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20 Tevet - 21 Shevat January 2016


An Update From the Rabbinic Search Committee by Debby Singer, Committee Member

As you should know by now, the members of the Rabbinic Search Committee include: Co-chairs Sandy Hartford and Noah Golden-Krasner, Sondra Dreshner, Allen Gross, John Guest, Valerie Kronsburg, Jacob Levy, David Lorin, Ruth Several, Stacy Sharp and Debby Singer. Ex-Officio Members are Jon Weisz, Faith Segal, Jeff Landau, Cantor Ruth Berman Harris and Rabbi Becky Silverstein. Since our first meeting on November 23 the Rabbinic Search C om m it t e e h a s m e t at l e a s t twice weekly and much has been accomplished. We established a timeline which will hopefully lead us to the place where we will start receiving applications for the position of Rabbi of PJTC beginning next month. After initial interviews, if the committee selects candidates to visit, they will be scheduled during the months of March and April. The decision was made to register with the Rabbinical Assembly, which is the membership organization for Conservative rabbis, and submit an application through them to begin the process. We have an exclusive arrangement with the RA unless we are unable to find a suitable candidate by April, at which time we can request to look outside the RA. Completing the Congregational Questionnaire required by the RA was the main task of the committee for several meetings. The questionnaire must be completed by the end of January.

Two focus groups were planned for the month of December to reach out to the congregation to get input about the vision they have for the next rabbi of PJTC. What personal characteristics are important? How do congregants define the role of the rabbi? What do they see as the priorities of the job? etc. Some fifty PJTC members attended the first focus group and shared their views. In addition, congregants who are unable to attend a focus group have been asked to communicate with the Search Committee via email or phone calls. The results of these discussions will be forthcoming. Input from Cantor Ruth, Rabbi Silverstein, the Ritual Committee, the Religious School Committee and the Spiritual Task Force will also be sought. We will be receiving assistance during our search from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism as well. The members of our committee are well aware of the responsibility we have to help drive this search process, which is of critical importance to our synagogue’s future. The selection of a new rabbi is a daunting, humbling and emotional task. If we take our roles seriously, it must be done to the satisfaction of the majority of the synagogue’s membership. We will keep you informed of our progress. We ask that you please take advantage of all the opportunities you will have to express your ideas and weigh in on candidates. We thank you for your support.

Minyan Services are held every Sunday in Knell Chapel, beginning at 9:00 AM. January 1/2

Parashat: Shemot

Fri. Service 7:30 PM Knell Chapel Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Torah Study 9:00 AM Knell Chapel Shabbat Service 9:30 AM Knell Chapel Kiddush hosted by Andrea Edwards and Brian Mark in honor of their Aufruf January 8/9

Parashat: Va’era

Family Kabbalat Service 6:30 PM Galpert Sanctuary Tot Shabbat 6:45 PM Knell Chapel Fri. Service 7:30 PM Galpert Sanctuary Isaac Tragarz Bar Mitzvah Shabbat Service 9:00 AM Galpert Sanctuary Oneg and Kiddush hosted by Roberta and Mark Tragarz January 15/16

Fri. Service 7:30 PM

Parashat: Bo

Galpert Sanctuary

Buck Pistol-Boesch Bar Mitzvah Shabbat Service 9:00 AM Galpert Sanctuary Oneg and Kiddush hosted by Kaileh Pistol and Dave Boesch January 22/23

Parashat: Beshallah

Fri. Service 7:30 PM Social Hall Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Torah Study 9:00 AM Lounge Shabbat in the Round 9:30 AM Social Hall Kiddush hosted by Bhavani & Jason Mann in honor of Jason's birthday January 29/30

Parashat: Yitro

Shabbat Service in honor of our Volunteers Shabbat Service 7:30 PM Galpert Sanctuary Festive Oneg to follow Torah Study 9:00 AM Lounge Shabbat in the Round 9:30 AM Social Hall Kiddush hosted by Vicky Balmot

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

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

Congregant of the Year Selection Jon Weisz, Chairman, Congregant of the Year Selection Committee

The Congregant of the Year Selection Committee and the PJTC Guardians are very excited to announce that Phil and Judy Callahan have been selected to receive the Congregant of the Year Honor for this year. The committee thoroughly reviewed all of the nominations from our congregation before making a decision, and it was felt that the Callahans best exemplified the qualities needed to be the recipients of this special award. Their leadership and profound dedication for over thirty years at our synagogue have been extraordinary. Both Judy and Phil have been PJTC Presidents, and they have continued to be very active on the Board, the Sisterhood and Men's Club since their presidencies. There are very few committees that they have not participated on or chaired in their

illustrious lay careers. Of course, Judy continues to be the principal of the B’nai Simcha Preschool, now on our PJTC campus. Phil has been a head usher for the High Holy Day services for many years, and he always organizes the “skoch” or palm frond collections for Sukkot. And, the Callahans are among the first to volunteer whenever anyone needs a helping hand or some gentle encouragement. As we say, they are true “mensches.” The Congregant of the Year Award Ceremony is scheduled to take place on June 4, 2016 at PJTC. Planning for the event will be starting very soon. I hope all can attend and help to make this a spectacular and memorable celebration for the Callahans and our PJTC community.

– Board of Directors – Keri Axel, Liane Herbst,Haley Karish, Carol Rader-Meislin, Amy Richardson, Richard Samuelson, Carolyn Siegal, Nathan Temple, Roberta Tragarz

–Voting Past Presidents –

Phil Callahan, Cathy Krasner Matt Ober, Jonathon Weisz

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Janaury 2016

Men's Club News

B'nai Mitzvah

by Andy Schwarz, President

Isaac Maxwell Tragarz, son of Roberta and Mark Tragarz and brother of Jacob, will be called to the Torah to celebrate his bar mitzvah on January 9. Isaac is in seventh grade at Marshall Fundamental School in Pasadena, where he belongs to the Doctor Who Club. He is also a Junior Docent at the Pasadena Museum of History. He spends his free time playing video games, practicing his bass guitar and swimming. Isaac is helping the LBSRS organize its library, supply closet and other areas for his mitzvah project. He is participating in the “Remember Us” project and will be honoring Herman Fener, born December 27, 1935, who never had a bar mitzvah because he perished in the Shoah.

