Grassroots Jewish & Israeli in San Diego

Since 2006, San Diego community members have designed and offered their own programs with Tarbuton’s support engaging 200-300 weekly or bi-monthly and reaching over 2000 Jewish households.

These programs have included youth education for preschool, K-8 and teens in Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, La Jolla and Del Cerro, Israeli cultural programs and Jewish holidays celebrations in local rented spaces, public schools, parks, libraries and bookstores. Local Jewish interests have led to the formation of groups who hike, cook, dance, watch Israeli films, read Israeli literature, listen to speakers and enjoy plays in weekly or bi-monthly gatherings.

Launch a Jewish Community Program

We help San Diego’s Jewish community launch projects that make Jewish San Diego a warmer, more interesting, more deeply connected place.

Projects with a nonprofit purpose and aligned with Jewish values are invited to explore fiscal sponsorship, and Jewish educators are invited to apply for our Jewish educator awards to be recognized for their incredible work.

In 2017, at the Jewish Community Hackathon, over 18 new projects pitched their ideas and worked with friends to reinvent Jewish San Diego with their programs. You can see some of the programs that continue here.

Got an idea?   Join us in the Startup18 Jewish Engagement Lab, participate in an Idea Round Table, or ask us about our Giving Circle for Jewish innovation.   We’d love to meet you and work together to transform Jewish San Diego!