Join Us for Our Annual Open House! Sunday, August 27th


Come and visit Temple Etz Rimon for our Annual Open House event on Sunday and meet our Rabbi, Karen Sherman and many of our members. Enjoy the food, music, festivities and fun. Learn more about our celebrations and congregational learning programs and the wide range of services we provide. Experience for yourself how Temple Etz Rimon may be the ideal place for you and your family to call home!

Did you know…

As a mid-size Jewish congregation and Religious School, located in the heart of Coastal North County, we are dedicated to providing vital Jewish life experiences, spiritual growth, and ongoing educational opportunities.

We are committed to ensuring the continuity of Judaism as a force for good in the world and fulfilling the Jewish needs of our members across all generations.

We are dedicated to our community and spiritual growth. Whether you express your Jewish identity through social action, study, social activity or worship, you will be welcomed and valued at Etz Rimon.

Our membership includes a mix of people from diverse backgrounds, beliefs and practices. Interfaith couples and families participate actively in congregational life. We honor diversity.

At our Religious School, experienced and dedicated teachers share their knowledge of and passion for Judaism with our children. Our small classes o er students the opportunity for individualized instruction and personal
attention. Our Religious School conveniently meets on Sunday afternoon providing instruction for children in grades kindergarten through 7th. We offer Confirmation class for students in 10th and 11th grade, and vibrant youth groups.

Sign up at the Open House for Religious School and receive a $150 discount.



Celebrate Shabbat at the Beach September 8th!

Shabbat on the beach picTemple Etz Rimon is celebrating a special summer Shabbat! Join Rabbi Sherman as she leads Shabbat services at Tamarack State Beach in Carlsbad.

Bring your family, a picnic dinner, a dessert to share, beach chairs, blankets, and a jacket for a special sunset celebration. Shabbat Service will start at 6:00 pm with dinner to follow.

Come to Celebrate Selichot and Join Our Evening Program!

Saturday, September 16th

 6:15pm Ice Cream Social 

 7:00pm Service

 8:00pm  Film Program



Come Celebrate Selichot!

How does one perhaps best begin teshuva (to repent) with the approach of the High Holidays?  Is eating ice cream before a S’leichot service an ever so slight guilty indulgence?  Come find out as Temple Etz Rimon celebrates Selichot and begins the holidays with an ice cream social!

Come for the ice cream social. Join us for the Selichot service. Stay for the viewing of the film, “Dough!” Shown at the Jewish Film Festival, “Dough” is a funny and warmhearted story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places. Here is the trailer for “Dough.”

Bring a friend. Bring the family. All are welcome!

For more details on our S’leichot service and program call the temple at 760.929.9503 or email us at


Shana Tova! Celebrate the 5778 High Holidays With Us…

Join Our Temple Etz Rimon Community As We Celebrate the High Holidays…

Celebrating as a Jewish community means including all those who wish to participate. We invite you to join our Temple Etz Rimon family in worship as we celebrate the High Holiday Days with Rabbi Sherman.

Temple Etz Rimon is a Reform temple located in the San Diego North Coastal Reform Jewish community. We are a dynamic and progressive community that embraces each other and our diversity. For a deeply meaningful Jewish experience, we encourage you to reserve a place in our sanctuary for the upcoming High Holidays.

On Yom Kippur we remember those who we have lost. We cherish and sustain our fond memories as sources of comfort and inspiration. Our Book of Remembrance, distributed on Yom Kippur, provides a traditional and meaningful opportunity to memorialize our family and friends through an act of tzedakah – a gift to support the synagogue.  To share the name of your loved one on Yom Kippur please complete the Book of Remembrance Form and return it with your High Holiday Reservation Form.

Please call the temple at 760.929.9503 for additional information about attending our High Holiday services. Space is limited. Members with reservations are guaranteed seating. Active duty military servicemembers are invited to attend at no cost. To ensure High Holy Day reservations, please return your High Holiday Reservation Form and your check by September 15, 2017.

Our High Holiday Service Schedule provides information on dates & times of services.

2020 Chestnut Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Directions to our temple.



Join Our Circle of Giving!

