Welcome to Temple Emanu-El
Temple Emanu-El is a Reform Jewish synagogue, affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. It is located at 6299 Capri Drive, in the neighborhood of Del Cerro, in the city of San Diego, California. We strive to build in our congregation a community and a family for our membership. We hope your connection with our temple will be meaningful and rewarding for you and your family.
Social Action Center
Mitzvah of the Month: June
Stand Down for Veterans
Stand Down San Diego grew out of the conviction that the overwhelming number of homeless veterans on the streets of America is unacceptable. The first event was held here in 1988, and is now replicated in cities across the country.
The weekend, held on the grounds of San Diego High School, shows these veterans that their sacrifice on behalf of our country has not been forgotten. Volunteers with Veterans Village provide shelter, meals and clothing, as well as medical assistance, legal aid, substance abuse counseling and referrals to transitional housing and job training. Last year, almost 1,000 veterans attended, and each year the number of women veterans has been increasing.
In June, we will collect:
- Used Bath Towels
- New Underwear for Men and Women, bottoms only (Larger sizes especially needed for men)
- New Athletic Socks, any color
Bring your donations to the barrel in the front office lobby of the Temple, and the Social Action Committee will make sure they get delivered to Stand Down. For any questions, please contact Lee Loventhal at (858) 384-6847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in volunteering during Stand Down, it’s now easier than ever to sign up for this great project. Please see the Veterans Village website, vvsd.net/volunteer-for-stand-down. They need help in areas such as registration, clothing distribution, baggage check, distribution of towels and toiletries at the showers, and more. This year’s event will be held June 29-July 1.