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Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater Shabbat Services Announcement Based on the success of recent Shabbat experiences, as well as several years of positive feedback for our monthly m u s i c a l S h a b b a t m o r n i n g services, Cantor Ruth and I are going to be experimenting with services in the next several months by having most of them set up in the round and with musicians, both Friday night and Saturday morning. We both feel, as we have shared for years, that the "in the round" set-up and the enhanced music create meaningful, uplifting services for a majority of engaged contemporary Jews, inspiring spiritual awareness, connection and growth. This is supported by the explosive success of "alternative" services here and throughout the non-Orthodox Jewish world. For many years, many of you have told us that if we did our Shabbat Rinah-style service on a weekly basis, you would come. For the next several months, we are going to give it a try and evaluate near the end of the summer. We hope that many of you, especially if you are not regulars on Saturday morning, will come and experience the service. The cantor and I have discussed the changes with the Ritual Committee, the Admin. Council, and with your Board of Directors prior to this announcement.   For now, b'nai mitzvah, class

services or other "special" Shabbats that are already scheduled will take place in Galpert Sanctuary as is our tradition. In addition, we are working with Rabbi Emeritus Gil Kollin and members of the community who prefer a Saturday morning service without instruments to provide a traditional service in Knell Chapel as often as a minyan of people want it. But the clergy and the gabbai will now be in the main service in the round. Friday night will be the same service we've been doing for years, just seated in the round. We will do this as often as possible, keeping in mind that our already busy spring and summer calendar of special Friday nights will sometimes preclude us using the new set-up. On Shabbat mornings, we will pray using our regular siddurim and the traditional liturgy while sitting in the round and adding instruments.   We are also adding a weekly Shabbat Torah study. Here is a basic outline of what we are planning for Saturday mornings: 9:00 -9:30 AM-Torah Study on Weekly Portion with Rabbi Grater 9:30 AM-Shabbat Morning service, to include a full Shacharit with Amidah, a full Torah reading, an abbreviated Haftorah, and a Musaf moment, ending with Ein Keloheinu, Aleinu and Mourner's Kaddish.  We will sprinkle in some meditation, some yoga/breath prayer and other creative pieces, but the essentials of our traditional service will remain intact with instruments and the seating arrangement as the main additions. Our plan is to finish by Continued on page 11

Services Minyan Services are held every Sunday in Knell Chapel, beginning at 9:00 AM. April 3/4


No Services on Friday due to Passover Torah Study 9:00 AM Lounge Sat. Service 9:30 AM Social Hall No Kiddush Today April 10/11


Passover Service 9:00 AM Social Hall Fri. Service 7:30 PM Social Hall Oneg hosted by Ruth Kaye Torah Study 9:00 AM Lounge Sat. Service 9:30 AM Social Hall Kiddush hosted by Elliott and Linda Mazur in memory of his father, Marvin Mazur April 17/18

Parashat: Shemini

Whitman Dinner and Installation Dinner 6:00 PM Social Hall Fri. Service 7:30 PM Social Hall Oneg hosted by Board Members Torah Study 9:00 AM Lounge Sat. Service 9:00 AM Knell Chapel Shabbat Rinah 9:30 AM Social Hall Kiddush hosted by Shabbes Minyan Group April 24/25

Parashat: Tazria+Metsora

Services led by Bet Class Fri. Service 7:30 PM Galpert Sanctuary Oneg hosted by Alef class parents Torah Study 9:00 AM Lounge Sat. Service 9:30 AM Social Hall Kiddush hosted by Shabbes Minyan Group

Please join Rabbi Grater and Israel Maven for the next

PJTC Community Trip to Israel Informational Meeting Wednesday, April 22 7:00 PM, Lounge (Trip Dates: 12/20/15-1/1/16) For questions or to RSVP contact Debi: debra@pjtc.net or call the office.

1434 N. Altadena Drive • Pasadena CA 91107 http://www.pjtc.net/ (626) 798-1161

Staff and Officers Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center 1434 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, California 91107 (626) 798-1161 • (626) 798-8410 (Fax) http://www.pjtc.net/ info@pjtc.net

– PJTC Clergy and Staff – Joshua Levine Grater – Rabbi Gilbert Kollin – Rabbi Emeritus Ruth Berman Harris – Cantor Claire Gorfinkel - Caring Community Coordinator Sondra Dreshner - Gabbai Eitan Trabin – Executive Director Rabbi Becky Silverstein – Education Director Eitan Loewenstein –Religious School Assistant Bruce Applebaum – Operations Manager Melissa Levy – Youth Director Debra Bunting – Clergy Assistant Marian Rosen – Bookkeeper Robert Brown – Facilities Manager

– PJTC Officers – President – Jonathon Weisz Secretary – Erich Schlecht Treasurer – Mickey Bernath Exec. VP Management – Faith Segal Exec. VP Programs – Jeff Landau VP Administration – Noah Golden-Krasner VP Adult Programs – Felicity Swerdlow VP Youth Programs – Geoff DeBoskey VP Finance – Sandy Hartford VP Membership – Andrea Edwards VP Religious Affairs – Richard Samuelson Planning Committee Chair – Brian Mark Sisterhood President – Debbie Guest Men's Club President – Andy Schwarz

– Board of Directors – Keri Axel, Judy Balian, Ira Blitz, Valerie Grover, Haley Karish, Jacob Levy, Carol Rader-Meislin, Amy Richardson, Nathan Temple, Roberta Tragarz, Ruth Several

–Voting Past Presidents –

Judy Callahan, Cathy Krasner Matt Ober, Mickey Segal

– The FLAME Staff – Bruce Applebaum – Layout Edie Taylor, Roz Scherr and Breyne Moskowitz – Editors Karen Hochman Brown – Advisor

Advertise in The FLAME Help offset the cost of our monthly publication while promoting your business or service. Business Card @ $20.00/month Quarter Page @ $35.00/month Half Page @ $70.00/month

Adult Education Committee by Carol Sofer, Adult Ed Chair

Contemporary Issues in Bio-Ethics Program Dr. Jacob Zighelboim, Professor of Philosophical Thought, Academy of Jewish Religion, will present a Sunday afternoon program, “C o n t e m p o r a r y Issues in Bio-Ethics: An Interactive Workshop” on April 26, 3:00-5:00 PM in Wohlmann Hall. This program is offered by PJTC’s Adult Education Committee and Caring Community Program and is part of “Jewish Wisdom and Wellness: A Week of Learning,” a week-long series of various activities and educational events throughout Southern California, sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Hospital and Kalsman Institute for Judaism and Health, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The program will explore how the Jewish imperative to “choose life” fits in the context of modern medical advances. It will incorporate studying and discussing actual case studies in bioethics as provided by Dr. Zighelboim, who is a recognized expert on healing. Case studies will include issues of confidentiality and privacy, as well as when life begins and ends. Dr. Zighelboim is a physician/scientist and writer. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific research papers and co-author of 10 books having to do with the immunology of cancer and the application of immunological principles to the treatment of human cancer. Formerly Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, he currently teaches bioethics to rabbinical and chaplaincy students at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California (AJRCA).

