Adult Programs

At PJTC we value the fact that our congregation is comprised of members with far–reaching interests and varied needs. In designing our programming, we recognize the need to provide different types of programs and events. Success is not that everyone will attend everything, but rather that there is something for everyone to attend. There are lots of opportunities for you to participate: in meaningful services, classes, lectures, and special events.  Make plans to experience a unique Shabbat service or program of interest; be inspired to join one of our havurot, clubs, committees, or youth programs.

Special Programs
Every month we join together for a “Bagel Breakfast and Discussion” or a “Wine and Cheese Evening” – for conversations led by world-class speakers and experts in their field. Past speakers have included scholars from the Academy of Jewish Religion, USC, UCLA, and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, discussing such contemporary topics as “The Recent Circumcision Controversy” and “Modern Jewish Ethics.”  Every year PJTC brings in a special Scholar-in- Residence to join our community for a weekend of learning on a variety of topics. We have several book discussion groups that meet regularly to discuss the latest novel or contemporary Jewish classics. Throughout the year we host special programs commemorating traditional and contemporary Jewish holidays including Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Yom HaShoah, and Tu B’Av.

PJTC also offers a number of ongoing classes for members and non-members.

Bible Study
Take a tour of the Bible with Rabbi Kollin. Class meets most Mondays at 8:00 PM. Contact us to register for the Bible Study Class.

Hebrew Language Classes
Thursdays. Classes begin at 5:15 PM, 6:15 and 7:15, taught by Nurith Brier. Contact the office for more information.

Talmud
Most Monday evenings 7:00-8:00 PM. A leisurely tour of the Talmud and how it has been interpreted by succeeding generations of rabbis, a process which continues. In English; taught by Rabbi Gilbert Kollin. Contact us to register for the Talmud Class.

Jewish Meditation Sitting Group
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM. The first 30 minutes will be spent in silence and meditation, then 20 minutes for learning a text or instruction, and a short reflection period to end. Contact the office for more information.