Past Events

  • Fri
    21
    Apr
    2017
    6:00 pmPJTC

    Join us as we recognize Bruce Applebaum for his 20 years of service to PJTC at a special dinner on April 21st at 6:00 PM. This dinner is free for members, but we must have your reservations by Monday, April 17th.
    Reservations will not be accepted after that date. Please click here to RSVP

    Childcare will be available.
  • Thu
    20
    Apr
    2017
    7:30 pmPJTC


    Join U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu for a discussion on the challenges we face both in our nation and in our state in today's shifting social and political landscape. Rabbi Noam Raucher will introduce the Congresswoman, followed by a Q&A moderated by Peter Braun, Adjunct Lecturer, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

    Thursday, April 20, 7:30pm

    Brought to you by the PJTC social Justice Committee.

  • Tue
    11
    Apr
    2017
    7:00 pmPJTC

    PJTC 2nd Night Seder

  • Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017
  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
    5:00 pmPJTC

    Join us at PJTC 5pm - 7:30 pm for our Interfaith Study Group - the topic this month: The Role of Faith in Challenging Times

  • Wed
    29
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 pmPrivate Home

    Sisterhood welcomes the month of Nisan WEDNESDAY, March 29th at 7:30 PM at the home of Bhavani Mann in Pasadena

    Hebrew Chant as Spiritual Practice

    Explore chants by modern Jewish chant leaders with Bhavani Mann as a way to open your heart and enter sacred space.

    Questions & RSVP to Louise at lwannier@gmail.com

  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017
    9:15 amCourtyard Marriott 700 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia

     

    You are invited to the 

    2017 Annual Women’s Forum

    “Women Who Make A Difference” 

     

    Congratulate a Women’s Forum Honoree in the event 

    program with a single line tribute @ $18 or more. 

     

    For tributes and to RSVP visit - jewishsgpv.org/womens-forum call - 626.445.0810

     

    CELEBRATE THE SPECIAL WOMEN 

    OF OUR JEWISH COMMUNITY 

    Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center 

    will be honoring 

    Judy Ellis 

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    9:15 am

    New Venue Courtyard Marriott 700 W. Huntington Dr., Monrovia Keynote Speaker – Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns

  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017
    6:00 pmPJTC
    Whitman Dinner and Board Installation - March 17

    Dinner at 6:00 PM will be followed by the installation and services at 7:30 PM. Join us as we welcome in Shabbat and our new officers and Board members Dinner is for members only, there is no charge but we must have your reservations by Monday, March 13. Reservations will not be accepted after that date.
    Please click HERE to RSVP.
  • Wed
    15
    Mar
    2017
    7:00 pmPJTC

    Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center and The Israel Air Force Center Foundation invite you to an exclusive security briefing with

    Brigadier General (Res.) Ronen Dan

    ISRAEL’S AIR POWER Securing the Skies in an Unstable Region

    Join us for this rare opportunity, to meet those who are safeguarding Israel’s skies

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    7:00 PM

    Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center

    1434 North Altadena Drive | Pasadena, CA 91107

    The Israel Air Force Center – Building Leaders, Driving Innovation

    A short presentation by Simcha Salach, Executive Director of the IAF Center –

    How to instill Zionist and Jewish values to ensure Israel future leaders and commanders

    SPACE IS LIMITED DUE TO THE EXCLUSIVE NATURE OF THE EVENT

    Kindly RSVP by March 10, 2017 to secure your reservation

    (310) 274-2314 | admin@iafcenterfoundation.com 

    Click here to RSVP

    The IAFCF is a U.S.-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that raises funds to support the work of the Israel Air Force Center. The Center’s range of educational and youth programs build the Air Force’s human capital, train a new generation of Israeli leaders, and instill the values of Zionism and national service throughout Israeli society. Learn more at www.iafc-foundation.org

  • Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    6:45 pmPJTC

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    9:30 amPJTC

    An experiment in "slow Shabbat"-quiet and contemplative with more English and without musical instruments. Led by Claire Gorfinkel & Susan Auerbach. Everyone is welcome!