Three month minimum. Discounted rates are available for longer running ads. Make your request at communications@pjtc.net

Adult Ed Sponsors LA Jewish Film Festival Screening – May 3 at Laemmle, Pasadena PJTC will again be a patron of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, this year occurring during the week of May 2-9. The Adult Education Committee will host a screening of a new Jewish-themed film, An Apartment in Berlin, at 11:00 AM on Sunday morning, May 3 at the Laemmle Playhouse Theaters in Pasadena. The films offered by the LAJFF are documentaries, comedies, dramas, or even action films; short or long, and always interesting. Frequently, the filmmaker or someone connected to the film also attends, providing additional insights into the making of the film during a Q & A after the screening. More information will be in the May FLAME and email blasts from PJTC.

Save The Date May 23 for Tikkun Leil Shavuot program On Saturday night May 23, the Adult Ed Committee will offer a special TEDstyle program of learning sessions. TED presenters will include some of PJTC’s own experts discussing topics of Jewish interest. Our Shavuot preparations will begin the prior day with the annual Sisterhood Torah flower crown-making at the home of Nancy and John Carlton at 4:30 PM on Friday, May 22, followed by a dairy potluck and Shabbat services. Social Bridge Group Interested in playing social bridge with some other PJTCers, sponsored by Adult Ed Committee? Could be daytime or evening depending on what works for people. Please contact carolsofer@yahoo. com if interested. New Committee Members Needed The Adult Education Committee is looking for some new committee members. There are not a lot of meetings to attend. A large portion of the planning and organizing is handled through email. Please contact Carol Sofer, carolsofer@yahoo.com for information.

The Communications Committee can assist you with ad copy and layout. The FLAME


April 2015

Inscribe Us For Life

We invite you, for a minimum donation of $100, to dedicate one mahzor in any name you choose and your dedication will be reflected in a beautiful bookplate. As this is our only significant fundraiser of the year, it is our sincere hope that each family will join with us to donate a minimum of $200 to the “Inscribe Us For Life� campaign, which would allow you to dedicate two books in the name of your family members or other honorees. Please fill in the form below and return to PJTC.

I/We would like to dedicate ______ mahzorim @ $100 each = $_______to the "Inscribe Us for Life" Fundraiser. Each book I dedicate will contain a bookplate with my/our family name. I/We would like to be a sponsor for this fundraiser at the following level: $5000-$10,000 Level $30,000 Level

Listed on Sponsor Bookplate in all mahzorim $15,000 Level Name on Special Back Page Bookplate in half of the mahzorim

Please bill my PJTC account in the amount of $_________________.

Check enclosed. Please make checks payable to PJTC.

Name on Special Front Page Bookplate in all mahzorim

Name (as you would like it to appear)_______________________________________ Phone number____________________Email_________________________________ Please note: The deadline to dedicate your mahzorim is April 15, 2015. Please print your dedication below. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________.

Our fundraiser this year is off to a good start, thanks to the participation and sponsorship by many in our congregation. For each $100 donated to PJTC you will have the opportunity to dedicate one new Mahzor, which we will all be enjoying at High Holy Days this September. Your personal dedication will be printed on a beautiful bookplate designed by Karen Brown. Please join your fellow PJTC congregants in making this a community-wide success! Our sincere thanks to the following congregants for their enthusiastic support. Sandy Hartford and Faith Segal, Fundraiser Co-chairs Anonymous Marcia Alper Ellen Ardman Nadav and Anat Bar-Chaim Jared and Maureen Becker Paul and Josette Bellan Mickey and Mary Ann Bernath Elisse Blinder Ira and Ginny Blitz Kevin and Carol Bourland Kirk Brattkus and Erica Fishman Peter and Nurith Brier Peter and Roberta Braun Lynn and Ben Broudy Neil and Karen Brown Simon and Nurit Burrow Ezra Callahan Phil and Judy Callahan John and Nancy Carlton Melvin and Barbara Cohen Craig and Nancy Copeland Ellen Dinerman William and Sondra Dreshner Andrea Edwards Jordan and Judy Ellis Cecilia Fox Helen Freeman Louis and Connie Friedman Janis Fuhrman Susan Galpert Josh and Sharon Goldberg Noah and Maya Golden-Krasner Claire Gorfinkel Carole Grant Rabbi Joshua and Franci Levine Grater Allen and Karen Gross Ron and Valerie Grover John and Debbie Guest Jerry and Joan Halpert Laurence and Cantor Ruth Harris Steven and Sandy Hartford The FLAME

Jane Hirschkowitz Shirley Hoffman Jim and Sue Hogan Stephanie Ivler Bryan and Marina Jick Bradley and Ryann Jorban Howard and Elizabeth Kahn Otto and Irene Kahn Francine Hokin Katz Ruth Kaye Michael and Janet Klekner Jenna Kloosterman Harvey and Ellen Knell Rabbi Gil and Cynthia Kollin Betty Krachman Barry and Cathy Krasner Mike and Valerie Kronsburg Roza Kuppermann Barry and Susie Kustner Kai Lam and Bonnie Buratti Jeff and Anita Landau Mary Landau Lonne and Ricki Lane Bryan Langholz and Susan Auerbach Ike and Faye Langholz Sam and Mala Langholz Barbara Levinson Anonymous Leonard Lipton and Barbara Weisenberg Peter Mendel and Shana Levin David and Susan Lorin Brian Mark Dani and Diane Michaeli Sara and Matt Michelson Stuart and Stacy Miller Maxine Minovitz Larry Moore and Jill Adler-Moore Matt and Stacy Ober Anita Pemstein Anonymous PJTC Sisterhood 3

