Our Mission


Aish San Diego strives to offer a place where you can strengthen your Jewish Identity and that of your family. We endeavor to provide an environment in which you can get to know and experience the power of our eternal Jewish values and have a sense of belonging to a thriving and energetic Jewish Community. Aish is your place to call home that will always provide opportunities for growth and inspiration enhancing the quality of your life as a human being and as a Jew.

Aish Hatorah translates to Fire of Torah.” As Ellie Weisel said: “Aish Hatorah means to me the passion of teaching, the passion of learning. The study of Torah, the source of Jewish values, is the way to Jewish survival.” Our Mission is to create a movement in which we reduce assimilation and increase Jewish awareness and commitment by promoting community life and Jewish education in San Diego.

Aish International

Aish HaTorah is a Jewish outreach organization started in Jerusalem by Rabbi Noah Weinberg z"l in 1974. Aish HaTorah's goal is to revitalize the Jewish people by providing opportunities for Jews of all backgrounds to discover their heritage in an atmosphere of open inquiry and mutual respect. Aish HaTorah is regarded as a world leader in creative Jewish educational programs and leadership training.

Aish by the Numbers

  • 100,000 people attend Aish programs annually 

  • Aish.com receives > 1 million monthly visits and has 380,000 unique email subscribers

  • 50,000 hours of Torah tapes and MP3s are listened to each year

  • 4,500 people attend Aish learning programs in Israel every year

  • 200 people have graduated from our rabbinic ordination program

Worldwide, Aish HaTorah operates 30 branches on 6 continents, providing Jews with a warm, non-judgmental atmosphere to explore their heritage at their own pace.

Aish World Center (One Western Wall Plaza: Old City Jerusalem)

Aish World Center (One Western Wall Plaza: Old City Jerusalem)


Aish San Diego


The Western Wall