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Welcome to Congregation Beth El

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.

Shabbat & Daily Prayer livestream

Friday, January 15
Shabbat Evening - 6:15 p.m.
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Saturday, January 16
Shabbat Morning - 9:30 a.m.
Torah Portion - Vaera
Bat Mitzvah: Frida Turchin
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Mourners can say Kaddish at home by joining our virtual services on both Weekdays and Shabbat.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 7:30 a.m.
Monday, Thursday - 7:30 a.m.
Sunday - 9:00 a.m.
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Thanks for your understanding. We share in your disappointment and plan to be online going forward.




Beth El Is Tech - Online Together

Connect with us as we've moved our regular schedule of Jewish life and learning experiences online. Though the bonds we share as a synagogue family are warm and constant, the sacred times we get together mean the most. For the time being, as we are a virtually vital community, we’re gathering online for these programs. We may not be able to be with each other, but we are participating together. Please check or request our weekly email for schedules and information.

Beth El Is Together

As we need to be physically separated from one another during these surreal days, let’s try to replace physical contact with caring calls and warm messages to each other. Whatever social distance we create can be overcome through emotional closeness and sensitivity. Our thoughts are of everyone at this difficult time. Our prayers are for those who need strength, connection, and healing.
Please call us at Congregation Beth El if you need any assistance or support.
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Thursday, April 16 | Eighth Day of Passover Festival Morning Service and Yizkor Memorial Prayers.

Rabbi Shulman will speak to these questions and offer other Haggadah hints and ideas for Passover. For all that will be different on Seder nights this year, much must remain the same as we celebrate and rejoice in our People’s story of Exodus and liberation. Passover approaches and it’s time to prepare!

As a reminder, all Beth El programming including Viterbi Torah School classes and programs, youth and family programming, Women’s Connection and Men’s Club activities, as well as BEIT and all other affinity programs and food services, are suspended. The synagogue office is also closed. We will inform you when we are able to welcome our students, teens, and congregants back to campus.


On this Shabbat evening, we welcome a few friends from the Congregational Church of La Jolla and their Senior Pastor Timothy Seery and the Rev. Paige Blair-Hubert from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar. Our goal is to begin the slow work of creating an inter-faith learning opportunity for our congregations. Reverend Reinhard Krause, the Executive Director, Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies at UCLA, will travel to San Diego to help us understand the purpose and opportunity of developing meaningful interfaith relations. Our guests will join us for our Erev Shabbat service and dinner. We look forward to welcoming them, getting to know them, and exploring how and what we may learn with and about one another.

We are collaborating with Western Service Workers Association to collect and distribute food to needy families in San Diego. Your donations help add warmth and joy to the holiday season. 

BEIT learning experiences take place during two time slots. At 6:30 pm choose one from a number of experiences. At 7:45 pm attend the weekly BEIT feature: Rabbi Shulman’s class, a guest lecture or presentation, or a special program.

If you wish to list your family’s memorial names for the first time, submit the recorded names of your loved ones included last year, or would like to make changes or additions to your family’s list of names, please use the link above or call the synagogue office at 858-452-1734 by August 15, 2019Book of Remembrance Form 2019/5780

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Meet up at Lake Hodges Run Trailhead for a fun hike for all ages and skill levels. Those who enjoy a leisurely walk can stroll through the meadows while the more ambitious can hike to the summit of Bernardo Mountain, a minor peak with expansive views. 

Enjoy a delicious Israeli dinner, Israeli folk dancing, and personal stories from our Young Israeli Ambassador, Michal Sharon.

6:15pm | Lively Shabbat service with Israeli songs and spirit
7:15pm | Dinner and program
Adults $18 | $10 children 5-12 | under 5 free 
Register by May 6 to ensure your spot 

Jewish Humor Night
It’s time for some Purim fun as we tell our favorite jokes, funny stories and share a drink and nosh. 


American Jewish Identity
Guest Speaker: Rabbi Ed Feinstein
Senior Rabbi, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA
What is the condition of and opportunity for American Jews today? Rabbi Ed Feinstein is an engaging thinker and teacher, well known for asking, and guiding us toward answering, questions about Jewish identity, meaning, and modern society.

Yom Kippur will be observed on Wednesday September 19, 2018.




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For everyone's health and safety, our campus is closed right now.




Fri, January 15 2021 2 Shevat 5781