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Religious School News by Becky Silverstein, Education Director

O n c e a month I have the opportunity to meet with other education directors s e r v i n g s y n a go g u e s in the Los Angeles area. Hosted by the Bureau of Jewish Education, these meetings have been an invaluable part of my first year here at PJTC. While my colleagues here have been wonderful, and Debby Singer has been generous with her time and spirit, building my own professional relationships outside of PJTC is important for LBSRS and me. I want to share two things that I (re)learned during our meeting last month. 1. Relationships and community are built through vulnerability and trust (and this is hard for people of all ages). As we began a conversation about how we could reinvigorate our professional network, it became clear that the best use of our time would be problem-solving, talking about case studies, and sharing the wealth of knowledge and experience in the room. Then it became clear that we would need some sort of brit (covenant). Even this group of professionals needed to say out loud that our shared space was one in which we would ask for vulnerability, trust, compassion, and confidentiality. Covenant is not a new concept to me or to the Jewish tradition. We bring our babies into the covenant through brit milah or baby naming.

We celebrate and renew the covenant each Shabbat. The idea of agreement between the collective and G-d forms the center of classical Judaism. On an individual level, we have modern ketubot that form agreements between people, and religious school classes usually feature some sort of brit-making activity. What felt new was the reminder that covenants create space and give permission for risk-taking. 2. The experience of creating change (large or small) is difficult in a process that is already in motion. Put differently, whether you are changing the wheels, installing new seats, or simply buying gas, it is much easier to do it when the bus isn’t moving. Change isn't a new concept either. The Judaism that I practice is the product of evolution and change. The halachic process central to the observance of Conservative Judaism is one that speaks to the tension between change and tradition. What felt new was the reminder that we do not always have the opportunity to breathe or think something through as fully as we might like or test a new idea before implemting it and that it is still okay to try something. Each of these lessons addresses growth and vulnerability – two of the central ideas that I’m hoping to spend time with this summer. How do we encourage our students to be vulnerable and to hold on to the risktaking spirits that seem to drift away as they get older? How can I model vulnerability and compassion in a way that invites families and students to share their lives with each other and me? What does it mean to grow? What kind of growth do we want to see in our students? What kind

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

July 3/4

Parashat: Balak

Picnic and Tot Shabbat 6:00 PM KatzTerrace Shabbat Service 7:30 PM Social Hall Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Torah Study 9:00 AM Lounge Service in the Round 9:30 AM Social Hall Kiddush hosted by Ofer Ho in honor of his daughter Maggie's birthday July 10/11

Parashat: Pi nehas

Fri. Service 7:30 PM Social Hall Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Torah Study 9:00 AM Lounge Service in the Round 9:30 AM Social Hall Kiddush hosted by Shabbes Minyan Group July 17/18

Parashat: Mattot + Mas’ey

Family Picnic and Shabbat Service 6:00PM Katz Terrace Fri. Service 7:30 PM Social Hall Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Torah Study 9:00 AM Lounge Service in the Round 9:30 AM Social Hall Knell Minyan 9:30 AM Knell Chapel Kiddush hosted by Rob Anderson in honor of his 58th birthday July 24/25

Parashat: Devarim

Fri. Service 7:30 PM Social Hall Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Torah Study 9:00 AM Lounge Service in the Round 9:30 AM Social Hall Kiddush hosted by Shabbes Minyan Group Tisha B'Av Service 8:30 PM July 31/August 1

Knell Chapel

Parashat: Va’et hannan

Whitman Dinner Fri. Service 7:30 PM Galpert Sanctuary Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Torah Service 9:00 AM Lounge Service in the Round 9:30 AM Social Hall Kiddush hosted by Shabbes Minyan Group

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Inscribe Us For Life Thanks to the generosity of many congregants in our “Inscribe Us for Life� fundraiser, our community will have a new mahzor for the High Holy Days this fall. As you all know, our dues do not cover the cost of operating PJTC, so our annual fundraisers are critical in order to provide the high quality of programs for our congregation. This fundraiser would not have been possible without the sponsorship of the following families, who contributed a minimum of $5,000: Mary Ann and Mickey Bernath Neil and Karen Brown Sandy and Steve Hartford Francine Hokin Katz Ellen and Harvey Knell

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A special thank you to Karen Brown who created the bookplates for the mahzorim, and to Ray Bushnell for the postcards and bookmarks we all received over the past months. If you have not dedicated your mahzorim, please contact the Temple office. Thank you to all the families who participated: Anonymous Marcia Alper Ellen Ardman Douglas and Keri Axel Nadav and Anat Bar-Chaim Hal Baron and Kathy Kobayashi Jared and Maureen Becker Paul and Josette Bellan Mickey and Mary Ann Bernath Elisse Blinder Ira and Ginny Blitz

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July 2015


Men's Club News

Sisterhood Installs New Board On Monday, June 8, Sisterhood’s 2015-16 Board was installed during a lovely al fresco dinner event at the Los Angeles Arboretum in Arcadia, with approximately 40 Sisterhood members in attendance. Thank you to Past President and Nominating Committee Chair Carolyn Siegal, supported by Nominating Committee members Marcia Alper, Karen Brown, Felice Mittman, and Annie Sharfstein for bringing us a wonderful slate. Thanks also go to Nancy Carlton for making the arrangements with the Peacock Café.

