chalom Boudjnah

(Jewishstudentlife@gmail.com)

President: Alan Green

(ChabadHousesd@aol.com)

CHABAD JEWISH STUDENT

LIFE AT UCSD

8818 Cliffridge Ave.

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.405.6940

Rabbi Yehoudah Hadjadj

(ChabadJsl@gmail.com)

Executive Director:

Rabbi Chalom Boudjnah

(Jewishstudentlife@gmail.com)

Chabad Jewish Student Life of San

Diego is an organization dedicated

to bringing a fun and rewarding

Jewish experience to college students

all over San Diego! From social

events, Shabbat dinners, holiday

celebrations, classes, sports and fun!

HILLEL OF SAN DIEGO*

8976 Cliffridge Ave.

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.550.1798

hillelsd.org

The foundation for Jewish

campus life at UC San Diego,

San Diego State University,

Grossmont College, Mesa College,

the University of San Diego

and other community colleges and

private universities. Hillel’s goal

is to empower student leadership

to create a diverse and pluralistic

community by engaging students who

would not otherwise be involved with

Jewish life on campus. Hillel offers

Shabbat, holiday services, meals,

Israeli cultural and political events,

Jewish learning opportunities, special

programs for first-year students,

students involved in fraternities and

sororities and those interested in

communal service.

HILLEL OF UCSD*

8976 Cliffridge Ave.

La Jolla, CA 92037

ucsdhillel.org

858.550.1792

hillel@ucsd.edu

Director: Keri Copans

(kcopans@hillelsd.org)

Israel Program Coordinator:

Niran Avni

(navni@hillelsd.org)

Tritons for Israel at UCSD

tfi_admin@tritonsforisrael.

com

Tritons for Israel (TFI) is the

Pro-Israel student organization

at UCSD. They are dedicated to

raising awareness about Israel and

Israeli culture, educating students,

and promoting peace in the Middle

East.

HILLEL OF SDSU*

5717 Lindo Paseo

San Diego, CA 92115

619.583.6080

sdsuhillel.org

Director: Jackie Tolley

(jtolley@hillelsd.org)

Aztecs for Israel at SDSU

sdsuhillel.org/aztecs-for-israel

aztecs4israel@gmail.com

Aztecs for Israel’s main goals are

to promote unity and joint action

among pro-Israel students, arrange

and hold informational meetings

in order to educate the SDSU

community about Israel and the

conflict in the region, and encourage

dialogue among those interested in

Israel and its political issues.

HILLEL OF NORTH COUNTY*

156 E Barham Dr.

San Marcos, CA 92078

ncsdhillel.org

760.828.7230

Director:

Jessica Kronis

858.997.6409

(jkronis@hillelsd.org)

YOUNG ADULT

PROGRAMS

For more details about

individual programs, please

visit www.2030project.org.

ADL GLASS LEADERSHIP

858.565.6896

regions.ADL.org/san-diego

Developing a cadre of leaders who

will be effective advocates on behalf

of ADL in their communities and

beyond.

AIPAC DIPLOMAT CLUB

aipac.org

858.626.2790

Engages pro-Israel leaders in their

20s and 30s to stay engaged with

AIPAC, meet other young leaders,

and learn how to be an effective pro-

Israel advocate.

BALAGAN

balaganparties.com

San Diego’s party group.

BETH ISRAEL 20S AND 30S

cbisd.org/programs/

youngadults

jtown@gmail.com

For Jews in their 20s and 30s

to experience Judaism in an open

and welcoming way through social

activities, holidays, Shabbat, study,

prayer, and social justice work.

BOGRIM

kenjc.org/bogrim

bogrim@kenjc.org

858.793.1605

Young adult division of the Ken,

representing the Latin Jewish

community of San Diego. Activities

are open to all Jewish adults between

the ages of 18 and 30.

CHAI

cbe.org/community/youngprofessionals-chai-20s-a-30s.html

rabbiast@cbe.org

858.452.1734

Part of Congregation Beth El,

offering Shabbat services, High

Holy Days and other holiday

celebrations.

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CJC IN THE MIX

sdcjc.org/mix

858.362.1154

Presents cutting-edge cultural and

social programming for young adults

in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.

