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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. 


Guardians have helped support our Temple financially for over 40 years. Temple dues cover less than half of the Temple’s operating expenses which means that PJTC relies heavily on donations to balance the budget. 

Any member paying normal dues who donates or pledges $1,000 or more to the Temple General Fund (unrestricted donation) becomes a Guardian. Membership is renewed annually and follows the Temple fiscal year (July to June). To become a Guardian for the 2023-2024 fiscal year, please return the signed pledge linked here to the Temple. Your donations are tax deductible. 

Guardians are acknowledged for their contributions but 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. Your name and donor level will be displayed on the Sanctuary Guardians Donor plaque and the Temple Guardians web site, and you are invited to all Guardians events.

Please renew your Guardian membership for fiscal year 2023-2024 by making a pledge or donation after July 1, 2023. While we’re at it, why not move up a level? If you are friends with anyone who’s not a Guardian, ask them to join! If you’re not a member, please join us. The Temple needs the Guardians, and the Guardians need the Temple.

Join us and you can attend and perhaps even help plan future Guardian events. We have an annual Guardian Brunch State of the Temple event in February, a prospective member cocktail (or dinner) event in late Spring, and perhaps a third event such as a Guardians Sukkot potluck (to be determined).

Physical pledge forms are located in the Temple lobby. You can access a PDF here and a ShulCloud form here. You will also receive one by e-mail. To have your name added to the next Guardian plaque, you must return your pledge form or make a $1,000 Guardian minimum donation by March 10, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Bryan Jick, Guardian Chair (e-mail: or call 626-398-9411 and leave a message). 

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!


On February 25, 2024 at 10AM, in the PJTC Social Hall, we have our annual Guardians Business Meeting and Bagel Brunch. At this meeting, we’ll enjoy a delicious brunch with lox, bagels and more, catered by our own celebrity chef, Nancy Carlton, and her crew. Melissa Levy, our Executive Director, and Jack Singer, our PJTC Temple President, will speak to us about the current and future State of the Temple. Afterwards the Guardian Business Meeting will allow time for questions to our leaders.

To fill out the pledge form online for 2023-2024, click here
To print a PDF of our 2023-2024 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 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

PJTC 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.

Shomrei Zahav

Douglas Axel & Keri Axel

Michael Bernath & Mary Ann Bernath

Ezra Callahan & Marisa Callahan

Phil Callahan & Judy Callahan

Steven Hartford & Sandy Hartford

Harvey Knell & Ellen Knell

Barbara Levinson

Clark Linstone & Karen Linstone

Matt Michelson & Sara Michelson

Mickey Segal & Lee Segal

Jack Singer & Deborah Singer

Louise Wannier

Jonathon Weisz & Sarah Weisz

Alan Whitman & Sandy Whitman


Nadav Bar-Chaim & Anat Bar-Chaim

Ira Blitz & Virginia Blitz

Steven Roth & Beth Roth

David Snyder & Gail Snyder

Simon Burrow & Nurit Burrow


Kevin Bourland & Carol Bourland

Kai Lam & Bonnie Buratti

Jordan Ellis & Judith Ellis

Karen Gross

Bryan Jick & Marina Jick

Brian Mark & Andrea Mark

Stuart Miller & Stacy Miller

Sondra Paskach

Ruth Roberts

Elliot Sainer & Marcia Sainer

Michael Silver & Tammy Silver

Vance Tyree

Aaron Weiss & Valerie Weiss



Neil Brown & Karen Hochman Brown

John Carlton & Nancy Carlton

Don Diamond

Ken Zangwill & Daphna Enzer

Arlene (Sue) Hogan

Cathy Krasner

Jeffrey Landau & Anita Landau

Joshua Levine Grater & Franci Levine Grater

Herbert Meiselman & Karin Meiselman

Jerome Metivier & Julie Metivier

Michael Ostroff & Joanne Topol

Josh Pais & Janice Pais

James Schaefer & Denise Schaefer

Erich Schlecht & Deborah Noble

Todd Sharp & Stacey Sharp

Michael Friedman & Elizabeth Short

Randy Shulman & Mona Shulman

Edie Taylor

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