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Please join us for a stimulating discussion of our June book selection and bring your suggestions for future readings. All PJTC members are most welcome! We will be reading Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? This is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship. Books are available at Vroman's at a 20% discount. We are listed as PJTC Book Club.
Learn various methods of jam preparation with hands-on participation. Limited to 15 participants. Class fee of $ 10.00 includes souvenir home-made jam & recipes. Contact the temple office for more information.
Calling all members (and prospective members) young and young at heart! Come join us for our fun and festive family Havdallah. We will have pizza, ice cream, and a bounce house - come play, eat, and meet old and new friends. We will gather together to close the evening with the traditional havdallah ceremony.
Tisha B'Av, is the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, the day on which both the First and the Second Temples were destroyed. 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. Please wear dark clothing and bring a flashlight as we read Lamentations by candlelight. Please note that Tisha B'Av is a fast day, so no food or drink will be served.
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.