FIDF SAN DIEGO YOUNG

LEADERSHIP

fidf.org/sandiego

858.926.3210

sandiego@FIDF.org

A group of young adults in their

20s and 30s who are committed

to the organization’s mission of

supporting the social wellbeing of

Israel’s soldiers.

HILLEL JGRADS

hillelsd.org/gradstudent

619.583.6080

Helps to connect students, their

friends, and their families to the

thriving Jewish community in San

Diego.

JEWISH COMMUNITY

FOUNDATION YOUNG

FUNDERS INITIATIVE

jcfsandiego.org

858.279.2740

Offering innovative ways to get

involved in philanthropy with likeminded

Jewish individuals in San

Diego.

JDC ENTWINE

JDCEntwine.org

A movement of young Jewish

advocates, influencers and leaders

who seek to make a lasting impact

on the global Jewish community.

JFS EMERGING LEADERS

jfssd.org/emergingleaders

Contact: Ashley Harrington

ashleyh@jfssd.org

858.637.3051

Brings together socially-minded

young Jewish professionals to support

the many programs and services of

Jewish Family Service of San Diego.

MOISHE HOUSE

MoisheHouse.org

mhousesd@gmail.com

Supports and sponsors young Jewish

leaders as they create home-based

communities to provide meaningful

Jewish experiences to young adults.

WITHOUT WALLS

BY MOISHE HOUSE

mhwow.org

510.452.3800

Program Specialist, San Diego:

Dovi Kacev

(dovi@moishehouse.org)

Supports and sponsors young Jewish

leaders as they create home-based

communities to provide meaningful

Jewish experiences to young adults.

YOUNG ADULT DIVISION

(YAD)

yadsandiego.org

YAD@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

858.737.7128

The nexus of San Diego’s vibrant

community of Jews 21-45, offering

many exciting ways to get involved

and get connected.

YAD CLUSTERS

yadsandiego.org

YAD@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

858.737.7128

Groups of Jewish young adults

interested in a specific activity.

YOUNG JEWISH LEADERSHIP

OF UNIVERSITY CITY

(YJLUC)

YJLUC@2030Project.org

Social events for Jewish young adults

with celebrity speakers, Shabbat

dinners and cocktail parties for both

singles and couples 21-40.

YOUNG JEWISH

PROFESSIONALS (YJP)

6115 Montezuma Rd.

San Diego, CA 92115

youngjewishprofessionals.com

info@

youngjewishprofessionals.com

619.663.7701

To bring unaffiliated Jews in their

early 20s and mid 30s together

as Jews, to network and socialize

in order to make our city a more

vibrant Jewish place for everyone.

YOUNG FAMILY

PROGRAMS

PACHIE’S PLACE

8804 Balboa Avenue

San Diego, CA 92123

pachies.com

858.637.3068

pachiesplace@jfssd.org

Provides programming, connections

and resources for San Diego

families.

PJ LIBRARY

pjlibrary.org

PJLibrary@lfjcc.com

858.362.1352

Age-appropriate Jewish books or

CDs are mailed to families where

one or both parents are Jewish.

SHALOM BABY

lfjcc.org/shalombaby

ShalomBaby@lfjcc.com

858.362.1352

An innovative program designed for

San Diego families to celebrate the

arrival of their Jewish newborns as

a welcome to the San Diego Jewish

community.

INTERFAITH

For information on

community programs

for intermarried couples

and families, please call

individual synagogues.

PATHWAYS TO JUDAISM

4950 Murphy Canyon Road

2nd Floor

San Diego, CA 92123

760.710.9057

pathwaystojudaism@aol.com

Interfaith couple or family Learn

about Jewish life and traditions.

Pathways to Judaism is a creative

educational experience for those not

affiliated with a synagogue. Classes

geared to adult learning, children's

activities and joint family sessions of

meaningful, enjoyable, family-friendly

information.

MEN’S

ORGANIZATIONS

Many Jewish community

agencies and synagogues

have men’s programs and/

or clubs. Please contact

them for more information.

WOMEN’S

ORGANIZATIONS

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

NATIONAL WOMEN’S

COMMITTEE

Rancho Bernardo Chapter

President: Gerri Brech

gerrib@san.rr.com

Joan Van Dam

joan25@san.rr.com

San Dieguito Chapter

President: Susan Kaplan

suziek@san.rr.com

Lenore Shapp

lenore@shapp.com

Provides financial support and

growth for the Brandeis University

Libraries.

