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Congregation Beth El


Mission and News

Congregation Beth El is a Conservative synagogue whose mission is to create a home for every soul by offering a variety of Jewish experiences to nourish the mind, heart, and spirit, while being a caring Jewish community.

Rabbinic Search Update #1, June 7, 2016, timely and brief news and highlights. “The Rabbinic Search Committee (RSC), appointed by President Laurie Greenberg, held its first meeting on May 2nd. Consisting of 23 members, drawn from across the demographic diversity of our congregation, the RSC has begun the necessary work to define the key criteria that will guide our search for the Congregation’s new Senior Rabbi…” (click here to read the full update).   

Please continue to send comments for the Senior Rabbi Search and Our Shared Commitment Membership Model to Laurie Greenberg, President at and Senior Rabbi Search to Alan Viterbi and Nancy Dosick, RSC Co-Chairs at

Participate in Our Shared Commitment and make your 2016-2017 Membership Contribution. By now you should have received your Congregation Beth El Renewal Membership Commitment Form in the mail. Linked is an online copy which you are invited to print, complete, and mail or email back to Zach Hoffman, Membership & Engagement Director by Friday, July 1st.

Farewell Havdalah Reception and Memory Book for Rabbi Graubart

Thank you to all congregants and members of the greater San Diego Jewish Community who attended and enjoyed the Farwell Havdalah Reception for Rabbi Graubart. We would also like to thank all those who supported the underwriting of the event and made donations, with special gratitude to Jenny Josephson who help coordinate the event and to our Eternal Light Sponsors. 

Marsha Friend Berkson | Rhona and Ray Fink | Sonia and Andy Israel
Susan and David Kabakoff | Barbara and Steven Mendell | Don and Stacy Rosenberg
Barbara and Larry Sherman | Eliza Slavet and Anthony Burr 
Elyse Sollender and Mark Lohkemper | Caryn and Alan Viterbi

Donations can still be made in Rabbi Graubart's honor to the Education and Youth Wing Renovation Fund, or to the Philip Graubart Senior Rabbinic Chair Endowment.

View a photo album from this special evening at photographer Magnificent Magnet's site AND on Beth El's Facebook page. 

The presentation of the Memory Book for Rabbi Graubart with everyone's wonderful messages will be made at Beth El's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 28th.


Volunteer Opportunity

Help needed at the Ronald McDonald House on Sunday, July 10, 2016, 3:00-6:00pm or 5:30-8:00pm Shift

Join us again or for the first time to see what this rewarding experience is all about. Help prepare, cook, serve, and clean up a meal for 150+ guests. Must be 16 or older to work in the kitchen, younger volunteers can help serve and clean up. 

To sign up, contact Sam Jacobs at


Upcoming Events


Growing & Fostering Our Jewish World

CBE Adult Education 2015-2016  

Life Long Learning

Educational programming at Beth El offers opportunities for congregants to engage in a journey of learning and spiritual growth. 
Whether through Beth Montessori, Viterbi Torah School, or Jewish Journeys: Adult Education at Beth El, people of all ages are
challenged to think, question and contribute creatively to our common journey. 


Tikkun & Hesed Committees

Our community is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam,
repairing the world. Visit our Tikkun Page and Hesed Page


Women's Connection & Men's Club

Our Women's Connection (celebrating its 60th year!) and Men's Club provide a fun and vibrant environment for their members through programming and friendship. They support the congregation, its youth and religious school, and sponsor programs of joint interest with
other Congregation Beth El committees.


Youth & Family

Our Youth & Family groups combines social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for our synagogue’s families with children to create lasting friendships.


Israel Committee

The mission of Beth El's Israel Committee is to engage CBE members and inspire a connection with Israel through
advocacy and education. Take a look at our page and join us for inspiring programming.


Our Rabbi's Blog

Read Rabbi Graubart's weekly Torah commentary, or better yet SUBSCRIBE and get it via email.



Our Gallery

We're collecting photos for a shul-wide photo gallery. Remember, this year is the 60th anniversary of the Congregation Beth El Sisterhood (now Women's Connection ... where it all started. Stay tuned!

Wed, 29 June 2016 23 Sivan 5776