The Men’s Club is kicking off the New Year with a bang. First, we would like to congratulate Isaac Tragarz and Buck PistolBoesch on the occasion of their b’nai mitzvah on January8-9 and January 15-16. As our gift, the Men’s Club will present each of them with a beautiful Yad, each inscribed with their Hebrew names. On Sunday morning January 17, the Men’s Club and the Adult Education Committee will co-sponsor “The Jews of Old Town”, a walking tour of Old Town Pasadena from 10:00-11:30 AM, led by our own Michael Several. Please RSVP to Michael at (323) 254-1487 or mseveral@sbcglobal.net. The following week, the Men’s Club will host the pre-concert reception bar at the annual Shabbat Shirah fundraising concert led by Cantor Ruth on January 23. This should be another great event. We hope to see you all there. The Men’s Club and our USY will be hosting a Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 7 at 3:00 PM. Please bring the kids. We will have kosher chicken wings and hot dogs along with appetizers, fruit, drinks and dessert. Kids are free, adults $10.00. All net proceeds will benefit the USY. Please come and help support our youth. I have saved the best for last: Please save the date and mark your calendars for Saturday night, February 20 at 6:30 PM for the Men’s Club Third Annual Night At The Races, to be held in the PJTC Social Hall. Please join us for an evening of fun, food and great prizes. All temple members will receive an invitation. We have sent out a letter to all the male temple congregants asking you to please join the Men’s club by sending in a donation of $36.00 Yes, woman are also welcome to join us and several have done so. The main purpose of the letter is first to get more people involved with the Men’s Club, and secondly, to raise money to help support all the youth programs that we help fund: USY, the Jewish federation Youth Orchestra, the PJ library book program, camping scholarships and support of B’nai Simcha Preschool, Weizmann Day School and the Louis B. Silver Religious School. The Men’s Club would also like to acknowledge the recent winners of our football pool: Edie Taylor, Jim Schaefer, Louis Friedman, Bud Slotky, Jack Singer, Jerry Kaplan and Mickey Segal. Thanks for supporting us. More football pool winners: Simon Burrow, Fred Rotenberg, Ike Langholz, Maury Weiss, Erich Schlecht, Ruth Kaye, and Isaac Ergas. Final names next month. Finally The Men’s Club would like to wish both Josh Pais and Carol Mills, wife of Men’s Club Board member Eric Mills, a speedy recovery. We hope to see you all at these upcoming events. Thank you from the Men’s Club!

Buck Samuel Pistol-Boesch, son of Kaileh Pistol and David Boesch, will be called to the Torah and become a bar mitzvah on January 16. Buck is in the seventh grade and attending CHIME Community School in Woodland Hills. He loves to express his creative nature through the performing arts and tactile arts. He is active in both the Drama Production Workshops and Unified Theatre Program, in which he acts as part of the coordinating committee. He participates in USY, and displayed some of his fantastical art creations at the Youth Art and Talent Show at PJTC last year. Buck is tremendously concerned about the plight of the homeless. His long-term goal is to have his “company” hire and train the homeless. For now, his mitzvah project includes helping the homeless in L.A. stay warm and fed through a collection program of previously loved blankets and jackets, and working with Food Forward.

It’s Tu b’shevat Join us for a congregational celebration Sunday , January 24

We are continuing PJTC Basketball for adults (high school age and above) at 8:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month.

9:30 AM: Children of all ages are invited to come and explore the biblical 7 species 10:00 AM: Teens and adults are invited to come and enjoy some Torah study as we hike and nosh our way through local trails

Watch For More Information



January 2016

It's Happening with Sisterhood News from Our Pacific SW Region

Torah Fund

by Bobbi Sloan, VP, PJTC Sisterhood Rae Goodstein Memorial Torah Fund

Welcome to Carolyn Siegal, the new Area Director of Sisterhood Support. She will represent the Sisterhoods of the following congregations: Beth Shalom in Santa Clarita, CA Adat Ari El in Valley Village, CA Congregation B’nai Jacob in Bakersfield, CA Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, CA Carolyn is a Past President of the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center Sisterhood. She will be replacing Phyllis Dankberg, who regretfully needed to resign for personal reasons.

Save The Date - February 28, 2016! PJTC Sisterhood will honor Carolyn Siegal as this year’s Chay’ay Olam Award Recipient. Your attendance is the best way to express how much we appreciate the many contributions that Carolyn has made to our Sisterhood and to the temple.  The invitations will be sent to you in January.  We look forward to seeing you at this important event!

Sisterhood’s Ilona E. Fuchs Tablecloths

Rosh Chodesh elebration

Do you know about Sisterhood’s Tablecloth Project? Do look at our embroidered tablecloths the next time you attend a kiddush luncheon. We have four of them, all for simchas, and one more for memorials. Our volunteer embroiderer is Paula Waluch. She would love to add the name of your honoree on our cloth; just send Sisterhood a check for $18.00, and keep her busy. If you wish a longer description, send us a little more info. Call Paula at (626) 797-8826 and talk to her about it.


Wednesday, 7:30 PM January 13 Sisterhood welcomes the month of Shevat Home of Kathy Kobayashi

Mah Jongg Madness

(Note change to Wednesday evening).

Questions and RSVP to Susan at sauerbach2063@ sbcglobal.net or sisterhood@pjtc.net

A perfect Bridal Shower Gift.... ....Sisterhood's "Family Favorites" Cookbook It's the perfect thoughtful gift for your friends and family members who enjoy cooking.