by Andy Schwarz, President

I would like to thank the entire current Men's Club Board of Directors who were reinstalled at our annual breakfast meeting on Sunday, June 28. Last year was very successful for the Men's Club. We were actively involved in helping to support the USY, led by Melissa Levy, and hope to increase our support this year. We contributed to the PJ Library book program and the Jewish Youth Orchestra through the Federation. We had two successful events – A Night at the Races and our Men's Club Man of the Year Dinner honoring Jeff Landau. The Men's Club was proud to present a yad to each of the 16 members of the Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class on Friday, May 29. We would also like to congratulate Maya Sheklow and her family on the occasion of her bat mitzvah on Friday, June 26. Laurence Harris presented her with our gift of a yad. Our members would like to wish Franci Levine-Grater a speedy recovery from her recent knee surgery. The Men's Club will have its annual outing to see the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes minor league baseball game on Saturday evening, August 1, to be followed by fireworks. This is a wonderful event, so bring your kids along. Please contact Joel Padlipsky (joel.palipsky@gmail.com) to get your tickets and more information. Our club has installed a 42-inch TV screen in the lobby; it will soon be up and running so that anyone can post announcements of events or programs, photos and videos. Please contact Bruce in the office for more details. Finally, you should be receiving your annual Men's Club dues statement. The dues are only $36 for the year, or I hope that you will become a Diamond member for $100, which includes 5 football book tickets for our weekly football pool. Your support helps us provide funding for our religious schools and youth programs, USY, camping scholarships etc. The Men's Club Board wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable summer.

Executive Committee President .................................................................. Debbie Guest Membership VPs .........................Carol Mills and Karen Brown Development VPs . ..........Anita Landau and Barbara Levinson Program VPs ..............................Nancy Carlton, and Aty Rotter Education VP......................................................................Jan Pais Torah Fund VP........................................................... Bobbi Sloan Recording Secretary ................................................... Ginny Blitz Corresponding Secretary ........................................Joan Halpert Treasurer . ...........................................................Nancy Copeland Parliamentarian/Past Pres. ...................................Carolyn Siegal Committee Chairs Break-the-Fast . .............................................................Ricki Lane Challah Sales ................................................................Carol Mills College Outreach . ............................Ellen Pais and Terry Meng Publicity . ......................................................... Jane Hirschkowitz D’var Torah . ................................................................Sue Galpert Hamantaschen Bake . .............................................Judy Callahan High Holiday Greetings . ............. Ruth Kaye and Karen Brown Historian . ............................................................ Louise Wannier Onegs ........................................................................ Arlene Weiss Happy Purim . ..................Barbara Levinson and Tamara Silver Prayer Books .......................................................Sheila Padlipsky Rosh Chodesh ............ Franci Levine-Grater, Kathy Kobayashi, Susan Auerbach, and Jane Hirschkowitz Sisterhood Shabbat . ................................................. Ruth Several Tributes......................................................................... Roz Scherr Women’s Seder ......................................................... Marcia Alper Conference Chair ....................................................... Edie Taylor Judaica Shop . ............................................................. Stacy Miller Tikkun Olam . ..........................................................Debby Singer Invitations . ............................................................. Jessica Weiner Showcase House ...................................................Wendy Frankel Zahava . ...................................................................... Kaileh Pistol

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a fun evening of Professional Baseball with the PJTC Men’s Club The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Dodger Farm Team) vs the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres Farm Team) Epicenter in Rancho Cucamonga 8408 Rochester Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 91730-3904

Saturday Evening, August 1, 2015 Game Time at 7:05 PM $10 includes Reserved Seat Reservations with check by July 21 To PJTC Men’s Club 1434 N Altadena Dr., Pasadena, Ca 91107 For Information call Joel (626) 351-8489 The FLAME

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

Whitman Dinner Friday July 31 6:00 PM Social Hall

9:30 AM - Shabbat in the Round Every Shabbat, Social Hall

There is no charge for the dinner but we must have your reservations by Monday, July 27. Reservations will not be accepted after that date. Call the PJTC office at 798-1161.

Knell Minyan: (in addition to the Service in the Round) 9:30 AM - July 18 Knell Chapel

RSVP to the Temple office by July 27

*Except on B'nai Mitzvah or special occasions

July 3

Picnic and 6:00 PM - Picnic Followed by Tot Shabbat services in Service Knell Chapel

Come for an evening of togetherness, song and prayer!

Saturday, July 25, 8:30 PM Knell Chapel

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.

Tisha B'Av, is the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, the day on which both the First and the Second Temples were destroyed. Join us for Tisha B'Av services and the reading of Eicha, Lamentations, as we commemorate the sad and tragic aspects of our communal history. Please wear dark clothing and bring a flashlight as we read Lamentations by candlelight. Please note that Tisha B'Av is a fast day, so no food or drink will be served.

Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service 6:30 PM Katz Terrace

Friday July 17

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Service will include • Singing & Dancing

Family Havdallah Saturday, July 18 6:00 PM, Katz Terrace

In addition to fo o d, ice cre am and bounce houses, we’ l l a ls o enj oy Israeli food. 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.

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Sunday, August 2 10:00 AM

A Friendship Gathering of People of Different Faiths Adults and Youth Welcome at All Sessions

Come prepared to scrub, polish, sweep, prune, plant, paint, and have lots of fun with Temple family and friends as we beautify PJTC for the upcoming High Holidays. All volunteers, pre-teen and up, will be appreciated.

Potluck Supper* 6:30 PM-Presentation 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

THEME: Responding to Those Affected by Imprisonment Thursday, July 9- From the Books: What Do Our Faiths Say About Imprisonment? First Church of Christ, Scientist, Altadena, 942 East Altadena Drive Thursday, July 23- What Are We Doing Now to Respond? Altadena Community Church United Church of Christ, 943 East Altadena Drive Thursday, August 6- Fourth Annual ACTS Variety Show St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1014 East Altadena Drive, Altadena To participate in the Variety Show, please contact Lori Stein at (626) 833-1492, or ldstein@earthlink.com

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ACTS includes representatives from local Bahá’í, Baptist, Christian Science, Episcopal, Jewish, Islamic, Lutheran, and United Church of Christ communities. Donations will be accepted to help newly released people become productive members of our society. Checks can be made out to “ACTS” *Please bring a vegetarian dish to share: appetizer, main dish, fruit, salad or dessert. For further information call the Altadena Baptist Church, (626) 797-8970.

To confirm attendance please RSVP to the temple office. bruce@pjtc.net

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

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We offer an opportunity for you to view interesting and thought-provoking Jewish-themed documentary films and to share views and ideas with others. Join us on Thursday, July 30 at 7:00 PM in Wohlmann Hall to view Shimon’s Returns (2014). A collector of memories and a seeker of good will, Shimon takes us on a journey through Poland and Ukraine, uncovering the brighter sides of dark times. Slawomir Gr ünb erg is an Emmy award-winning documentary pro du c e r, d i re c t or an d cinematographer. 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. The FLAME

Please bring any tools you have and a pair of work gloves Bring sunscreen Improve our community Opportunity for social fellowship and participation Show pride in our beautiful temple Educate our youth in community involvement Volunteers needed to assist in all areas, many hands make light work

Sunday, July 12 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Wohlmann Hall Kitchen Learn various methods of jam preparation with hands-on participation Limited to 15 participants Class fee of $ 10.00 includes souvenir home-made jam & recipes RSVP to Nancy Carlton or Aty Rotter 6

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Book Club

Interfaith Study Group

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. Here is the summer schedule: July 9 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? This is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship. August 13 - Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Doctor and author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine cannot only improve life but also what matters in the end. Books are available at Vroman’s at a 20% discount. We are listed as the PJTC Book Club.

Our next meeting will be on October 11, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at All Saints Episcopal Church, Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, on the east side of City Hall. (Our usual second Sunday of the month September meeting would have coincided with the first night of Rosh Hashanah this year.) Program details will appear in the next issues of the FLAME. Our annual Summer interfaith reading list has been sent to Interfaith Study Group email subscribers, and if you would like to be added to the list to receive news and the book list, please notify Cecilia Fox. We are currently planning our events for 2015-16, and welcome ideas for speakers/topics/panels. The Interfaith Study Group was founded in 2007 by members of Pasadena Jewish Temple, All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, and the Islamic Center of Southern California in Los Angeles. We meet monthly to learn from each other in a congenial, respectful group. Each meeting is followed by a vegetarian potluck and discussion. Carpools are available from All Saints to PJTC and to the Islamic Center. For further information, contact Norma Sigmund at (626) 583-2734 or email NSigmund@allsaints_pas.org or leave a message for Cecilia Fox at the PJTC office (626) 798-1161.

