Kehilat Ariel exists to enrich the lives of our congregants by creating meaningful and inspiring Jewish moments that resonate with individuals and families through the generations. One of our key values is Havurah/Community.  To help us all to better connect, we offer a large variety of Havurot/small groups which include study, shabbat meals, hiking and even surfing!  A great source of community connection is of course Shabbat.

Today we have a weekly service of Jews (orthodox to secular), as well as non-Jews, and intermarried families.  Everyone is welcome no matter what background you may be from (Jew or Gentile, believer or seeker).  Kehilat Ariel is a community where Jewish followers of Yeshua can enjoy their faith with their God-given heritage and non-Jews can learn more about the Jewish roots of their own faith in Yeshua.

We invite you to connect and make some new friends!


Connect to Others

The messianic synagogue offers the Jewish believer a place to not only talk about their heritage, but to continue to grow in our faith within the blessing of our Jewish heritage.  Many non-Jews have also found a special fulfillment in the Messianic Synagogue since they too are grafted into “the rich root of the olive tree” of this Jewish Biblical heritage (Romans 11:17). Together we are returning to our roots through a fresh, Jewish understanding of Yeshua.  There are many opportunities for our members to connect with one another through Havurot/small groups, Shabbat and Holy Day services as well as numerous mitzvah service projects in our larger community.  We hope you will connect and be part of this!

Make a Difference

If you would like to support our work within the Jewish community, you may donate on this website. Todah rabah (much thanks!)

“And I will bless those who bless you,… And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” Genesis 12:3


Latest Community Activity

We have a very special evening planned as we celebrate 38 years of our messianic synagogue.   Plan to attend the special concert with jazz/latin/contemporary guitarist Peter Pupping.  We are also encouraging all attendees to bring your classic family photos and documents for our “KA Yichus Exhibit.”  Tickets are $50 adult/$25 kids (12-18) which includes the program

We start a new 15-week semester for all kids 10-13 years old who desire to have a KA Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  There is a fee plus other requirements.  Call our office or talk to Rabbi Kasdan for more details.

Join our team on Thanksgiving morning for this annual 5K walk (8:15am)/10K run (7:00am) in beautiful downtown San Diego.   All proceeds go to the SD Food Bank to bless local families in need.  Go to to register. It’s a Thanksgiving mitzvah!

All men and sons are invited to this great event at the synagogue.  $5 per person includes eggs/bagel breakfast, tefillin prayer time and an important personal testimony from one of our members.  Invite a Jewish friend!

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Kehilat Ariel (Congregation of the Lion of God) is a synagogue of both Jews and Gentiles who believe that Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth) is the promised Messiah of the Jewish Scriptures.  We celebrate the Biblical Jewish holy days (i.e. Shabbat, Passover, etc.) as well as many of the customs from our rich Jewish heritage.  For us, the Messianic Synagogue is a practical way to express the New Covenant faith within the Jewish cultural framework from where it originated.  We’d love to hear from you and will be happy to answer any questions you have about our philosophy in Messianic Judaism. Fill out the form below and our staff will be in touch with you shortly.  Please join us soon for one of our inspiring services!

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