Stop: Don’t Order Directly From The League!! PJTC Sisterhood receives a small donation for each card that is ordered by us. Instead of returning the renewal from the Mah Jongg League newsletter mailing, please send your order through Edeena Gordon. DEADLINE TO ORDER: January 20, 2016 The cards will be mailed directly to you in the spring. Large cards – $9.00 Small cards – $8.00 Make check payable to Edeena Gordon (not Sisterhood or Mah Jongg League). Mail to: Edeena Gordon 3930 Altura Ave. La Crescenta 91214

With over 260 recipes from 80 contributors, you will find family favorites from traditional briskets to modern vegetarian dishes to famous desserts and more. This cookbook is a must "addition" to the library of veteran or novice cooks and is a wonderful keepsake for a mere $25.00/ cookbook. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card (Mastercard or VISA) Available for purchase in the PJTC Gift Shop.

Any questions, call (818) 249-5318.


Topic: Jewish Baltics— Fractured Memories! Travel with Ruth Several to the Baltic States for an in-depth view of Jewish historical sites.


January 2016

Documentary Discussion Group Thursday, January 21 (Change of date) 7:00 PM, Lounge The January video is The Ritchie Boys, a compelling documentary, recounting the story of 10 Jewish intellectuals who were expelled from Nazi Germany, only to return during World War II to wreak psychological havoc on Hitler's Nazi forces. RSVP to Synagogue office. Dave Peters will be guest moderator and host the Q &A. Please RSVP to ghalpert@flash.net to assure adequate seating.

There have been some requests for a Yoga & Torah group at PJTC, to be led by PJTC member Ida Unger. If you are interested in participating in a program like this, please contact Carol Sofer at carolsofer@yahoo.com.

Theater Havurah

PJTC Men’s Club and Adult Education Committee Co-Sponsor

Come join the Theater Havurah on Saturday night, January 30 at 8:00 PM at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 West Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, for an "on the edge of your seat" experience. Deathtrap, by Ira Levin, tells the story of Sidney Bruhl, a playwright, once Broadway's brightest, who after four consecutive flops, is so desperate for a hit, that he says he would kill for one. But, he's joking, isn't he? This wickedly funny slice of murderous showbiz satire is sure to have us guessing "whodunit" right up to the final curtain. Location for dinner (we will meet around 5:45), TBA. So, stay tuned... Your check, made out to Adrienne Bass, for $22, is your reservation. Please send your check to Marcia Alper, 2286 Lambert Drive, Pasadena 91107. Any questions, please call Adrienne at (626)794-3676 or email her at phrogg8@ gmail.com.

Michael Several’s Walking Tour THE JEWS OF OLD TOWN

(Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center’s Pre-Centenary Celebration)

10:00 to 11:30 AM, Sunday, January 17, 2016 Meet at the southeast corner of Colorado Blvd and Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena Walking tour will be followed by no host lunch at a local restaurant (Donation: $10 per person)

Adult Education Opportunity! An on-line Learning experience!

Journey Through the Bible:

The Next Best Thing to Time Travel a Hebrew College Me’ah Online offering Internationally renowned Bible scholar Dr. Marc Brettler has planned your itinerary of captivating lectures, selected texts and questions to ponder. Your experience will be enriched by stimulating discussions in the context of a warm and welcoming community of adventurers.

In 2021, our congregation will be celebrating its centenary. As the first of what will be a stream of different activities over the next five years commemorating this landmark event, we are conducting a walking tour of Pasadena’s Old Town to look at the places where Jews owned businesses in this historic area during the inter-war period. We will also look at the architecture that continues to give the streets their unique character, and learn how the type of businesses and their location were an early sign of the area’s post-war decline. RSVP: Michael Several at (323) 254-1487 or mseveral@ sbcglobal.net.

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Classes begin the week of March 7, 2016  Cost: $310 ($295 tuition; $15 registration fee) 10 Sessions Registration and more information: http://www.hebrewcollege.edu/meah-online



January 2016

From the Eugene and Marilyn Fingerhut Memorial History Project

Long-time PJTC Members to be Honored and Recognized at the Federation 21st Annual Meeting by Jason Moss, Executive Director, Jewish Federation

The Jewish Federation will be holding its 21st Annual Meeting on Sunday, January10, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center. The Annual Meeting is a chance to get an update on the work of the Jewish Federation, and how community dollars have been used to benefit and enhance Jewish life in the greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. This year the Jewish Federation will be honoring two community members: Josh Pais, Past President and long-time Board of Governor member of the Jewish Federation will be awarded the 2015 Volunteer of the Year award for the many years of volunteering and leadership he has given to the community. This year the Jewish Federation is also awarding a Jewish Professional of the Year award to Lisa Feldman (Weizmann Day School). Feldman has been at Weizmann Day School for over 20 years and Head of School for 13 of those years. Under her leadership, Weizmann has experienced significant growth, including the opening of a middle school in 2010. Tribute opportunities are available to honor our Volunteer of the Year and Jewish Professional of the Year. Zev Yaroslavsky, former member of the LA County Board of Supervisors and former PJTC teacher, will be giving the Keynote Address. He will review his 40 Years in L.A. Local Government.. In addition, the Jewish Federation will install its Officers and Board of Governors, including Marcia Alper as the Jewish Federation’s President, John Carlton as Vice President and George Roegler as CFO. A special thank you to Dr. Stu Miller as the outgoing President will be made as well. Reservations for the annual meeting are $30 and include an elegant catered buffet brunch. The RSVP deadline is Wednesday, January 6, 2016. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Jewish Federation at (626) 445-0810 or send an email to federation@jewishsgpv.org. ******* The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys’ mission is to build community by strengthening and enhancing Jewish life. The Jewish Federation does this by providing programs and services that support the needs of the Jewish community in our region, and acts as the Jewish voice on issues that affect the greater Jewish community.

