A Historic Progressive Conservative Congregation in Valley Village, CA
Our Associate Rabbi
Rabbi Jessica Yarkin
I love helping people identify what a lifelong commitment to Jewish values can look like in today’s endlessly renewing world. It stirs my soul to create warm, inclusive, wisdom-seeking, spirited experiences.
Exploring a really great story and the investigation of the human spirit have always been my thing; I adore the worlds of midrash, science fiction, and fantasy, possibly too much!
While studying in Israel, my peers began saying things to me like: “um, why aren’t you thinking of becoming a Rabbi?!” That idea slowly spread to my heart.
While in rabbinical school, I looked for community, and found the warmth, compassion, and progressive thinking I sought at Adat Ari El. After ordination in 2014, I joined the Herzl Ner Tamid community in Washington, serving as their Rabbi for Community Engagement.
I was tremendously blessed to be able to return to my community at Adat Ari El as Associate Rabbi in 2016, rejoining an incredibly dynamic and visionary team.
You can connect with me at: firstname.lastname@example.org