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Support Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center

Thank you for choosing to support us in our sacred commitment to sustain a vibrant Jewish community for years to come.  Your generosity will allow us to continue to provide loving kindness, spiritual meaning, pastoral support, educational excellence, religious celebration and family enrichment to our members and to the greater community. 

If you have any questions or would like information on legacy or endowment giving, please contact Beryl Strauss, Executive Director at 626-798-1161 ext. 105, or

Ways to Give:

Please choose by clicking on your desired area of interest:

For tributes, we will send a lovely card, with no mention of the amount of your gift.  When you go to the donation page, please include the following information in the Comments box:

Type of tribute (in memory/in honor)
Name and address of where acknowledgement should be sent

Click here to make a Tribute Donation

Yahrzeit Plaques:

Yahrzeit is the yearly anniversary (according to the Hebrew calendar) of a loved one’s death.  Jews observe yahrzeit at home the night before by lighting a special long-burning candle in memory of the deceased.  Yahrzeit is also observed by reciting the Mourner’s Kaddish at services.  Please let us know the name and yahrzeit of your beloved ones and we will honor their memory by announcing their names prior to reciting the Mourner’s Kaddish during services. 

PJTC maintains a beautiful memorial wall of plaques bearing the names of our deceased members or deceased loved ones of our members.  You may purchase a bronze plaque which will be illuminated each year on Yizkor and on the day or week of the deceased’s yahrzeit.

If you wish to order a Yahrzeit Plaque, the cost is $420. Please click on the link to fill out the Yahrzeit Plaque Order Form, and click here to pay for the plaque.

The Guardians

Dues do not come close to providing sufficient funds to keep PJTC a vibrant, welcoming Jewish home-away-from-home.  In order to maintain our dues at an affordable level, we encourage additional giving by those who are able.  We recognize these generous and committed donors through our Guardians program.  Please consider joining many of your fellow members at one of the following levels, which represents their gifts over and above their dues payments.  We are truly grateful for these vital additional commitments.

Donor ($750-999) Name on plaque; invitation to all Guardian events; listed on website
Friend ($1,000-1,499) Above plus one raffle ticket for HH parking space
Patron ($1,500 -2,499) Above plus one complimentary bottle of wine at Whitman Dinner
Diplomat ($2,500 -4,999) Above plus one reserved table at Whitman Dinner
Benefactor ($5,000-7,499) Above plus one complimentary ticket to PJTC fundraising events 
Shomrei Zahav ($7,500 +) Above plus additional complimentary ticket to PJTC fundraising events; reserved parking space at HH and events; two reserved HH seats; listed as a sponsor at all fundraising events

For more information or to become a Guardian, please contact Beryl Strauss, Executive Director at 626-798-1161 ext. 105, or

LIFE SEATS in Galpert Sanctuary

For many people coming to services, having a permanent seat in Galpert Sanctuary provides for familiarity with those around you as well as having the perfect perspective of the bima for prayer and reflection.

For $1,800 we will provide you with a permanent Life Seat for all Shabbat and holiday services, as well as for the High Holy Days (except second day Rosh Hashanah). 

A beautiful plaque will be placed on the seat as a reminder to others that the seat/s are yours.  For more information, please contact or call 626-798-1161


The sculpture on the 2nd floor overlooking the main lobby represents the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center’s Tree of Life.  The Tree’s golden leaves become perpetual symbols of the joys of life.

The golden leaves may be inscribed to highlight or commemorate such happy events as births, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations, or to honor living parents, family or friends.

Share the happiness by inscribing your family’s “simchas” on the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center Tree of Life . . . a permanent dedication to the meaningful and happy events that touch our lives.

A Tree of Life plaque is $150, please click here to access the form.


AmazonSmiles, a charitable arm of Amazon, donates 0.5% to your choice of charity for every eligible purchase you make through the program. It's easy to sign up: Just go to to get started and select Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center as your non-profit of choice.

Customers can now support PJTC through the Amazon shopping app in addition to shopping through! To set things up in the app:

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
Tue, January 26 2021 13 Shevat 5781