Welcome to Temple Emanu-El San Diego!

Special Message

Click here to read Rabbi Devorah’s remarks given at the recent 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! 

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 – October

Support JFS Safe Parking Program

Jewish Family Service (JFS) operates the Safe Parking Program for unsheltered San Diegans living out of their vehicles. Individuals and families have a safe, secure place to sleep, available showers and bathroom facilities as well as access to food. They also receive supportive services and resources to help them find employment and assist with benefits, family wellness, school success, financial education and access to resources critical to getting ready to transition into permanent housing.

For October’s Mitzvah of the Month, you can show support by making a monetary donation to the Social Action Fund, either on line through the Temple’s website
or by mailing in a check, and designate the donation to the Safe Parking Dinner. Suzanne Schulman will be coordinating this project, and will schedule dates in October and November at their Balboa Ave. location. Temple members have been preparing and serving hot homemade meals for many years at the Safe Parking Program. During the pandemic, we could only supply a restaurant meal with no personal contact. We are now able to supply a personal touch and bring the meal and serve the dinner to 60 individuals working to transition from a difficult situation. If you are interested in helping to organize and serve meals in person, or have any other questions, please contact Suzanne at skschulman@gmail.com

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