Marlene Reichenbach Eugene and Ruth Roberts Ernie and Evelyn Robinson Ruth Saffman Richard Samuelson James and Denise Schaefer Larry and Roslyn Scherr Erich Schlecht and Debbie Noble Sylvia Schleimer Andy Schwarz Barry Segal Howard and Faith Segal Mickey and Lee Segal Hervey and Doris Segall Penina Segall-Gutierrez Michael and Ruth Several Alice Shulman Scott and Carolyn Siegal Jerry and Shelly Silberberg Michael and Tamara Silver Jack and Debby Singer Lester and Loretta Slifkin David and Gail Snyder Sandra Sonies and Harold Kern Jonathan and Felicity Swerdlow Edie Taylor Fanya Thomson Vance and Pearl Tyree Ida Unger and Steve Moos Scott and Laura Van Dellen Louise Wannier Phillip Weise Aaron and Valerie Weiss Maury and Arlene Weiss Jon and Sarah Weisz Joseph Widman and Vanessa Silberman Molly Wolveck Patrick and Jill Wright Jim Younessi Amy and Katherine Zimmerman Victor Zlotnicki and Diana Granat April 2015

MAC is Here For You! by Edie Taylor

Some of you attended the Friday evening service on February 27 when Rabbi Joshua gave a stirring sermon devoted to the history of our MAC committee and its accomplishments and the need for the continuance of its service to our congregants. Several people reacted by writing about how their shock and sadness after a bereavement were eased by the caring members of MAC, who stepped in to handle the necessary details. Here are two of the letters sent to MAC during the past year: Blessings and Thank You to the MAC Committee…. When my Beloved Marshall passed on, I was so deeply grateful to the MAC group, the way they took charge so beautifully to relieve me and my family from the burden of preparation! We are very fortunate to have such a devoted, concerned and compassionate group at our Temple. A nice way of saying thank you is to give a donation to the MAC Committee so they can continue helping grieving families, Francine Hokin Katz ***** Dear MAC Committee: There are no words that can adequately express how much your love and care meant to me during my recent time of loss. You provided solace in many ways, not the least of which was an outpouring of food for the shiva held in Bob’s honor. You just showed up like the good fairy and magically provided a wonderful repast. The MAC Committee is the silent, unnoticed group of women whose presence is always felt but rarely heard. What a wonderful service you provide for our synagogue. To say thank you is not enough. Warmly yours, Barbara Levinson We send our appreciation all those others who also sent thanks with notes and donations, which help keep us going. By the way, we expect to have some men on the committee soon, in response to Rabbi Joshua’s sermon. Thank you, Rabbi!


Siyyum B’chorot All First-Borns are Invited to Join Us! Friday, April 3, 9:00 AM

It is customary for first–born children to fast on the eve of Passover because of the death of the first–born children among the Israelites and Egyptians. Recognizing that this was not a very practical idea, the ancient rabbis devised a legal loophole to get out of it! If you are present at a study session where a section of the Talmud is finished (a siyyum), where it is a mitzvah to have a celebratory meal, that mitzvah overrides the mitzvah to fast, so you can eat. So, join Rabbi Grater (also a first–born, so this is selfserving!) for a short (15-20 minute) study session and light meal, the final chametz, and then head off for more seder prep. We have been doing this session for many years now and it is very lovely. Non-first-born folks are totally welcome!

If interested in an extended version of the Pesah Guide, go to http://www. rabbinicalassembly.org or pick up your copy in the Temple lobby.

Mechirat Hametz

Sale Of Products Containing Leavening

I hereby authorize Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater of the Pasadena Jewish Temple And Center to sell any hametz that is in my possession as of 10:00 AM., April 3, 2015 (14 Nisan 5775). Hametz covered by this sale has been collected and secured in a designated location at the address listed below. NAME__________________________________________ ADDRESS_______________________________________

CITY _______________________, CA


DATE_______________________, 2015

A donation of at least five dollars ($5.00) to the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center Mitzvah Fund is suggested. The money will be earmarked for the repurchase of the hametz at the end of Pesah. (8:00 PM on April 11). The FLAME


April 2015

Whitman Dinner and Board Installation

Strategic Planning Committee by Brian Mark

In my occasional messages on the status of the strategic plan, I'd like to give you an update on recent events. First, on behalf of the Strategic Planning Committee, I thank you once again for your participation in the congregational survey. Your opinions provided Measuring Success and us with an abundance of great data, so that the Strategic Plan for PJTC will truly be a reflection of your opinions and vision for our future. Measuring Success recently conducted Focus Group meetings. Our consultant, Daniel Chiat, led these groups in a series of thought-provoking questions. The answers will help provide another dimension to the data we continue to gather and analyze. Early in April, Measuring Success will be delivering the final Strategic Plan to our congregation. Then, the real work begins. The Committee and Board will conduct a deep analysis of the plan and develop actionable steps that we will roll out over the next few years. As the process continues, we will be asking for your help and input to develop these next steps. Strategic Planning recommendations will be brought to Board meetings for appraisal and discussion. You are always welcome to attend the Board meetings (which are scheduled for the 4th Monday of every month and begin at 7:30 PM). I will continue to keep you posted on our progress toward implementation of our future.

Friday April 17 at 6:00 PM Social Hall

Dinner at 6:00 PM will be followed by the installation and services at 7:30 PM. Join us as we welcome in Shabbat and our new officers and Board members There is no charge for the dinner but we must have your reservations by Monday, April 13. Reservations will not be accepted after that date. Call the PJTC office at 798-1161 or email at info@pjtc.net.

