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The Rabbi Maurice T. Galpert Memorial Scholarship Award

The Rabbi Maurice T. Galpert Memorial Scholarship Award is given annually to stimulate and support meritorious scholarly pursuit of higher education. Applicants should submit proposals for a specific project or activity characterized by breadth and depth, having a long range goal, and leading to their scholarly development. Eligibility is restricted to Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center members, their children and grandchildren.

In the thirty-five years since the passing of our beloved Rabbi Maurice T. Galpert, new families and a new generation of PJTC members have walked through the doors of the sanctuary that bears his name, and for thirty-one years we have honored his memory by awarding the Rabbi Maurice T. Galpert Memorial Scholarship.

During the thirty-six years he served at PJTC, Rabbi Galpert left an indelible impression on our community. He was loved and admired as a scholar, a mentor, a confidant and a friend. Rabbi Galpert helped us bring out the best in ourselves as he led the congregation to become the thriving Jewish community we are today.

The Rabbi Maurice T. Galpert Memorial Scholarship Award will consider proposals from applicants who are pursuing graduate degrees and have a long-range goal leading to scholarly development. The award consists of $3,500 to be used toward the implementation of the selected project or activity and a certificate designating the awardee as a Galpert Scholar. In addition, the awardee’s name will be added to the plaque in the foyer of the sanctuary.

The award consists of a sum of $3,000 to be used towards implementation of the selected project or academic activity, and a certificate designating the awardee as a Galpert Scholar.

Applications should include the following materials:

1) an autobiography describing activities, interests, goals and accomplishments
2) a proposal for the project and its relevance to the scholarly development of the applicant
3) sealed undergraduate academic transcripts 
4) two letters of recommendation attesting to the personal and academic excellence of the applicant, sent directly by the recommender to the Scholarship Award Committee co-chairs

Mail your completed application to the Rabbi Maurice T. Galpert Memorial Scholarship Award Committee:

Janice Pais & Debby Singer 
2246 Lambert Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107 

Click here for application guidelines.

Click here for letters of recommendation guidelines.

The 2023 scholarship has been awarded. The deadline for submissions for the 2024 will be announced in 2024.  

Mon, March 4 2024 24 Adar I 5784