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Wedding Announcement: Ober + Foroutan

Best wishes to Jasmine Foroutan, daughter of Minoo & Frank Foroutan, and Zachary Ober, son of Stacy & Matt Ober, who were married on May 30th, 2021. May the years ahead be filled with lasting love and joy! Mazel tov to the Foroutan and Ober families for this beautiful blessing of a union.

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PJTC Board: May '21 Report

The Board of Directors, which met on May 24, authorized steps in furtherance of the capital campaign, including approving a motion to spend up to $10,000 to pay for architectural renderings for renovations for the social hall, portico, and the Weitzman Day School building.  Jack Singer, head of the Budget Committee, provided an update, explaining that we are expecting a deficit, albeit not as large as in last year’s budget (which...Read more...

LBSRS Tips: Summer Parenting Game Plan

Sunshine, beach days, long walks outside and kids who bring you iced lemonade as you tan on a pool floaty. Sounds like an ideal...Read more...

Torah Study: June Kick Off

June’s Torah readings begin with Parashat Shelach, when twelve scouts came back from the land of Canaan with stories that terrified the Israelites so much that they would rather head back to Egypt and slavery.

Stepping into the new and unknown...Read more...

Social Justice Committee

The members of the Social Justice Committee, like most of our fellow congregants at PJTC, have been looking for ways to respond to the conflict between Israel and Hamas and the tragic consequences of that violence within Israel itself. A significant contingent of SJC participated as PJTC delegates to the J Street conference in mid-April. At our May 16th meeting we had a discussion that enabled our members to...Read more...

B'nai Mitzvah at PJTC

We are so happy to announce the B'nai Mitzvah of five congregants this June: Eden Golden-Krasner, Layah Winn, Eitan Pattow, Naomi Balian, and Rosa Nicely. Mazel tov to them and their families! Please read on for messages about our June B'nai Mitzvah...

Eden Estelle Golden-Krasner

Eden Estelle Golden-Krasner, daughter of Maya and Noah, sister to Sarai, and mother to Bangles the cat, will be called to...Read more...

Community News: Chay'ay Olam & Torah Fund

CHAY'AY OLAM AWARD: Every year PJTC Sisterhood presents the Chay’ay Olam award. This prestigious honor goes to a woman who is active in Sisterhood, at PJTC, and her community. Since we first adopted this award from Women’s League, we have honored more than thirty-five incredible women.

This year, the Chay’ay Olam honor will go to Louise Wannier. Louise...Read more...

Men's Club: Looking Toward '21-22

The PJTC Men’s Club year is coming a close and with that it’s time for me to gratefully thank and acknowledge the members of the 2020-21 Board and introduce the proposed slate of officers for 2021-22.

The pandemic brought challenges for everyone but it gave Men’s Club a chance to explore meaningful ways of reaching out and connecting with our community more extensively than ever before. Where in the past we typically had 4...Read more...

Stay in Touch with Your Sisterhood

Each and every Tuesday, Sisterhood Publicity Chair Jane Hirschkowitz blasts out an informative email to all Sisterhood members including announcements of upcoming activities and programming.  If you are a Sisterhood member and not receiving the weekly email, please contact Jane at janehr2000@aol.com.  Stay in touch.  Stay informed.

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New At PJTC: Hiking Group

Charlie Brenner, Phil Callahan and Claire Gorfinkel are interested in starting a monthly PJTC hiking group (which could be more frequent if people are interested) on local trails. We are thinking of moderate, interesting hikes of about 5 miles lasting 2.5-3 hours on Sunday mornings starting at 8:30.  The first outing will be the Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain (#24 in "Trails of the Angeles"), on Sunday, May 30.  We will...Read more...

Thank you

My daughters, Tovah and Madison and I want to thank the congregation for their love and constant support following the death of my dear husband, William Dreshner.

I am so very grateful for all of the Trader Joe’s and Home Depot gift cards and flowers and donations made in memory of my husband.

 Thank you for attending the zoom Shiva weekend. it was especially meaningful to me...Read more...

Thank You for Donations to Sisterhood

As you may know, Sisterhood has a variety of income sources.  To name a few, membership dues, the High Holy Day Greeting Book greetings and business ads, Tribute cards and Happy Purim Mishloach Manot greetings finance Sisterhood’s ability to support PJTC operating expenses, youth activities and local community needs. Additionally, we are always pleased to receive unsolicited donations throughout the year, but...Read more...

Sisterhood's Rosh Chodesh

Save the date!

You are invited to celebrate

Rosh Chodesh Sivan

 

Wednesday, May 12th (on Zoom)
Note special time: 2:45-4:15 PM

A discussion with Tamar Manasseh, subject of the documentary film, 'They Ain't Ready for Me'

SPECIAL PJTC FILM SCREENING, today only, May 4, available all day.

Sisterhood is delighted to co-sponsor with SJC...Read more...

