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We look forward to welcoming you to the Beth Am family.

Our Beth Am community is inclusive, alive and growing, and we hope it will include you. From newly married couples, young families and singles, to pre/post B’nai Mitzvah families, empty nesters and seniors, there’s no doubt you’ll find your place at Beth Am. We invite you to be part of our vibrant Jewish community and hope you’ll call Beth Am home for worship, learning, holidays, family and Jewish celebration.

Getting to Know You

We know you may have several questions as you decide which synagogue is right for you. The membership brochure, downloadable below, is designed to answer many of your questions, but we prefer the human touch and welcome the opportunity to meet with you.


Please contact Susan Mualim at, or call 858.481.8454, to schedule a time to tour Beth Am and learn more about our community.

Welcome from our Board of Directors President, Joanna Herman

Shalom and welcome to Congregation Beth Am. Thank you for taking the time to read through these pages. As you explore this site, we hope it will encourage you to make us the center of Jewish life for you and your family. We are dedicated to fulfilling the spiritual, social, educational and communal needs of our community. Our goal is to help strengthen your Jewish identity. We offer something for everyone – from infant care in our Early Childhood Center, Jewish learning for our youngsters, teens and adults, social activities to social action, and so much more. Come for a day and stay for a lifetime. We’re looking forward to meeting you and making our home your home, too.

Welcome from Rabbi Kornberg

Allow me to welcome you with the Hebrew words, b’rukhim habaim, blessed are those who come. With this basic Jewish greeting, we recognize an important truth. It is through the members and participants of the community that blessing can be found.

We at Congregation Beth Am invite you to become part of our blessing and join us in what makes this community so meaningful. We have several facets to our community: Beit Tefillah (House of Prayer), a Beit Midrash (House of Study), and a Beit K’nesset (House of Gathering). We hope you will find ways to connect that bring you joy.

Please, enjoy the programs and information that you will find on the following pages, and we look forward to seeing you in the year ahead.

Welcome from Rabbi Earne

Long ago, the prophet Balam stood atop a mountain and looked at the people of Israel. He said “mah tovu o ha lecha y’akov.” How good are your tents, how beautiful are your living spaces.

As I look upon our community, I find myself wondering what would Balam see? He would see passionate teachers and children engaged in learning. He would see students giving tzedakah and singing Hebrew songs in prayer. He’d see love and joy across our generations. He would see a place where kids develop life-long positive, Jewish identities. And, he would see our tents full with good friends they met at Beth Am. He’d see our community learning and having fun together.

Each day, we strive to merit this same blessing that Balam said about our people long ago. We welcome you to join us on this journey.

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