The Circle of Giving is a program whereby members can enhance their dues and give as they choose at different levels. Take the opportunities to be a part of the Circle of Honor, Circle of Life, Circle of Blessing or Circle of Light. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference within our Temple Etz Rimon community. You and your family will become a part of a pillar in the life of our temple. Go to our Circle of Giving page or download a Donation form.

“Eat, Pray, Learn” – Join us For our 5778 Lifelong Learning Series


Prayer LL Learning



“Talmud Torah K’neged Kulam” – the study of Torah is equivalent to all the other mitzvot

Torah study in our tradition refers not only to Torah (the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Five Books of Moses); it refers also to all the rabbinic and midrashic texts, commentaries, and other teachings that have been written from the time of the Torah until today.

Ever wonder about the prayers in our Shabbat service? Join Rabbi Sherman on Friday nights to study our Shabbat liturgy. We’ll explore the prayers in the Shabbat service: their history, meaning, choreography and more. Bring your own vegetarian/dairy dinner to eat after class, and then join us for Shabbat services.

“Eat, Pray, Learn” classes will be on the following Friday evenings beginning at 5:15 pm in Pilgrim Hall.

November 3: Introduction to Prayer – Why Do We Pray?

December 8: Introduction to our Siddur – How Do We Pray?

January 5: History and Clothing of Prayer – What Do We Wear?

February 2: Kabbalat Shabbat – Shalom Aleichem, candles, wine, challah, priestly blessing

March 2: Psalms, Barchu, Ma’ariv Aravim

April 6: Shema, V’ahavta, Mi Chamocha

May 4: Tefila

June 1: Aleinu, Kaddish

Bring your dinner, study with friends, and stay for Shabbat evening services.  Come for one class or attend all!  Lifelong Learning classes are held on Friday evenings at 5:15.  Check the calendar for dates.  There is no charge for members of Temple Etz Rimon.  Non-members are asked to contribute $18 per class.



The Weekly Torah Portion – what does it mean?

“It is a tree of life to all who grasp it, and whoever holds on to it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all it paths are peace.” (Proverbs 3:17-18)

Parsha for Torah Study

Ever have questions about the weekly parasha (Torah portion)? Join longtime temple member Marilyn Clement on Saturdays after our Shabbat morning service. Read theparasha closely, and explore various commentaries. Come for services at 10:00 AM, bring your own vegetarian/dairy lunch, and stay for Torah study. Maybe even add your own interpretation!

Torah study classes will be on the following Saturday mornings following Shabbat morning services: Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 2, Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19, June 16

Would you like to become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah?


If this is something you have been thinking about, your opportunity is coming! Temple Etz Rimon would like to start a new Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah class beginning in the fall of 2016. Classes meet 2-3 times per month in preparation for the B’nai Mitzvah in the spring of 2018.

If you would like to be part of this class, please Contact Us or call the temple to reserve your place or to receive additional information.

Become A Member of Our Legacy Society…

What will be your legacy? Will you have a lasting impact on the people and organizations you love and value? Temple Etz Rimon is undoubtedly one community you want to support, as commanded by the principle of l’dor vador (“from generation to generation”.)

Many of us have already added Temple Etz Rimon to our wills, trusts, and estate plans. Through a Legacy bequest; a gift of retirement plan assets, real property or appreciated securities; or a life income gift such as a charitable remainder trust or gift annuity, we can guarantee that our temple will thrive long after we are gone. For more information go to our Giving page and leave your legacy today for all the tomorrow’s to come! Go to our Giving page or download a Legacy Society form.

Help Our Temple Each Time You Shop!

Did you know it is possible to financially help Temple Etz Rimon without it costing you a cent? There are several programs available that provide donations in your name to TER activities as a side product of your normal spending.  Go to Other Giving Opportunities to see how!

Be A Big Part of Our Celebrations…Sponsor A Holiday!

Which is your favorite holiday? Put your name on it! For $360 per holiday, we are offering the opportunity for you to sponsor S’lichot, Sukkot, Tu B’Shevat, Chanukah, and Purim. You will be recognized with gratitude in our weekly newsletter. Go to our Giving page or download a Donation form.