by Liz Green, Committee Chair

by Cecilia Fox, PJTC’s ISG Representative and Norma Pratt, Committee member

Sisterhood College Outreach Committee

Fuchs Award Presented at Graduation The Morton and Ilona Fuchs Award was presented at our Is your high school graduate heading away this fall? religious school graduation on Sunday, June 7. Attention PJTC families with first year college-bound This year’s honorees are children! The College Outreach Committee of Sisterhood is Benjamin Sigoloff (who collecting names and addresses of high school graduates leaving was unable to attend), home for the first time. Even though our young people will be Ethan Sharp and Michael away from home, our Sisterhood tradition is to continue PJTC’s Karish. Presenters were connection to them by sending them Jewish holiday boxes to Marta Fuchs, daughter of share with their new friends and community. Morton and Ilona, Rabbi In order to be eligible, (1) the families are members of PJTC, Joshua Levine Grater and (2) the student is attending a program/school away from home Education Director Rabbi for the first time (Students who graduated in past years but are Becky Silverstein. just now leaving home are welcome!), and (3) the student must The awardees must Rabbi Joshua, Michael, Ethan, Marta & Rabbi Becky have a permanent USA mailing address for the year. have concluded their first We encourage all families to participate. Please email me year of the Tihon Program. at terrymeng58@att.net as soon as you can (and hopefully by Three major criteria constitute the Fuchs Award: September 1): with the following information: Parents’ name, Dedication to bar/bat mitzvah studies address, and phone numbers; student’s name, mailing address, Dedication to the Temple community and phone number, and the student’s date of birth. We look Dedication to the larger community (Tikkun Olam). forward to hearing from you. Congratulations to Ben, Ethan and Michael, who have fulfilled all the above requirements – and more. We are very Galpert Memorial Fund proud of them. The Rabbi Galpert Memorial Scholarship Contributions to the Fuchs Award Fund are most welcome. recognizes academic excellence each year to Please send them to PJTC marked for the Fuchs Award Fund. university students who have already committed to a field of study in their final undergraduate or graduate years. In a few weeks’ time, Safety and Security applications for this prestigious award will become available with detailed information At our events and services, kids are great about the process. The Scholarship Committee, under the but remember our staff has a lot on its plate. direction of Janice Pais, is looking forward to honoring worthy Keeping children safe is an important thing to do PJTC affiliated candidates. For more information, please contact but parents and grandparents, it’s up to YOU! the Temple Office. by Terry Meng, Committee co-chair

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Thanks to Our June 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.

New Schedule 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.

June 5/6 June 12/13 June 19/20

Rock-a-Bye Baby

June 26/27

Mazel tov to Catherine & Joel Lefkowitz, former members whose children grew up here at PJTC. Their daughter and son-in law Corinna and William Carlyle welcomed their baby boy River Liam Carlyle on June 20. The young family lives in Berkeley.

Sondra Dreshner

Gabbai'im

Jacob Levy Erich Schlecht

Roz Scherr Ruth Several

Torah and Haftorah Readers

Mark Chodos Darrell Cozen Sondra Dreshner Noah Golden-Krasner Ella Grater Ofer Ho Ethan Sharp Maya Sheklow David Snyder With special thanks to John Guest for leading our traditional Shabbat services in Knell Chapel.

Mazel tov to Bonnie Skolnik on the birth of her granddaughter, Annabelle Miriam (Yonah) Ament, born on February 27 in Seattle, WA. Annabelle's delighted parents are Natalia Skolnik and Seth Ament.

Office Volunteers

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

Judy Ellis Sheila Padlipsky Roz Scherr

How About Hosting an Oneg?

Aty Rotter and family sincerely thank all those who sent tributes, condolence notes and brought food in memory of my father, Dolfi Gruenfeld. Knowing that so many people care is helping us through this difficult time.

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.

Shirley Hoffman and family thank all who sent tributes and get well wishes during Shirley's recent hospitalization and subsequent rehabilitation. All your good wishes have help speed my recovery. I am continuing my recovery now at my home. The Hoffman Family MiShaberach List Update

By Roz Scherr, PJTC Ritual Committee

Having Rabbi Grater or Cantor Ruth read out the names of ill or injured congregants, family and friends, plus saying a prayer for their healing is a special part of our regular Saturday morning service. However, our list can get overly long, as we don’t always know when to remove names of people who are back in good health again. To try to help manage our list, we would like to keep a name on the list for only one month, UNLESS YOU TELL US DIFFERENT. We’re certainly more than willing to keep names on longer if requested! But for short-term illnesses or accidents, we’re hoping that one month will be enough. The FLAME

Oneg & Kiddush Hosts

Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by Shabbes Minyan Group Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by Gail and David Snyder in honor of the 50th anniversary of David's bar mitzvah Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by Matt and Carol Sofer in honor of their 33rd wedding anniversary Oneg and Kiddush hosted by Edan and Anna Sheklow in honor of their daughter Maya's bat mitzvah

A Kiddush Poem by Roz Scherr

Over the years we've enjoyed each Saturday meal. Dear friends, I am writing a special appeal. Less money and helpers means we're no longer able to add a full lunch to our Shabbat Kiddush table. Unless you can help sponsor one in our Social Hall, we'll have challah and wine and cookies; that's all. (Next open dates, July 11 and 25) 8

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Weizmann Day School Hits Fifth Endowment Milestone by Lisa Feldman MA Ed, Head of School, Weizmann Day School

