Sign In Forgot Password

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 the Torah on June 11, 2021. She is currently in 7th grade at Heschel Day School. Eden enjoys swimming, baking, dancing and doing aerial silks, playing the piano and flute, reading, and watching (and critiquing) tv shows. She is planning to get SCUBA certified this summer at Camp Ramah Galim in northern California. For her mitzvah project, Eden wrote many, many postcards to people who were in danger of being purged from voter rolls in various states so that they could vote in the November 2020 election. She is very excited to finally see all of her grandparents in person for the first time in almost a year and a half for her bat mitzvah.








Eitan Pattow

Hi, my name is Eitan Pattow. I will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah on June 19th, 2021.I am the son of Jonathan and Katie Pattow and am currently in the 7th grade and attends Royal Oaks Academy in Duarte. I enjoy playing soccer, basketball, video games, and traveling. For my Mitzvah project, I will be contacting elderly congregants.


Naomi Balian

It is with great pride, anticipation, and soon-to-be "re-opening" excitement that Naomi Fay Balian will be called to the Torah to become a Bat Mitzvah on June 12, 2021. Naomi is the daughter of Judy and Steve Balian and the younger sister of Jacob and Shane. Attending Marshall Fundamental School in Pasadena, she is finishing the 7th grade. Naomi's passions include a love of animals (especially dogs), girl power, sports (playing EXTRA AYSO soccer), traveling, hanging out with friends, and the Marvel Comic Universe. 

For her mitzvah project, Naomi chose to share her love of animals by assisting an animal shelter in need, after being hit hard by the pandemic surge in animal adoptions, placement and housing. Along with her classmate Mena Schmidt, Naomi collected reused and lightly worn towels, blankets, and toys, baked doggie treats (from scratch) and delivered these items to the San Gabriel Humane Society, ( Given the rapid, recent rise in folks returning animals to shelters as the county re-opens, please consider giving to the San Gabriel Humane Society, or other shelters in need. 


Rosa Nicely

Hi! I’m Rosa Nicely. I will be celebrating my Bat Mitzvah on June 26, with my parents Jill Spector and Brett Nicely sharing the bima.  I go to Blair High School in the DLIP Spanish Program.

When I’m not at school or hanging out with my friends, I love designing and making jewelry and trying out new creative projects. This summer I’m really looking forward to taking a film class and learning to play the bass guitar.

I’ll also be beginning work on my Mitzvah Project, designing and creating artwork for B’nai Simcha’s outdoor chapel. What’s most important to me, after such a difficult year, is that my family can be here with me at PJTC live and in person to celebrate with me becoming a Bat Mitzvah! 

Wed, June 23 2021 13 Tammuz 5781