by Michael Several, Project Chair

As a measure of the value of the oral histories that have been conducted through the PJTC Memorial Fingerhut History Project, the UCLA Oral History Research Center has accepted them for their collection. When permission will have been given by the interviewee, the audio and transcripts will be posted online. As of today, the interviews of thirteen people have been posted: Marcia Alper, Irving Burg, Abe Davidson z”l, Robin Evans, Marilyn Fingerhut z”l, Helen Freeman, Sue Galpert, Shirley Hoffman, Aron Kuppermann z”l, Harold Minovitz z”l, Maxine Minovitz, Josh Pais, and Hy Vego. The audios and transcripts can be accessed at: http:// oralhistory.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198%2Fzz002 hj1fp&title=From+Small+Town+Congregation+to+Suburban +Survivor%3A+Pasadena+Jewish+Temple+and+Center. The oral histories that have been taken and the archive that has been created in Pasadena constitute a project that is possibly unique among synagogues in Southern California. We hope that making a growing number of our oral histories accessible to the larger community will stimulate similar projects in other synagogues as well as stimulate interest by scholars and researchers in the history of our congregation. Book Club

By Liz Green, Committee Chair

Please join us in our lively discussions of books and help us make decisions about choosing readings for future meetings. Books are available at Vroman’s at a 20% discount. We are listed as the PJTC Book Club. We meet on the second Thursday of the month, in the Lounge, at 7:30 PM. January 14 - Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction Eric Larson comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania. On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Larson tells it thrillingly. February 11 – The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks A rich and absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of People of the Book and March, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks. Now, Brooks takes on one of literature’s richest and most enigmatic figures: a man who shimmers between history and legend. We see that magnificent, sometimes monstrous ruler in action, up to and including his conflict with Absalom and, much later, the challenge of his succession. The FLAME

Blood drive for Huntington Hospital a success!

At our December blood drive at PJTC, 22 units of blood were collected for Huntington Hospital. Thank you to all of you who did donate, wanted to donate and couldn't, or recruited others to donate. They have already asked us to schedule for next December! One pint saves 3 lives!


January 2016

Adult Education Committee

Religious School News

by Carol Sofer, Adult Ed Chair

by Rabbi Becky Silverstein, Education Director

PJTC to Host Famous Talmud Scholar

Teen Learning Days

Rabbi Dvora Weisberg, Ph.D. will be the Scholar-in-Residence at the Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center during the weekend of March 4-6, 2016, Shabbat Shekalim. Rabbi Weisberg is Professor of Rabbinics at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and a noted Talmudic scholar. In addition, she is Director of the School of Rabbinical Studies of the Los Angeles Skirball Campus of the College–Institute. Rabbi Weisberg will attend Saturday morning Shabbat services and speak during the Kiddush lunch after services on Saturday, March 5. She will also be the featured lecturer/teacher on Sunday afternoon, March 6. The 1:00 PM Sunday event is co-sponsored by PJTC's Sisterhood, who will be providing a delicious lunch buffet prior to the program. Both programs are open to the entire community. Rabbi Weisberg is an interpreter of classical Jewish texts (Talmud in particular.) She specializes in connecting the historical world of ancient Jewish texts with contemporary Jewish life today. She has written on gender issues in rabbinic texts, exploring the rabbis' understanding of family and familial relationships. Her experience includes teaching lay people, frequently in informal settings, as well as enlightening her rabbinic colleagues at regional and national conventions and conferences. Rabbi Weisberg received her BA from Brandeis University and her MA and Ph.D. in Talmud and Rabbinical Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York. She has taught at JTS, the College of William and Mary and the University of Pittsburgh. She was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Her scholarly program at PJTC will provide a learning opportunity for all who attend. For more information and to RSVP, please call PJTC office at (626) 798-1161 or email carolsofer@yahoo.com.

This year, the secular New Year coincides with the reading of Parshat Shemot, the beginning of the book of Exodus. The very first words of the book of Exodus are: “These are the names of the children of Israel who came to Egypt.” Commenting on these words, numerous midrashim explain: Although [God] counted them in their lifetime by their names (Gen. 46:8-27), God counted them again after their death, to let us know how precious they are, because they were likened to the stars, which God takes out and brings in by number and by name, as it is said: who takes out their host by number; all of them He calls by name (Isaiah. 40:26). In the religious school and in our youth groups, we build community with this idea in the center, with the understanding that each young person should be nurtured for who they are and what they bring to the community. As we return from Winter Break, I’m excited to see the ways in which our students continue to grow – through exploration of the life cycle, learning tfillah, and doing justice. Keep your eyes open for information from the Hei class on participating in their Food Forward Tree Drive, for information about Gimel class mitzvah teams and their field trips, and for our continued Teen Learning Days which return on February 7 with the Madeline Mark Memorial Morning of Learning. The beginning of our story of freedom is the recognition that each human being is precious to God. Taking this idea a step further, as creature made b’tzelem Elohim, in Gd’s image, we each have the capacity to recognize how precious each other are to God, to our communities, and to ourselves. I feel blessed to be part of a community that not only recognizes this power, but also strives to put it into action. Happy New Year!

Interfaith Study Group

by Cecilia Fox, PJTC representative on ISG Planning Committee with Norma Pratt.

