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High Holy Day Registration 2021

Welcome to the PJTC High Holy Days 2021/5782 Registration Form!
 You will be able to register for the following:
  • HHD services - in person and online (including babysitting, and supplies for prayer from home)
  • Elul Programming (daily emails, small group discussions)
  • Judaism in the Home: HHD Edition 
  • Tashlich at the LA Arboretum
  • Neilah Wishes, Memorial Plaques, Book of Remembrance
  • Annual Appeal Donations
  • Lulav & etrog orders, hosting a sukkot meal
And more! If you need assistance with registration or have financial constraints, please call the office at (626)-798-1161 and we will be happy to assist you. 
High Holy Day Registration
For High Holy Days 2021, PJTC will provide links for our services and programs to the email address connected with this registration form. 
Ex: Disabled parking/accessible seating, please seat me with my pod mates, (please include their names and total number of people in the pod).etc. 
Please check off all services that you will be attending in person. Given the need for social distancing and assigned seating this year, if you change your mind, we appreciate your calling the office to update your reservation.
   Life Seat Holder - $0.00
   Reserved Sanctuary Seats - Member - $180.00
   Reserved Sanctuary Seats - Guests - $350.00
   Social Hall Seating - Member (Ages 13+) - $0.00
   Social Hall Seating - Member (children under 13) - $0.00
   Social Hall Seating - Guests - $180.00
   Social Hall Seating - Non Members - $375.00
   Bnai Simcha Complimentary Ticket - $0.00Please reserve seats for all members of your group, including children. We understand they may be at babysitting if we are able to provide it, but still need a seat for portions of the service.
Because we require masks, for security purposes we are asking for photos to help us create a special name tag for all adult members.  It's been so long since many of us saw each other, and we have so many new members since we last gathered, this will also be a great way to help remember each other! Thank you for taking this extra step to help us continue creating a warm and accessible community.
Please upload a picture for each person attending services. (including children)
No one will be able to drop their kids off without a reservation.

Babysitting:  We hope to make babysitting available for pre-K-6th grade for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, with the exception of Yom Kippur afternoon/Ne’ilah services. Children will remain in small groups in classrooms, supervised by vaccinated LBSRS faculty, teen assistants, and other staff.  Sign-ups are essential for staffing, safety and security purposes. We will contact those who have expressed interest in mid-late August with an update on availability.

No matter what, we will offer The Prayground: We are thrilled to offer this new opportunity in the Cindy’s Playground area! Parents and kids who want to be part of the service but also need to be able to run around can participate in services via a livestream screen on one side of the playground, while youth have the freedom to move about, play with holiday-friendly toys and games, and even hop on the playground itself. Supervision of children 12 and under is a must. As long as you have RSVP’d for in-person services, you may visit the Prayground any time services are happening!

We are working on a COVID shofar-blowing policy. If it doesn't work out for this year, we'll have your name for next year!
Elul, the month of the Hebrew calendar the immediately precedes Rosh Hashanah, presents us with an opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed in order to have the best possible experience of the year to come.

Daily Elul Inspiration: Receive a new message from Rabbi Carrier, daily for 30 days. Each message contains a new question to help you look deep within, to gain a greater understanding of who you are and what kind of person you want to be in the new year. 

Weekly Elul Sichot (small group discussions) are once per week, for the four weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah (August 9 through September 5). Imagine the whole community having similar deep conversations to prepare ourselves for the holidays, just at different days/times/locations. Both in-person and Zoom* options will be available! Sign up to meet new wonderful people, or get your friends together to join the same group! Topics will complement the four weeks of Rabbi Carrier’s Daily Elul Inspiration.

*Zoom links will be sent to those who sign up a few days before your first gathering.
You are welcome to invite perspective members to join you! We just need their contact information in addition to those from your household who are participating.
Please enter all email addresses for your household that would like to receive daily inspiration.
Judaism in the Home: High Holy Days Edition, August 29. Spend your morning at PJTC saying hello to friends old and new, participating in art projects designed to help you reflect, grabbing a Kona Ice to start a sweet new year, getting the supplies you need, and then stick around for some learning!

It is PJTC’s tradition to come together at the LA Arboretum for this ritual "casting away of sins." This year, reservations are required. Join us for tashlich-themed sessions led by Rabbi Carrier, Cantor Ruth, and Melissa Levy. Religious school students will be with their teachers. After some learning in small groups, we will all come together to perform the official tashlich ritual. Panko breadcrumbs provided.

  • Religious school students, teachers and parents/guardians: 4-6pm​​​​​
  • Entire Congregation: 5-6pm
When a loved one passes, we keep their memories alive not only in our hearts, but with a permanent commemoration in the form of a bronze plaque, next to the entrance to Galpert Sanctuary.  They are lit up during the week of your loved one’s Yahrzeit (the anniversary of their passing) and on Yom Kippur.

Cost $450 each plaque
Book of Remembrance
PJTC publishes a Book of Remembrance in which we list the names of those in our circle of family and friends who have died. If PJTC sent out a condolences note on your family’s behalf this last year, the name of your loved one will be included in the Book of Remembrance along with the names of past members of the PJTC community who are on the Memorial Plaques at the entrance to Galpert Sanctuary. If you would like to receive a physical copy of the Book of Remembrance and/or include the names of additional loved ones who have passed, please make a donation.

Cost: $36 each name
These prayers will be anonymous and scrolled toward the end of Yom Kippur for all to view, whether in person or online.  Please do not type your family name or political wishes. 

Sample prayers from last year:

 "May I find the strength to repair old wounds with my family. May we all find health and happiness in the new year."
"Prayers for kindness towards each other. Prayers to all those struggling with serious illness and to their families."

"May my work fulfill me this coming year. Let my beloved's memory continue to be a blessing."

Shaking the Lulav and Etrog (palm frond and yellow citron fruit) is a lovely traditional ritual of the Sukkot holiday.  We are pleased to make these available by order.  Please identify the number and types of sets.

Price includes shipping and handling to PJTC. 
Got a sukkah? It is a mitzvah to invite guests into it! Want to visit a sukkah and meet other congregants? After so many months of separation, we want to encourage congregants to focus on this particular mitzvah. For now, we are collecting the names of those interested in hosting. Guest sign-ups coming soon.
PJTC has a wonderful tradition of unrolling the entire Torah and having recent B’nai Mitzvah students read part of their Torah portion. This year, on Erev Simchat Torah September 28, we're planning an extra special Simchat Torah Party, with the opportunity for both youth and adults who became B’nai Mitzvah during the pandemic to read in person, with their peers and community for the first time. We also invite additional torah readers of all ages to join in!


We are so glad you are part of the PJTC family. 

Only 40% of PJTC's revenue comes from membership dues. Fundraising is therefore essential. Please contribute to our Annual Appeal. Only through this additional giving can we continue to function as a vital synagogue community, welcoming to all. 

Leading with gratitude, PJTC is once again offering online access to services free of charge. However, for non-members accessing services solely online, we suggest a donation of $180. 

So many of our families have been financially impacted by the pandemic. Every gift- no matter the amount- is needed, appreciated, and will be put to the very best use. If you are feeling blessed and able, consider joining our Guardians program (those who pledge $750 or more over and above their dues).

Thank you so very much for your kind consideration.

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You will receive a detailed itemization in a confirmation email once you submit payment.
We look forward to seeing you soon! Happy new year from all of us at PJTC.
Wed, July 28 2021 19 Av 5781