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PJ Library San Diego

PJ Library San Diego: Thanks to the very generous funding of the Viterbi Family of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego and the Leichtag Foundation.

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The selection and quality are amazing!

Need baby stuff? Have stuff you no longer need? Post both on MyJList! This new website functions as our very own CraigsList, where only Shalom Baby and Nierman Preschool families (current and alumni) can post their items on private discussion boards, share or discuss parenting issues with other parents. Secure, FREE, and just makes sense!

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Questions or comments? Please reach out to:

Free Hebrew Children's Books!

Sifriyat Pijama B'America (SP-BA) offers Israeli-American families free, high quality Hebrew books for children ages 3-6.
Sign up at

Little Mensches (formerly Mitzvah Kids) aims to provide fun, engaging and enriching opportunities for children between the ages of 4 and 8 to give back to their community. The goal is to Make Kids Into Mensches by allowing "giving back" to become a regular part of these children's lives.

We will be gathering at the JCC on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 at 1:00 for this exciting, inaugural activity. There will be music, refreshments, and much mitzvah-making. (If you do plan to attend, please bring an old t-shirt that your child can make into his or her own mitzvah cape!)

RSVP to Jessica Fink at

SAVE THE DATE: Little Mensches will join residents from Seacrest at the JCC on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 1pm. Details to follow.

Redirecting Children's Behavior (RCB)
4-Week Parenting Course - Facilitated by Debbie Zeichner, LCSW
If you would like MORE peace, joy and cooperation within your family and LESS arguing, yelling, fighting and power struggles, then this course is for you!
Tuesday evenings, September 30, October 2, 9 & 16; 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC
Click here to register, or call Debbie at 858.822.8878

Infant Massage
New Session starts September 9, 16, 23, 30
More info:
Sign up:

Shalom Baby Visits Seacrest Village
Sunday, September 7, 10:00 am - Katzin Residence
Wednesday, September 17, 10:45 am - Goldberg Residence
More info: Cynthia, 619-200-6599

Sweet Sounds Music Together at the JCC
Fall Session starts:
Sunday, September 14 - 8 week session
Monday, September 15 - 10 week session
Tuesday, September 16 - 10 week session
Please visit

Shalom Baby Play Groups
A wonderful way to meet other parents and babies.
For more information, email:

PJ Library Storytime, Carmel Valley Library
Wednesday, September 17, 3:00 pm
More info:
Sign up:

Baby Book Club
Group storytelling, flannel board stories, and art projects.
Friday, October 24, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lawrence Family JCC
For ages 9 months - 2 years
Details to follow.

Sleep Shaping for 6 months - 13 months
Wednesday, September17, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sign up:

Mommy & Me Yoga with Rebecca Teriete
New session to be announced.
Three week session will take place from 10:20 - 11:20 am
Location: Dance Room at the JCC
Fee: $30 for 3 classes
RSVP Mandatory
More info:

Save-the-Date: Sukkah Celebration at the JCC
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Details to follow


Shalom Baby Visits Seacrest Village
Sunday, September 7, 10:00 am - Katzin Residence
Wednesday, September 17, 10:45 am - Goldberg Residence
More info: Cynthia, 619-200-6599

PJ Library Storytime B'nai Tikvah
Tuesday, September 9, 10:00 - 11:00 am
More info, sign up:

Save-the-Date: Sukkot at the Ranch
Sunday, October 12, 12:00 - 6:00 PM
Fun for the whole family!
Registration Required:


Nierman Preschool
at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4125 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Selected spaces in Nierman Preschool 2014-2015 are available.
Brochure and application available at

The Language Connection and Enrichment Programs
Participate in our afterschool programs.
Learn more:

Available Parent Participation Options for School
Tot N Company has space available on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Learn more:

Congregation Beth El
8660 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Babysitting is now available during our Saturday morning Shabbat services,
from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, at no charge!

Sorry, no diaper changing will be available.