Sunday, January 10, 5:00 to 7:30 PM. We will meet at the Islamic Center of Southern California. 434 S. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles.   Topic: Poetry Reading – A Panel of Poets.  PJTC’s Norma Pratt, Cheri Langdell, Islamic Center, and Anne Peterson, All Saints will read their works. Carpool leaves North parking lot, All Saints Church, promptly at 4:15 PM.  ISG was founded in 2007 by members of PJTC, All Saints Church, and the Islamic Center of Southern California, in Los Angeles. Meetings rotate among the three locations, usually on the second Sunday monthly.  A congenial group, interested in those of other faiths, we are respectful of each other, and people of all faiths are welcome to join us.   Our meetings conclude with a vegetarian potluck meal, so please bring an item if you can. All are welcome! For further details/questions, please  leave a message for Cecilia Fox at the PJTC office (626) 798 1161 or send her an email. The FLAME

Madeline Mark Memorial Morning of Learning

Sunday, February 7 9:30-12:30 All 8th-12th graders are invited to join this morning of reflective learning in honor of Madeline Mark. Students will also be provided with time and assistance working on their essay submissions for the Madeline Mark Award. Hosted by: Madeline Mark Award Committee, Louis B. Silver Religious School, USY


January 2016

PJTC) Board Of Directors Report

USY Events

November 30, 2015 Meeting

Faith Segal, President, announced that, for a number of reasons, we will continue without an interim rabbi. Cantor Ruth and Rabbi Silverstein have worked out a plan to provide clergy support for our congregation until we find a permanent rabbi. Mickey Bernath, Treasurer, reported that we expect to have a balanced budget by the end of the year. This is due, in part, to an unexpected bequest. A Rabbi Search Committee has been formed, headed by Sandy Hartford and Noah Golden-Krasner. The first step will be to formulate an updated job description. “Listening sessions” will be held to gather input from the congregation. The Governance Task Force, led by Matt Ober, presented the proposed Bylaws to the Board. These are intended to replace the current Constitution. The Board approved the Bylaws, which will be submitted to the congregation for approval at a Congregational Meeting to be held on Sunday morning, December 13. (The date of the next Board meeting has been changed to Monday evening, January 11.)

Kadima in the midst of a Jewdi/Maccabbee training camp, a team-building exercise during their Star Wars Hannukah sleepover.

Congregational Meeting December 13, 2015 Meeting

After much discussion, the Congregation passed a motion approving the new PJTC Bylaws. After correction of a few minor typos, the Bylaws will be presented to the Board for final approval at the next Board meeting. In the future, amendments may be considered by the Board, but only after adequate notice to the Congregation.

We had 34 teens and family members on Saturday night, December 19 to see the new Star Wars movie.

Please remember to bring canned food whenever you come to the temple. Be sure to notice the basket on the table in the main lobby. Please bring a couple of cans of food to help fill it.

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.

USY Havdalah sleepover and star gazing event.



January 2016

Shabbat Service Schedule 9:00 AM - Torah Study Every Shabbat, Lounge*


9:30 AM - Shabbat in the Round Every Shabbat, Social Hall No Knell Minyan in January ď€ ď€ ď€ ď€ ď€ ď€ ď€ ď€ ď€ ď€ ď€ ď€ 


*Except on b'nai mitzvah or other special occasions


January 8

Tot Shabbat 6:45 PM -Knell Chapel Service Come for an


evening of togetherness, song and prayer!



Join Cantor Ruth and Judy Callahan, Director of B’nai Simcha Preschool for a half-hour Shabbat experience filled with music and movement for families with children age seven and under.

Just ask one of us in the office. We don't keep these things too long. Unclaimed clothing will be donated to Foothill Unity.

Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service 6:30 PM Social Hall

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!

des For gra d n K-2nd a their families

Rock-a-Bye Baby Mazel tov to Karen and Allen Gross on the arrival of their first grandchild, Oren Patrick Coleman, born to Miriam and Martin Coleman on December 5 in Brooklyn, New York. Another Mazel tov to Marlene Reichenbach, who welcomed her 20th greatgrandchild, Chava Miriam, born on November 29 to Chana Tova and Shmuel Berkowitz, also in Brooklyn. The FLAME

Friday January 8

Service will include • Singing & Dancing

Please join us

• Ask the Rabbi • Torah Story • Snack 9

January 2016

Yahrzeits for January (announced Fri/Sat preceding the date) Tevet 20

January 01, 2016

Tevet 26

Betty Jacobs David Kokis  David Schaffer  Lillian Schwartz  Jacob Weinman  Tevet 21

January 02, 2016

Samuel Alt Edith Chessen  Spencer Gilbert  Margit Grotta  Theodore Lester  Max Lifshitz  Maurice Russo  Jeanne Steingold  Isidor Zwirn  Tevet 22

Tevet 23

Tevet 25

Tevet 29

January 10, 2016

Gilbert Friedman Erna Goldschmidt  John Guinnes  Oscar Kragen  Nathan Landay  Helen Reichler  Shevat 1

January 11, 2016

Shevat 7

Shevat 8

Slava Fleischhacker Terry Freeling  Joseph Lackey  Tim Lopez  Madeline Mark  Hans Strobel  Anna Weinberg  Philip Weissman 

January 12, 2016

Fannie Ackerman Joseph Goldberg  Frederick Holzer  Ginda Resnick  Benjamin Saltman  Ruby Swerdlow  Shevat 3

Shevat 10

Mary Crane Joan Greenberg  Berta Neumann  Marion Obedoza  Shevat 4 January 14, 2016

Shevat 5

January 15, 2016

Shevat 11


Shevat 15

January 25, 2016

David Arkush Meyer Cohen  Marcia Elsner  Norman Gertz  Alec Schaffer  Shevat 16

January 26, 2016

George Black Marilyn Boesch  Helen Jacobson  Ruth Mark  Ralph Rosefield  Ben Segall  Daisy Siegel  Shevat 17

January 27, 2016

Herbert Barg Gage Burr  Dennis Levy  Mary Nadel  Regina Sarvas  Eliezer Shumer  Shevat 18

January 28, 2016

Lillian Burmeter Lillian Chason  Bertha Ehrenreich  Bruce Fuhrman  Sofia Odessky  Alex Zekley  Edward Zysman  Frances Zysman  Shevat 19

