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Become a PJTC Guardian



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. 


“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.” 

With those words, the Temple was able to raise funds via our recent annual appeal. In the past the annual appeal was known as the Yom Kippur Appeal (YKA). During Kol Nidre, a Temple member would speak from the bimah—and from the heart!—about the importance of giving. After their plea, often with some Temple members a bit teary-eyed, members would fold over a tab on their pledge card (which was the HHD ticket), seal it in an envelope, and these would be collected. If your pledge met a certain threshold, you became a Temple Guardian. While the YKA has faded into the past, the Guardians have not! 

The Guardians have helped support our Temple financially for over 50 years. A Guardian is any member who pledges $1,000 or more to the Temple General Fund, over and above their dues. The Temple intentionally keeps dues low to allow more people to become members and relies heavily on fundraising to balance the budget. Guardians are acknowledged for their contributions, and most importantly, Guardians are proud of their role in helping sustain the financial viability of our Temple not just for the present but for the future as well. 

Annual Guardian membership, based on the Temple's fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) is open to any Temple member in good standing.* While you can become a Guardian at any time, please submit your pledge prior to November 4th to appear on our commemorative plaque.

*Good standing means pays full dues and is current with amounts due the Temple, either in a lump payment or on a designated payment plan. Pledges must be paid in full by the end of the fiscal year, June 30.

The Guardian giving levels are indicated below. The minimum pledge to qualify as a Guardian is $1,000 (Donor). Names of Guardians and their giving levels are commemorated on the Guardian plaque displayed in the Sanctuary, will be added to the Temple website, and you will be invited to all future Guardian events. Join us and you can also help plan future Guardian events! 

Guardian Giving Levels
Donor $1,000+
Friend $1,500+
Patron $2,000+
Diplomat $3,000+
Benefactor $5,500+
Shomrei Zahav $10,000+*

*Shomrei Zahav tier total includes membership dues. Shomrei Zahav receive two complimentary tickets to PJTC fundraising events, reserved parking space at High Holy Days (HHDs) and events, and two reserved HHD seats.

Now, more than ever, the Temple needs your help and support. Please consider becoming a PJTC Guardian! 


Bagel Breakfast and “State of the Temple” 
February 26, 2023 from 10AM to 12PM.

Master of Ceremonies Rabbi Carrier, and presentation from Temple President Stacey Sharp.

Stay tuned for past Guardians-only events! 

To fill out the pledge form online, click here
To print a PDF of our pledge form, click here

Please Return the Signed Pledge to the Temple office:
1. Fax the signed pledge to: (626) 798-8410
2. Scan and e-mail it to or
3. Mail it to or drop of at the Temple:

          Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center
          1434 N. Altadena Dr.
          Pasadena, CA 91107-1489

Stay tuned for testimonials from a few of our Guardians! 


Thank you to the generous and committed PJTC Members who have become PJTC Guardians and help us continue to build our vibrant PJTC community. Without them, we could not maintain the high level of service and support for our members and the larger, local Jewish community that we strive for at PJTC. We are very grateful for their donations.

Stay tuned for list of Guardians!


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, please contact the office at 626-798-1161 or

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