ON SATURDAY, 4 APR 2020 7:54 PM
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Welcome to
Congregation Adat Yeshurun!

Congregation Adat Yeshurun is a vibrant Jewish community in the heart of La Jolla (“The Jewel”), California where we are blessed with beautiful weather year-round. Our membership is diverse, coming from many different countries and backgrounds, blending together to create a welcoming atmosphere of caring and spiritual growth. Not all of our members come from an Orthodox background, but we all come to Adat Yeshurun to grow spiritually and intellectually, and to increase our understanding of Judaism and what it means to be an observant Jew.  Join us for classes or services and experience it yourself!

Important Information and Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

Adat Yeshurun Closed Until Further Notice

Due to concerns related to the Coronavirus, Congregation Adat Yeshurun has made the difficult decision to cancel all services and programming until further notice.  We will update you as the situation continues to evolve.

Dear Friends,


We hope you are all doing well despite the daily challenges that our new reality has presented us. We want to keep in regular communication with the community in order to update on shul news and to share info and resources that may be helpful. We may be separated physically from each other, our services and in-person interactions discontinued, but we can certainly continue to function as the vibrant community that we are.


As far as services are concerned, they will remain suspended until further notice. As much as we would like to encourage and participate in private Minyanim we cannot sanction them and ask that they not be held, as they completely invalidate everything we are trying to achieve. In the event of a lifecycle event that requires a Minyan, please speak with one of the Rabbi’s and together we will reach a suitable solution. Every day we monitor the situation and we decide whether or not it is safe and recommended to gather together again for Minyanim. We anxiously await that moment when we can announce the reconvening of Minyanim. Sometimes when things are taken away from us, we realize just how precious they really are.

Our office is closed to walk in traffic.  Due to the Stay at Home Requirements our office staff is working remotely from home and only comes to the office at irregular times.  You will receive a quicker response if you email us versus calling or coming to the office.  Email Annette or Catharine

But now is the big question. How do we maintain a sense of community when the hub of our community remains closed and being together presents severe health risks? Well, Hashem in his kindness has already made sure that the solution existed before the problem was created: the internet. We propose that we shift our operation to the internet. We can schmooze, learn, interact, and even daven together online. We propose to become a strong functioning online congregation and let others follow suit. Congregation “Zoom Yeshurun ”.


This is what we propose:


  1. Every weekday morning, we will meet online in the zoom room at 7:30am to recite Tehillim together.  This will begin Thursday morning the 19th, and it will take place in Rabbi Jeff’s Zoom room. We will recite 5 chapters of Tehillim each day, finishing the entire Tehillim in about a month. There will be a short two minute Dvar Halacha dedicated in memory of whoever has a yahrzeit that day, which will be in lieu of saying Kaddish.


  1. Zoom classes: our fantastic adult education program will be transferred online; now, you don’t even need to think about getting out of your jammies to learn Torah.  Please see general class schedule below this letter.  Please note that we now have two Zoom rooms, Rabbi Wohlgelernter’s and Rabbi Reich’s.  Please contact Catharine to request their Zoom Room ID numbers and passwords.


  1. Coffee with the Rabbis: once a week on Sunday night at 8pm we will gather together for a social gathering in RJW’s Zoom room for a chance to schmooze, share info, stories, thoughts and just hang out together.  This is a totally social event BYOC (bring your own coffee).  It will be weird at first but we think it could develop into a great alternative for a social get together (you can BYOB also, if that suits you better!!)


  1. Drop-in Time: once a week, RJW and Rabbi Reich will open their Zoom rooms for people to drop by uninvited just to hang, talk, ask questions, check in, whatever.  The Rooms will be open on Monday at 10:00 am for RJW and 11 am for Rabbi Reich.  Just Zoom in and say “Hi!”


  1. Shul YouTube channel: We will be starting a shul YouTube channel for you to receive communications and videos from the shul. More info to follow, but the channel can be found at Please subscribe to our channel if you’d like to receive notifications when a new video is uploaded.


  1. We realize that many people will be making Pesach for the first time (for some a first in many years, for others a first in their lives). We also realize that many Sedarim will be smaller than usual and that people will be alone for Pesach. We understand this and will be delivering Shiurim before Pesach to help with preparations.


  1. Mechiras Chometz -Sale of Chometz.  Please contact the office to obtain a Sale of Chometz form making Rabbi Reich your Agent of Sale.  You may request a form by emailing the Shul Office
  1. Reaching out and helping others:
    1. A) Pesach is coming and many will find themselves in different tim For many, their financial stability will be affected and they might find themselves in particular need of assistance. There is a special mitzvah of “Kimcha D’Pischa” Pesach donations, to facilitate others in making Pesach. If you are in a position to help others out, please call the office and give generously to our Kimcha d’Pischa fund (Pesach charity for the poor). In this way we will be able to take the burden of affording Pesach off our fellow congregant’s shoulders. If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to speak to one of the Rabbis.