Throughout the 18th-20th centuries, as Jews immigrated to America, they took what little they had and established synagogues and schools. The synagogues served as hubs of their communities and the schools ensured that those communities would thrive for generations to come – just as they do today. The importance of education and continuity of community are two of the driving forces behind the Generations Endowment Program, which provides Jewish day schools with training and incentives to establish endowments. Endowments (funds made up of gifts and bequests where the principal is maintained intact and invested to create a source of ongoing income) are proven instruments that help institutions of all types thrive. The Generations Endowment Program is a collaboration among several national organizations whose mission is to support the success of Jewish schools: The Builders of Jewish Education (BJE), Partners in Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) and the AVI CHAI Foundation. Weizmann was selected to participate in the program last school year and, I am thrilled to say, we have met five of five milestones, and earned our school thousands of dollars in incentive funds. At the end of our three-year term, Weizmann will have the opportunity to earn a total of $25,000 in incentives (for completing milestones), receive an extra $250 for every $1000 cash raised (or pledged over the next five years), 40 hours of coaching each year from a development consultant, several training sessions (with all expenses paid) and participation in the national L’Dor V’Dor Society for donors at levels of $25,000 or above. I am honored and grateful to be a part of an incredibly talented and dedicated Generations Committee with Gerald Berman, Galit Feinreich, Shelly Freedenthal, Maya GoldenKrasner and Lawrence Lurvey. Our primary objective for this year was to get the word out about Weizmann’s endowment campaign. To that end, we held several events throughout the year. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who organized and attended them. Special thanks to the PJTC community members and clergy who have already led the way by personally investing in our school’s endowment. Having met our fifth milestone, we can now earn thousands more in incentives by raising another $136,000 by June, 2016. Put another way, if 14 families donate $2,000 per year for the next five years, we will have reached our goal (and our school will receive another $34,000 in matching funds!). We hope that you will join us in this important endeavor and help our school and community thrive for generations to come.

Looking for that Perfect School for your Child? Weizmann Day School is a warm, nurturing and academically rigorous Jewish day school offering Kindergarten through 8th Grades in Pasadena. Established in 1983 and accredited by the Western Association for Schools and Colleges, we welcome students from an array of Jewish, interfaith and diverse backgrounds. z

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Honor Loved Ones at PJTC Tree of Life There are many ways to commemorate simchas that occur to your loved ones here in Pasadena or anywhere in the world. As an everlasting tribute, have a LEAF placed on PJTC’s Tree of Life. Our Tree is located on the balcony overlooking the lobby. You may want to acknowledge a birth, special birthday, wedding anniversary, graduation, b’nai mitzvah, or other important milestones. You may wish to make the purchase on your own or share it with friends. All occasions are worthy of note. Placing a Leaf ensures that they will be remembered into the future. (Please keep in mind that these are NOT memorial plaques.) The cost per leaf is only $150. The text may include up to 50 letters and 4 lines. Bruce will make up a Tree of Life Certificate which you can present to your honoree.

School Head Lisa Feldman i s j oi n e d by E n d ow m e nt Committee Members Shelly F., Galit F. and Gerald B. at a PEJE Endowment Development Training Session in Boston.

Memorial Plaques To commemorate a life and memorialize the Yahrzeit of your loved one, you may place a bronze plaque in the entrance to the sanctuary. On the eve of the Yahrzeit, the small light will be turned on and the person’s name will be mentioned from the Bimah at the time of the Kaddish prayer. The cost is $350. The script can include 3 or 4 lines and a maximum of 30 spaces. In addition, the name is included in the yearly Yom Kippur Yizkor booklet. For additional information and to place an order, contact Bruce at the Temple office (626) 798-1161. The FLAME

Weizmann Alumni Aharon K., Nicole S., Johnny H., Sharon O., Hannah S., Jordana O., and Abigail S.

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Yahrzeits for July (announced Fri/Sat preceding the date) Tammuz 14

July 01, 2015

David Mark Edward Schwam Murray Siegel Emmie Vida Naomi Weinstein Tammuz 15

July 03, 2015

Harry Adelstone Erwin Brown Harry Finesod Peter Richman Oscar Stern Freda Watson Martin Zelanka Tammuz 17

July 05, 2015

Benjamin M. Klekner Charles Kollin Jose Procupez Sarah Roth Tammuz 19

July 07, 2015

Jack Ardman Maurice Cohen Fanny Finesod Nuta Glickman Sally Gottfeld Charles Hermanson Lewis Marks Lynne Mazur Celia Meyers Harry Mittleman

Av 2

Tammuz 23

July 10, 2015

Tammuz 24

July 11, 2015

Av 3

Av 4

July 12, 2015

Tammuz 26

Av 5

Av 6

July 14, 2015

Tammuz 28

Av 7

Tammuz 29

Av 12

July 24, 2015

Av 9

July 25, 2015

Eleanor Kittiver Margit Klein Thomas Kurey Ruvim Rabinowitch Jona Siev

July 17, 2015

Ruth Kaplan Harry Koz David Kristan Julian Snyder

July 28, 2015

Grace Epstein Frieda Mandel Morris Weprinsky Av 13

July 29, 2015

Aaron Brenessel Sylvia Cooper Henry Greenberg Frances Kirkish Hakala Sarah Rappaport Isaac Singer Av 14

July 30, 2015

Miki Benedek Philip Friend John Gorfinkel Howard Gross Louis Kittiver Thomas McGrath Bertha Orenstein

July 23, 2015

Herman Bromberg Pauline Claridy Diana Klein

July 16, 2015

Jay Hoffman Fritzi Lerner Janice Lipton Valli Loewenberg Juanita Earlene Murray-Wesson Av 1

