Welcome to Temple Emanu-El San Diego!

Special Message

Click here to read Rabbi Devorah’s remarks given at last Wednesday’s press conference on the rise of antisemitic flyering in our community.

High Holy Day Service Schedule

For fully detailed information about the High Holy Days, including volunteering, food drive, and tickets click here! 

Sunday, September 24
4 pm: Preschool Yom Kippur Service
7 pm: Kol Nidre Service

Monday, September 25
9 am: Yom Kippur Morning Service
12:30 pm: Yom Kippur Limmud
2 pm: Afternoon Service
3:30 pm: Family Service and Limmud Breakout Sessions
5 pm: Yizkor Memorial Service
6 pm: Ne’ilah & Havdalah

Friday, September 29
6 pm: Erev Sukkot Under the Stars Service
7 pm: Dinner in the Sukkah (bring your own meal)

Saturday, September 30
10:30 am: Sukkot Festival Service

Friday, October 6
5 pm: Erev Simchat Torah Dinner (bring your own meal)
6 pm: Erev Simchat Torah Service & Torah School Consecration

Saturday, October 7
10:30 am: Atzeret/Simchat Torah Festival Service & Yizkor Memorial Prayers

For fully detailed information about the High Holy Days, including volunteering, food drive, and tickets click here! 

High Holy Days Food Drive

Grocery bags will be distributed at Rosh Hashanah Services. Return bags filled with non-perishable nutritious food and essential toiletries when you return for Yom Kippur or drop them off in the Temple office lobby at your convenience.


Your donation will be distributed to people in need throughout our community by Jewish Family Services and other organizations.

This year, more than ever, your High Holy Day “pledge” is of paramount importance.  We are always committed to welcoming all families and students regardless of financial ability.  Your High Holy Day donation will help us fulfill this promise and our sacred covenant.  We are deeply grateful for your partnership and support.

Click here to make a High Holy Days donation. Please mark your payment as a donation and then Type would be HHD Pledge.

Big Fabulous Temple Camp

October 13 to 15, 2023

Location: YMCA Camp Marston

Reserve your space now for a special and memorable two-Night retreat in San Diego’s beautiful back country!

Click here for more information!

Board-Approved Guidelines

Recommended by our Health & Safety Committee

 Masks are optional but highly encouraged. The Temple will have surgical, N95 and KN95 masks available for use.  Effective 10/28/2022 and subject to change.

Mitzvah of the Month – September

Non-perishable food for High Holy Day Food Drive

Each year, the Social Action Committee coordinates Temple Emanu-El’s collection of non-perishable food and grocery store gift cards to be donated to the
Jewish Family Service Hand Up Food Pantry. Though many congregations hold food drives during the High Holy Days, Temple Emanu-El often collects more that all other congregations combined.

Most needed items this year are canned food, including soups, fruit, vegetables, beans, peanut butter or other nut butters, and high protein items such as canned tuna and canned chicken. Also welcome are pasta, rice, oatmeal, breakfast cereal, cake mixes, and dehydrated mashed potatoes. Please – no glass jars. We should all have food set aside in our homes to be used in case of any emergency or natural disaster. Yom Kippur is a perfect time to donate unexpired cans or packages of food and replace them with fresher items.

Grocery bags will be given our following Rosh Hashanah services, and will be available in the Sanctuary lobby during the holidays. You may bring your donation any time when you come for Yom Kippur services, or drop off food in the lobby of the office building if that is more convenient or if you will be out of town or livestreaming services.

If you prefer, you may bring or mail gift cards from a local store, or donate to the Social Action Fund, and designate the donation for the High Holy Day Food Drive.

We appreciate your support for San Diegans facing food insecurity.

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