HADASSAH

7220 Trade Street, Suite 104

San Diego, CA 92121

858.547.9200

southerncalifornia.hadassah.

org

(sandiegoarc@hadassahsc.org)

Director:

Deena Feinman

(dfeinman@hadassahsc.org)

President:

Madeline Goodman

Hadassah is a multi-generational

volunteer membership organization.

Its mission is to provide Jewish and

Zionist connections that promote the

unity of the Jewish people.

JEWISH WOMEN

INTERNATIONAL BAY CITY

CHAPTER

7614 Volclay Drive

San Diego, CA 92119

619.697.7380

jwi.org

President: Bonnie Robins

An international non-profit,

philanthropic organization. JWI’s

programs and philanthropy ensure

that women and girls exist in the

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peaceful homes and relationships

to which they’re entitled; that

they understand the link between

emotional and financial independence

and their personal safety; and that

the devastation of domestic abuse

is never obscured by a community’s

denial or pride.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF

JEWISH WOMEN (NCJW)

Greater San Diego Section

9710 Lake Helix Terrace

La Mesa, CA 91941

619.464.6144

Voice Mail: 619.515.4700

ncjw.org

President: Judy Shear

(sola@cox.net)

The NCJW priorities are to

advance the well-being and status

of women, enhance the quality of

Jewish life, and support a secure

Israel.

ORT AMERICA

North County Shores Chapter

1005 Lands End Court

Carlsbad, CA 92011

760.602.0929

ortamerica.org

President: Betty Woolf

(bettywoolf@sbcglobal.net)

Formerly Women’s American ORT.

ORT strengthens Jewish

communities the world over by

providing quality education,

innovative training, and vocational

guidance – increasing students’

employability and self-esteem and

enabling them to pursue fulfilling

careers.

Many Jewish community

agencies and synagogues

have women’s programs

and/or clubs. Please contact

them for more information.

DISABILITIES &

INCLUSION

FRIENDSHIP

CIRCLE

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE

Executive Director:

Elisheva Green

858.487.4879

www.fcsdiego.com

The Friendship Circle addresses

the challenges facing the families of

children with special needs through a

program which pairs local teenagers

with children and teens for weekly

“Friends at Home” visits. Through

a full range of activities and events,

the Friendship Circle creates an

environment of friendship and love

for the entire family. Friendship

Circle also has inclusive social

programs for adults, sends speakers

to conduct hands-on sensitivity

workshops at Jewish schools and

clubs, and is a non-profit.

HOPE VILLAGE

SAN DIEGO

CHESED HOME

HOPE VILLAGE SAN DIEGO

info@chesedhomesandiego.org

619.988.HVSD (4873)

www.chesedhome.org

Hope Village San Diego is opening

up soon its Chesed Home, a home

of loving kindness with Jewish

values, where adults diagnosed

with a mental illness can live with

dignity. It will be a licensed home

where these adults can live in a safe

and supportive environment.

LAWRENCE

FAMILY JEWISH

COMMUNITY

CENTER

INCLUSION DEPARTMENT

Director of Inclusion:

Lori Kauffman Faison

(lorif@lfjcc.com)

858.362.1123

Our inclusion philosophy began in

1994 and was adopted by our board

of directors. With 5 participants

in our first year of operation, we

now serve over 100 participants a

year, from preschool to young adults.

We provide inclusion support to

kids with special needs so they can

participate alongside their typically

developing peers. Our entry point

for kids with special needs is often

the preschool, and the greatest

amount of kids attend our summer

camp program (nearly 60 every

summer). We also have young

adults with disabilities who volunteer

their time here in order to gain work

experience and job skills.

GIRLS LIFE

Teen Director:

Karen Flexer Friedenberg

(karenf@lfjcc.com)

858.362.1331

Girls Life is an empowerment

program that encourages middle

school girls, ages 11-14, to embrace

their bodies and minds. Weekly

lessons cover a range of preteen

issues girls face including healthy

body image, relationships, time

management, gossip, bullying, and

leadership. Preteen girls with special

needs are welcome and supported

in Girls Life through one-on-one

assistance with a teen leader trained

by our JCC Inclusion Department.