    1. B) We would like to offer our older members assistance by keeping them out of public place If you would like to volunteer to shop, schlep or reach out to those members in need, please contact Catharine in the office.


      9. The Keilim Mikvah will be open only during business hours.  The women’s Mikvah remains open for all those not in quarantine. The Mikvah is being cleaned and disinfected on the highest level each day.  For women who need to set an appointment please call (858) 535-0072.


As we mentioned in a previous Zoom class, one of the most important takeaways is not to despair. Now is a time to strengthen ourselves, strengthen our commitment to each other, strengthen our commitment to our people and strengthen our commitment to Hashem. Let me explain what that means:


PARTICIPATE!!! By joining classes, by socializing, by participating in what we are trying to do, we will all end up the winners. We will prosper as individuals, as a community and as a people. May Hashem hear our Tefillos, heal the sick and piece back together a shattered world. When we are rejoined, may we be just that much stronger and vibrant than we were before.


With blessings of peace and Emunah, strength and joy,

Rabbi Wohlgelernter and Rabbi Reich


Below please find all of the current Classes being held via Zoom in either of the Rabbi’s ZOOM Rooms.  Please contact Catharine to request their Zoom Room IDs.

RJW = Rabbi Jeffrey Wohlgelernter

RDR = Rabbi Daniel Reich



(Effective immediately until further notice)


  • Talmud I 6am RJW Room;
  • Tehillim 7:30 am RJW Room;
  • Talmud in Depth 7:45 am RJW Room;
  • Drop-In Visit 10am RJW Room;
  • Drop-In Visit 11am RDR Room;
  • Pirkei Avos 7:30 pm RJW Room;
  • Daf Yomi 8:15 pm RJW Room


  • Talmud I 6am RJW Room;
  • Tehillim 7:30 am RJW Room;
  • Talmud in Depth 7:45 am RJW Room;
  • Women’s Mesillat Yesharim 11 am RJW Room;
  • Daf Yomi 8 pm RJW Room


  • Talmud I 6am RJW Room;
  • Tehillim 7:30 am RJW Room;
  • Talmud in Depth 7:45 am RJW Room;
  • Working Man’s Kollel 1-2 pm RDR Room;
  • Great Debates, Decisions & Deciders 7:30pm RDR Room;
  • Daf Yomi 8 pm RJW Room


  • Talmud I 6 am RJW Room;
  • Tehillim 7:30 am RJW Room;
  • Talmud in Depth 7:45 am RJW Room;
  • Parsha Pump-Up 7:30 pm RDR Room;
  • Daf Yomi 8 pm RJW Room;
  • Torah & Cholent BYO-CHO (Bring Your Own Cholent) 8:30 pm RDR Room


  • Tehillim 7:30 am RJW Room;
  • *RDR Pre-Shabbos Drosha will be sent out

Saturday Night

  • *RJW Motzei Shabbos Message will be sent out


  • Tehillim 8:30 am RJW Room;
  • Social BYOC/BYOB Coffee Get-Togethers 8pm RJW Room;
  • Daf Yomi 9 pm RJW Room

*This is the general schedule planned until further notice.  Please check every Monday’s “What’s Coming Up” messages for any specific changes to each particular week, thanks!

Check out the Youth Learning and Social Activities – Please Note All Activities are Suspended Until Further Notice due to COVID-19.

Boys Tefillin Club (open to all boys learning with Rabbi Reich and will be Bar Mitzvah in the 2019-2020 school year)


Boys &  Girls Club – grades 3rd through 6th.  Lead by Rabbi and Brooke Reich every Wednesday.  The boys and girls alternate each week. 

Boys Club – 4/22/20, 5/6/20, 5/20/20
Girls Club – 4/1/20, 5/13/20

Boys & Girls Club Combined Finale – 6/3/20

All Dates are from
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.



Teen Minyan – every Shabbat Morning at 9:30 a.m.


Check Out the Adult Learning Opportunities at Adat

Working Men’s Kollel – Every Monday &  Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.


Great Debates, Great Decisions, and Great Deciders – a new class taught by Rabbi Reich every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m.


FAQ’s of Life – a new class taught by Rabbi Reich every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.


Strength of Our Community

Our community is comprised of a cohesive supportive group of committed individuals who become our families as we share closeness and caring in times of joy and in times of hardship. Through shared meals and community events we experience a closeness and caring environment though many of us are far from our families of origin. The Adat community provides a warm welcome to all.