  • Sun
    26
    Feb
    2017
    2:00 pmPJTC Social Hall

  • Sun
    26
    Feb
    2017
    9:45 amPJTC Galpert Sanctuary
  • Sun
    12
    Feb
    2017
    10:00 amEaton Canyon Nature Center

    Join us for the PJTC Tu B'Shvat Celebration.

    Snacks! Hiking! Crafts! Singing! Fun for all ages!

    At Eaton Canyon Nature Center
    1750 B. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107

    10:00 am - Noon

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    7:00 pmPJTC Galpert Sanctuary

    February 11, 2017 - 7:00 pm

    PJTC Galpert Sanctuary

    PJTC’s Annual Celebration of Song is in honor of Moses and Miriam's singing after our people's transformative passage from slavery to freedom on their way to the Promised Land.

    It has become a wonderful PJTC tradition to celebrate in concert and song. In past years, we have brought Israeli songs, Argentinean songs, Yiddish and Ladino songs, and most recently a fabulous Gospel choir.

    This year, our Annual concert will feature Six13. This unbelievable a capella group is driven by a mission to connect Jews around the globe with their heritage through music, anchored by a strong Jewish identity, and fueled by thumping beatbox, intricate arrangements, and soulful harmonies. Six13 is a six-man vocal band that brings an unprecedented style of Jewish music to the stage, with songs ranging from hip-hop dance tracks to rock anthems. The members of the New York City-based group sound like a full band while using nothing but their voices.

    Mark your calendars!!!  Six13 will join us on Saturday night, February 11 at 7:00 PM for a PHENOMENAL CONCERT! Some of PJTC’s own youth will perform with Six13 during the concert. Also special appearances by Cantor Ruth & Friends throughout the show.

    Please check their website http://www.six13.com/ to preview the group!

    Looking forward to seeing you ALL there!

    Click here to download the sponsorship form.

  • Fri
    10
    Feb
    2017
  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017
  • Sun
    29
    Jan
    2017
  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017
    PJTC Galpert Sanctuary

    Most fun event of the year! A night at the Races at PJTC. Saddle up!

    Horse Racing Tournament with prizes for winners.

    Silent Auction

    Dinner Included.

    More info coming soon!

  • Sun
    22
    Jan
    2017
    10:00 amPJTC Social Hall

    Sisterhood Bagel Breakfast Featuring Dr. Kate Kurtin Sunday, Jan 22

  • Sun
    22
    Jan
    2017
  • Sun
    08
    Jan
    2017
    5:00 pmPJTC Galpert Sanctuary

    All money raised goes to the winning team's charity of choice.
    Learn more about the teams and their charities here.

  • Sat
    07
    Jan
    2017
    6:00 pmPJTC Social Hall

  • Fri
    16
    Dec
    2016
    6:00 pmPJTC

    Please join us for the Shabbat Services and the Installation of Rabbi Noam Raucher starting at 7:30pm.  

    We apologize but the Whitman Dinner is now full.

  • Sun
    11
    Dec
    2016
    1:30 pmPJTC

    Zingen Far Sholem

    Sunday, December 11 - 1:30 PM

    The Yiddish Chorus, Zingen Far Sholem, will join the Klezmer band, Gay Gezunt, for an afternoon of joyous, soulful, and spirited music at PJTC. Zingen Far Sholem, a volunteer chorus directed by Fran Chalin and based in LA at the Silverlake Independent JCC, is proud to be part of the tradition of Yiddish community choruses. Gay Gezunt has played Klezmer music to the delight of audiences in LA and Orange County for more than 20 years.

  • Fri
    09
    Dec
    2016
    5:00 pmPJTC Galpert Sanctuary

    USY / Kadima Families play for their chosen charities! The whole PJTC community donates tzedakah to be part of the audience!