Girls Life is generously supported by

the Jewish Women’s Foundation.

JEWISH FAMILY

SERVICE

COUNSELING SERVICES

www.jfssd.org/counseling

877.537.1818

JFS Counseling offers both

short- and long-term counseling.

Individual, couple, family and group

counseling is available on a sliding

scale.

CRISIS, PSYCHIATRIC

AND MEDICAL CASE

MANAGEMENT

jfssd.org/casemanagement

877.537.1818

Case management provides

short-term counseling and case

management to Jewish adults and

seniors seeking assistance addressing

barriers such as financial crisis,

mental health diagnoses and

medical issues. Clients are offered

the opportunity to meet with a case

manager in the office to work on

issues associated with daily living

and coping skills. Emergency food,

transportation assistance, and

referrals for psychiatric, housing,

legal, and medical/dental resources

are provided. The goal is to

ultimately increase each client’s level

of self-sufficiency.

FOODMOBILE

jfssd.org/foodmobile

858.637.3230

Foodmobile@jfssd.org

Foodmobile provides hot, kosher,

home-delivered meals to homebound

older adults, aged 60 and over, and

younger homebound disabled adults.

All volunteers who deliver the meals

are trained to conduct a wellness

check, and report any concerns back

to our professional and caring staff.

GERIATRIC CARE

MANAGEMENT

jfsonline@jfssd.org.

858.637.3040

Geriatric Care Managers act

as advocates, consultants, and

educators. Many older adults and

families choose to have the services

of a care manager ongoing in order

to monitor, arrange, and provide

for their services and those of their

loved ones.

HAND-UP YOUTH FOOD

PANTRY

www.jfssd.org/handup

858.637.3088

The food pantry provides food

to thousands of people at 8

different community distribution

sites per month throughout San

Diego County. Perishable and

nonperishable food items are offered

to any community member in need.

All distributions are accessible

to clients with disabilities. A

case manager is present at the

distributions to help direct clients to

other JFS programs and services.

INTENSIVE PSYCHIATRIC

CASE MANAGEMENT

877.537.1818

The JFS Intensive Psychiatric Case

Management program was created

for Jewish individuals with serious

and persistent mental illness. The

program is intended to maximize an

individual’s ability for independent

living, socialization, and managing

symptoms of their mental illness.

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A case manager provides ongoing

assessment, advocacy, and referral

to appropriate resources, medication

management, and supportive

intervention to optimize each client’s

level of functioning.

FIX-IT SERVICE

jfssd.org/fixit

fixit@jfssd.org

858.637.3354

The Fix-It Service plays a

significant role in allowing older

adults aged 60 and over to remain

in their homes safely. Dedicated

volunteers provide free, minor homesafety

repairs and modifications,

allowing older adults to maintain

their independence and remain safely

in their homes; they also conduct

a safety inspection, and report any

concerns back to our professional

and caring staff.

JEWISH

FEDERATIONS OF

NORTH AMERICA

These are resources cited

in the Jewish Disability

Awareness Month Resource

Guide, February 2012

CENTER FOR JEWISH

GENETIC DISORDERS

mssm.edu/jewish_genetics

The Center for Jewish Genetic

Diseases at The Mount Sinai

Medical Center in New York

City is the first center in the world

devoted to the study of diseases that

affect Ashkenazi Jews. Established

in 1982, the Center has a twofold

mission: 1) to improve the diagnosis,

treatment, and counseling of

patients and their families suffering

from Jewish genetic diseases and

2) to conduct intensive research to

combat these inherited diseases.

COUNCIL FOR JEWS WITH

SPECIAL NEEDS, INC.

480.629.5343

www.cjsn.org

The Council for Jews with Special

Needs is a non-profit organization

founded in 1985 with the goal of

providing programs, supports and

resources to help all Jews with

disabilities and their families fulfill

their spiritual, cultural and religious

needs.

EMPOWERING JEWS WITH

DISABILITIES

empoweringjewswithdisabilities.

org

(empoweringjewswithdisabilities@

yahoo.com)

Empowering Jews with Disabilities

was created for Jews with disabilities

to be seen and heard. Their mission

is to embrace a spirit where people

with disabilities can express

themselves freely, take a stand, be

a part of a welcoming community,

and rejoice in their strengths and

abilities.