PJTC Board Report

May 2021 Board Report

The Board of Directors met on April 26 and received a presentation from Sandy Hartford and Alan Whitman regarding the L’Dor V’Dor fund/foundation. After an introduction by Hartford, Whitman explained that the current allocation blend is roughly 60% to equity, 40% to fixed income, although he has discretion to alter that as he sees fit. Howard Landau and Carl Selkin urged the board to direct Whitman to...Read more...

Renew Your Sisterhood Membership!!

 

Welcome New Members

Welcome New Members!

Lindsey Troy and John Stavas
Los Angeles, CA

Arlene “Jennifer” Gomez
Pasadena, CA

Andrea Krimko
Pasadena, CA

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Social Justice Committee: May 2021 Updates + Events

Please take the opportunity on May 11 at 6 p.m. to join a Social Justice discussion with Los Angeles County District Attorney, George Gascón. His approach to criminal justice has met with spirited debate, controversy, and even legal pushback through lawsuits that are having an impact on the changes he hopes to accomplish. The Los Angeles Times editorial of February 8 had the headline: “Archaic...Read more...

Sisterhood: Supporting Women's Room

Friends in Deed - Doing Together What We Cannot Do Alone

    Friends in Deed, located in Pasadena, is an interfaith organization that provides supportive services to meet basic human needs so our...Read more...

Men's Club: Service to Community

   On Sunday May 23, 2021, Men’s Club will be honoring Marcia Alper and Terry Tornek, two of our community’s stalwarts, with our Service to Community Award. This will be the event of the pandemic year.  Some have asked, why are we calling this a service to community versus a community service award?  Great question. Community service typically means volunteer work, hosting events...Read more...

Mazel Tov! B'nai Mitzvah at PJTC

Three B'nai Mitzvah!

    

Dina Zangwill                           ...Read more...

Torah Study Discussion Starter: Emor

The parashah that kicks off May 2021 is Emor, which outlines the many Jewish holidays and celebrations, as well as our daily laws for living within a Jewish community.

Many of us were born into Jewish households, growing up with the Jewish rhythm around us...Read more...

Community Spotlight: Michele Browning Shares Her Story

Michele Browning, one of PJTC's most recent adult Bat Mitzvah graduates, will be sharing her candlesticks' story during Shabbat services on Friday, April 16. Join through zoom (members) or through the various livestreams (all are welcome!).

Facebook Livestream  |  YouTube Livestream  |...Read more...

PJTC Community Blood Drive

Sisterhood: April 2021 Rosh Chodesh

April Rosh Chodesh Iyyar is Wednesday, April 21st at 7:30pm.

Many of us were blown away by the beautiful Shabbat service PJTC member, Jill Gold Wright, put together for Sisterhood. A professor of English at Mt. San Antonio College, Jill wrote her doctoral thesis on...Read more...

PJTC Board: April '21 Report & Message From Our New Board President

Board Report  |  Message From Stacey Sharp

April 2021 Board Report

The Board of Directors met on March 22 and approved spending up to $150,000 to repair the Wohlmann Hall roof. The project, which is expected to take about 3-4 weeks to complete, may require B’nai Simcha students to use alternate spaces on the PJTC campus during the...Read more...

PJTC Community: A Message of Thanks

The PJTC community is deeply grateful to Vicky and Brad Balmot, and Elliott and Linda Mazur, for their very generous contributions which enabled us to deliver catered Passover dinners for second-night Seder, to congregants who otherwise might not be able to enjoy this festive occasion.  Brad and Vicky sponsored the meals in loving memory of Vicky's parents, Eugene and Milly Werner.  Elliott and Linda sponsored the seder...Read more...

Mazel Tov! B'nai Mitzvah at PJTC

Sophia Lisette Culver will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on May 1, 2021. Sophia is the daughter of Mike and Julie Culver, and the sister of Zacky Culver. She is a student at High Point Academy where she is currently in 8th grade, and next year, she will be attending La Salle...Read more...

Ohr Tamid Society: Sandy's Story

A few weeks ago I experienced another first in my life. I know my fellow grandparents will relate to this. Our first grandchild, Ayden, became a Bar Mitzvah during a Zoom service at PJTC. I can’t even find the words to express the joy that I felt, sitting in Knell Chapel with my husband Steve, and watching our son, Aaron, present Ayden his tallit. In 1994 we presented our son his tallit in...Read more...

Men's Club: The Madness of March is Over

Hello PJTC:

The Madness of March is over and Men’s Club once again had a busy month. Following the successful landing of JPL’s Mars Rover came the great presentation of the missions to Mars by Lou Friedman and Daniel Zayas. In detailing the missions by China, UAE and the USA, Lou brought us current on the how and the why for each mission. Daniel brought us every thrilling moment...Read more...

PJTC In The News: March 2021

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Pasadena Area Red Cross Blood Drives Coming Up Soon: Patch.com

 

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