January 29, 2016

Arnold Brodie Saul Fuhrman  Sidney Lipow  Seymour Schwartz  Celina Zlotnicki  Shevat 20

January 30, 2016

Carmela Mascoli Samuel Rosenzweig  Eva Schafler  Maurice Weinreb 

January 22, 2016

Carole Clines Marie Kelley  Anne Muriel Kollin  Mark Schaefer  Nathan Shenfeld  Gertrude White  Janet Wingis 

Hana Eizenberg Pauline Silberblatt  Rose Unger  Eva Zuckerman 

January 24, 2016

Estelle S. Alper Isidor Goldman  Eleanor Levy  Max Maniloff  Goldie Paul  Esther Rosefield  Frieda Rosner  Esther Schneider 

January 21, 2016

Esther Greenberg Lorraine Roseman  Pete Sattler  Shevat 12

Shevat 14

January 20, 2016

Jill Robin Brown Rod Edwards  Walter Furman  Queenie Gomperts  Thomas Hauge  Elsa Lerner  Sylvia Margolin  Besse Meyer  Andrew Scher  Manya Schwartz 

January 13, 2016

Ronald Krown Minnie Leibovitz  Daphne Levy  Sophie Livingston  Nathan Tobias  Barbara Werboff 

January 19, 2016

January 23, 2016

Laura Marcus

January 18, 2016

Robert Gortman Arthur Greenberg  John Jick  Abraham Nisenbaum  Albert Rosen  David Skolnik  Shevat 9

Shevat 13

January 17, 2016

Shirley Auerbach Phillip Bunin  Harry Chalek  Anna Cohen  Avery Douglas  Eva Fox  Irving Slater  Louis Wolf 

Esther Roth Kate Sherman  Chaim Silberblatt  Shevat 2

January 16, 2016

Hyman Balkin Isidore Hochstein  James Keys  Lorraine Meltsner  Benjamin Nadel  John Shafer  Jack Tipple  Ronald Warner  Hyman Weise 

January 09, 2016

Samuel Jaslow Lee Phillips  Miriam Rubenstein  Jeremiah Streisand 

January 06, 2016

Larry Figner Theresa Friedman  Irving Gleizer  Dorothy Grossman  Tillie Kaplan  Seymour Levine  Jack Lewis  Israel Morgenstern  Joseph Rosenblum  Beatrice Yorke 


Tevet 28

January 05, 2016

Alex Heller Fannie Jampolsky  Josef Liberman  Barbara Siegal 

Shevat 6

January 08, 2016

Herman Blumenfeld Eleanor Coplen  Joseph Gruber  Minna Morris  Nathan Rappaport  Lester Stroh  Robert Zaban 

January 04, 2016

Joann Burkley Sy Epstein  Father of Phillip Friend  Mother of Phillip Friend  Esther Greenberg  Morris Hillinger  Rose Jacobson  Sarah Katzman  Ida Leff  Abraham and Esther Mittelman & Children  Sadie Rice  Walter Schuster  Herbert Segal  Yetta Weiner  Henry Weinstein  Tevet 24

Tevet 27

January 03, 2016

Norma Alltshuler Selma Applebaum  Leonard Freinkel  Harvey Goldman  Harry Levy  Robert Margolis  Sam Telis  Mollie Weinstock 

January 07, 2016

Sophie Carnow Goldie Fridiss  Rose Rosner  Gary Schleimer  Sali Schwarcz 

Shevat 21

January 31, 2016

Isidor Alper Max Farbman  Selma Kruger  Rose Levy  Martha Liebman  James Meng  James O’Dell  Ben Rosner 

January 2016

December Donations General Fund

Cantor Wendy Bat-Sarah in honor of Rabbi Joshua’s celebration. He has made a big difference in my life. Molly Wolveck Betty Krachman in honor of the marriage of Karen & Clark Linstone Len Lipton & Barbara Weisenberg, wishing Josh Pais a speedy recovery Barbara Weisenberg, wishing Len Lipton a speedy recovery

Siterhood Tributes

To Marcia Alper in honor of her becoming the new President of our Jewish Federation, from Mary Ann & Mickey Bernath To Lisa Feldman in honor of her being named as “Jewish Professional of the Year” by our Jewish Federation, from Mary Ann & Mickey Bernath, Brett, Maite and Pablo To Josh Pais in honor of his being named as “Volunteer of the Year” by our Jewish Federation, from Debbie & John Guest To Karen & Allen Gross in honor of the birth of their new grandson, Oren Patrick Coleman, from Bonnie Buratti & Kai Lam, Stacy & Stu Miller, Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, and Ricki & Lonne Lane To Marlene Reichenbach in honor of the birth of her 20th greatgrandchild, Chava Miriam Berkowitz, from Anita & Jeff Landau, and Edie Taylor To Andrea Edwards & Brian Mark in honor of their upcoming wedding, from Debbie & John Guest, Sue & Jim Hogan, Marcia Alper, Barbara Levinson, and Ginny & Ira Blitz To Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, “Thinking of you and wishing you good health” from Barbara Levinson To Allen Emmerich, wishing him a speedy recovery and return to good health, from Sue & Jim Hogan To Peter Brier, wishing him a speedy recovery and return to good health, from Anita & Jeff Landau, and Edie Taylor To Carol Mills, wishing her a speedy recovery and return to good health, from Nancy & John Carlton, Debbie & John Guest, Joan & Jerry Halpert, Sue & Jim Hogan, Edie Taylor, and Ginny & Ira Blitz To Josh Pais, wishing him a speedy recovery and return to good health, from Ginny & Ira Blitz, Mary Ann & Mickey Bernath, Nancy & John Carlton, Bonnie Buratti & Kai Lam, Debbie & John Guest, Linda & Paul Rourman, Ricki & Lonne Lane, Joan & Jerry Halpert, Sue & Jim Hogan, Barbara Levinson, and Edie Taylor To Sondra Dreshner, wishing her a speedy recovery & return to good health, from Edie Taylor, and Nancy & John Carlton To Arlene Weiss, with sympathy on the loss of her dear friend, Jim Koenig, from Edie Taylor, Debbie & John Guest, Joan & Jerry Halpert, Sue & Jim Hogan, Anita & Jeff Landau, and Ginny & Ira Blitz To Susan Lorin & family, with sympathy on the loss of her beloved father, Dan Leibl, from Stacy & Stu Miller, Carolyn & Scott Siegal, Marcia Alper, Mary Ann & Mickey Bernath, and Nancy & John Carlton To Barbara David & family, with sympathy on the loss of her beloved father, Dan Leibl, from Stacy & Stu Miller, Mary Ann & Mickey Bernath, and Nancy & John Carton To Todd Leibl & family, with sympathy on the loss of his beloved father, Dan Leibl, from Stacy & Stu Miller To the Leibl family, with sympathy on the loss of their beloved father, Dan Leibl, from Shirley Hoffman

