14 Sivan - 13 Tammuz June 2015
Temple President Faith Segal An Exciting Future As I sit down to write this article, my first for the FLAME as your president, I am struck by how fast the year has gone. Summer is almost upon us and life at PJTC will slow down a bit for a short time as secular school and religious school will be done for the year, and many of you will take summer vacations and head for the beach. But, you should know that your board, clergy and our PJTC staff will still be working hard for our community. As PJTC approaches our
centennial, we are thriving. We now have almost 500 member families, with 80 new member families who have joined us this year through our sponsored membership program. Rabbi Silverstein has assumed the role of our new Education Director, and we have approximately 150 children in our religious school. We have a thriving USY and Kadima program with more kids involved than ever before, led by our amazing Youth Director, Melissa Levy. Our clergy are incorporating new ideas into our services, and more of you are participating in our prayer, learning and social events. You, the congregation, participated in large numbers in our strategic planning survey, and the draft of our Strategic Plan has been delivered Continued on page 12
Cantor Ruth Berman Harris Our Davening Team In our Jewish tradition, Shabbat is often defined as a time for spiritual nurturing, an opportunity to separate ourselves from the mundane to be able to connect with the holy. For me, in addition to that, it is a time for renewal and an opportunity to create and experience uplifting and joyful Shabbat services. Rabbi Grater and I spent many hours re-envisioning our services, bringing back aspects of what was formerly known here at PJTC as the alternative service and the Wolmann Minyan before that. Over the past few months, we came to realize that it is very important for
us to invest our energies in serving you in all your various needs. We are now committed to have musical services “In the Round” as well as “Traditional” Shabbat services, both grounded in Jewish tradition. To clarify: On the first and third Shabbats of the month we will have both, an “In the Round” and a “Traditional” service. The Traditional service will include 7 Aliot, short Haftarah and Musaf. These services will be lay-led. The service “In the Round” will include 3 Aliot, no Haftarah and a Musaf moment, as well as
Services Minyan Services are held every Sunday in Knell Chapel, beginning at 9:00 AM. June 5/6
Picnic and Tot Shabbat 6:00 PM, Knell Chapel Shabbat 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 Traditional Service 9:30 AM Knell Chapel Mini-Kiddush hosted by Shabbes Minyan Group June 12/13
Parashat: Shelah Lekha
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 Gail and David Snyder in honor of the 50th anniversary of David’s Bar Mitzvah June 19/20
Family Picnic and Shabbat Service 6:00 PM Katz Terrace 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 Traditional Service 9:30 AM Knell Chapel Kiddush hosted by Matt and Carol Sofer in honor of their 33rd anniversary June 26/27
Fri. Service 7:30 PM
Maya Sheklow Bat Mitzvah Sat. Service 9:00 AM Galpert Sanctuary Oneg and Kiddush hosted by Edan and Anna Sheklow
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– 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
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It's Happening with Sisterhood by Debbie Guest, President, PJTC Sisterhood
Has it been a whole year already? My first complete year as President of Sisterhood has come full c i r c l e . Ju s t prior to my first column I attended the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism’s national conference. Just prior to my last column for this year I attended the Pacific Southwest regional conference. Sisterhood sponsored Carolyn Siegal, Ginny Blitz and me to attend the conference in Irvine. Women from six states convened to share some of the best that Women’s League has to offer. There is nothing like surrounding yourself with energetic, enthusiastic, experienced, encouraging and enlightened women to reinvigorate the Jewish soul. We came away with fresh ideas to implement in the coming year. We attended workshops whose topics ranged from improving the operation of our Sisterhoods to more light-hearted fare, such as flower-arranging. We listened to beautiful Jewish choral music, conducted by Noreen Green, founder of the American Jewish Symphony (who gave us all a lesson in conducting!). We laughed at a program about the Jewish Deli Zodiac, put on by Seth Front. Our PJTC Sisterhood was honored to lead the Birkhat Hamazon (blessings after a meal) at the installation dinner. We attended plenaries on the current state of Jewish families today. In addition to “traditional” households, consisting of a Jewish father and a Jewish mother plus their biological offspring, there are
many new models. For example, there are families with one parent, or two parents of the same gender, interfaith and interracial families, and homes where the grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Panelists shared their very personal stories with us. We came to a greater understanding of how we can welcome the members of all families into our fold and how important it is to financially support the Jewish education of our youth. The timing of this conference dovetailed neatly with the upcoming changes in our PJTC religious school’s structure. It is time to reinvent ourselves in so many ways. Rabbi Silverstein was a guest at our May board meeting. He suggested ways to work together to strengthen our commitment to serving the youth of the congregation, which is part of Sisterhood’s mission. In the coming year we will place a high priority on supporting their needs. If our young people create ties to PJTC through the youth programs and the religious school, there will be an incentive for their families to remain as members of the temple, maintaining those ties well past the age of b’nai mitzvah. Parents of the students may recognize the joys of participating, as well. As those of us who attended the phenomenal April talent show already know, we are blessed with many very special children and their supportive families. Our congregation will thrive if we recognize the value of investing in their future commitment. Kudos to our Youth Director, Melissa Levy, for her crucial role in bringing the participation level up to where it is today. It bodes well for the future of PJTC.