Saturday, April 18 Social Hall 9:00 AM - Torah Study 9:30 AM Service

( A traditional service led by John Guest, will begin at 9:00 AM)

Meditation Chanting Traditional Liturgy Full Torah reading Clergy and davening team joined by Justin Stein

Interfaith Study Group

By Cecilia Fox, PJTC’s ISG representative

The Interfaith Study Group was founded in 2007 by members of Pasadena Jewish Temple, All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, and Islamic Center of So. Calif., L.A. We meet monthly, to learn from each other in a congenial, respectful group. Each meeting is followed by a vegetarian potluck and discussion. Sunday, April 12, 5:00-7:00 PM, at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid, Pasadena, The Changing Role of Women in Religion. Panel: Franci Levine-Grater, writer, editor, teacher and consultant active in interfaith work, created the white paper and study guide, Peace, Salam, Shalom: Peacemaking in Our Abrahamic Faiths. She has served on nonprofit boards, including that of Planned Parenthood Pasadena. Nisreen Malhis moved from Palestine to the United States with her medical student husband at age 17. Since September 11, 2001, she has worked tirelessly to build interfaith bridges and clarify misconceptions about Muslims, earning national and global awards for her efforts. Rev. Janine Schenone, Episcopal priest at All Saints Church (long known for its interfaith initiatives towards peace and justice), has been hospital chaplain, theologian in residence, taught college English for years, and has worked in high tech companies. Sunday, May 17, 5:00-7:00 PM, at Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center. Panel on Interfaith Marriages and Relationships, with Rev. Sally Howard, Ph.D., priest at All Saints Church; Heather Hoopes, MBA (cantorial graduate student); her husband, Sammy Seid (rabbinical graduate student), and others. For further information, contact Norma Sigmund at (626) 583-2734, email NSigmund@allsaints_pas.org, or contact Cecilia Fox, c/o PJTC office (626) 798-1161.

We are continuing PJTC Basketball for adults (high school age and above) at 8:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.

Family Havdallah Saturday, April 25 6:00 PM, Social Hall

In addition to food, ice cream and bounce houses, we’ll also enjoy Israeli food, and a celebration of Yom Ha’amautz (The national day of Israel, commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948). It’ll be a joyful evening…in addition to the traditional Havdalah ceremony, we’ll also have a few surprises for all ages. Come play, eat, make new friends and meet up with old friends. The FLAME


April 2015

Sisterhood Presents ABC Series - The All About Series All About Bimah Etiquette and Customs of the Torah Service Sundays, April 19 & May 3, 10:15 – 11:30 AM Taught by Marcia Alper Ever wondered when to wear a tallit or what to do when you are given an aliyah? Do you know what is in the Torah and when it is read? During the two sessions, you will learn the answers to these questions and any others you may have to help you feel more comfortable during the Torah Service. A native of Boston, Marcia first joined PJTC in 1958. Marcia has served in many capacities at PJTC including Sisterhood President, Synagogue President and Torah Reader, being the first woman in the last two endeavors.

Presented by PJTC Sisterhood Sunday, April 12 2:00 – 4:00 PM $10.00/person RSVP by April 6 to Nancy Carlton at (626) 798-5920 or iamyou082@aol. com Limited to 20 participants; sorry, no walk-ins

For questions and reservations, contact Marcia Alper at (626)796-8620 or twomeas@att.net. Although there is no charge for these classes, donations are welcome!

Adult Class in the Fine Art of Mosaic

Matthew and Kayli Blundel La Crescenta

Join Ellen Dinerman in a class learning the art of mosaics. Students may bring a desired project to complete or design and create a tray filled with your original mosaic. Class will be held at Weizmann Day School Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 AM April, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 cost $125 includes materials register in WDS office, (626) 797-0204 email office@weizmann.net

Connie Kalter San Marino

Erika Sanchez Hernandez Los Angeles

Susi Levin Pasadena

Malina and Paul Mindell Pasadena

Rosh Chodesh elebration 5775

Thursday, 7:30 PM April 23 Sisterhood welcomes the month of Iyar at the home of Bonnie Buratti


Earn Money for Sisterhood or Men's Club Without Baking a Cake or Selling a Ticket!!!! It is now time to sign up for a shift at the Pasadena Showcase House.

Topic: The Vienna Project: A Journey of Memory, Dialogue and Public Commemoration. Join Ruth Wolman as she shares personal experiences in her parents' birth city, where she faced ghosts of family history, participated in a dialogue group of children of Austrian victims and perpetrators, developed friendships, and became involved in the Vienna Project, a social action/public art memorial to all Austrian victims of the Holocaust.

• Shifts are available from April 19-May 17, • Tuesdays through Sundays. • Sisterhood or Men's Club will receive $40.00 per shift • Volunteer for two shifts, receive one free ticket. • Please contact Wendy Frankel to schedule your shifts at (626) 523-8540 or weafrank@roadrunner.com.

Questions & RSVP to Susan Auerbach or sisterhood@pjtc.net. 6

April 2015

Join in the tradition of creating

Flower Crowns to decorate our Torah scrolls for Shavuot


May 22 (Friday) 4:30 p.m. to create flower crowns & 6:00 p.m. for a potluck dairy dinner Everyone is welcome! h

Nancy & John Carlton’s backyard 2440 Galbreth Road, Pasadena

When: Where:

PJTC Sisterhood invites you to share the joyous tradition of making flower crowns for the Torah scrolls for Shavuot, taught to us by longtime congregant Ilona Fuchs. Â h

Questions & RSVP to Kathy Kobayashi or sisterhood@ pjtc.net

April 19

Sunday, April 19 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Pan Pacific Park 7600 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036


Jewish Summer Program Scholarships Att e n d i n g a Je w i s h summer program is one of the most effective ways to build Jewish identity and create life-long friendships. To encourage summer program attendance, the Louis B. Silver Religious School is offering scholarships ranging from $500-$1,500 for students going into grades 3-10. This scholarship can go towards overnight camps, Israel travel programs, or leadership programs. S p e c i f i c requirements are listed on the applications, which can be picked up in the religious school office or downstairs. Applications are due by April 30,

so act fast.



April 2015

Documentary Discussion Group Thursday, April 30 7:00 PM, Wohlmann Hall

Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010 Documentary) We offer an opportunity for you to view interesting and thought-provoking Jewish-themed documentary films and to share views and ideas with others. Actor Dustin Hoffman narrates this decade-spanning documentary that highlights the contributions of Jewish Americans to the most American sport of them all: baseball. Highlights include a rare interview with legendary pitcher

ENGAGING ISRAEL: FOUNDATIONS FOR A NEW RELATIONSHIP A Shalom Hartman Institute Video Lecture Series Led by Rabbi Joshua Levine-Grater

Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we are pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute into the PJTC community. What are the benefits of Jewish sovereignty? How should a Jewish state exercise military power ethically? How do we create and maintain a Jewish democracy? Why should American Jews care about Israel? What values should a Jewish state embody? What can Israel offer the world?

