Jewish Life

In the tradition of Vista Del Mar’s Jewish core values, Jewish Life Programs offers children with autism and other special needs a place where they are valued and celebrated in an atmosphere which is safe, nurturing and joyous. Our myriad of services include individualized religious education programming and classes for children of ALL abilities, communal service learning for young adults, bar/bat mitzvah tutoring, inclusive High Holiday Services, special Shabbat services and community meals and holiday celebrations for the whole family. All programming takes place on our beautiful grounds.

Through our fully inclusive program, families and individuals of ALL abilities have a welcoming place where connections are made and life long relationships are established in the Jewish community.

Memorial Torah Scroll

“Our Torah Scroll MST#1072 from Dolni Kounice that survived the Shoah is on permanent loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust, London England. Learn more about story of the Czech scrolls at The Memorial Scrolls Trust, a U.K. non-profit organization working to link over 1000 Czech Torah scroll-holders around the world.”

Our beautiful Torah cover was lovingly created by artist Wanda Peretz in gratitude to Ted z’l and Hedy Orden z’l and family for their generosity to Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. Ted and Hedy Orden were both Holocaust survivors.