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אַשְׁרֵי יוֹשְׁבֵי בֵיתֶךָ עוֹד יְהַלְלוּךָ סֶּלָה׃Happy are those who dwell in Your house; they forever praise You, Selah.- Psalms 84:5

It is with great excitement that we returned to indoor services in our beloved, holy sanctuary, our spiritual home, for Shabbat services as well as Sunday morning minyan!

With careful consideration for health and safety and with attention to the updates to State and local policies, we offer these guidelines:

  • We welcome all who wish to attend in person, in the sanctuary. There is no need to preregister for services.
  • We will provide separate seating accommodations in the sanctuary for those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Any children who are unvaccinated are advised to be with their parents or other children. (A primary consideration for the children is that they are careful to avoid the area where those without the vaccination may be seated. This is for the safety of both the unvaccinated adult as well as the child.)
  • In accordance with the CDPH (California Dept. of Public Health), we will not require the wearing of facial coverings during indoor services for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Per the CDPH guidelines, we will continue to require those who have not been vaccinated to wear a facial covering during indoor services. (Those who are younger than two years old will not be required to wear a facial covering.)
  • We will return to food service with oneg to follow Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv (Friday night) and kiddush lunch to follow Shabbat morning services. We ask congregants to be careful to avoid bunching together in line for food and instead wait at a distance when not plating food.
  • We will continue to provide Zoom services for those who are not able or ready to attend indoor, in-person services.
  • We will continue to monitor recommendations from State and local agencies and provide updates to these guidelines as needed.

We look forward to being together inside our awesome, spiritual home as we celebrate Shabbat and other great moments together with joy!


Rabbi Sammy And Mark Baker

Rabbi Sammy's Torah (Cyber) Café


Tuesday evenings 6:30 PM 

Summer Tuesdays at Rabbi Sammy's Home In-Person and Available on Zoom
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, to receive Rabbi's Sammy's address or the link, please contact the office here




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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