by Bobbi Sloan, Vice President, PJTC Sisterhood Rae Goodstein Memorial Torah Fund
Our 2014-2015 Torah Fund campaign has come to an end. This year’s total is $11,339 for the general campaign and $120 for the scholarship fund. We came very close to our goal of $12,000. Thank you for your generosity. When you contribute to Torah Fund, you are investing in the future of our children: an investment in knowledge pays the best interest! Education is one of the most important means of transferring the wealth of tradition from one generation to the next. Torah Fund supports the Jewish Theological Seminary, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, and Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano. 2
Inscribe Us For Life We invite you, for a minimum donation of $100, to dedicate one mahzor in any name you choose and your dedication will be reflected in a beautiful bookplate. As this is our only significant fundraiser of the year, it is our sincere hope that each family will join with us to donate a minimum of $200 to the â€œInscribe Us For Lifeâ€? campaign, which would allow you to dedicate two books in the name of your family members or other honorees. Please fill in the form below and return to PJTC.
I/We would like to dedicate ______ mahzorim @ $100 each = $_______to the "Inscribe Us for Life" Fundraiser. Each book I dedicate will contain a bookplate with my/our family name. Please bill my PJTC account in the amount of $_________________.
Check enclosed. Please make checks payable to PJTC.
Name (as you would like it to appear)_______________________________________ Phone number____________________Email_________________________________ Please note: The deadline to dedicate your mahzorim is June 15, 2015. Please print your dedication below. Our fundraiser this year is off to a good start, thanks to the participation and sponsorship by many in our congregation. For each $1 00 donated to PJTC you will have the opportunity to dedicate one new Mahzor, which we will all be enjoying at High Holy Days this September. Your personal dedication will be printed on a beautiful bookplate designed by Karen Brown. Please join your fellow PJTC congregants in making this a community-wide success! Our sincere thanks to the following congregants for their enthusiastic support. Sandy Hartford and Faith Segal, Fundraiser Co-chairs Anonymous Marcia Alper Ellen Ardman Douglas and Keri Axel Nadav and Anat Bar-Chaim Hal Barron and Kathy Kobayashi Jared and Maureen Becker Paul and Josette Bellan Mickey and Mary Ann Bernath Elisse Blinder Ira and Ginny Blitz B'nai Simcha Jewish Community Preschool Kevin and Carol Bourland Kirk Brattkus and Erica Fishman Peter and Nurith Brier Peter and Roberta Braun Lynn and Ben Broudy Neil and Karen Brown Simon and Nurit Burrow Ezra Callahan Phil and Judy Callahan John and Nancy Carlton Melvin and Barbara Cohen Steven and Betsy Conovitz Craig and Nancy Copeland Geoffrey and Jennifer DeBoskey Ellen Dinerman William and Sondra Dreshner Andrea Edwards Jordan and Judy Ellis Cecilia Fox Helen Freeman Louis and Connie Friedman Janis Fuhrman Susan Galpert Josh and Sharon Goldberg Noah and Maya Golden-Krasner Ed and Barbara Gomperts Mark and Roberta Gomperts Claire Gorfinkel Carole Grant Rabbi Joshua and Franci Levine Grater Allen and Karen Gross Ron and Valerie Grover John and Debbie Guest Samuel and Marjorie Gulkis Jerry and Joan Halpert Laurence and Cantor Ruth Harris Steven and Sandy Hartford The FLAME