JEWISH BRAILLE INSTITUTE

800.433.1531

www.jbilibrary.org

Jewish Braille Institute is a not-forprofit

organization that provides

materials in Braille, on audio

cassette and in large print to the

blind, visually impaired and others

worldwide. All services are free of

charge.

JEWISH DEAF COMMUNITY

CENTER

www.jdcc.org

JDCC promotes individual growth,

social awareness, productivity and

equality, by empowering deaf and

hard of hearing persons to be full

participants in the Jewish community

at large.

THE JEWISH DEAF RESOURCE

CENTER (JDRC)

917.705.8941

www.jdrc.org

Jewish Deaf Resource Center, Inc.,

(JDRC) has advocated for greater

access so that Jews who are deaf

can lead rich and meaningful Jewish

lives. JDRC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit

organization, is a resource for the

entire Jewish community, advising

institutions on accessibility, offering

Jewish storytelling in American Sign

Language (ASL) for deaf and

hearing families, and training Judaic

ASL interpreters.

JEWISH SPECIAL EDUCATION

INTERNATIONAL

CONSORTIUM

jesna.org/our-work/specialneeds

This agency was developed to

strengthen special education through

central agencies for Jewish education

and to provide a context in which

communities’ special educators can

build a professional network.

TAGLIT - BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL

www.njcd.org/taglit-birthrightisrael/

212.613.8369

Taglit - Birthright Israel offers tenday

first-time educational trips to

Israel for young adults ages 18-26.

The National Jewish Council for

the Disabled offers trips for young

adults with disabilities.

UNION FOR REFORM JUDAISM

urj.org/life/family/disabilities/

URJ’s goal is the full participation

in the spiritual, educational and

communal aspects of synagogue life

for people living with disabilities

and for their families. This website

provides brochures/booklets and

also advice on setting up special

needs B’nai Mitzvot.

YACHAD / NATIONAL JEWISH

COUNCIL FOR THE DISABLED

(NJCD)

www.njcd.org

Yachad / NJCD is dedicated to

enhancing the life opportunities

of individuals with disabilities,

ensuring their participation in the

full spectrum of Jewish life.

YAD HACHAZAKAH -

THE JEWISH DISABILITY

EMPOWERMENT CENTER, INC.

212.284.6936

yad-jdec.org

Founding Director:

Sharon Shapiro

(sshapiro@yad-jdec.org)

Yad HaChazakah-JDEC seeks to

help Jews with disabilities discover

and use their personal strengths,

abilities, and resources to take more

control over the direction and quality

of their lives. Yad HaChazakah-

JDEC is led primarily by Jews

with various disabilities and

ongoing health conditions, and more

than half of its board members

have disabilities or chronic health

conditions.

YESODOT

617.399.3299

www.yesodot.org

Yesodot strives to be a lifeline

for Jewish families challenged by

disability who live in the metro

Boston area. Yesodot is committed

to maximizing the potential and

building community foundations

(“yesodot”) for children and young

adults by strengthening their families

via a broad array of support

programs and services.

MITZVAH MAKERS

MITZVAH MAKERS

858.204.7527

Coordinator:

Karen Grossman

kareng@

jewishfederationsandiego.org

The Mitzvah Makers Coordinator

helps to connect the interests of

San Diego bar and bat mitzvah

students to specific needs in the

Jewish community, both locally and

overseas. This special program helps

make the b'nai mitzvah experience

more meaningful for all participants.

NCSY

YACHAD/ OUR WAY

www.njcd.org

NCSY offers inclusion

programming for teens and young

adults with special needs and

developmental delays as part of

our Yachad program. Our twice

annual regional convention has over

25 participants with special needs

as part of our inclusion track. We

also offer inclusion-based summer

trips and programming for the deaf

and hard of hearing as a part of

Our Way. All NCSY events can

accommodate those with physical

disabilities given advanced notice.

Many Jewish community

agencies and synagogues

have inclusion programs

and/or clubs. Please contact

them for more information.

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OLDER ADULT

PROGRAMS &

CENTERS

Many Jewish community

agencies and synagogues

have older adult programs

and/or clubs. Please contact

them for more information.