    $10/adult, $5 youth

    All proceeds go to Tikkun Olam

    RSVP required to USY@pjtc.net by January 5.

  • Sun
    04
    Dec
    2016
    10:00 amPJTC Social Hall

    adam-schiffJoin us for Men's Club Bagel Breakfast and timely discussion with Congressman Adam Schiff. Rep. Schiff is the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee and a member the Benghazi Select Committee. He is also currently on leave from the House Appropriations Committee. Rep. Schiff recently attended the funeral of former Israeli President and Prime Minister, Shimon Peres.

    Suggested Donation $10 - Please RSVP to mensclub@pjtc.net

    Your Support Of Men's Club Is Much Appreciated

    Don't forget He-Brews & Burgers at Lucky Balwim's, 1770 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena - last Wednesday of the Month: Next gathering is Nov 30, 5:30 PM.

  • Tue
    29
    Nov
    2016
    12:30pm-7:00pmPJTC GalpertSanctuary

    PJTC Annual Blood Drive

    for Huntington Hospital

    Tuesday, November 29• 12:30 - 7:00 PM

    Don’t just drop your kids off for Hebrew School! Stay and donate blood.

    Did you know that PJTC has consistently held the most successful blood drives for Huntington Hospital? Last year we donated 60 pints!! That’s what we call SOCIAL ACTION. If you are age 17-75 you can donate! Start your new year by saving a life! To sign up for a time slot, please contact Stacy Miller, stacy.miller@huntingtonhospital.com. Start loading up on your iron consumption now! Donors will receive a certificate for a free pint of ice cream courtesy of Baskin Robbins.

    Please contact Stacy for information about recent travel that may prohibit donating.

  • Tue
    29
    Nov
    2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pmPJTC

    What do Jews mean when they pray for ‘the messiah’?

    Who led the biggest messianic movement in Jewish history? (hint: It wasn’t Jesus.)

    Why did Jews reject Jesus as a messiah?

    Did Jews invent ‘the apocalypse’? (hint: yes.)

    Does the establishment of the state of Israel mean the messiah is coming soon?

    The Adult Ed Committee is pleased to bring back PJTC’s own Rabbi Josh Garroway, Ph.D, to discuss these and other questions during a three-session class, “The Many Meanings of Messiah.” If you haven’t already, please register for the class to be held Tuesday nights, November 1, 15 and 29, 7:00-9:00 PM, in Wohlmann Hall. Requested Donation is PJTC Members $10/class or $25 for the series; Non-members $14/class or $36 for series.

    Click here to register online.

    Here is a brief course description written by Dr. Garroway:

    Anticipating a ‘Messiah’ has been a feature of Judaism for centuries. Over time, however, who that messiah would be and what he/she would do have changed considerably. This presentation explores ancient, medieval, and modern developments in the messianic idea.

    The class will explore the history of the idea of a messiah in Judaism from antiquity to today.

    This is Dr. Garroway’s second course to be offered at PJTC. His first course was very well-received with more than 25 people attending each session.

  • Sun
    20
    Nov
    2016
    7:00 pmPJTC GalpertSanctuary
    Featuring our own Rabbi Noam Raucher and Cantor Ruth along with the choir of the Altadena Baptist Church. There will be a collection of funds for the Altadena Food Pantry. Refreshments will be served.
    All are welcome! Bring your friends!
  • Tue
    15
    Nov
    2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pmPJTC

    What do Jews mean when they pray for ‘the messiah’?

    Who led the biggest messianic movement in Jewish history? (hint: It wasn’t Jesus.)

    Why did Jews reject Jesus as a messiah?

    Did Jews invent ‘the apocalypse’? (hint: yes.)

    Does the establishment of the state of Israel mean the messiah is coming soon?

    The Adult Ed Committee is pleased to bring back PJTC’s own Rabbi Josh Garroway, Ph.D, to discuss these and other questions during a three-session class, “The Many Meanings of Messiah.” If you haven’t already, please register for the class to be held Tuesday nights, November 1, 15 and 29, 7:00-9:00 PM, in Wohlmann Hall. Requested Donation is PJTC Members $10/class or $25 for the series; Non-members $14/class or $36 for series.

