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Wednesday, November 5
The Adult Education and Israel Committee are pleased to bring this nine-video lecture series to the PJTC community. Please join us for video lectures featuring Rabbi Donniel Hartman, text study, and lively group discussions as we explore the Jewish values and ideas at the foundation of our relationship with Israel.
The lecture series, led by Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater provides relevant, contemporary approaches to the most urgent challenges facing the Jewish people today. Each video can stand by itself as a wonderful learning experience. One need not attend all nine to benefit. For more information click HERE. RSVP to Debi Bunting.
The traditional Shabbat service will also take place in Knell Chapel starting at 9:00 AM We will join together for a festive Kiddush lunch
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 and non-traditional families into our 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.
One of the oddest rituals that our grand tradition has to offer is the ritual lulav and etrog during Sukkot. On each day of the holiday, except for Shabbat, one is commanded to lift up the four species and shake them. Learn how to do this ancient ritual from our Kadima and USY groups! Thanks to Melissa Levy, our amazing youth director, who produced this fun-filled "Shake Your Lulav" music video. This was put together by two of our USY kids and stars many members of PJTC. Look for your friends and special cameo by your clergy!