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE

OLDER ADULT CENTERS*

858.637.3040

JFS has a proud history of caring

for our elderly. Its goal is to

help older adults remain safe and

independent for as long as possible.

Programs such as care management,

counseling, information and referral,

home repairs, transportation and

foodmobile are available. Locations

for Older Adult Centers, which offer

social, recreational, and educational

activities, congregate meals and day

trips follow:

College Avenue

Older Adult Center at

Congregation Beth Jacob

4855 College Avenue

San Diego, CA 92115

858.637.3270

Open Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm

North County Inland Center

at Temple Adat Shalom

15905 Pomerado Road

Poway, CA 92064

858.674.1123

Open Mondays and Wednesdays,

10am - 2pm; Thursdays, 10am -

12pm

University City

Older Adult Center at

Congregation Beth Israel

9001 Towne Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92122

858.550.5998

Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and

Thursdays, 10am to 2pm.

SENIOR ADULT PROGRAM AT

LAWRENCE FAMILY JEWISH

COMMUNITY CENTER

858.362.1141

lfjcc.org/seniors

Director of Adult Services:

Melanie Rubin

(melanier@lfjcc.com)

ON THE GO -

TRANSPORTATION SOLUTION

2525 Camino Del Rio South,

Suite 265

San Diego, CA 92108

jfssd.org/onthego

877.63.GO.JFS (634.6537)

RANCHO BERNARDO

JEWISH SENIOR CENTER

16934 Chabad Way

Poway, CA 92064

858.487.4873

rbjsc.com

Directors: Wendy Edelglass

and Rebecca Cohen

(info@rbjsc.com)

President: Perla Kimbal

(info@rbjsc.com)

The Rancho Bernardo Jewish

Senior Center, a non-profit agency

established in 1991, provides

a variety of senior programs

embracing Jewish traditions, culture

and values regardless of background

or affiliation.

SEACREST VILLAGE

RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES*

seacrestvillage.org

President/CEO:

Pam Ferris

(pferris@seacrestvillage.org)

V.P. of Development:

Robin Israel

(risrael@seacrestvillage.org)

Seacrest Village is a non-profit,

charitable organization that has

served the San Diego community

since 1944. Offering retirement

living and healthcare options for

“seasoned citizens,” Seacrest caters

to a variety of lifestyle choices,

preferences and healthcare needs.

Locations include:

Seacrest Village at Encinitas

The Leichtag Family

Foundation Campus

211 Saxony Road

Encinitas, CA 92024

760.632.0081

Seacrest Village at

Rancho Bernardo

Nellie Cohn Residence

12730 Monte Vista Road

Poway, CA 92064

858.485.0700

Seacrest at Home

211 Saxony Road

Encinitas, CA 92024

760.942.2950

760.942.5695

seacrestathome.org

Director of Homecare:

Kelli Denton

(kdenton@seacrestathome.org)

Seacrest at Home serves the

community by offering high-quality

homecare services in the context of

Jewish values to individuals of all

ages.

THE NORTH COUNTY

JEWISH SENIORS CLUB

Oceanside Senior Center

255 Country Club Lane

Oceanside, CA 92054

Publicity Chair: Barbara Farber

760.721.2482

We meet on the third Thursday of

each month at the Oceanside Senior

Center.

HOSPICE CARE

OHR AMI - THE JEWISH

HOSPICE PROGRAM

presented by LightBridge

Hospice & Palliative Care

6155 Cornerstone Court East

Suite 220

San Diego, CA 92121

858.458.3602

thejewishhospice.com

Senior Vice-President:

Pamela Hough

Rabbinic Director:

Rabbi Ralph A. Dalin

KOSHER CATERERS

& RESTAURANTS

DISCLAIMER: This list

of kosher delis, caterers

and restaurants is provided

as a community service.

Inclusion in this list is

based on submission of

the establishment’s kosher

certification and does not

constitute a recommendation,

endorsement or verification of

kashrut status by the Jewish

Federation of San Diego

County.

CATERING BY CHARLES

SHMOOZERS

619.583.1636

shmoozers.com

Charles Rubin

charles@shmoozers.com

Event Coordinator:

Natalie Josephson

natalie@shmoozers.com

858.703.4247

CATERING BY FELICIA G.