    Click here to register online.

    Here is a brief course description written by Dr. Garroway:

    Anticipating a ‘Messiah’ has been a feature of Judaism for centuries. Over time, however, who that messiah would be and what he/she would do have changed considerably. This presentation explores ancient, medieval, and modern developments in the messianic idea.

    The class will explore the history of the idea of a messiah in Judaism from antiquity to today.

    This is Dr. Garroway’s second course to be offered at PJTC. His first course was very well-received with more than 25 people attending each session.

  • Sun
    13
    Nov
    2016
    10:00 amPJTC Social Hall

    Please join us on Sunday November 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM for a bagel breakfast honoring the more than 25 veterans in the Pasadena Jewish Community.

    The program will include:

    Keynote Speech: A Brief History of Jews in the US • Armed Forces by William Cohen, (PhD, Major General, USAF, Ret.)

    Certificates of appreciation to all veterans in • attendance by Ira Blitz (Captain, USAF)

    A color guard presenting the Flag, while the National • Anthem is played by Janice Markham

    Invocation by Rabbi Kollin (Lt Colonel, USAF, • Ret.)

    PJTC Social Hall

    The program is free. 

    Donations to pay for the bagel breakfast are encouraged. 

    Additional donations to support disabled 

  • Sun
    13
    Nov
    2016
    1:00pm-3:00pmPJTC Wohlmann Hall

    The Adult Ed Committee and PJTC’s Spiritual Needs Task Force will host an afternoon of teachings from Rabbi Jeff Roth’s new book, Me, Myself & God. Rabbi Roth offers a contemporary approach to Jewish meditation. He focuses on the practice of mindfulness, combined with the teachings of Torah, to offer a direct path to liberate ourselves from alienation, awaken to the truth of the present moment and open to a sense of the Divine Presence that pervades all life. All are welcome to come to this wonderful, free event. No meditation experience is necessary.

  • Sun
    13
    Nov
    2016
    9:30am - 12:30pmPJTC Parking Lot

    Sixth Annual Harvey Goldman Memorial  Turkey Drive-By

    Harvey Goldman was a dedicated volunteer of the annual PJTC Turkey Drive-By and we are honored to be able to recall his memory each year by fulfilling the mitzvah of feeding the hungry (hachalat re’avim).

    Our friends at Foothill Unity Center provide needy families in our community with supplies that they will need to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since turkeys are very cheap at Thanksgiving time, we are asking that Temple members and Louis B. Silver Religious School families buy a second turkey at the same time that they are buying one for their family, and deliver it to the Temple on Sunday, November 13. The turkeys will go to Foothill Unity Center for the Holiday Food Boxes that are distributed to families in need in our community.

    As we do each year, we will have a Foothill Unity Center refrigerated truck in the parking lot, and a band of volunteers so you can hand over your turkey without leaving your car! The Tikkun Olam Committee is even prepared to buy the turkey for you if you prefer to give a cash donation!

    This is another opportunity for our community to support needy families in our community and contribute

  • Tue
    01
    Nov
    2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pmPJTC

    What do Jews mean when they pray for ‘the messiah’?

    Who led the biggest messianic movement in Jewish history? (hint: It wasn’t Jesus.)

    Why did Jews reject Jesus as a messiah?

    Did Jews invent ‘the apocalypse’? (hint: yes.)

    Does the establishment of the state of Israel mean the messiah is coming soon?

    The Adult Ed Committee is pleased to bring back PJTC’s own Rabbi Josh Garroway, Ph.D, to discuss these and other questions during a three-session class, “The Many Meanings of Messiah.” If you haven’t already, please register for the class to be held Tuesday nights, November 1, 15 and 29, 7:00-9:00 PM, in Wohlmann Hall. Requested Donation is PJTC Members $10/class or $25 for the series; Non-members $14/class or $36 for series.

