Rabbi’s Message

Greetings Kehilat Ariel family and friends!

We are happy that we can continue to offer partially open services and events according to state and county Health guidelines. This weekend we have two Shabbat service options:

  •  Friday evening worship service Oct 23 at 7pm. Join us under the stars for a beautiful evening service out on our patio. 
  • Shabbat Service, Oct 24 at 10:30am in our sanctuary.
  • Also,Taste of Torah meets Saturday, Oct. 24 at 9:00am in the KA Resource Center and on zoom.
  • Erev Shabbat service will also be held next Friday evening, Oct 30 at 7:00 PM. 
Likewise we have several additional events either onsite or via zoom including:
  • A new membership class this Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 PM 
  • Tuesday Pirke Avot class at 7pm 
  • Local home groups around San Diego County.
If you cannot attend, you can always tune in through our website or directly at the Kehilat Ariel YouTube channel. Contact our office for the latest meeting details or zoom invitations. You can reach us by phone 858-430-6433 or email If you are not currently on our mailing list, please contact us and you will receive the most up-to-date information on the programs of our Messianic Synagogue. 

 Link: Kehilat Ariel YouTube Channel

Also save the date, Saturday, November 21 at 7 PM, for our 39th Anniversary Celebration with a special concert with Tom Griesgraber.  That evening we will also be unveiling our new Tree of Life Memorial for our synagogue with details on how members can purchase a leaf for their family. 

Come out and be blessed as we continue to assemble together in the name of our Messiah! 

Rabbi Barney Kasdan

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!


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