619.742.4747

cateringbyfeliciag.com

Felicia Gipsman

fgipsman@cox.net

CATERING BY YAAKOV

CAFE CHABAD

16934 Chabad Way

Poway, CA 92064

858.451.0455

cafechabad.com

EMET KOSHER CATERING

& MARKET

6548 El Cajon Blvd.

San Diego, CA, 92115

888.818.4781

emetkm.com

orders@emetkm.com

LA CAFE

6104 Regents Road

San Diego, CA 92122

858.202.0097

lacafesd.com

lacafesd@gmail.com

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LANG’S KOSHER BAKERY

4610 Alvarado Canyon Road

Suite #6

San Diego, CA 92120

619-280-Langs (5264)

langsbakery.com

sales@langsbakery.com

RALPH’S “KOSHER

EXPERIENCE”

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037-2354

858.597.1550

ralphs.com

RENAISSANCE CATERING

8935 Towne Centre Dr. #106

San Diego, CA 92122

858.752.9311

kosherfoodsandiego.com

SHALOM CATERING

11860 Carmel Creek Rd.

San Diego, CA 92130

619.985.8202

shalomcatering.com

info@shalomcatering.com

SUMMER GRILLE

AT BETH JACOB SAN DIEGO

4855 College Avenue

San Diego, CA 92115

summergrillbjc.com

888.418.1437

THE PLACE

10785 Pomerado Rd.

San Diego, CA 92131

858.549.7000

theplacekm@yahoo.com

sandiegokosher.com

THE PLACE CAFE

AT THE JCC

4126 Executive Dr,

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.362.1353

858.717.5470

ZCATER CATERING/ART OF

THE PARTY

Gary Khatz at Temple Solel

3575 Manchester Avenue

Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92024

760.436.0654

zcater.com/kosher-catering.

php

MOHALIM

DISCLAIMER: This list of

mohalim is provided as a

community service. Inclusion

in this list is based solely

on the request of the listed

parties and does not constitute

the recommendation or

endorsement by the Jewish

Federation of San Diego

County, San Diego Rabbinical

Association, Shalom Baby,

the Lawrence Family Jewish

Community Center, or any of

their respective representatives;

these organizations have

not verified the information

listed, which was provided by

the individuals themselves.

Recipients of this list are

advised that they should

independently verify

this information and are

encouraged to seek out

their own references and

recommendations before

engaging the services of a

mohel.

1Will only perform brit milah

where baby’s birth mother was born

Jewish or converted to Judaism under

Orthodox auspices

Martin Gilboa, MD

Mobile: 858.405.6722

Home: 858.755.1964

martin.gilboa@gmail.com

Board Certified Pediatrician;

Board Certified and Diplomat

American Academy of Pediatrics;

Senior Partner of Southern

California Permanente Medical

Group; Certified Mohel and

former Chief Mohel of Sweden;

Kaiser Permanente San Diego’s

circumcision expert.

Michael Jacobson, MD

858.430.3861

mjacobson@sandiegobris.com

sandiegobris.com

Certified by the Berit Mila Board

of Reform Judaism.

Aaron Lehman, MD

Mobile: 858.354.9108

Alternate: 858.357.3380

alehmanmd@gmail.com

brisandbeyond.com

Board certified in pediatrics and

internal medicine. Certified mohel

by the National Organization of

American Mohalim. Fellow at the

American Academy of Pediatrics

and member of the American

College of Physicians.

Rabbi Moishe Leider 1

Mobile: 858.518.6513

Home: 858.453.7701

rabbi@chabaduc.org

chabaduc.org

Certified by the Former Chief

Mohel of Jerusalem Rabbi Yosef

Weisberg; Ordained by the Central

Chabad Yeshiva in New York;

Member of the Chabad Shluchim

Organization.

Cantor Haim Mizrahi

Home: 619.421.8197

Mobile: 619.838.0947

IMizrahi2000@yahoo.com

One year training in UCSD

Medical Center, San Diego; Three

months training at New York

Children’s Hospital with Rabbi

Harry Braunstein; Certified by

Rabbi Braunstein, Chief Mohel of

Brooklyn, New York.

