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Board-Approved Guidelines
Recommended by our
Health & Safety Committee
(Effective 04/08/2022 and subject to change.)

Surgical, N95, or KN95 masks must be worn. Cloth masks prohibited.  Unmasked individuals participating in services who have been pre-approved to participate while on the bima will be required to take an antigen test no later than 24 hours before the service. Temple Emanu-El will provide the tests for these purposes. 

Friday night outdoor services (held on the courtyard)
Masks are optional. 

Hand sanitizing and social distancing will continue to be practiced. No food or drinks will be served/consumed inside the social hall. Food/drink will be allowed on the courtyard.

Upcoming Events

Thu 18

Recovery International

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu 18

Bridge with Benj

August 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri 19

Shabbat Evening Service

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat 20

Torah Study

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 20

Shabbat Morning Service

August 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 25

Recovery International

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


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Reflecting on 50 Years in Jewish Journalism
Aron Hirt-Manheimer
On the eve of my retirement from the Union for Reform Judaism, I’d like to share a few reminiscences and reflections.

Chapter One: Davka
I was a senior at UCLA in 1970 when our Hillel director, Rabbi Richard Levy, of blessed memory, asked students to come up with projects that needed funding. I proposed starting a West Coast Jewish Quarterly called Davka, meaning “just because,” reflecting the counter-cultural attitude I had embraced as a member of the Jewish radical community on campus. My proposal was accepted, and Rabbi Levy, who had been editor of The Harvard Crimson, showed me how to lay out the first edition — “The Ills of American Jewry” — on his dining room table.  Click here to read more...

Social Action Center

Mitzvah of the Month – August

This month, many students are returning to in person classes, some for the first time in two years. Whether you are in the stores to pick up a few of these items or buy extras while you are getting your own children or grandchildren ready for fall, please consider this mitzvah to help other kids.

Most needed items this month are:

  • Backpacks
  • Paper and Notebooks
  • Colored Pencils, Crayons, Pens, Pencils, and Sharpeners
  • Glue Sticks and White Glue
  • Rulers, Safety Scissors

We will partner this month with “Buddy’s Backpacks,” a group from Santee which distributes backpacks and school supplies annually in a special drive-through event. Any child from anywhere in San Diego is eligible to receive school supplies, no qualifications necessary. Last year, they distributed over 800 backpacks!

Please bring your donations to the barrel in the front office lobby of the Temple, and the Social Action Committee will make sure they are delivered. For any questions, please contact Elana Levens-Craig at

Links to Social Action Sites

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