ON FRIDAY, 24  MAY 2019

8:30 PM
7:10 PM

ON FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2019

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

Our Newly Renovated women’s Mikvah, the Cojab Mikvah, formerly the La Jolla Mikvah, is Fully Operational and Open! 

Please call the Mikvah appointment line at (858) 535-1072 to schedule your appointment.

Save the Date – 32nd Annual Fundraiser Gala!



New Gala Opportunity Secure Your Place in the Adat Tribute Book and New Shul Directory!

For our 2019 gala, we are producing a simultaneously beautiful and practical shul directory and tribute book. Please offer a tribute to your parents, children, loved-ones or others as we join together to celebrate our generations. The directory portion of the book will ensure that you can put a face to the name — or perhaps more often in this case, a name to the face — and continuously get to know ALL members of our wonderful community here at Adat Yeshurun. This unprecedented combination of a directory and tribute book in a single volume will include professionally taken portraits taken at the gala for those who donate at the Strong Man Level (i.e. $1,000) or higher. Additionally your professionally taken portraits will available for digital download at the Strong Man Level and higher. This beautiful shul directory and tribute book will be available around the time of Rosh Hashanah. An additional professional portrait session will be available after the gala for those donating at the Strong Man Level or higher.
This beautiful tribute album and membership directory will be a staple in your home. A fixture on your coffee table, and by your desktop computer. By joining this tribute to our generations, you cement your place in the legacy of Adat Yeshurun. With your generosity, you help ensure a meaningful future at our congregation for generations to come.

***For those who have already made a pledge or donation to the gala, we thank you for your generous support and hope that you will be further inspired by the new and exciting opportunity of the tribute book. If you wish to increase your gift to have a tribute placed in the book, your initial amount will be included in your total donation level.

Sponsorship Levels
Ringmaster – $7500
(Gold border full page dedication; Listing on ringmasters’ page; 6 gala tickets; Premium floor table; Professional Portrait taken at gala)

Lion Tamer – $5400
(Silver border full page dedication; Listing on Lion Tamers’ page; 4 gala tickets; Premium floor table; Professional Portrait taken at gala)

Acrobat – $3600
(Bronze border full page dedication; Listing on Acrobat page; 2 gala tickets; Premium floor table; Professional Portrait taken at gala)

Stilt Walker – $1800
(Full page dedication; Listing on Stilt Walker page; 2 gala tickets; Professional Portrait taken at gala)

Strongman – $1000
(Half page dedication; Listing on Strongman page; 2 gala tickets; Professional Portrait taken at gala)

Trapeze Artists (Couple) – $400
(Listing with Trapeze Artists; 2 gala tickets)

Unicycle (Single) – $200
(Listing with Unicyclists; 1 gala ticket)

Shavuos Dinner & All-Night Learning



Special Guest Speaker June 1st
Rabbi Shaya Karlinsky of Shappels Darchei Noam

Shabbat after Kiddush – “Religious Zionism in a Post-Zionist Era”
Religious Zionism has based itself on Torah and Rabbinic sources, with the belief that the State of Israel should be viewed as a step in the redemptive process. Biblical prophecies were fulfilled with the return of the Jewish people to the land of Israel, agricultural flourishing of that land, and the ingathering of the exiles. But recent developments in the State of Israel have raised questions about the future direction of the redemptive process: Israel is the Torah center of the world, while Israeli secularism has never been stronger; the conflict between Jew and Arab over the Land of Israel seems never-ending and insoluble; many in the Zionist establishment are proclaiming that “Zionism is dead;” and thousands of Jews have been uprooted from homes their homes within the land of Israel. We will examine sources that foretell many of the tensions and conflicts, successes and failures that we are witnessing today, and give some new insights into in the redemptive process as the Jewish people return to its homeland.

Shabbat before Mincha – “Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise – The Jewish Way” – Benjamin Franklin taught his version of how to attain these much sought, yet constantly elusive goals. The Rabbis realized it was much more complex than “Early to bed, early to rise.” What does the wisdom of the Torah say about the defining characteristics of a human being? How does an understanding of these values inform our priorities in life? An exploration of the first Mishna chapter four of Pirkei Avoth will provide many important insights ambition, motivation, and success.

Rabbi Shaya Karlinsky, born in Los Angeles, California, has been in Israel since 1968, where he studied at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and the Mirrer Yeshiva in Jerusalem. After receiving Smicha from I.T.R.I., he completed a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology at Philadelphia’s Temple University. He returned to Israel in 1975, when he began teaching in the newly developing ba’al tshuvah Yeshivot. In 1978 he was a co-founder of Yeshiva Darche Noam/Shapell’s. A women’s division, Midreshet Rachel v’Chaya, was opened in 1983. Reflecting both his academic training and his motivational personality, Rabbi Karlinsky is dedicated to inspiring and training students to think critically and dynamically. Through the incisive way he penetrates and clarifies issues, questioning students and challenging them to question themselves, he has facilitated the Torah growth of over four thousand men and women.

Check Out the Many Youth Programs at Adat

For Information contact our Assistant Rabbi, Rabbi Reich



Check Out the Learning Opportunities at Adat





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.