Stuart Rubenstein, MD,

FAAP

858.793.4563

rubenstein@brisforbaby.com

brisforbaby.com

Certified/trained at the Jewish

Theological Seminary and Hebrew

Union College; Board Certified

Pediatrician; Fellow of the

American Academy of Pediatrics;

Former Chief of Pediatrics at

Scripps Memorial Hospital La

Jolla; Recipient of San Diego

Magazine Top Doctor Award.

Joel Snyder, MD 1

619.583.1030

DrJSnyder@aol.com

Certified by Chief Sephardic Mohel

of West Coast.

MIKVAOT

LA JOLLA MIKVAH AT

CONGREGATION ADAT

YESHURUN

8625 La Jolla Scenic Drive

La Jolla, CA 92037

858.535.1072

(info@adatyeshurun.org)

adatyeshurun.org/mikvah

MIKVAH ISRAEL OF SAN

DIEGO

5170 La Dorna Street

San Diego, CA 92115

619.287.6411

chabaddowntown.com

NORTH COUNTY INLAND

MIKVAH AT CHABAD OF

POWAY

16934 Chabad Way

Poway, CA 92064

858.451.0455×38

chabadpoway.com

WATERS OF EDEN SAN

DIEGO COMMUNITY MIKVAH

AND EDUCATION CENTER

(Mikvah currently under

construction)

4950 Murphy Canyon Road,

2nd Floor

San Diego, CA 92123

watersofedensd.org

info@watersofedensd.org

619.206.3959

MORTUARY &

CEMETERIES

MORTUARY

AM ISRAEL MORTUARY

6316 El Cajon Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92115

619.583.8850

www.amisraelmortuary.com

peter@amisraelmortuary.com

San Diego’s only Jewish mortuary.

Funeral services at any cemetery.

CEMETERIES

HOME OF PEACE CEMETERY

3668 Imperial Avenue

San Diego, CA 92113

619.825.6049

Larry Krantz

larry@amisralmortuary.com

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OLAM HAEMES

10785 Pomerado Road

San Diego, CA 92131

858.547.0076 ext. 3056

jewishburial@yahoo.com

Rabbi Yisroel Dinerman

ydinerman@chasd.org

EL CAMINO MEMORIAL PARK

5600 Carroll Canyon Rd.

San Diego, CA 92121

858.453.2121

ETERNAL HILLS

MEMORIAL PARK

1999 El Camino Real

Oceanside, CA 92054

760.754.6600

GREENWOOD MEMORIAL

PARK

4300 Imperial Ave.

San Diego, CA 92113

619.264.3131

JUDAICA STORES

Please call individual

synagogues for information

about their gift shops.

HATIKVA

7964 “C” Arjons Drive

San Diego, CA 92126

858.695.9777

hatikva.com

Daniel & Denise Schwartz

denise@hatikva.com

SCHWARTZ JUDAICA

1934 Pentuckett Ave.

San Diego, CA 92104

619.232.5888

schwartzjudaica.com

info@schwartzjudaica.com

schwartz@schwartzjudaica.

com

Stanley & Laurel Schwartz

stanschwartz@cox.net

JEWISH

PUBLICATIONS IN

SAN DIEGO

SAN DIEGO JEWISH JOURNAL

5665 Oberlin Drive, Ste. 204

San Diego, CA 92121

858.638.9818

Fax: 858.638.9801

sdjewishjournal.com

Publisher: Dr. Mark Moss

(publisher@sdjewishjournal.

com)

Co-Publisher: Mark Edelstein

(marke@sdjewishjournal.com)

Editor: Jessica Hanewinckel

(editor@sdjewishjournal.com)

Art Director: Laurie Miller

(art@sdjewishjournal.com)

Founded in Oct. 2001, the San

Diego Jewish Journal is the largest

Jewish publication in the San Diego

area and one of the biggest Jewish

magazines in the country.

SAN DIEGO JEWISH WORLD

P.O. Box 19363

San Diego, CA 92159

619.265.0808

Fax: 619.265.0850

sdjewishworld.com

editor@sandiegojewishworld.

com

Editor/Publisher:

Donald H. Harrison

A daily Jewish news website covering

San Diego and the globe. Combined

staff from the old San Diego Jewish

Press-Heritage and the San Diego

Jewish Times.

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