Sandy Koufax. We are pleased to see the number of attendees growing. Please join us for the film and the interesting discussion following it. Contact Jerry Halpert at ghalpert@flash.net.

Explore the Jewish values and ideas at the foundation of our relationship with Israel. Each session includes text study and discussion led by Rabbi Grater, a video lecture by Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, and a video dialogue between Rabbi Hartman and other top scholars and experts. Join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn from great scholars, from our own Rabbi Grater, and from one another as we engage in thinking about the meaning that Israel can have in our lives and what our role might be in envisioning and building the future of the Jewish State.

Safety and Security

At our events and services, kids are great but remember our staff has a lot on its plate. Keeping children safe is an important thing to do but parents and grandparents, it’s up to YOU!

You do not need to attend all sessions to benefit from this series.

Tuesdays | (2015) 2/24,and 3/17, 3/31, 5/5 | -7:00–9:00 Tuesdays 4/21 5/54/21, 7:00 9:00 pm PM

Please Register be email: debra@pjtc.net or call Debi at (626) 798-1161.

by Liz Green, Committee Chair The PJTC Book Club welcomes all temple members to join our lively discussions and to bring suggestions for future readings. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at a location in the temple to be announced. Books are available at Vroman’s at a 20% discount. We are listed as PJTC Book Club. Thursday, April 9 - All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr. The New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Thursday, May 14 – Evolution's Captain: The Dark Fate of the Man Who Sailed Charles Darwin Around the World. This is the story of the man without whom the name Charles Darwin might be unknown to us today. That man was Captain Robert Fitz Roy, who invited the 22-year-old Darwin to be his companion. Books are available at Vroman’s at a 20% discount. We are listed as PJTC Book Club.

What do you want to have happen in your life for the next 25 or 30 years? At PJTC on Shabbat from 1:30-3:30 PM April 18 &25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23

Those of us in our late fifties and sixties are part of an extraordinary, history-making generation: pioneers in understanding and making the most of this “third chapter” of life, filled with potential for learning, growth and new levels of mutual support. The Wise Aging program brings Jewish traditions, texts, and practices to enhance our later years with spirit, resilience, and wisdom. Come and learn! Participation is limited; registration is required. Contact Claire Gorfinkel, (626) 791-8715, cgorfinkel@ earthlink.net or Jane Hirschkowitz, janehr2000@aol.com.



April 2015

USY News Hello Wonderful People

by Melissa Levy, Youth Director

I'm still bleary-eyed and recovering from the most wonderful Kadima Purim sleepover! Close to thirty Kadimaniks (our 4th-6th graders) slept at PJTC March 7-8. We had a team-building obstacle course, the obligatory Twister game, belly dancing taught by one of our USYers, hamentaschen baking (and then eating!), gaga, bingo, trivia...and the kids were in awe when they found out they would actually get to sleep in the sanctuary, right on the bimah! Oh, to be 10 years old again. The kids also learned the importance of bikkur cholim, visiting the sick, as they made personalized Passover greeting cards which our older USYers look forward to delivering to homebound and hospitalized members of our congregation, Meanwhile, our USYers have been hard at work learning to cook! Back in February they teamed up for Top Chef: 7 Species Edition, where they planned and executed a 3-course meal in groups of 2-3 that showcased the seven species for Tu B'Shevat. This event taught them important time and project management skills during the planning stages. During the event itself, I was grateful to have the help of members of Sisterhood, Men's Club and past and present religious school educators. The teens gained cooking skills they would need for college, such as how to hold a knife, use a can opener or boil water for pasta. And the food was delicious! This was a wonderful community-building event that I look forward to repeating. Since then, USY has also come together to learn Mincha, the afternoon service. We brought in a teenage representative from our Far West USY Regional Board to teach our Pasadena Chapter the tunes, silly dance moves, and other fun traditions that make the USY Mincha service "not your bubbe's mincha." Seventeen PJTC teens then led their own service, where three read Torah and all were called up for aliyot. They shared in several laughs before joining the PJTC Membership Committee's family havdallah program later in the evening. The teens led havdallah for the rest of our community, and then partook in a rousing game of glow-in-the-dark Capture the Flag in the sanctuary. Three more teens learned to read the Megillah for PJTC's Purim celebration, as USY took over Chapter 7 of the reading and 14 other teens acted out the events of the chapter as they were unfolding. Both this event and the Family Havdallah event were especially meaningful because of the way several generations of PJTCers came together to enjoy each other's company. And speaking of community building, I'd like to take this opportunity to formally invite you to our Youth Talent Show & Spaghetti Dinner on April 12, from 5:00-8:00 PM. This is a fundraiser for our new scholarship fund which will allow our increasing number of youth to afford to go to regional and national conventions and leadership retreats. Did you know our membership has increased from less than 10 to almost 60 this year? So mark your calendars! More details are included in the flier on this page.  The FLAME

I am writing to all you wonderful people to get the “Hey, have you heard USY and Kadima are having a Talent Show?” buzz started. Mark April 12 on your calendar. Please check out our flier, and help me start getting people to RSVP to usy@pjtc.net. We really want the whole community there, not just Kadima and USY families. So, let’s all reach out to our cohorts! Green Committee, Membership Committee, Adult Education, Torah readers, B’nai Simcha, Weizmann, LBSRS, empty nesters, Sulam, Sisterhood, Men’s Club, bubbies and zeidies ... let’s bring our diverse community together for something we can agree on: our youth are important! For those who like to know the extra details: The evening will begin with a spaghetti dinner, prepared and sponsored by Paula Svonkin. Youth will be displaying their works of art around the Social Hall. After dinner, we’ll enjoy the talents of our more performance-inclined youth. Singing, dancing, instruments, and some fun surprises. Everything starts at 5:00 PM on April 12. Those who RSVP to usy@pjtc.net by April 6 get the early bird discount. Checks are preferred, made out to PJTC with “USY talent show” on the memo line. Cash discouraged but accepted (see flier below for prices). You can leave your RSVP in my Youth Director box, give it straight to Marian our bookkeeper, or uptown Eitan in the school office. Our flier with the basic information is below. (Thank you, Aaren Heller, for making it.)