Adult Education Programs Anonymous

Galpert Scholarship Fund

Shirley Hoffman in memory of Josh Pais’ beloved brother, Gregg Pais Josh & Jan Pais in memory of Eric Mills’ beloved father, Clayton Mills

MAC (Membeship Assistance Committee

June Brodie & her sister Harriet Berkowitz in memory of their father, Max Wiskind Faye and Ike Langholz on the yahrzeit of Faye’s father Nathan Chason.

Union Station

Daniel & Karen Levin

Yahrzeit Donations to General Fund Donated by: Ethel Cooper David Snyder Betty Fishman Judy & Jordan Ellis Edie Taylor Susie Kustner Louis Friedman John Guest Sharon Goldberg Dolores Schwam Ruth Judkins Martin Lewin Martin Lewin Roberta Braun Isabel Green Judith Raichlen Judith Raichlen Rachel Goodman Alice Shulman Lauren Frankel Roslyn Lubow Roslyn Lubow Roslyn Lubow George Lubow Doris Segall Stu Miller Sue Hogan Roza Kuppermann Anita Landau Semyon Tsarovsky

In Memory of: Father, Harry Cooper Mother, Bascha Snyder Husband, Bert Fishman Son, Jonathan Ellis Father, Abraham Vegotsky Mother, Lillian Splaver Mother, Letha Friedman Friend, Sam Winograd Mother, Martha Handin Aunt, Rosalyn Smith Father, Julius Spielberg Father, Solomon Lewin Brother, Jack Lewin Father, Milton Goldberg Brother, Donald Engelhardt Husband, Fredric Reichlen Father-in-law, Sam Reichlen Father, Julius Goodman Husband, Tom Shulman Mother, Muriel Frankel Mother, Ella Hochstein Father, Isidore Hochstein Brother, Lester Hochstein Brother, Osher Lubow Father, Isidor Zwirn Uncle, Marshall Miller Father, Samuel Alt Father, David Davidson Sister, Diana Frey Mother, Dvosya Mintskovsky

A Kiddush Plea by Roz Scherr February may still seem far away yet I'd like to plan our Kiddush Calendar if I may. Feb 13 is a bar-mitzvah to celebrate but every other Shabbat is an open date: Feb 6, 20 and 27 are all unclaimed and free. Could you do a mitzvah and answer my Kiddush plea? Co-host lunch with a friend or maybe with two. Roz Scherr is waiting to hear from you. The FLAME

Etz Hayim Prayerbook

In memory of Bassam (Sam) Haddad, a wonderful Torah reader from his many friends at PJTC

— Contact for Donations —

Donate to Temple Projects & Funds Order a Memorial Plaque Freeman Passover Fund Order Leaf/Stone on Tree of Life.... Temple Office (626) 798-1161 Shabbat b'Lev Music Fund ....................................... Cantor Ruth MAC Committee.................................................... Claire Gorfinkel PJTC Oral History Project....................................Michael Several Simcha & Memorial Tablecloths............................. Paula Waluch Sisterhood's Lena Berman Tribute Fund................... Roz Scherr Dedicate a Prayer Book....................................... Sheila Padlipsky Large Print Sim Shalom..................................................Roz Scherr Rabbi Galpert Memorial Fund......................................... Jan Pais Shirley Hoffman L.B. Silver Religious School........................................... Jan Pais Torah Fund Donations................................................Bobbi Sloan Judaica Shop................................................................Stacy Miller Sisterhood Kitchen Fund.....................................Nancy Copeland Women's Retreat Fund..........................................Nancy Copeland Madeline Mark Memorial Fund....................................Ruth Several 11

January 2016

January Birthdays January 1 . ................ Ojig Ergas Kenneth Gerst Jason Mann January 2 . ... Jennifer DeBoskey Randy Shulman January 4 . ................. Art Bogad Leonard Lipton Buck Pistol-Boesch Aileen Weiss January 5 . . Ruth Berman Harris Jordan Ellis January 7 . ......... Carol Bourland January 8 . .......Tovah Goodman Tania Painter Namoi Tyberg January 9 . ......Sharon Goldberg Keren Hernandez Gabriel Lujan James Sale January 10 . .. Nicholas Bourland Steven Conovitz Paula Fenstein Fernando Fleischman January 11 .........Kevin Bourland Ava Larson January 12 . ........... Linda Mazur January 13 . Catherine Lefkowitz Kaileh Pistol January 14 . ..... Rebecca Cohen Jillian Goldstein Leonard Holen Isaac Levy Jonathan Pattow Ernest Robinson Edie Taylor January 15 . .... Alixandra Binney Jonah Rose January 17 . ..... Bradford Balmot Emmanuel Diner Rachel Lebowitz Daphne Maitless Deborah Sullivan January 18 . ......... Dylan Gaither Alexander Radulovic

