San Diego Jewish Congregations

We are proud to provide our photography and videography services for all members of the San Diego Jewish community. Whether you belong to a synagogue, shul, or temple, or are unaffiliated with a specific congregation, we want to be your photographer of choice. No matter your level of observance, we will make arrangements to fit your needs.

If you are looking to join a congregation in preparation for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in the family, you are welcome to refer to the list below. We also photograph well beyond San Diego County. So if you are planning a destination event, or a celebration in another city, please contact our studio for details.

List of San Diego Jewish Congregations

Conservative/ Masorti

Congregation Beth Am, 5050 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA 92130 (858) 481-8454 Rabbi David Kornberg, Rabbi Matthew Earne
Congregation Beth El, 8660 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.  (858) 452-1734. Rabbi Ron Shulman, Rabbi Avi Libman
Congregation B’nai Chaim (Riverside County), 29500 Via Princesa, Murieta, (909) 677 7350
Congregation Bnai Shalom, P.O. Box 1438, Vista , CA 92085 (760) 599-2005 or (760) 685-3265. Rabbi Hillel Silverman; Cantor Joseph Furmansky.
Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 830 S. Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081. (760) 941-9858 Rabbi Ben Leinow, Ph.D. Cantor Larry Kornit, Hebrew School Director Naomi Fischer.
Ner Tamid Synagogue, 15318 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064. (858) 513-8330.
Ohr Shalom Synagogue, 2512 Third Ave., San Diego, CA  (619) 231-1456 Rabbi Scott Meltzer
Temple Beth Sholom, 208 Madrona St., Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 420-6040. Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel
Tifereth Israel Synagogue, 6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd, San Diego, CA 92119 (619) 697-6001 Rabbi Joshua Dorsch

Hillel Houses

Hillel-San Diego State, 5717 Lindo Paseo, San Diego, CA 92115,(619) 583-6080.
Hillel-UCSD, 8976 Cliffridge Ave., La Jolla CA (858) 550-1792.


Kahal Am, PO Box 927751, San Diego, CA 92192 (858)-549-3088; Madrikha Beverly Zarnow; Cantor Deborah Davis

Jewish Renewal

Elijah Minyan. Meets in private homes, Carlsbad area. (760) 943-8370. Rabbi Wayne Dosick


Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, Edson Range Chapel. (760) 725-3518.
MCRD Jewish Chapel, Marine Corps Recruit Depot. (619) 524-8820.


Beth Jacob Congregation, 4855 College Ave., San Diego, CA 92115. San Diego State area) (619) 287-9890.Rabbi Avram Bogopulsky
Centro Social Israelita and Chabad Center, Ave. 16 Septembre, Colonia Gabilonda, Tijuana, Mexico, 011 526 686 2692 Rabbi Mochi Birman.
Chabad Jewish Center-Carmel Valley, 11410 Carmel Country Rd., Del Mar, CA 92130 (858) 333-4613. Rabbi Mendel Polichenco
Chabad-Downtown S. Diego, PO Box 124588, S. Diego, CA 92112-4588 (619) 301-7450 Rabbi Zalman Carlebach
Chabad-La Costa, 1980 La Costa Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92009. (760) 943-8891. Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort.
Chabad-La Jolla Shores, 2440 Azure Coast Drive, La Jolla  (858) 455-5433; Rabbi Baruch Shalom Ezagui
Chabad Jewish Center-Oceanside-Vista, 1930 Sunset Drive, Vista (760) 806-7765. Rabbi Baruch Greenberg
Chabad of Poway, 16934 Chabad Way, Poway, CA 92064. (858) 451-0455. Rabbi Yisorel Goldstein
Chabad-San Diego headquarters, Chabad Educational Campus, 10785 Pomerado Road, San Diego, CA 92131 (585) 547-0076. Rabbi Yonah Fradkin.
Chabad-San Diego State, 6115 Montezuma Road, San Diego, CA 92115. (619) 265-0519.Rabbi Chalom Boudjnah
Chabad-Temecula (Riverside County), 41789 Nicole Ln, Temecula , CA 92591 (818) 263-1231 Rabbi Yonasan Abrams.
Chabad-University City, 3232 Governor Drive, Suite A, San Diego,CA 92122. (858) 455-1670. Rabbi Moshe Leider.
Congregation Adat Yeshurun, 8625 La Jolla Scenic Drive North, La Jolla, CA 92037.(858) 535-1196. Rabbi Jeffrey Wohlgelernter
Congregation Kehillas Torah,14133 Via Alisal, San Diego, CA 92128  (858) 613-0222 Rabbi Baruch Lederman
Kehillat Ahavat Yisrael, 13030 Brixton Place, San Diego, CA 92130-1325 (858) 605-1111 Rabbi Menashe East; (858) 792-7942 KAY office
Young Israel of San Diego, 7291 Navajo Road, San Diego, CA 92119  (619) 589-1447 Rabbi Chaim Hollander.


Congregation Dor Hadash, 11860 Carmel Creek Road,  San Diego, CA 92130. 858-268-3674, Rabbi Yael Ridberg


Congregation Beth Israel,9001 Towne Center, La Jolla,.(858) 535-1111. Rabbi Michael M. Berk, Rabbi/Cantor Arlene Bernstein, Rabbi Jorie Gerson
Congregation Etz Chaim, 15670 Indian Head Court, Ramona.  (760) 789-7393. Rabbi Ben Leinow.
Congregation Havurim (Riverside County), PO. Box 891663, Temecula (909) 676 1108 Student Rabbi Rick Kellner
Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064 (858) 451-1200. Rabbi David Castiglione, Cantor Lori Frank.
Temple Emanu-El, 6299 Capri Drive, San Diego, CA 92120  (619) 286-2555.
Temple Etz Rimon, 2020 Chestnut Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008; (760) 929-9503 Rabbi Karen Sherman
Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester, Cardiff by the Sea, Calif. 92007 (760) 436-0654. Rabbi David Frank, Rabbi Jeff Brown Cantor William Tiep, President James Rodin.


Beth Eliyahu Torah Center, 5012 Central Avenue, Suite C,
Bonita, CA 91902.(619) 472 2144; Rabbi Daniel Srugo

We hope this list is helpful. If you would like to see your congregation represented here, please contact our studio. A full and current list may be found at San Diego Jewish World


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