The Jewish Collaborative of San Diego (“JCoSD”) is a cooperative-inspired synagogue community. We are multi-generational, highly democratic, and participatory. We are constantly defining and redefining who we are. We do this with tolerance and respect, dedication to inquiry, and via each member’s unique connection to Judaism. This falls under the Jewish movement called “post-denominational.”
We are a group of people with our futures intertwined. We develop deep human connections that lead to an empowered community. We strive to have a community as an extension of family. We take the time to get to know each other. We help members find their place and purpose in our community. Each of us is an agent of change. Together we create opportunities for learning, support, togetherness, fun, social action, and personal and spiritual fulfillment, using Judaism as an anchor and guide. To every idea, we say “Yes!” and then work on making it a reality.
Our community is formed as a set of concentric circles. At the center, we have our most pro-active community organizers such as our clergy and board members. Next come our collaborators, such as Cohort initiators, Committee chairs, and Education coordinators, who contribute their talents and passion to whatever lights their fire. Ideally these collaborators are our largest group! Our amazing members come next, attending and supporting our programs. Our outside circle is filled by our dear guests and organizational affiliates, whom we welcome with open arms to any and all of our many events, services, and education programs. Our calendar has additional information.
“There are no problems, only challenges. There are no complaints, only projects.”