and Anniversaries

January 19 . .......Steven Barston Michael A. Fox Katherine Karish Sophie Owen Oren Reynolds Eugene Roberts Lawrence Scherr January 20 . ......... Elisse Blinder Michael Butnik Bruce Horowitz Janice Pais Shayna Rothenberg Miriam Shenfeld Felicity Swerdlow January 21 . ............. Ella Becker Michael Chan January 22 . .............. Diane Burr Claire Waluch January 23............. Sam Felman Michael Karish Guy Pyrzak January 24 . ..........Ellen Ardman Ronald Grover Joanna Rawley January 25 . ......Claudia Argueta Maia Cohen Lester Slifkin January 26 . ....Alice Rothenberg January 27 . ....... Maxwell Stukel Scott Svonkin Shikun Yeh January 28 . ....Elisa Rothenberg Matthew Segal January 29 . .........Jeffrey Alkana Estelle Galindo Linda Horowitz Matthew Mukherjee January 30 . ...................Ofer Ho Karen Hochman Brown Jayne Kaplan Max Michelson Jenny Owen Richard Rosenbaum Evan Steinberg January 31 . ...... Julian Honowitz Diana Selig

Jonathan and Katie Pattow ..................................................1/3/2003 David and Gail Snyder .........................................................1/3/1982 Cecil and Rachel Schmidt ....................................................1/6/2008 Craig and Nancy Copeland ................................................1/12/1972 Dani and Diane Michaeli ....................................................1/18/2003 Jerry and Joan Halpert .......................................................1/20/1957 Kai Lam and Bonnie Buratti . ..............................................1/23/1982 Martin and Mariko Howard .................................................1/24/1987 John and Nancy Carlton .....................................................1/26/1980 John and Anne Sigoloff ......................................................1/30/1999

Shabbat in Honor of Our Volunteers Friday, January 29 7:30 PM, Galpert Sanctuary

Come join us as we honor all of our PJTC Volunteers

Thanks to Our December 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. Dec. 4/5 Dec. 11/12 Dec. 18/19 Dec. 25/26

Special Oneg Honoring our Newest Members On Friday, February 5, the Membership Committee will be sponsoring the Oneg, honoring our newest members. Please plan to join us, experience our Shabbat service and get to meet/mingle with our newest members. We look forward to seeing you there.

Sondra Dreshner

Carolyn Kunin wishes to invite PJTC


Jacob Levy Rabbi Silverstein

Roz Scherr

Torah and Haftorah Readers

Jeff Chan Sondra Dreshner Ofer Ho Roz Scherr

Members and Friends to an Open House to celebrate Five Years in ~Westminster Cottage ~ Sunday, February 28 1:00 to 6:00 PM 690 Westminster Drive in the Arroyo Seco, Pasadena The FLAME

Oneg & Kiddush Hosts

Oneg honoring Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater hosted by the Temple Board and Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by Kaileh Pistol Oneg hosted by the Men’s Club Kiddush hosted by the Shabbes Minyan Group Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by Carolyn Kunin Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by Claire Gorfinkel and Susan Auerbach

Ruth Chan Lucy Eller Elana Mendelson Cantor Ruth

Office Volunteers

Ryna Aviram Ginny Blitz Jerry Halpert Ruth Kaye Marlene Reichenbach George Roegler Edie Taylor Arlene Weiss 12

Mark Chodos Jon Green Linda Rourman

Judy Ellis Sheila Padlipsky Roz Scherr January 2016

We Are Collecting: By Edie Taylor

Used cell phones – LBSRS is collecting, look for their box Printer ink cartridges - bring to Bruce Used eye glasses, clear and sunglasses, also hearing aids - box in Workroom Toiletries from hotels, all sizes - box in Workroom - goes to Union Station Plastic bottles - recycled by USY, container in the back of main building. Aluminum cans - also recycled by USY, place in blue barrel in back of building Yarn, 4-ply acrylic, all colors, used to make afghans for Huntington Hospital and County/USC Pediatric Dept. Bring to my attention. No wool, please! Remember the Foothill Unity Center barrels near the entrance to Wohlmann Hall. You may drop in canned goods, clothing, household items, and anything that they may be able to sell in their Thrift Shop to raise funds for the food bank. These are all mitzvah makers. Everything is recyclable. Call me if you have larger home furnishings. Edie Taylor, (626)-792-1237 or edie@pjtc.net.

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January 2016

Happy 2016! The Sisterhood Judaica Shop will be ready for all the new year's upcoming holidays! Check us out! Remember we are now open on Friday mornings, so you can shop before Shabbat. Stop in and meet Florence, our newest volunteer!

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January 2016

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The Most Fun Night of the Year!! !

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• Dinner Presented by • Silent Auction • $2,000 In Play Money Men’s Club • Race Program • Drinks • Great Prizes to the best Handicappers • Best Hat Contest

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Horse Racing Tournament With Prizes For Winners Buffet Dinner Starts at 6:30 PM First Race - 7:00 PM

Pony up and Get in the Race Number of Adults at $40.00 per person

( If received by February 15, 2016, after $50.00)

What did the horse say when it fell down? I’ve fallen and I can’t giddyup

Number of Young Adults at $18.00 ( Age 14 -18 if received by February 15, 2016, after $25.00)

Groups or individuals can sponsor a race for $50.00 (Eight races, room for eight sponsors) Sponsors get their name in the race program along with a special souvenir trophy Print on line above how you want your listing to appear on the race program and trophy (One trophy per group/individual sponsorship) I am unable to attend but would like to make a donation. TOTAL Check made payable to PJTC Men’s Club Men’s Club is dedicated to enriching our Temple community by presenting social and cultural programs and events while supporting the four educational institutions associated with PJTC.

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