Membership

Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center (PJTC), the San Gabriel Valley’s oldest and largest Jewish congregation, is a vibrant synagogue in Pasadena with over 450 member families. We strive to provide a variety of programs and services to our members as well as to the local community. Shabbat and holiday Worship Services, Religious School, Youth activities, Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Senior Programs, and Adult Education programs are among the many programs that are offered at PJTC. Our members represent all generations, from our founding senior members and older residents, to families with children of all ages, single parents and their families, couples with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and people who are seeking a connection to the Jewish community.

With our membership, we commit ourselves to a journey of discovery, where each of us, in our own way, deepens our connection to Judaism and to our community. Some of us will discover greater Jewish meaning in Torah classes; some with new friends on our camping trip; some from worship (Tefillah) and singing (Shira); and some through acts of social action (Tikkun Olam). PJTC supports a wide variety of Jewish creativity. Join us and discover your unique path.

If you are a considering joining PJTC for the first time, from now until June 2017, your first year of membership is a “gift” from the congregation. The intention behind our gift membership program is to provide you with the opportunity to engage in synagogue life without a financial barrier, and to participate in all that PJTC has to offer with our many holiday celebrations, events, and learning opportunities.

In the spirit of fostering your continued participation, the Board of Directors has approved the reduction of your second-year (2017-18) financial commitment by 50% of the standard dues amount. Please know that it is PJTC’s policy that no one be prevented from joining because of financial hardship. If you have such a concern, please let us work with you to enable you to become a part of our wonderful community.

If you have any questions about membership or are interested in joining our congregation, we invite you to contact the Executive Director at the Temple office (626) 798-1161, or email membership@pjtc.net. We would be happy to answer your questions or have someone from the Membership Committee be in contact with you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or if you would like additional information! We look forward to getting to know you and your family!

Download Membership Forms:

Gift Membership Form (PDF)

Renewal Membership Form (PDF)