Kabbalat Shabbat Services at the Beach [FREE]
Friday, September 5
Starts at 6:15 pm, Playa Pacifica, Mission Bay Park.
Details: 858.452.1734 or

Celebrate the High Holidays with Congregation Beth El
Saturday, September 20 at 8:30 pm, join us for a Community-Wide Selichot Service
Click to see CBE's full High Holiday Schedule.
Details: 858.452.1734 or

Beth Montessori at Beth El
8660 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Beth Montessori is a Jewish preschool open to children ages nine months through six years, with Infant Community, Toddler, and Primary Programs. Beth Montessori features a bilingual program where children are exposed to both English and Spanish. This preschool is rich in Jewish values, culture, and traditions.

Supporting Jewish Single Parents
a program of Jewish Family Service
Single Parent Baby Playgroup
Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

SJSP Discussion/Networking Group
Meet with other Jewish single parents encountering the issues, challenges, and triumphs of raising a child on their own. Newcomers welcome! A light dinner is provided and a Child Activity Program is available. Space is limited. RSVP to Stephanie Rogart at (858) 637-3080 or
September 4, 6:00–7:30pm
JFS Turk Family Center, 8804 Balboa Ave., San Diego 92123

Jewish Family Service of San Diego
8804 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

TIKKUN OLAM - A Sweet Way to Start the New Year: Jewish BIGPals invites you to a day of community service with the Hand Up Youth Food Pantry
Help package and distribute food to military families in need. Make it a sweet new year by teaching children the value of giving back to the community while having fun too!
Sunday, September 14, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Armed Services YMCA, 3293 Santo Road, San Diego, CA 92124
Limited Space! Only space for 30 people so sign up soon!
RSVP or Questions Sarah Kaplan at (858) 637-3090 or

Fire Preparedness Event (JFS North Coastal Jewish Connections)
Sunday, September 14, 2:00-4:00pm
The Ranch, 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024

The June fires in North County left many of us feeling vulnerable. Is my home safe? How do I reassure my children? Do I have enough insurance? You can’t control or predict a disaster, but you can take steps to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, minimize the impact of a disaster, and recover more quickly.With the height of fire season still to come in October, take charge of your safety!

Presentations by Red Cross, United Policy Holders and a disaster therapist to address Emotional Resilience during Disasters in Adults and Kids. The Encinitas Fire Department will be on hand for a fire truck show-and-tell for the kids along with a Fire Safe Kids presentation by the Burn Institute.

FREE and open to the entire community! • RSVP by September 10
Questions? Contact Carole Yellen at (858) 637-3395 or

Pachie's Place
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
8804 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Hand Up Food Pantry
Jewish Family Service Food Bank
Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

The Jewish Family Service Food Pantry provides food bags to those in need due to the homelessness, financial difficulties, transitional issues, and other crises. Food bags are available to any person regardless of race, age, gender, or religion. Any individual is eligible to receive food bags from the JFS Food Bank, and must simply complete an Emergency Food Assistance Intake Form.

Congregation Dor Hadash
San Diego Jewish Academy Campus
11860 Carmel Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92130

Your family is invited to join Congregation Dor Hadash for a Family Service for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (for parents and children ages 0 - 7).
Thursday, September 25, 9:30 - 10:15 am and Saturday, October 4th, 9:30 - 10:15 am.
Children ages 4 and older are welcome to stay after the Family Service for crafts, snacks, and discussions, while parents join the main service with Rabbi Yael Ridberg. Children will join their parents in the main service to hear the shofar!
Location: 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
Please RSVP to Betsy at or call 858.268.3674 x104

Young Adult Division
Jewish Federation of San Diego County
858.571.3444 x 275

Jewish Federation of San Diego County
4950 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123

Jewish National Fund

Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Bill and Sid Rubin Preschool
Early Childhood Department

858.900.2530 x 2531
Visit us on the web at
All Early Childhood Programs are open to the entire community.

