PJTC welcomes students and other visitors, and we invite you to participate with us in our religious services. We hope this introduction will provide you with the information you need to understand, feel comfortable, and get the most from your visit. Read More
Twenty sponsored walkers and their supporters participated Sunday in the Jewish World Watch Walk to End Genocide. We raised $2,935 for this great cause. Thank you to all at PJTC who donated to our Walk to End Genocide team. We are looking forward to having more participation next year!
Your Membership Committee and the Festival Committee are pleased to invite you to attend a joint celebration: It's Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel's Day of Independence) AND time for our Family Havdallah. Such happy events that we decided to double the fun and celebrate together! We'll have Bounce Houses, pizza, ice cream, soft drinks/juice and adult beverages….and Israeli food to honor Israel's celebration. And, a few, very fun surprises, for all ages! Please help us provide you with the best time by RSVPing.
We offer an opportunity for you to view interesting and thought-provoking Jewish-themed documentary films and to share views and ideas with others. The movie for March is Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story. Actor Dustin Hoffman narrates this decade-spanning documentary that highlights the contributions of Jewish Americans to the most American sport of them all: baseball. Highlights include a rare interview with legendary pitcher Sandy Koufax. For more information, contact Jerry Halpert
When services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begin on Sunday evening, Sept. 14, we will turn a new leaf—literally—as we open a brand new High Holy Days prayer book, Mahzor Lev Shalem. This Mahzor, published recently by the Rabbinical Assembly, is the result of over ten years of work by a committee of scholars rabbis, and cantors. The English translation is both faithful to the Hebrew text and is more accessible than in years past. This Mahzor also features considerably more transliteration of prayers than our old Mahzor.
To bring Mahzor Lev Shalem to PJTC this upcoming High Holy Days, we must rely on the generosity and participation of all our members. We are asking each of you to participate in this special fundraiser which will enhance our High Holy Day services and help sustain all our programming throughout the year. Contributions can be made in memory or in honor of a loved one, in tribute to a special person, or to celebrate a happy occasion. All books sponsored will have a nameplate including your dedication. Click HERE to complete your order form.
The Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center (PJTC) is a synagogue and community center affiliated with the Conservative Movement whose members observe a wide range of Jewish beliefs and practices.
PJTC is dedicated to perpetuating all aspects of Jewish life and to fostering a sense of Jewish identity among its members, both as individuals and as a community. The Temple provides an active house of prayer, education and assembly. PJTC seeks to include and accept all those who wish to worship, study, or develop cultural or social ties to Judaism and warmly welcome interfaith, LGBTQ and non-traditional families into our community.