    Click here to register online.

    Here is a brief course description written by Dr. Garroway:

    Anticipating a ‘Messiah’ has been a feature of Judaism for centuries. Over time, however, who that messiah would be and what he/she would do have changed considerably. This presentation explores ancient, medieval, and modern developments in the messianic idea.

    The class will explore the history of the idea of a messiah in Judaism from antiquity to today.

    This is Dr. Garroway’s second course to be offered at PJTC. His first course was very well-received with more than 25 people attending each session.

  • Thu
    27
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 pmWolhmann Hall
    Arriving in the United States with 19th-century Jewish immigrants, deli cuisine quickly found its way into the nation's mainstream appetite. This affectionate documentary celebrates Jewish delicatessens and their place in American history.
    Please RSVP to ghalpert@flash.net to assure adequate seating.
  • Mon
    24
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 pmPJTC
    Join us here at PJTC for a night of dancing, singing, and fun as well celebrate Simchat Torah, the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings!

    The festivities are scheduled for Monday, October 24 at 7 PM.

  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2016
    11:00 amPJTC
    The Jewish Federation is gearing up to launch its brand-new magazine, JLife SGPV!
    A representative from the Federation will be at PJTC at 11AM on Friday, October 21 to introduce the magazine to the community.
  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2016
    6:00 pmLA County Arboretum
    See the Arboretum in an entirely new light, illuminated by spectacular digital and video art works projected onto the night canvas of the garden! Enjoy a unique experience of animation, light and sounds through the work of acclaimed contemporary artists.
    Full flyer available here.
    Discounted event prices are being offered to PJTC members: $10.00/adult and $8.00/child (under 12 years old).  Use code DN2016 when ordering tickets at www.arboretum.org
  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2016
    6:15 pmPJTC

    Come join your PJTC family as we welcome Shabbat in the Sukkah on Friday night October 21 at 6:15 PM.

    Please bring a salad, appetizer or main dish to share.

    Your dish should feed at least 8, be dairy or pareve (no meat or shellfish products) and be in a disposable container.

    We will provide wine for kiddush, challah, drinks, paper goods and serving utensils.

    Dinner will be served at 6:30 so we can enjoy time in the sukkah before going to services in Galpert Sanctuary where we will celebrate the bat mitzvah of Carmela Michaeli. The Michaeli Family is hosting a festive oneg following services.

  • Wed
    12
    Oct
    2016
    9:00 amPJTC
    Wednesday, October 12 - 9:00 AM
    Meditation Session 2:30 PM
    Rabbi's Study Session 3:45 PM
    Mincha 5:00 PM
    Ne'ilah 6:00 PM
    Havdallah 7:15 PM
    Break-the-Fast with Sisterhood following services
  • Tue
    11
    Oct
    2016
    6:00 pmPJTC
  • Tue
    11
    Oct
    2016
    7:00 pmPJTC
  • Tue
    04
    Oct
    2016

    Apples Dipped in HoneyClick here for information on High Holy Days at PJTC.

  • Mon
    03
    Oct
    2016

    Apples Dipped in HoneyClick here for information on High Holy Days at PJTC.

  • Sun
    02
    Oct
    2016

    Apples Dipped in HoneyClick here for information on High Holy Days at PJTC.

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016
    9:00 amKnell Chapel
    9:00 AM Torah Study, Knell Chapel
    9:30 AM Shabbat Service, Knell Chapel
     Kiddush hosted by Sylvia Schleimer
     in honor of her 95th birthday
  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2016
    7:30 pmKatz Terrace
    Shabbat Service 7:30 PM, Katz Terrace
    Oneg hosted by Nancy and John Carlton
    and Aty and Howard Rotter
  • Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016
    10:15 amPJTC Social Hall

    Dr. Mark Kligman will speak at a bagel breakfast sponsored by Adult Education Committee discussing “Yiddish Theater and American Popular Music.” Yiddish Theater developed in America from its European roots into a new form incorporating vaudeville and other musical styles. Dr. Kligman will bring audio examples and videos to highlight this interesting story. Join your friends for bagels and cream cheese while learning about and listening to American pop music that came from good old Yiddish songs.

