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
Come for an evening of togetherness, song and prayer!
Join Judy Callahan, Director of B'nai Simcha Preschool and Cantor Ruth for a half-hour Shabbat experience filled with music and movement for families with children age seven and under.
Please join us for a stimulating discussion of our April book selection and bring your suggestions for future readings. All PJTC members are most welcome! We will be reading In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides. This New York Times bestselling author has written a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age. In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe–the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, In the Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth. Books are available at Vroman's at a 20% discount. We are listed as PJTC Book Club.
The Family Shabbat Service is the regular Shabbat service with a family vibe. The music is upbeat, the atmosphere is welcoming, and the sermon is a storytelling session geared toward all ages! The Family Shabbat lets us celebrate Shabbat through music, prayer, and stories in a welcoming and inclusive space.
We are delighted to welcome physicians Faisal Khan, M.D., Kimberly Shriner, M.D., and Donald Thomas, M.D. Each will describe his/her individual motivation to lead a life of service in remote areas of the world, in addition to fulltime careers in the L.A. area. They have created or joined programs in remote, severely medically underserved areas of Africa and/or Latin America. Panelists will describe what drew them to this important work, in terms of personal ethics and religion. After the one-hour talk, we share a vegetarian potluck meal, discuss the presentation, and formulate questions. A question and answer period with the speakers follows.
All Saints Church, Sweetland Hall, 132 N. Euclid, Pasadena.
May is Mental Health Month. Mental Illness affects one in every five American families. This interactive program includes speakers from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, alongside a video program. It presents real stories of the lived experience of people with mental illness, from diagnosis through acceptance and recovery. It urges and enables us to break down the stereotypes that stigmatize people with mental illness and prevent their full inclusion in our communities. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served For more information, call the PJTC office at (626) 798-1161.
We offer an opportunity for you to view interesting and thought-provoking Jewish-themed documentary films and to share views and ideas with others. Joan Allen narrates this riveting portrait of Hungarian poet Hannah Senesh, a remarkable woman who risked her own life to parachute behind enemy lines — enduring capture, torture and, ultimately, death — to rescue Jews from Nazi persecution. Ahead of her time and on a mission of incredible odds, Senesh ultimately became a martyr in Israel, evoking the spirit of warrior-heroine Joan of Arc and earning the gratitude of those she saved. Contact Jerry Halpert
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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.