Av 8

July 27, 2015

Betty Case Benjamin Friedman Rabbi Carole Meyers Jacob Miller Anna Susskind

Howard Finn Rose Heller Eva Katz Tonia Sugarman

July 15, 2015

Rose Altschule Bess Pemstein Sam Phillips Martin Spellman

Av 11

July 22, 2015

Leonard Goss Ruth Lehman Rosel Schlachter Gene Slater Mother of Marcia Spies

July 13, 2015

Edward Solomon

July 21, 2015

July 26, 2015

Esther Friend Samuel Futterman Florence Goldstein Mimi Harris Bessie Levy

July 20, 2015

Miriam Dinerman Richard Goodman Shuey Greenberg Estelle Greenblatt Peter Silverman Shimon Weitmann

Zvi Bar-Chaim Gregory Frey Tammuz 27

July 19, 2015

Armin Rosenblum Nathan Witt

Gustav Fleischhacker Jeanette Lorber Harriet Padlipsky Marie Roegler Mariam Vego Yetta Hollander Ray Miller

Av 10

Gertrude Budnitsky Goldie Gordon

Ted Weiss

Tammuz 25

July 18, 2015

Bernice Feldstein Anna Friedenberg Philip Karr Howard Lassman Louis M. Witkin

July 09, 2015

David Allen Ernest Klein Oscar Medina Yetta Segal Marcella "Sally" Tyree

July 06, 2015

Frieda Breitman Robert Friedman Tammuz 20

Tammuz 22

July 04, 2015

Michel Anghel Lena Berman Stella Brier Jack Kandel Tammuz 18

July 08, 2015

Morris Mandel Samuel Senter George Vida

July 02, 2015

Rose Freund Stephen Kaye Nathaniel Miller Sara Wine Louis Zimon Tammuz 16

Tammuz 21

Av 15

July 31, 2015

Julius Blitz Violet Dorfman Sophie Hassman Henrietta Holzer Eugene Kahn Oscar Susskind

Sisterhood’s Ilona E. Fuchs Tablecloth 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 newest 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.

— 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 The FLAME

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June Donations General Fund

Ike & Faye Langholz in honor of Susan Auerbach’s bat mitzvah Ike & Faye Langholz in honor of Cindy Cohen’s bat mitzvah Sam & Mala Langholz in honor of Susan Auerbach’s bat mitzvah Sam & Mala Langholz in honor of Cindy Cohen’s bat mitzvah Roza Kuppermann in honor of Cindy Cohen’s bat mitzvah Jane Hirschkowitz honoring Claire Gorfinkel Terry Meng & Peter Dreier in honor of the Israel Scouts Sam & Mala Langholz in memory of Gary Taylor, son of Edie Taylor Ike & Faye Langholz in memory of Gary Taylor, son of Edie Taylor Maxine Minovitz in memory of Gary Taylor, son of Edie Taylor Maxine Minovitz in memory of Marilyn Beasley, daughter of Alice Shulman Maxine Minovitz in memory of her husband, Harold Minovitz Maxine Minovitz in memory of her daughter, Lori Minovitz Brandstetter Carole Grant in memory of Gary Michael Taylor, son of Edie Taylor. Marlene & Jerry Markus in memory of Gary Taylor, son of Edie Taylor. Lee & Mickey Segal in memory of Dolfi Gruenfeld, father of Aty Rotter Ernest & Nadine Abbit in memory of Gary Taylor, son of Edie Taylor. Mike & Janet Klekner in memory of Louise Lorden Roza Kuppermann in memory of Gary Taylor, son of Edie Taylor Molly Wolveck in memory of her mother, Mary Wolveck Jeffrey Sacks & Leah Zimmerman Michael & Jakki Sencer in memory of Dolfi Gruenfeld, father of Aty Rotter and grandfather of Stephanie McGowan and Ben Rotter Edie Taylor in appreciation for the three shiva minyans for her son, Gary. Many thanks to you all.

