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
Mazel Tov to our upcoming B'nai Mitzvah Class. We invite you to share in their simcha as they are called to the Torah as Adult B'nai Mitzvah on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30.
Adult Education Committee is hosting another terrific educational event. Shavuot traditionally offers us the opportunity to study as a group, enjoy dairy foods in celebration of the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. It will be a night full of enrichment, engagement, and education!
Tuesday, May 26
Friendship Caravan is returning to PJTC. An entertaining evening of Israeli songs, dances and storytelling for children & adults and an ice cream dessert!
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 May is Shanghai's Ghetto. A little-known Jewish ghetto was settled in the 1930s by Jews who fled Nazi Germany. The filmmakers head to Shanghai with two ex-residents who relate tales of life in the squalid enclave. Through interviews, letters, archival and modern-day footage and family photos, the saga chronicles the survivors' escape, relocation, life in Shanghai and ultimate exodus to the United States. For more information, contact Jerry Halpert
Talia Gold, Western Director of CAMERA,Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, will discuss the organization's important work in correcting misinformation and bias when covering Israel and Jewish matters in American media. This is a Men's Club Bagel Breakfast.
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.