  • Tue
    13
    Sep
    2016
    7:30 pmWohlmann Hall

    This tour will offer you a meaningful and personal exchange with the Cuban Jewish community. Get inspired by the Jewish Cuban leaders who are working to preserve their Jewish communities, regardless of the circumstances. Learn about the rich history and heritage of Jews in Cuba. Share Shabbat services and other activities with the local congregations. Enjoy the opportunity to discover this fascinating country. Please RSVP to Cantor Ruth here.

  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016
    5:00 pmPJTC Social Hall

    Interfaith Study Group
    by Cecilia Fox and Norma Pratt, ISG Chairs

    Our group is composed of members of Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, and the Islamic Center of Southern California, in Los Angeles. ISG meetings have been held in monthly rotation at our institutions since 2007.

    Next Meeting: Sunday, September 11 at 5:00 to 7:30 PM at the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center. Our September 11 and October 9 meetings are linked –each is on the topic of Immigration. At the September event, members of each congregation will describe their families’ arrival and immigrant experience in the United States. At our second meeting, two outstanding professionals will speak to us of their dedicated and important work on immigration issues. Valerie Curtis-Diop, J.D., is an immigration attorney familiar with Muslim immigration issues, with expertise in immigration and nationality law, and an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Angelica Salas is the Executive Director, Coalition of Humane Immigration Rights LA. Both are well known experts, locally, regionally, and nationally. They will speak of their professional work in support of immigrants and others seeking assistance, and other aspects of the needs of immigrant families. Our one-hour meetings are followed by a vegetarian potluck meal, where we discuss the presentations, and prepare questions. A question and answer session with the panelists follows. We meet to learn from each other respectfully in the spirit of friendship, and all who are interested are welcome to join us.

    Please contact Cecilia Fox with questions, suggestions for programs, etc. at cecilia.r.fox@gmail.com, or to be added to the email list. Contact Ada Ramirez at All Saints Church for general information: (626) 583-2734, ARamirez@allsaints-pas.org.

  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2016
    6:30 pmPJTC Social Hall

    For Grades K-2 and their families.

    Service will include Singing and Dancing, Ask the Rabbi, Torah Story and snack.

    Please join us!

  • Sun
    28
    Aug
    2016
    1:10 pmDodger Stadium

    Dodgers Jewish Community Day$39 per person* includes ticket and Hebrew Dodgers t-shirt! RSVPs are required by August 1.

    Click HERE for more information.

  • Wed
    24
    Aug
    2016
    7:00 pmHome of Bhavani Mann

    What happens when sacred Hebrew phrases are combined with simple melodies? Hebrew chant is born, and reveals its ability to open the heart, heal and transform. At each meeting, the chants we sing will be chosen to help us engage more deeply with the Jewish calendar or the Torah portion of the week. Please join Bhavani Mann, chant leader. Location: home of Bhavani and Jason Mann (Please RSVP to email or phone below for address.) Come at 6:45 for 15 minutes of tea and chat before the chanting if you can. Please RSVP to Bhavani at bellemann77@gmail.com or (503) 750- 0120

  • Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016
    8:30 pmKnell Chapel

    Join us for Tisha b'Av services and the reading of Eicha, Lamentations, as we commemorate the sad and tragic aspects of our communal history.

  • Fri
    05
    Aug
    2016
    6:00 pmKnell Chapel

    Picnic followed by services in Knell Chapel – Join Cantor Ruth and Judy Callahan, Director of B'nai Simcha Preschool for a half-hour Shabbat experience filled with music and movement for family with children age seven and under.

