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Becoming a Member

We hope you have landed on this page because you like what you see on our website or at a visit to our synagogue.  We are often asked some basic questions, which are answered below.

What makes Ner Tamid different from other congregations in the area?

We pride ourselves on being small enough to recognize visitors and new members and offer them a warm welcome.  You'll find our congregants to be friendly and eager to make you feel at home.  Each congregant brings his or her own natural gifts that enrich us all. 

We are located on a peak above a small canyon off Pomerado Road. Our sanctuary was designed to integrate nature and the beautiful views it offers.  In summer, we hold Friday night services out on the patio.

Plus, we have an amazing Rabbi!  Rabbi Caine is both a distinguished scholar and a true people person.  His warm and personal, unaffected manner embodies our congregation. You can read more about him in Our Clergy, Our Staff, and his thoughts and teachings are available in the tab called Rabbi Caine.  

 Who belongs to Ner Tamid?

Our congregants are older, younger, single or divorced, families, empty nesters, converts to Judaism, those who tend to be more observant, and those who are less observant, members of the LGBT community.   We welcome everyone.  

Our members are from:

Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Scripps Ranch, the City of San Diego and all points north and east: Escondido, Valley Center, Ramona, San Marcos, Fallbrook, even the Temecula Valley.  

Some members join though they never intend to be physically close to the Poway/Rancho Bernardo area.  Others maintain their spiritual attachment to our synagogue long after their lives take them farther away.  

We are proud that we create such enduring bonds. 

Do you have a Hebrew School?

We are very proud of the Sam S. Bloom Learning Center.  You can find more information about Ner Tamid's Hebrew School activities and programs here. 

Too young yet for Hebrew School? See what our Tots at Ner Tamid are doing.  We make it fun and educational.  Simply perfect for the pre-school child.

Do you have children approaching Bar-Mitvah or Bat-Mitzah age?  As a fully egalitarian synagogue, we wish for our young boys and girls to achieve the same potential through the same content.  Check out The Bar and Bat-Mitvah training your child will receive!

Post Bar and Bat Mitvah?  Being a member of Ner Tamid means that as your child enters his or her mid-teens, they have a "Chevrah" or peer-group, that can join up with others in the wider community through out many Conservative Jewish community resources.  Here are a few teen experience adventures and service projects.

What does it cost to become a member?

We have a schedule of membership dues, but if you feel you cannot completely afford them, we will work with you.  School tuition is additional.

How can I become a member?  What if I just want more information?

Please attend one of our services which take place Friday night at 6:30 PM or Saturday morning, from 9:30 to noon.  

Please check our Synagogue Calendar of Events, and meet our congregants and Rabbi Caine.  

You can call Jamie Nadel, our Administrative Director at 858-513-8330 and she will answer any additional questions, or you can email her at http://jamie@nertamidsd.org.

 You can also use our Contact Us page to let us know of your interest.  

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