RSVP to Youth Director Melissa Levy, usy@pjtc.net, by April 6 for discounted prices!


April 2015

Yahrzeits for April (announced Fri/Sat preceding the date) Nisan 12

April 01, 2015

Nisan 20

Frieda Brown Daniel Jacobson Samuel Klein Julia Lustig 2LT Andrew Jacob Torres USMC Nisan 13

April 02, 2015

Nisan 14

Frederick Alderman Lara Alderman Marc Alderman Tanya Friedman Susan Itelson Joseph Radman Philip Schneider Rachel Weinman Gregory Williams

Nisan 21

April 03, 2015

Nisan 22

Nisan 16

Nisan 17

April 06, 2015

Nisan 24

April 07, 2015

Joseph Ehrenreich Joseph Kahn Anna Rubin Louis Schleimer Benny Spector Nisan 19

April 08, 2015

Solomon Emanuel Molly Lewis Elizabeth “Betsy” Tyree Irving Winter

April 13, 2015

Gordon Breitman Isaac Burston Benno Frankel Barnett P. Frechtman Lena Goldberg Boris Leytes Nisan 25

Norbert Bellan Herman Boren Sophie Frey Mary Kahn Rose Mayer Sidney Rogers Nisan 18

April 12, 2015

Nisan 29

Nisan 26

Nisan 30

Joseph Elsner Lily Kaye Clara Kristan Jacob Leibovitz Charles Liebman Iyar 1

Iyar 5

Iyar 2

April 21, 2015

Samuel Holzer Mildred Landay Nathan Liebiskind Aranka Lorand Gyula Lorand Gerald Roth Yehoshua Scharf Helen Tatkin Joseph Weiss Iyar 3

April 24, 2015

Randall Applebaum Ben Rosenfeld Iyar 6

April 25, 2015

William Miller Lena Riches Roslyn Terfansky Leah Weissman Iyar 7

April 26, 2015

Anita Arkader Arthur Chodos Lester Hochstein Philip Magnus Samuel Rabstein Henryk Sokal Iyar 8

April 27, 2015

Arthur Bernath Merle Jacobs Sidney Rosenthal Samuel Schleimer Iyar 9

April 28, 2015

Goldye Aronstein Nathan Cantor Benjamin Glassman Bessie Naidus

April 20, 2015

Augusta Bravman Nathan Elbaum Rose Fibus Henrietta Forman Deanna Krieger Osher Lubow Louis Richman Hester Schoen Calmon Widess

April 15, 2015

Rachel Cohen Werner Dannhauser Jack Glick Isaac Nadel Anne Ufland Mary Zekley

April 19, 2015

April 23, 2015

Mirel Bortnik Irving Freedman Phillip Rosenthal Oscar Tatkin Sara Warschaw David Weissman

April 18, 2015

Louis Budnitsky David Bustamonte Gus Donner Laura Finkel Eric Mendel George Solish Norman Tarnove Julius Zeidman

April 14, 2015

Jack Barnattan Israel Cohen Jacob Kershner David Leonard Goldie Lubow Marvin Mazur Carrie Young

Iyar 4

April 17, 2015

Celia Boodman Sally Grodske Sarah Wilensky Arthur Wilhelm

April 11, 2015

Sol Hess Herman Kasdin Abraham Katzman Morris Nelson Nathan Steinholz

April 05, 2015

Hyman Adelstone Jerome Goldby Solomon Hecht Clifford Margolis Sarah Marks Marjorie McCrary Hyman Moskowitz Ruth Moskowitz Joseph Steinberg Solomon Zlotnicki

Nisan 28

Oscar Kaplan David Kirkish Isadore Martin Lillian Meiselman Malca Schiff Nisan 23

April 16, 2015

Samuel Kaye Canneal Kurey Steven Mager Evalyn Morrison Aaron Soury Louis Spiegel Aaron Susskind Louise Weinstock

April 10, 2015

Selma Beskin David Cohen Charles Esensten Basil Gould Esther Larner Sara Levin Rebecca Perlmutter Isadore Weichman

April 04, 2015

Dorothy Hokin Catherine Husk Hittel Kempenski Rose Spiegel

Nisan 27

Fannie Blitz Ann Carsh Max Gross Lillian Michaelson McAdoo Ricks Arthur Weisz

Seth Ober Roberta Weinberg Nisan 15

April 09, 2015

Iyar 10

April 29, 2015

Saul Bobrow Seymour Jaffe David Mendel Eleanor Rofheart Iyar 11

April 30, 2015

Esther Barnett Julia Ellenbogen Esther Kloder Sol Maslin Samuel Pais Sarah Segal William Siegel

April 22, 2015

Freda David Eugene Fingerhut Marilyn Fingerhut Bentley Tufeld

How About Hosting an Oneg? Do you have an event you would like to celebrate at one of our Friday night Onegs following Shabbat services? How about a birthday, anniversary, an upcoming or belated engagement or wedding celebration, the birth of a grandchild, a college graduation, a new job or promotion, a book publication or anything else wonderful to share with your PJTC family? Please become one of our Oneg Volunteers. It’s a mitzvah! Are you a member of our meditation group, a Mah Jongg or bridge group, the Theater Havurah, an adult education class or one of the basketball players? Organize your group, you’ll find that it’s fun! Contact Arlene Weiss, Sisterhood Oneg Chair to reserve your date. We will provide you with a set of instructions to guide you through the details. Many dates are still available. Thanks to you all. The FLAME