Sisterhood Tributes

To Susan Auerbach in honor of her adult bat mitzvah, from Joanne Scherr & Mickey Butnik To Tami Cutler in honor of her adult bat mitzvah, from Debby & Jack Singer To Susan Auerbach, Diane Burr, Cindy Cohen, Tami Cutler, Zehava Eckstein-Sweet, Andrea Edwards, Carol Sofer, Felicity Swerdlow, Louise Wannier and Ruth Wolman in honor of their adult b’not mitzvah, from Stacy & Stu Miller To Jeff Landau, wishing him a speedy return to good health, from Edie Taylor To Pat Sullivan, wishing her a speedy return to good health, from Edie Taylor To Liz Green, wishing her a speedy return to good health, from Edie Taylor To Phyllis Hassman, wishing her a speedy return to good health from Edie Taylor To Franci Levine Grater, wishing her a speedy return to good health, from Edie Taylor, Connie & Art Taus, Sue & Jim Hogan, and Nancy & John Carlton To Mickey Segal in memory of his beloved uncle, Bruce Norton, from Ellen & Harvey Knell To Alice Shulman in memory of her beloved daughter, Marilyn Beasley, from Susie & Barry Kustner, Ilene & Marvin Donner, and Anita & Jeff Landau To Mona & Randy Shulman in memory of Randy’s beloved sister, Marilyn Beasley, from Susie & Barry Kustner, Ellen & Harvey Knell, and Ilene & Marvin Donner To Mickey Butnik & family in memory of his beloved mother, Eleanor Butnik, from Betsy & Steve Conovitz To Edie Taylor in memory of her beloved son, Gary Taylor, from Adrienne Bass, Joanne Scherr & Mickey Butnik, Ellen & Harvey Knell, Pearl & Vance Tyree, Anita & Jeff Landau, and Betsy & Steve Conovitz To Nurit Burrow & family in memory of her beloved father, Jacob Gold, from Connie & Art Taus, Ellen & Harvey Knell, Ginny & Ira Blitz, Stacy & Stu Miller, Nancy & John Carlton, Edie Taylor, Marcia Alper, Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Debby & Jack Singer, Betsy & Steve Conovitz, and Anita & Jeff Landau To Aty Rotter & family in memory of her beloved father, Adolph (Dolfi) Gruenfeld, from Linda & Paul Rourman, Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Susie & Barry Kustner, Stacy & Stu Miller, Ellen & Harvey Knell, Ginny & Ira Blitz, Carol & Eric Mills, Debby & Jack Singer, Valerie & Aaron Weiss, Pearl & Vance Tyree, Anita & Jeff Landau, Jerry & Maury Feingold, and Sandy Aaron To Diana & Mike Burnstine in memory of Diana’s beloved mother, Louise Lorden, from Stacy & Stu Miller, and Carol & Eric Mills To Gary Lorden & family in memory of his beloved wife, Louise, from Ellen & Harvey Knell, Katie Gunderson & John Watson, Ginny & Ira Blitz, Nancy & John Carlton, Edie Taylor, the Schleimer family, Debby & Jack Singer, and Pearl & Vance Tyree, To Al Levy in memory of his beloved wife, Barbara, from Edie Taylor, Nancy & John Carlton and Marcia Alper To Shirley Abrams in memory of her beloved husband, Marvin, from Marcia Alper To Marilyn & Marshal Kading-Martinez, David & Doris Kading, and to Gary Kading, in memory of their beloved mother, Marcie, from Ilene & Marvin Donner

MAC (Membership Assistance Committee)

Anita Pemstein in honor of the Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class Kai Lam and Bonnie Buratti honoring Claire Gorfinkel & Jane Hirschkowitz for successful execution of “Wise Aging” Program Anita Pemstein, Linda & Elliot Mazur, Patricia Bunin & George Roegler, Mickey & Mary Ann Bernath, Judy & Phil Callahan, and Breyne Moskowitz in memory of Edie Taylor’s son, Gary Taylor Ricki & Lonne Lane in honor of Pat Kirkish for all her support to Edie Taylor

Yahrzeit Donations to General Fund Donated by: Barbara Weisenberg Emilie Hoffman Marvin Donner Gil Kollin Shirley Hoffman Alice Shulman Ethel Cooper Roberta Braun Ellen Dinerman Ellen Dinerman Victor Berlant Rachel Goodman Hervey Segall Howard Rambach Howard Rambach Matilda Feuer Allen Emmerich Dolores Schwam Dolores Schwam Adrienne Bass Arlene & Maury Weiss Bryan Jick, Fritz Gottfeld Peter Mendel Howard Rambach Shirley Hoffman

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In Memory of: Step-father, Nate Groban Husband, David Hoffman Mother, Hazel Donner Father, Charles Kollin Brother, Les Berman Mother-in-law, Anna Shulman Mother, Sarah Cooper Mother, Harriet Goldberg Father, Harold Dinerman Uncle, James Dinerman Father, Herman Berlant Father, Michael Bezpalko Mother, Anna Segall Mother, Mary Rambach Wife, Sandie Rambach Mother, Laura Sandig Mother, Jeanette Emmerich Husband, Edward Schwam Mother, Freda Watson Father, Morris Bass Son, Teddy Weiss Mother, Anita Jick Father, Sally Gottfeld Grandfather, Siegmund Mendel Father, Morris Rambach Mother, Lena Berman

Galpert Scholarship Fund Faye & Ike Langholz Stacy & Stu Miller Sam & Marjorie Gulkis Louis & Connie Friedman Edie Taylor

Shabbes Minyan

Kai Lam & Bonnie Buratti in honor of the 2015 Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class Marilyn & Marty Kirschen in memory of Edie Taylor’s son, Gary Taylor Marilyn Kirschen in memory of her husband, Gregory Williams Marilyn Kirschen in memory of her uncle, Sidney Laks Marilyn Kirschen in memory of her uncle, Irv Scherr Marty Kirschen in memory of his sister, Stephanie Kirschen