Bill and Sid Rubin Preschool
Applications now available for the 2014-2015 school year, to children ages 18 months to 5 years. Our early childhood education department provides a warm, nurturing experience for the whole family. Please call the Early Childhood Education Office to set up a meeting and tour of our school, or stop by for paperwork. All are welcome.
More info:

Parent & Child Programming
All info can be found here:

Songbirds Music
The Fall Session (9 classes) will begin in October. Join us!
Thursdays, 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
More info:

Tot Rosh Hashanah Service
Thursday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Beth Israel
More info:

Tashlich Service
Thursday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at La Jolla Shores Beach
More info:

Chabad of University City
3813 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122


Congregation Beth Am
5050 Del Mar Heights Road
San Diego, CA 92130

Infant Center Opening Fall 2014
In response to community need our services will now include infant and toddler care (6 weeks – 2 year)!  For further information please contact Beth Am Preschool at (858) 481-2893 or Nursery Enrollment Application

High Holy Days at Congregation Beth Am
We are delighted to be observing the upcoming Holy Days with many members of our San Diego community.  For further information about joining our Beth Am family for services and holiday events please use the links below or call (858) 481-8454.
High Holy Days Information:
High Holy Day Schedule
High Holy Day Childcare & Children's Program Forms
Ticket Order Form Non-Members

New FREE Fall Infant Play Group
A new FREE weekly Friday program is offered for newborns and a caregiver (newborn – 8 months).  The class will be taught by Laura Kaufer, former Director of San Diego Music Together
For further information and enrollment form: Parent Participation Classes - Fall 2014

Fall Parent Participation Classes
Weekly Friday classes for infants and Toddlers with their parents (newborn – 2 years). Classes will be taught by Laura Kaufer, former Director of San Diego Music Together.
For further information and enrollment form: Parent Participation Classes - Fall 2014

Bye Bye Baby Booty
This new Monday class will be led by Claire Bloom and will include a 15 minute cardio burst (walk/run) to an outdoor location, a stroller barre workout and will end with a fun playtime/bubbles with babies.  Sign up by the month or the whole fall session to receive a discount!
For further information and enrollment form: Bye Bye Baby Booty Class - Fall 2014

New Mommy & Baby Yoga Class
Tuesday yoga classes are taught by Claire Bloom who is a yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga at Beth Am Preschool for over five years. Sign up by the month or the whole fall session to receive a discount!
For further information and enrollment form: Mommy & Baby Yoga - Fall 2014

Playgroup Space Available
Shalom Baby groups are invited to use one of our preschool classrooms for morning meeting times.  To schedule your group for a specific time and day please call (858) 481-2893 or email

2014 – 2015 Preschool Registration & Private Tours
Limited spots are still available for the upcoming  preschool-year! 
For an enrollment form: Beth Am Preschool Enrollment Application 2014-2015
To schedule a tour please call (858) 481-2893 or email

Friday Night Tot Shabbat Service
On the fourth Friday of the month at 5:45 PM.  Next service is on August 22, 2014.
For further information: Tot Shabbat  

Campfire Shabbat
On the first Friday of every month. Next service is on Friday, September 5, 2014 @ 7:00pm
For further information: Campfire Shabbat  

Labor Day Picnic at Ashley Falls Park
Monday, September 1, 2014 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Meet New Friends and connect with old ones! All community members welcome!
Kosher BBQ and entertainment for all ages: Music  ~  Face Painting ~  Bounce Houses ~ Balloon Animals ~ Sports with Coach Bucky
No charge. RSVP appreciated but not required:
For further information: Labor Day Picnic

Waters of Eden
441 Saxony Rd
Encinitas, CA 92024

6th Annual Pre-High Holy Day Immersion

September 14, 2014, 9:00 am
Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach
Join Waters of Eden for a morning of reflection, community, and new beginnings. Rabbi Lenore Bohm and Cantor Kathy Robbins will lead this year’s engaging Annual program for both men and women, and help us to prepare ourselves for the High Holiday season with music, words and contemplation. If you are planning on going in the ocean, wear a bathing suit and bring a towel.
More info:

Congregation B'nai Tikvah

2510 Gateway Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009 (near Bressi Ranch)

Religious School
Tuesday Afternoons
Enrollment Open to Grades 1 - 8
More info: or 760-650-2262 / 858-472-0303

Class for Parents about Judaism
For more information, call Rabbi Ben 760-727-5333 

PJ Library at B'nai Tikvah
Tuesday, September 9, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Songs, stories, and fun for young children and their parents.
More info:

Children’s Services and Holiday Activities for the Fall Holidays & High Holidays
Rosh ha-Shanah Children’s Service – Thursday, September 25, 11:15am-12:30pm
Tashlikh Thurs. Sept. 5 @ 2pm at Oceanside Harbor Beach @ North Pacific Street - Open to the community
Yom Kippur Children’s Service – Saturday, October 4, 11:15am-12:30pm

Both Children’s High Holiday Services are held at our beautiful site, Gateway Road, Carlsbad – NO CHARGE for Children’s Services - Unaffiliated families welcome :)

Active military families always welcome at our main & Children’s Services (no charge - bring ID
Call 760-650-2262 for holiday information

Welcome Back Family Shabbat
Friday, September 5, 6:30pm
Open to the community

San Diego Jewish Academy
11860 Carmel Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92130

SDJA Preschool and Lower School is still enrolling for 2014-15
More info:

Please join us on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 9:00 – 10:30 am for our SDJA all school OPEN HOUSE!
Meet with our teachers, administrators, and students to find discover what makes SDJA so special!

Registration is required and space is limited.
Call 858-704-3717 or e-mail

Kehillat Ahavat Yisrael
Services Held at San Diego Jewish Academy Moadon
11860 Carmel Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92130
Rabbi Baruch Rock can be reached at

Friday Night Services: 6:30 p.m.
Saturday Morning Services: 9:30 a.m.
Babysitting services Shabbat morning.
Information at

Chabad Of Carmel Valley
11410 Carmel Country Road
San Diego, CA 92130

Hebrew School (grades k-1)
Sunday Mornings
More info:

Chabad Tutorial Program
One-on-one learning with a skilled educator.
More info:

Mommy & Me Programs and Activities
More info:

Temple Solel
3575 Manchester Ave.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

Temple Solel Early Childhood Center
Our mission at Temple Solel Early Childhood Center is to provide a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment in which our children can grow socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and spiritually every day. Within a framework rich in Jewish values, we strive to nurture, guide and encourage each child according to his or her stage of development and individual learning style. We adhere to an integrated and hands-on approach aimed at fostering self-esteem, creative expression and a lifelong love of learning.
Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 Enrollment
Birth – 2, with Parent Participation
2 - 4 year old Preschool
4 - 5 year old Junior Kindergarten
5 - 6 year old Kindergarten
More info:

Courtyard Casual Shabbat Service
Friday, September 5, 12 & 19 @ 6:00pm
Join us as we welcome in Shabbat together in our courtyard. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to this casual Shabbat service.

HUC College Commons
Tuesday, September 9 @ 7:00pm
Real-Time Conversations and Q&A with HUC-JIR Scholars Live-Streamed to Temple Solel

High Holy Day Services and Information

Tickets are required for all services unless indicated.
*For non-members ticket information and availability please contact Denise Ross at (760) 436-0654 x277 or via email at Tickets are available to active duty military and full time students with a valid ID at no charge.
Child Care is available for ages 1-5, Children’s Prayer Program for grades K-3 and Youth Prayer Program for grades 4-6 are available first day Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur with preregistration only. Program cost is $20 per child.