  • Wed
    20
    Jul
    2016
    7:00 pmHome of Bhavani Mann

    What happens when sacred Hebrew phrases are combined with simple melodies? Hebrew chant is born, and reveals its ability to open the heart, heal and transform. At each meeting, the chants we sing will be chosen to help us engage more deeply with the Jewish calendar or the Torah portion of the week.

    Please join Bhavani Mann, chant leader. Location: home of Bhavani and Jason Mann, 1874 N Hill Ave, Pasadena 91104 (just south of New York Drive.)

    Come at 6:45 for 15 minutes of tea and chat before the chanting if you can. Please RSVP to Bhavani at bellemann77@gmail.com or (503) 750-0120

  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2016
    9:30 amPJTC Galpert Sanctuary

    Rabbi Noam RaucherJoin Us For Rabbi Raucher's First Weekend at PJTC
    July 15 & 16

    Friday, July 15
    7:30 PM Shabbat Services, Galpert Sanctuary
    Oneg in Honor of Rabbi Raucher sponsored by Sisterhood

    Saturday, July 16
    9:30 AM Shabbat Services, Galpert Sanctuary
    Kiddush Luncheon sponsored by PJTC (RSVP is requested)

  • Fri
    15
    Jul
    2016
    7:30 pmPJTC

    Rabbi Noam RaucherJoin Us For Rabbi Raucher's First Weekend at PJTC
    July 15 & 16

    Friday, July 15
    7:30 PM Shabbat Services, Galpert Sanctuary
    Oneg in Honor of Rabbi Raucher sponsored by Sisterhood

    Saturday, July 16
    9:30 AM Shabbat Services, Galpert Sanctuary
    Kiddush Luncheon sponsored by PJTC (RSVP is requested)

  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    2016
    12:30 pmWohlmann Hall

    Yiddish Sing-a-AlongDon't worry about singing out of tune .... off notes will likely cancel each other out. No need to know Yiddish. We will have song sheets.

    Congregants at PJTC are forming a Yiddish song club. We intend to get together about four times a year on Sunday early afternoons at Wohlman Hall. Our first gathering will be June 26 at 12:30 ... coming up this month.

    Marty Kirschen and others have collections of songs which we will listen to or sing along to. The songs will be on cds, audio cassettes and video. and if we have some piano players – that too. Don’t worry about singing out of tune …. off notes will likely cancel each other out. No need to know Yiddish. We will have song sheets.

    Marty has hosted such gatherings before, some with Annie Cheslow. They have proved fun and meaningful! We will have some discussion as well. We also look forward to many of our participants bringing along or suggesting songs, as well as being guest song leaders – sorry, no solos permitted.

    We will have snacks and beverages and anticipate our get togethers to last about one to one-and-a-half hours.

    If you are considering coming, please call or email Marty at (626) 797-3280 or mkirs54321@aol.com.

  • Thu
    23
    Jun
    2016
    7:00 pm

    Israel IndivisibleIsrael Indivisible examines the many political twists and turns that make Israel the world's most controversial nation.

    More info.

  • Sun
    12
    Jun
    2016
    Mon
    13
    Jun
    2016
    7:00 pmKnell Chapel

    Shavuot Services

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016
    7:30 pmPJTC

    ShavuotA night full of enrichment, engagement, and education featuring an extended "Ted.com style" learning program. More info.

  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2016
    PJTC

    Celebrating our Youth (Madeline Mark Award, Fuchs Award, highlighting our seniors).

  • Mon
    06
    Jun
    2016
    6:00 pmPinocchio's Banquet Room, 1449 N. Lake Ave. Pasadena

    PJTC SisterhoodCome celebrate our outgoing and incoming board members. We had tons of fun at last year's dinner. Delicious vegetarian lasagna and other dishes will be served!

    RSVP by June 1 with a check for $25 payable to PJTC Sisterhood mailed to Jan Pais, 2246 Lambert Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107.

  • Sun
    05
    Jun
    2016
    PJTC

    Last Day of Religious School

  • Fri
    03
    Jun
    2016
    6:45 pmKnell

    Tots ShabbatCome 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.