April 2015

March Donations Yahrzeit Donations to General Fund

Donated by: In Memory of: Ira Blitz Grandfather, Joseph Blitz Peter Braun Father, Jennings Braun Shirley Hoffman Niece, Judy Ashkenas Jim Younessi Father, Shokrolah Younessi Jordan Ellis Mother, Mildred Ellis Jackie Rosen Mother, Edith Goodstein Helene Emmerich Grandmother, Fannie Grossman Susan Factor Mother & Father, Beatrice & Herbert Barg Marta Fuchs Father, Morton Fuchs Barbara Gomperts Father, Dennis Levy Adrienne Bass Mother, Rose Elbaum Giovanna Fradkin Husband, Michael Fradkin Jakki Sencer Parents, Ruth and Jules Larner Jakki Sencer Grandmother, Fanny Genss Jakki Sencer Mother-in-Law, Beverly Sencer Alice Shulman Mother & Father, Sonia Krakowsky & Morris Fertel Stephanie Ivler Step-Father, Rabbi Maurice Galpert Suzie Kustner Father, David Splaver Suzie Kustner Sister, Barbara Splaver Suzie Kustner Mother-in-Law, Lillian Kustner Barry Kustner Mother, Lillian Kustner Stacy Miller, Husband, Theodore Woolsey Hilde Gottfeld Father & Mother, Adolf & Ida Peters Doris Segall Mother, Rachel Zwirn Victor Berlant Mother, Batya Berlant Mena Shapiro Father-in-Law, Abraham Shapiro Jack Eisenberg Father, Harry Aaron Eisenberg Jack Eisenberg, Wife, Esther Eisenberg Hava Ben-Zvi Husband, Ephraim Ben-Zvi Hava Ben-Zvi Mother, Dinah Blumenfeld Marvin Donner Grandmother, Fannie Genss

General Fund

Carole Grant in honor of Jeff Landau , Men’s Club Man of the Year Arlene & Maury Weiss in honor of Jeff Landau, Men’s Club Man of the Year Barbara Weisenberg & Len Lipton in honor of Arlene Weiss as our Torah Fund Chay’ay Olam honoree Barbara Weisenberg & Len Lipton in honor of Jeff Landau, Men’s Club’s Man of the Year Barbara Weisenberg & Len Lipton in memory of Adrienne Bass’s brother, Jeffrey Bass Barbara Weisenberg & Len Lipton in memory of Jan Pais’ uncle, Harold Kaplan Barbara Weisenberg & Len Lipton in memory of the Pais’ nephew & cousin, Ed Legatowicz Maxine Minovitz in loving memory of her husband, Harold Minovitz and daughter, Lori Minovitz Brandstetter Aaron & Peggy Golden

Freeman Passover Fund Sarah Konakowitz

Galpert Scholarship Fund

Edna Cott, Brian, Brad, Barry & Bernice in loving memory of Edna’s husband, Edgar Cott

Shabbes Minyan Sarah Konakowitz

Library Fund

June Brodie in memory of her husband, Arnold Brodie

MAC (Membership Assistance Committee) Paul & Josette Bellan in memory of Noah Langholz Edie Taylor in memory of Harris Taylor


Jon & Sarah Weisz Havurah Rishonah The Karish Family Anonymous (given twice)

Sisterhood Tributes

To Shana Levin, Susan Auerbach and Carolyn Siegal in appreciation of the outstanding job they did facilitating the Women’s Study Day, from the Rosh Chodesh Committee of Sisterhood To Ruth Several in appreciation of the beautiful job she did for Sisterhood Shabbat, from Bonnie Buratti & Kai Lam To Sondra Dreshner in honor of her being named as PJTC’s “Woman Who Makes a Difference, from Bonnie Buratti & Kai Lam, and Carol & Eric Mills To Jeff Landau in honor of his being named as Men’s Club’s “Man of the Year,” from Carolyn & Scott Siegal, Connie & Art Taus, and Edie Taylor To Bonnie Skolnik in honor of the birth of her new granddaughter, Annabelle Miriam Ament, from Ginny & Ira Blitz To Catherine & Joel Lefkowitz in honor of the birth of their new grandson, Emanuel John Tyberg, from Marcia Alper To Ilona Fuchs in honor of her birthday, with love & best wishes from Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Jan & Josh Pais, and Sue Galpert To Claire Gorfinkel in honor of her 70th birthday, with love & hugs from Joan & Jerry Halpert To Zehava Eckstein-Sweet, wishing her a speedy recovery and return to good health, from Andrea Edwards, and Sue & Jim Hogan To Shirley Ornstein, wishing her a speedy recovery and return to good health, from Sue & Jim Hogan To Elliott Mazur, wishing him a speedy recovery and return to good health, from Sue & Jim Hogan, and Ginny & Ira Blitz To Barbara Felsinger & family, in memory of her beloved mother, Esther Felsinger, from Andrea Edwards, Jan & Josh Pais, and Sue Galpert To Adrienne Bass on the loss of her beloved brother, Jeffrey Bass, from Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Stacy & Stu Miller, Nancy & John Carlton, Marcia Alper, and Carolyn & Scott Siegal To Jan Pais & family on the double loss of Jan’s dear uncle, Harold Kaplan, and their beloved nephew/cousin, Ed Legatowicz, from Sue Galpert, Shirley Hoffman & family, Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Aty & Howard Rotter, Marcia Alper, Mary Ann & Mickey Bernath, Linda & Paul Rourman, and Nancy & John Carlton


Art & Connie Taus PJTC Men’s Club (given twice) PJTC Sisterhood Diane & Michael Burr

Rabbi Grater's article continued from page 1

noon and then join for Kiddush lunch as usual. We will have 2-3 musicians with us on Saturday morning, some of whom are members of PJTC who are excited to volunteer their amazing talents on a weekly basis. We are grateful for their support and participation. Cantor Ruth and I are very excited and energized about the potential positive outcomes for our community. Not only are we helping to move our own community forward on a spiritual path that we hope resonates with many of you, but we are also humbly trying to identify PJTC's place in the future of Jewish worship and create a spiritual home for the next generation of Jews in our community. Please join us as often as you can so we get a strong and accurate understanding of what YOU, the congregation, want from your Shabbat worship experience. This experiment begins now!  L'shalom, Rabbi Joshua

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April 2015

April Birthdays April 1 ........................ Milo Okun Noemi Okun Eitan Trabin Aaren Weisz April 2 ............... Claire Gorfinkel Allen Gross Loretta Howitt Susi Levin Alexandra Thomson April 3 ...................Kayli Blundell Miles Grossman Ben Langholz Daniel Solish Alec Weissman April 4 ...................... Nurith Brier Jenna Kloosterman April 5 .................... Ezhan Moos April 7 .................... Sofia Mitrani April 9 ................. Joshua Cohen Shelby Mills April 10 ..................Fritz Gottfeld April 11 ............... Andrew Weiss April 12 ................ Jessica Bruck Geoffrey DeBoskey Cash Morrow April 13 .................. Adam Harris Bryan Jick Karen Rosenthal Todd Sharp Jackie Szmuszkovicz April 14 ............. Hannah Becker Carole Grant Stephen Rappel April 15 .........Joseph Guberman Laurence Harris Ellen Knell Patrick Wright April 16 ...... Ian Huang Richman Isaac Johnson

Thanks to Our March Volunteers PJTC offers our members a variety of ways to be of service to the Temple. Those who are able to give of their time are vital to sustaining our community. To host an Oneg, call Arlene Weiss. To host a Kiddush, call Roz Scherr.