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July Birthdays July 1 ................. Nora Eidelberg Damiel Faber Rosenbaum Joshua Gould Izak Langholz Janice Markham Rachel Spaizman July 2 ................Ed Brunngraber Janet Klekner July 3 ..............Matthew Blundell Jennifer Leonard Joel Padlipsky Leah Stein July 4 ............................. Ira Blitz Anne Cheslow Marisela Vera July 5 ................ Marshall Cohen Arlene Hogan Ellie Mendel Emily Moss Alex Weisz Jeremy Weisz July 6 .................. Erich Schlecht July 7 Louis Friedman Steve Moos July 8 ................ Jill Adler-Moore Haley Karish Fred Rotenberg Rachel Weisz July 9 ........... Norman Ackerman Ava Kate Arkader Margaret Ho Eitan Pattow July 11 ................. Darrell Cozen Lynn Gould Alex Jacobs July 12 .................Simon Burrow Peter Dreier Ale Kiguelman Andy Owen Carol Rader-Meislin Helen Saltman Faith Segal July 13 ............. Joseph Johnson Josh Pais Benjamin Shilling July 14 ...................Ilene Donner Eden Golden-Krasner Meredith Rose July 15 .......................Coby Earll Margaret Frerking

and Anniversaries

July 16 ....................Danny Bush Audrey Cohen Hyman Vego July 17 ........ Errique Fleischman Abraham Frank Marjorie Gulkis Diana Howard July 18 ......Benjamin Teitelbaum July 19 ..................... Matt Knight Talia Nissimyan July 20 ............... Michael Ostroff Marlene Reichenbach Amy Richardson Ryan Sharp Arthur Taus Judy Ungar Robert Weiner July 21 .................Emma Beubis July 22 Judith Alkana Barbara Cohen Dovid Zvi Silberberg David Snyder July 23 ...........Helene Emmerich Miran Painter July 24 ......... Jonathan Fuhrman Charlotte Jorban Howard Kahn Rosa Nicely July 25 .................. Chloe Alkana Victor Berlant Tzedek Segall-Gutierrez July 26 .................Tucker Cobey Stephanie Ivler Elizabeth Loughren July 27 .................Susan Claster Melissa Levy Martin Lewin Anita Pemstein July 28 ................. Gaston Araya Kirk Brattkus Cara Jaffe Bonnie Pais-Martinez July 29 ............ Arielle Sharfstein James Weiss July 30 ........................Evan Raz July 31 ...................Sherri Hauer Jessica Hencier Emile Painter Torang Shatzmiller-Sepah Joe Spiro

Ron Shatzmiller and Torang Shatzmiller-Sepah . .................7/2/2004 Steven and Suzanne Barston . .............................................7/2/2005 Jonathan and Julia Grinblat . ................................................7/2/2006 George and Roz Lubow .......................................................7/3/1954 Norman and Hannah Ackerman ................#55.....................7/3/1960 Dave and Susan Lorin ..........................................................7/3/1977 Peter Dreier and Terry Meng ................................................7/5/1992 Todd and Stacey Sharp ........................................................7/7/1996 Ryan and Candice Earll . ......................................................7/7/2007 Jonni and Felicity Swerdlow ...............................................7/11/1976 Joe and Cristiane Guberman .............................................7/11/2004 Hervey and Doris Segall . ...................................................7/14/1962 Jack and Debby Singer ......................................................7/15/1967 Maury and Arlene Weiss ....................................................7/15/1984 Jerry and Shelly Kaplan .....................................................7/16/1961 Mark Richman and Virginia Huang Richman .....................7/16/2006 Isaac and Ojig Ergas ..........................................................7/17/2004 Sean Surfas and Patrice Yokum . .......................................7/20/1991 Fred and Lori Rotenberg ....................................................7/22/1979 Larry Moore and Jill Adler-Moore .......................................7/23/1977 Noah and Emily Moss ........................................................7/23/2005 David and Felice Mittman ...................................................7/26/1987 Jeffrey and Judith Alkana ...................................................7/27/1982 James and Joan Weiss ......................................................7/29/1964 Art and Chris Bogad ...........................................................7/29/1973 Joshua Tornek and Claudia Argueta ..................................7/29/1993

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 sun glasses, 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. Remember the Foothill Unity Center barrels near t h e e nt r a n c e t o Wohlmann Hall. You may drop in canned go o ds , cl ot h i ng , 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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Sisterhood’s High Holy Day Greetings Book & Directory

Extend High Holy Day Greetings to the Pasadena Jewish Community. • Greetings from your immediate family or business are available in the following sizes: 3.5”(w) x 2.25”(h) — $36.00 • 3.5”(w) x 4.5”(h) — $54.00 • 7”(w) x 4.5”(h) — $72.00 Listing on the name page. (Greeting #1 is used on this page.) — $18.00

The Greetings Booklets will be available for pick up at Rosh Hashanah Services. If you wish to have yours mailed to your home, please include $5.00 to cover postage and packaging.

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Ktivah V’chatima Tova - may you be inscribed and sealed for a good year in the Book of Life.

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May the New Year be abundant in good health, peace, happiness and love.

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The __________________________________ family extends best wishes for a Happy New Year.

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Wishing our friends and community a year of blessings, joy, well-being and peace.

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Custom: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________

Print the names you wish to appear in your greeting: ___________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________ Please mail a check, payable to PJTC Sisterhood, along with this form to:

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The deadline for submission of greetings and payments is August 1, 2015 Questions about greetings? Call Ruth Kaye.

Or contact the temple at (626) 798-1161 or sisterhood@pjtc.net

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