Rabbi Ron Herstik has an interesting and somewhat unusual congregational background that has taken him across the US – California, New York, Georgia, and even Saint Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.

August 2015 – present

Moved back to San Diego, California after 19 years to serve the unaffiliated Jewish community.

August 2014 – July 2015

On assignment as Rabbi for The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

2013- August 2014

Retired from congregational service and started independent, unaffiliated rabbinical services.


Senior Rabbi for Congregation Dor Tamid, Johns Creek, Georgia

2001 – 2004

Senior Rabbi for Temple Beth Am, Williamsville, New York

2000 – 2001

Associate Rabbi for Temple Judea, Tarzana and West Hills, California

1996 — 2000

Senior Rabbi for Temple Solael, West Hills, California

1983 – 1996

Founder and Senior Rabbi of Congregation Dor Hadash, San Diego, California

1981 – 1983

Rabbi for Temple Judea, Vista, California

1978 – 1981

Rabbi for Congregation Beth Knesset Bamidbar, Lancaster, California

1977 – 1978

Director of Adult Education for Temple Beth Torah while studying at Brown University, Cranston, Rhode Island

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