Rabbi’s Message

It is official!  Kehilat Ariel is open for limited Shabbat Services by invitation for our KA family and friends. This will have several limitations to accommodate the CDC and State health guidelines.

#1 We still need to be limited to 50 people.  Because this is a fraction of the usual KA crowd, this will be strictly by invitation. We plan to rotate the email invitations around so everyone (members and non-members) will be invited to attend a service very soon.

#2 If you are invited and able to attend a KA service, plan on following CDC recommendations.  A face mask is required when on the KA property and 6 feet social distance is mandated at all times.  This is not just for your personal health but especially out of sensitivity to others.  As the Torah says “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

#3 This is our third weekend service in the KA Sanctuary.  The Lobby bathrooms will be available on a basis of one at a time. The kitchen is closed and there will be no Oneg. The playground still remains closed and there is no Shabbat School onsite.

#4  We wish we could invite everyone at once but thank you for understanding the reasons.  All main services will continue to be recorded for the Kehilat Ariel YouTube Channel so tune in if you are unable to personally attend.  We continue to put many new resources on our website; including videos to Shabbat Morning Services, music, Rabbi’s teachings, and even some new classes.  There are also many Havurot/small groups and classes meeting via zoom.  Past services (Shabbat and Passover Seder) are still available on Kehilat Ariel YouTube Channel.  Other classes and groups require pre-registration and we encourage you to join by sending an email at  There is no need to be alone so we hope we can connect soon!  And we plan on seeing everyone very soon!

Stay tuned to our website for the latest material and information.  And subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates.

Shabbat and Holiday  Services are Online!

Baruch Haba! Welcome to Kehilat Ariel!  Our congregation was planted in November 1981, by our Rabbi Barney Kasdan and his wife Liz with 17 people attending the first Shabbat service.  The vision from day-one was to have a synagogue for followers of the Jewish Yeshua/Jesus.  Today we have a membership of over 110 families consisting of Jews from various backgrounds (orthodox to secular) as well as non-Jews and intermarried families.  Kehilat Ariel is a community where Jewish followers of Yeshua can enjoy their faith within their God-given heritage and non-Jews can learn more about the Jewish roots of their own faith in Yeshua.  Together we continue to grow in our personal relationship with God as well as the connection with one another as a vibrant Messianic Jewish community in San Diego, California.

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. For us, the central focus for this is our personal relationship with God through His Mashiach.

Today we have a several weekly services at our beautiful new property in the Clairemont suburb of San Diego.  Everyone is welcome no matter what background you may be from (Jew or Gentile, believer or simply curious).  You are cordially invited to attend one of our events and we look forward to meeting you and your family soon!


Come Visit us This Weekend

Upcoming Events

Welcome in the Sabbath with this great sunset service at La Jolla Shores on the grassy area by the main lifeguard tower (with your face covering and social distance seating). Bring your own dinner, a chair

Welcome in the Sabbath with this great sunset service at La Jolla Shores on the grassy area by the main lifeguard tower (with your face covering and social distance seating). Bring your own dinner, a chair

Join Yeshua-followers from many different organizations around San Diego at this wonderful annual event! Bring your picnic gear and water toys for a great time at De Anza Cove on Mission Bay (with your face covering

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