Beth Israel groups, including committees and auxiliaries, are invited to use our facility for programs and meetings. If you are a Beth Israel member chairing an event sponsored by one of our committees or auxiliaries, please fill out a Facility Form below to let us know your needs.
Planning your lifecycle celebration, such as a wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or holding a Jewish educational program? Let Beth Israel help you with your next event. Whether you are a member of Beth Israel or represent one of San Diego's local Jewish non-profits, our goal is to provide you with the best in accommodations.
Our Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary illuminates the presence of divinity, while maintaining a sentiment of majesty. Our David & Dorothea Garfield Social Hall has the chameleon power to switch from a simple luncheon meeting to an exotic evening reciption. Our Feuerstein Family Activity Center is a great location to hold an engaging lecture or Shabbat dinner.
Beth Israel can set up for buffet or plated dining. You are welcome to choose your own caterer, although all catering arrangements must meet Beth Israel guildelines (see food guidelines below). If you prefer, we can suggest caterers who have been widely recommended by our Beth Israel family.
For more information and to arrange your event, please contact Beth Israel's Facilities Coordinator Lynn Sampson at 858 535-1111, ext. 3106. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance for meeting room rental and three weeks in advance for social hall rental.
Beth Israel Food Guidelines
All public and private events are required to abide by these guidelines. Congregation Beth Israel reserves the right to review and approve menus, including brands and ingredients, in advance, to assure compliance with these guidelines.
•Beth Israel permits individual dishes to be prepared with either dairy or meat, but not both dairy and meat within the same dish. Meat and dairy may be part of the same meal at Beth Israel, so long as they are served on seperate platters or on seperate plates.
• Pork, shellfish, and any products containing lard are prohibited on the premises.
• When families or individuals bring their own outside food to Beth Israel (e.g. for family-style, potluck or shared meals), they may not bring pork, shellfish or products containing lard.
• This prohibition applies to all Beth Israel sponsored events, including those held away from the synagogue.
• During Pesach (Passover), the following additional rules apply:
- Bread, crackers, & non-Pesach cookies or cakes are prohibited
- Products containing grain or flour are only permitted if labeled “Kosher for Pesach,” or “Kosher for Passover.”
- Prior to the start of the holiday, all non-Pesach approved foods usually found on the synagogue premises will be removed from public spaces including, work areas, and kitchens. Your cooperation is appreciated.
If you have questions or require additional clarification, please contact Facilities Coordinator Lynn Sampson at 858 535-1111, ext. 3106.