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: November
New and Used Books for Children
During November, we will collect new and gently read children’s books for Light One Little Candle and for Words Alive.
Light One Little Candle was developed so that cancer patients could strengthen their bond with their children, grandchildren or others in their lives through reading together. Here in San Diego, books will be distributed free of charge through Moores Cancer Center at UCSD Medical Center. This project can only accept donations of brand new books. Contact Helen Elias at email@example.com or (858) 270-7264 for questions.
We are collecting books appropriate for children from infants through age 15, in either English or Spanish. Please note that books for children ages 10 – 15 are rarely donated.
Gently read books for children will be delivered to Words Alive, which was founded on the belief that readers are better equipped to thrive as lifelong learners and productive members of the community. They are active in classrooms, form adolescent book groups and have developed a family literacy program. Contact Suzanne Schulman at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions on donating to Words Alive.
Bring your book donations to the white barrel in the lobby of the Temple office building, and the Social Action Committee will sort and deliver them.