Devorah Marcus, Senior Rabbi
Since joining our Temple Emanu-El family in July 2013, Rabbi Devorah Marcus has led our congregation with enthusiasm, joy, humor, and song. She brings an emphasis on building our community, deepening the ties between congregants, and encouraging everyone to be life-long learners and pursuers of peace and justice in the world.
Benj Fried, Associate Rabbi
Rabbi Benj’s goal is to help bring Jews of all ages closer to community, Jewish learning and a life of meaning.
He works with the Adult Education Committee to enhance our learning experiences, with our Youth Groups and our Torah School.
Martin S. Lawson, Rabbi Emeritus
Rabbi Lawson is the Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanu-El in San Diego. He served as rabbi of the congregation for thirty-six years, retiring in June 2012. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan and was raised in Miami Beach, Florida. Rabbi Lawson is married to Anita Satlof-Lawson and they are the parents of a daughter, Bethami, and son, Joshua and his wife, Nicole and proud grandparents of Zoe and Talia Lawson.