Welcome Rabbi Mathew and Marie Marko at Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat Dinner – 7/1

Friday, July 1st, 6:15 p.m.

This evening will be Rabbi Mathew Marko’s first official service as Tifereth Israel Synagogue’s new Rabbi. Everyone is invited to join us for Kabbalat Shabbat Services followed by Shabbat Dinner to welcome Rabbi Mathew and Marie Marko to our congregational family. Let’s celebrate and mark this next step in our congregation’s rich history.

The dinner is complimentary thanks to the generosity of Olga and Oscar Worm.


Click here to RSVP or call the office at 619 697-6001.


Shabbat Dinner Menu:

  • Wine and Grape Juice
  • Challah
  • Vegetable Soup (GF/Vegan)
  • Spring Mix Salad (GF/Vegan)
  • Roasted Chicken (GF)
  • Acorn Squash for Vegetarians/Vegans (GF/Vegan)
  • Wild Rice Pilaf (GF/Vegan)
  • Steamed Fresh Vegetables (GF/Vegan)
  • Fresh Fruit (GF/Vegan) and Cakes (incl. GF/Vegan options)


A few fun things to know about Rabbi Marko and Marie…

Rabbi Marko enjoys motorcycling, learning new languages, wood-working (with an emphasis on Jewish ritual objects and synagogue furniture), bicycling, playing guitar, theater, Jewish summer camp, and creating international kosher cuisine. He is also a certified scuba divemaster!

Marie enjoys gardening and, is in fact, a Master Gardener. She is also the world’s best safta (grandmother in Hebrew), and makes a mean chile relleno.

Together, they enjoy world travel, all things Israel, and time with family. They are both very excited about beginning this new chapter.

Rabbi Marko says “We're just regular people, hopefully the kind of people you'd want to grab a beer or a coffee with. We can only be us... just Matt and Marie!''

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