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Ner Tamid's Purim ExtravaganzaJoin the Ner Tamid Community In  A Week Long Celebration of Purim! Starting February 21


Esther 9:22
The same days on which the Jews enjoyed relief from their foes and the same month which had been transformed for them from one of grief and mourning to one of festive joy. They were to observe them as days of feasting and merrymaking, and as an occasion for sending gifts to one another and presents to the poor.

Sunday, Feb 21:   10:30 AM Hamantaschen baking. A yummy holiday treat!

Monday,  Feb 22: 6:30 PM Costume Contest – Show off your Purim best and win a prize. 

Tuesday, Feb 23: 6:30 PM  Bingo –As much fun over Zoom as in person.

Wednesday, Feb 24: 6:30 PM  Open Mike Comedy Night – Make ‘em Laugh, Make ‘em Laugh

Thursday, Feb 25:  Celebrate Purim with a collaborative/joint megillah reading with communities from San Diego, Orange County, and Long Beach– Groggers provided for loud fun! Please see flyer with links to the event here

Friday, Feb 26: 5:30 PM Shabbat, of course!  Light candles with our community

Saturday, Feb 27:  Havdalah candle lighting, spice and singing

Sunday, Feb 28:   4:30 PM Rabbi Sammy’s birthday!!  Celebrate our wonderful Rabbi

Everything* you need to participate in these activities is available in the Purim Party Pack created for each family and available for contact-less pick-up Feb. 14 and 21. 

Please follow this link to reserve your pack.

Quantities are limited


This year’s annual Fundraiser is completely virtual, but you can still donate through the website (, or by mail. Links for events will be sent out the week before.

More information on events and donations are included in the Purim Party Pack.


Remember to Shop Through AmazonSmile!


When doing your Amazon shopping, please take an extra minute to log in to Amazon through AmazonSmile ! Ner Tamid receives a portion of your purchase from Amazon and all you have to do is shop!

You can now use Amazon Smile through the app too!

Rabbi Sammy's Torah (Cyber) Café


Tuesday evenings 6:30 PM 
Couldn’t we all use more Torah and community right about now
Grab a nosh and log on for learning and schmoozing with friends.
No prior knowledge needed. All learning levels are welcome.

For more information or to receive the link please contact the office here

Connect with us this Shabbat  even while we can't be together physically!

We are a warm, inclusive community that comes together in times of individual and community need. If you're looking for welcoming Jewish connection, we hope you find what you're looking for at Ner Tamid! 

We continue to provide virtual gathering opportunities to ensure we are meeting our mission of connecting Jews to Torah and to each other. We hope to see you soon at one of our Zoom offerings! Please follow this link to contact the office for more information 

We are also posting updates & videos to our Facebook page ( Please connect with us there too!



Services from the comfort
of your home!

Please reach out and let us know how we can help you feel connected!

Rabbi Sammy is sending out words of Torah, connected to current events regularly. If you would like to receive those emails and aren't currently, please contact us by phone (858) 777-0256 or email: connected!




COVID-19 Update: While our space is physically closed, we still want to share your simcha with you! Give us a call and let us know what's going on! We'd love to share it in our weekly newsletter.

Do you have something amazing in your life that you want to share with your Ner Tamid family? When life affirming events occur we want to share our good fortune with others!

New baby in the family? Job promotion? Birthday or Anniversary Milestone? We at Ner Tamid want to know and help you celebrate your Simcha.

Consider hosting or contributing to an Oneg or Kiddush. How about an Aliyah from the Bimah or announcement in the Peak? There are so many ways to share your joy and good fortune. 

Want to find out more? Call the office at 858-777-0256.

Make it your personal mitzvah to share your simcha and spread the happiness a little further.


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