Rosh Hashanah Services
Wednesday, September 24
7:30pm Erev Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 25
8:30 or 11:45am First Day Rosh Hashanah

The following services are open to the community – no tickets are required
3:00pm Young Family & Children’s Service with New Babies Welcome (K-3rd Grade).
4:30pm Tashlich & Congregational Picnic at Cardiff Seaside Beach

Friday, September 26
10:00am Second Day Rosh Hashanah – Open to the Community, no tickets are required

Kahal Am: Humanistic Jewish Community of San Diego

Toddler Playgroup
Meets twice a month on Sundays in Encinitas.
Families are friendly and enjoy the experience of cultural Judaism.
More info: Beverly Zarnow, or 858.549.3088.

Tarbuton™ Israeli Cultural Center
11860 Carmel Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92130


Temple Adat Shalom
15905 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064

Temple Adat Shalom High Holy Days Celebrations and Worship
Please see our web site for more information ( or feel free to contact Jeffrey Frankel, Executive Director for details.   858 451-1200

Ganon Gil Early Childhood Center
15905 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 451-6558

Developmentally appropriate preschool program for children ages 2-5 years, which includes arts, crafts, music, science and daily Judaica learning.

Registration for Fall 2014 is continuing.
New extended hours of operation!

Tot Shabbat
Friday, September 12 at 6:00 PM     
Led by Rabbi David Castiglione
Family friendly service with free dinner immediately following.

Chai Preschool & Infant Center
16934 Chabad Way
Poway, CA 92064
858.451.0455 x 13

Classes/Programs from ages 6 wks – 5yrs of age Program includes Cooking/Baking, Hebrew, Spanish, Science and Children’s Sports Our ratios are the lowest around, giving the children the highest quality care/learning possible.

“Poway’s Best Kept Secret”
Call for a tour now: 858.451.0455 x 13.

Chabad Hebrew Academy Preschool Village
10785 Pomerado Rd.
Scripps Ranch, CA 92131
858.566.1996 x 1204

Now Enrolling Infant - Junior Kindergarten for the 2014-15 School Year
Limited space. Call for a tour.
More info: 858.566.1996 x 1203

Ner Tamid
15318 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA 92064

Join us for the High Holidays!
Visit for full Holiday schedule.


Ohr Shalom Synagogue
2512 Third Ave (at Laurel)
San Diego, CA 92103

Family Kol Nidre Service
Friday, October 3, 3:00pm
Open to the community
Ohr Shalom Synagogue

Tifereth Israel Synagogue
6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd
San Diego, CA 92119

You and Me Discovery
New and improved Parent Participation Class!
Fridays, 9:00 – 10:30 am
For more information:

Young Israel of San Diego
7289 Navajo Road
San Diego, CA 92119

Young Israel of San Diego offers family friendly Shabbat services.

Temple Emanu-El of San Diego
6299 Capri Drive
San Diego, CA 92120

Temple Emanu-El is a Reform Jewish synagogue, affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism.
More info: Jessica Kort,

Price Family Preschool of Temple Emanu-El of San Diego
6299 Capri Drive
San Diego, CA 92120

Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School & Paula Tannen Preschool
3630 Afton Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123
858.279.3300 x 109

Educating, nurturing, inspiring, and connecting the Jewish youth of San Diego for 52 years.
Serving Jewish families with children six weeks old – eighth grade.
Info / Tour: Beth Licha, Director of Admissions, or 858.279.3300 x 109.

Hadassah San Diego
7220 Trade Street, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121

Kavod Elementary Charter School
201 Marathon Drive
San Diego, CA 92123


Temple Beth Shalom
208 Madrona Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Beth Shalom is the South Bay's Conservative Jewish congregation, with a progressive world view and a rapidly growing, multi-cultural, multi-generational membership.

Sefi Day School
380 Telegraph Canyon Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Sefi Day School is a bilingual Jewish Preschool in Chula Vista. We offer winter camps, spring camps, and a fantastic summer camp.