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Jews of Ramona find Progressive, Mainstream Conservative Jewish Synagogue

Jews of Ramona are finding a wonderful, progressive and mainstream conservative synagogue just down the hill. called Ner Tamid!

Living in Ramona, CA, should not mean living without a Jewish community.  There are Jews living in Ramona who are able to find their Jewish neighbors by first coming down the hill to discover a great place to practice Judaism, to raise children in Judaism and maintain relations with fellow Jews.   We welcome people from all walks of life to join in "bringing us closer to Torah and to each other."

Rabbi Nadav Caine is an amazing leader in our Jewish community.  Rabbi Caine's first profession was as an academic at leading Ivy League universities.  He specialized in critical analysis of religious texts and inter-religious studies and the era of Early Christianity, a period like today, with an exciting and intense exchange between Jews and Christians.

After approximately 10 years of university scholarship and teaching, Rabbi Nadav Caine entered the Jewish Theological Seminar and began a career as a mainstream, progressive, conservative rabbi.  He has served Ner Tamid for several years with a distinction that has helped us all grow in our faith and practice of Judaism.  More importantly, he and the congregation have grown together to express "Menchkite" - human decency. 

You will discover that the membership of Ner Tamid come from a broad segment of the American and International communities, with both Jewish and non-Jewish origins.  We are the home to many Jewish converts and inter-faith couples. Rabbi Caine's prior academic training has been a big asset in speaking to the mindset and needs of both prospective converts and inter-married couples.

We are a completely egalitarian congregation with no "mechitzah" or separation of activities by sex.  You will see people of all ages, both male and female, actively involved in Torah, Talmud, as professional clergy and as lay activists in the congregation.

We welcome all without regard to personal lifestyles. We want everyone from Ramona and the "San Diego Country Estates" who wants to be a member of Ner Tamid to feel they have a place.  Whatever your starting point, we are here as one Jewish people, to join you in your life's religious and spiritual journey.

 Ask around.  I am sure you will find fellow congregants from Ramona.  Housing and community preferences are one thing, but choice of a Jewish congregation to be a part of is an entirely different matter.  

Ramona residents will enjoy our child and adult education programs, our inspiring and participatory prayer and communal gatherings. Come for the good cheer, fellowship and out of a sense of Jewish peoplehood.  You can live in Ramona and still make a Jewish future for your children! 

We all have our own unique story to tell and reasons for joining a Jewish congregation.  If you haven't been a member of a synagogue since childhood, maybe now is the time to come home to Ner Tamid, where the eternal light of Judaism burns.  Renew the light for you and your family.  You have nothing to lose, so the next time you drive down the hill from Ramona, stop in at Ner Tamid.

We strongly believe that anyone from Ramona who is looking for a Jewish home will find one here at Ner Tamid.

Welcome to Ner Tamid, our "Eternal Light" in San Diego North County!

Would you like to learn more about membership, our Jewish school or our dear Rabbi Caine?

Mon, May 20 2019 15 Iyyar 5779