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Non Profit Organizations

Rabbi Zevi and Musy New




Rabbi Zevi and Musy New moved to San Diego in March of 2012 and immediately began planting the seeds of Jewish teen empowerment and moral education.


Assuming the role of Chabad Shluchim (Emissaries), they have dedicated their lives completely to bringing excitement to Jewish experiential practice, relevant insights--and most importantly--creating meaningful opportunities for our teens.


The Animal Pad


The Animal Pad is an all-breed dog rescue devoted to saving the lives of dogs facing euthanasia at high kill animal shelters.


Our focus is on abused, neglected, injured, and otherwise special needs dogs; in addition to a focus on CA's overpopulated breeds, such as pit bulls, pit-mixes, and chihuahuas. We rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome locally.


We are dedicated to animal advocacy, and educating dog owners on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. We are a foster based rescue, and rely heavily on the kindness and generosity of the amazing people who foster, volunteer, adopt, and make donations toward the rescue and care of the dogs we save.


Rabbi Daniel Bortz


JTEEN of San Diego, Social, communal, and educational activities for Jewish Youth in San Diego


Phone: 858.888.6810



Jennifer Litwak 

Executive Director


Housing on Merit's




Housing on Merit's mission is to strengthen California's communities by creating opportunities for lower income families, seniors and those with special needs, to access housing that is affordable, with resident services that are responsive, and programs that are essential to improving the quality of their lives.


We achieve our mission through the development and construction of new affordable rental housing; the preservation of existing affordable housing units through acquisition and rehabilitation; and partnerships with public and private partners to develop broader community and economic opportunities.


Founded in 2011, Housing on Merit has experienced steady growth and geographic expansion. Today our portfolio includes development and/or ownership interest of nearly 850 affordable homes in numerous California communities.



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