April 17 ....................... Eva Gold Amy Lyon Lucie Nortman Andrew Segal April 18 .................... Paul Bellan April 19 .................... Daniel Burr Noah Puni Daniel Schiffman Sophie Teitelbaum April 20 ................Steve Forman Sidney Soclof April 21 ....................Ari Brattkus Irene Kahn April 22 ............ Noah Kronsburg Susan Lorin April 23 ...................... Edna Cott Peter Miric James Schaefer April 24 .......... Jonathan Greene April 25 .................. Chris Cozen Julia Grinblat Cristiane Guberman Carrie Morrow April 26 .......... Barbara Levinson Victor Zlotnicki April 27 .............. Vanessa Beller Jeffrey Cohen Simone Fontaine Nancy Goldstein Roslyn Lubow April 28.... Mercedes Fleischman Suzanne Kustner April 29 ....... Vanessa Silberman April 30 ................... Neil Gabriel Carole Glovsky Virginia Huang Richman Traci Sherman

March 6/7 March 13/14 March 20/21 March 27/28


Mickey Butnik Sondra Dreshner Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Roz Scherr Jacob Levy

Torah, Haftorah and Megillah Readers

Marcia Alper Mark Chodos Cantor Ruth Harris Roz Scherr

and Anniversaries

Ryna Aviram Sue Galpert Ruth Kaye George Roegler Arlene Weiss

Bonnie Buratti Sondra Dreshner Jacob Levy Ruth Several

Office Volunteers

Jeff Chan Sam Haddad Linda Rourman Bobbi Sloan

Ginny Blitz Judy Ellis Jerry Halpert Michelle Kandel Shiela Padlipsky Marlene Reichenbach Roz Scherr Edie Taylor

Weizmann Sings for Peace

By Lisa Feldman, MA Ed. Head of School, Weizmann Day School

Our school middah this year, the value that weaves throughout all of our academic and enrichment programming, is from the Book of Psalms. Inspired by Mi HaEish, a song that Dr. Judea Pearl and our own Cantor Bat-Sarah sang at last year’s Daniel Pearl Concert, in Psalm 34 we find the mitzvah of Bakesh shalom v’rodfehu, “Seek peace, and pursue it.” We selected Bakesh Shalom as our yearly middah for a variety of reasons, with the goal of exemplifying to our students the importance of working toward peace-Peace in our Home, Peace in our Classroom, Peace on the Yard, Peace in our Community, and Peace in our World. After a very turbulent summer in Israel, reaching out to support our family and friends in Israel, we inserted prayers of peace into our daily schedules. In welcoming B’nai Simcha Preschool to our campus, we are sharing our space in friendship as we peacefully co-exist with our neighbors. Embraced throughout each of our classrooms, embedded in the Responsive Classroom philosophy, we strive for Weizmann students to see themselves as members of a caring community, who participate in tikkun olam -- making the world a better place. ~~~Weizmann Mission Statement Come see us sing-out our commitment to pursuing peace and participating in tikkun olam on Thursday, April 2 at 11:30 AM in the Galpert Sanctuary.

Gilbert Kollin and Cynthia Cohen .........................................4/1/2012 Sebastian and Jacqueline Passanisi ....................................4/1/2007 Marty and Marilyn Kirschen ..................................................4/3/2003 Peter Schubin and Rachel Civen .......................................4/14/1996 Barry and Judith Gold . .......................................................4/18/1999 Eli and Anh Do Diner ..........................................................4/28/2013 Max and Paulie Polansky ...................................................4/29/2001


Oneg & Kiddush Hosts

Oneg hosted by the Bet class parents Kiddush hosted by Sisterhood Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by Bud & Liz Green in honor of Bud's 80th birthday Oneg hosted by Susan Auerbach and Bryan Langholz in memory of their son Noah Langholz Kiddush hosted by Ale Kiguelman Oneg hosted by the Gimel class parents Kiddush hosted by Claire Gorfinkel in honor of her 70th birthday


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Visit the PJTC gift shop for beautiful seder plates, matzo holders, haggadahs and FROGS! Locusts too! Use as party favors, center pieces, afikomen prizes. Also wonderful hostess gifts: matzoh print aprons, matzo or frog print hot pads and oven mitts and kippot. First night of Passover is Friday, April 3. Visit us now! Shop Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, 4-6 PM Sunday, 10 AM- 12 Noon Or, by appointment, call temple office (626) 798-1161

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A Kiddush Poem

April 25 is an unclaimed Kiddush date. May 9 will be another one too. Our "regulars" can't help on either day Help from you is the only way to have wine and challah after we pray. Doesn't need to be fancy; some fruit? a cake? Whatever you can bring would be really great. Please volunteer and respond to this verse (or next FLAME's poem might even be worse!) Contact Roz Scherr; she'll be glad for your call, and you'll be doing a mitzvah for one and all. The FLAME

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Community Second Night Seder Celebrate Pesaḥ with Family & Friends at PJTC's Catered Seder and Service

Saturday, April 4, 2015 • 7:15 PM

Adults — $50.00 • Children 12 and under — $30.00 Non-members pay an additional $5.00 Response Deadline is March 27.

Call the Temple office for more information. (626) 798-1161

Are you aware of someone seeking to join a Jewish family for a first night Seder, or are willing to open your home to allow community members to attend your Seder, please contact Neil Brown at (626) 807-9895. The Joseph & Helen Freeman Passover Fund

Donations to this fund enable Jewish students from Caltech, Art Center and other local colleges as well as our community members who may need monetary assistance to attend the Passover Seder that is held at PJTC each year. Generously created by Joseph z”l and Helen Freeman.

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