Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel

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Congregation Beth Israel is a Reform synagogue with a membership of nearly 1,200 households and 3,800 individuals who live throughout San Diego County. We maintain an active affiliation with the Union for Reform Judaism, the national Reform movement. In the fall of 2001, we moved to our 65,000-square-foot campus set on three acres in the University Town Center area.

Beth Israel is an active, vibrant place. Members participate in weekly Shabbat observance, ongoing educational and social action programs. The Congregation offers chavurot, cultural, educational and social activities for women and men of all ages, couples, singles, families with and without children, interfaith families, LGBTQ, and active seniors and youth.

Get to know us

Learn more about our people, our history, and the community we're building together.

We are an inclusive Reform congregation and the historic center of Jewish life in San Diego.

Meet our team of leaders, administrators, educators, and staff who sustain our vibrant community and help it to grow and evolve.

Congregation Beth Israel is San Diego's oldest and largest Jewish congregation, with a rich history dating back to 1861.

Our campus is set on a three-acre site in the La Jolla Village neighborhood of San Diego, and includes five buildings, beautiful courtyards, open spaces, and gardens.

Beth Israel's Cemetery & Mausoleum Program provides Jewish burial space to the San Diego community.

Read about our synagogue and community happenings! The Quarterly features articles and photos highlighting Jewish life at Beth Israel, in San Diego, and beyond.