  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2016
    6:00 pmPJTC Lounge

    Screenshot 2016-05-19 20.28.43The Tzofim, the Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan, will be returning to PJTC for the sixth year in a row. They are a talented and energetic group of seventeen-year-old Israelis, one of several such troupes travelling across North America this summer as ambassadors of the State of Israel. The ten teenagers, five girls and five boys, come from all around Israel. Their families hail from many different backgrounds: Sephardic, Ashkenazi, Yemenite, and Ethiopian. Each one brings his or her life experiences to the Caravan. When they return to Israel in the fall, they’ll be entering their senior year in high school after which they’ll be joining the Israel Defense Forces.

    When the Scouts take the stage, with enthusiasm and joy, they’ll paint a picture of their homeland that is poignant and exuberant.

    It’s customary for the Scouts to be hosted by synagogue families for the evening after the performance. If you’d be interested in hosting a Scout or two, please contact me at JL4624@pacbell.net or (818) 952-9521.

  • Thu
    26
    May
    2016
    7:00 pmPJTC Lounge

    Blessed is the MatchWe 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

  • Sun
    22
    May
    2016
    11:00 amLaemmle Playhouse Pasadena

    Los Angeles Jewish Film FestivalThe Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) builds community awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people through film. PJTC’s Adult Education Committee is proudly sponsoring a screening of the film "Surviving Skokie / Framed - The Adventures of Zion Man" on Sunday, May 22, 11:00 am at Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena.. Click HERE to visit the festival website or here to purchase tickets and find more details about the Pasadena screening.

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2016
    2:00 pmPJTC Lounge

    National Alliance on Mental IllnessMay 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.

  • Sun
    15
    May
    2016
    5:00 pmAll Saints Church, Sweatband Hall, 132 N. Euclid, Pasadena

    Interfaith study groupWe 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.

  • Thu
    12
    May
    2016
    7:30 pmPJTC Lounge

    Hampton SidesPlease 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.

  • Fri
    06
    May
    2016
    6:45 pmPJTC Lounge

    Tots ShabbatCome 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.

  • Sat
    20
    Feb
    2016
    6:30 pmPJTC Lounge

    horserace4Mark your calendars and prepare for an evening of fun and prizes as the Men's Club brings A Night at the Races to PJTC.  It's a chance to have fun betting on real races shown on our screen.  Your admission will provide you with funny money, a fabulous buffet dinner, beverages and a chance to win fabulous prizes. All ages welcome This is a Men's Club special fundraising event that will bring lots of fun and enjoyment.For more info and registration form click HERE. Information: Call the Office 626-798-1161 or email: mensclub@pjtc.net.

  • Fri
    22
    Jan
    2016
    5:30 pmPJTC Lounge

    Shabbat Shirah5:30 PM Wine and Food Reception
    7:30 PM
     Concert

    Don't miss this spectacular concert presented by Cantor Ruth Berman Harris and Gregory Jones, Minister of Music, First AME Church of Los Angeles, and Gospel Singers. For more information click HERE.

  • Wed
    20
    Jan
    2016
    7:00 pmPJTC Lounge

    richie BoysWe 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 January is The Ritchie Boys, a compelling documentary, recounting the story of 10 Jewish intellectuals who were expelled from Nazi Germany, only to return during World War II to wreak psychological havoc on Hitler's Nazi forces. RSVP to Synagogue office. Dave Peters will be guest moderator and host the Q &A., contact Jerry Halpert

  • Thu
    14
    Jan
    2016
    7:30 pmPJTC Lounge

    Dead WakePlease join us for a stimulating discussion of our January book selection and bring your suggestions for future readings. All PJTC members are most welcome! We will be reading Dead Wake:The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. From the best-selling author and master of narrative nonfiction Eric Larson comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania. On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Larson tells it thrillingly.
    Books are available at Vroman's at a 20% discount. We are listed as PJTC Book Club.