Jane Hirschkowitz Shirley Hoffman Jim and Sue Hogan Stephanie Ivler Nehama Jacobs Bryan and Marina Jick John and Barbara Samuelson Foundation Joseph and Rebecca Johnson Bradley and Ryann Jorban Howard and Elizabeth Kahn Otto and Irene Kahn Marc and Haley Karish Francine Hokin Katz Ruth Kaye Patricia Kirkish Michael and Janet Klekner Jenna Kloosterman Harvey and Ellen Knell Rabbi Gil Kollin and Cynthia Cohen Betty Krachman Barry and Cathy Krasner Daniel and Ruth Krasner Mike and Valerie Kronsburg Roza Kuppermann Barry and Susie Kustner Kai Lam and Bonnie Buratti Jeff and Anita Landau Mary Landau Lonne and Ricki Lane Bryan Langholz and Susan Auerbach Ike and Faye Langholz Sam and Mala Langholz Barbara Levinson Anonymous Leonard Lipton and Barbara Weisenberg Gary and Louise z'l Lorden Peter Mendel and Shana Levin David and Susan Lorin Brian Mark Barbara McQuiston Dani and Diane Michaeli Sara and Matt Michelson Stuart and Stacy Miller Maxine Minovitz Larry Moore and Jill Adler-Moore Matt and Stacy Ober Joel and Sheila Padlipsky Anita Pemstein Anonymous 3
PJTC Sisterhood Marlene Reichenbach Eugene and Ruth Roberts Ernie and Evelyn Robinson Meredith Lee Rose Ruth Saffman Richard Samuelson James and Denise Schaefer Larry and Roslyn Scherr Erich Schlecht and Debbie Noble Sylvia Schleimer Andy Schwarz Barry Segal Howard and Faith Segal Mickey and Lee Segal Hervey and Doris Segall Penina Segall-Gutierrez Carol and Carl Selkin Michael and Ruth Several Todd and Stacey Sharp Alice Shulman Scott and Carolyn Siegal Jerry and Shelly Silberberg Michael and Tamara Silver Rabbi Becky Silverstein Jack and Debby Singer Lester and Loretta Slifkin David and Gail Snyder Sandra Sonies and Harold Kern Jonathan and Felicity Swerdlow Edie Taylor Fanya Thomson Vance and Pearl Tyree Ida Unger and Steve Moos Scott and Laura Van Dellen Louise Wannier Robert and Jessica Weiner Phillip Weise Aaron and Valerie Weiss Maury and Arlene Weiss Jon and Sarah Weisz Joseph Widman and Vanessa Silberman Ruth Wolman Molly Wolveck Patrick and Jill Wright Jim Younessi Amy and Katherine Zimmerman Victor Zlotnicki and Diana Granat June 2015
PJTC PRESENTS a concert you won’t want to miss...
“The History of CHUTZPAH” Hear more from Rabbi Ed Feinstein
Tuesday June 16
SAUVIGNON PROJECT TintoTango Sauvignon Project is the perfect synergy of a classical string quartet and the bandoneon, the quintessential voice of tango. Please join us for a compelling journey through the heart and history of tango!
Saturday, June 20
WGalpert olhmann Sanctuary Hall
Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center 1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena
Suggested Donation: $18
We know “chutzpah” is Yiddish for insolence, gall, audacity or nerve. In the Talmud, however, there is another definition... Irrepressible boldness and strength… moral courage which lives at the heart of Judaism.
Reserve your tickets today. Tickets also available at the door. All proceeds will benefit those in need.
For more information visit www.pjtc.net or call the Temple office, 626-798-1161
ENGAGING ISRAEL: FOUNDATIONS FOR A NEW RELATIONSHIP A Shalom Hartman Institute Video Lecture Series Led by Rabbi Joshua Levine-Grater
Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we are pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute into the PJTC community. What are the benefits of Jewish sovereignty? How should a Jewish state exercise military power ethically? How do we create and maintain a Jewish democracy? Why should American Jews care about Israel? What values should a Jewish state embody? What can Israel offer the world?
Explore the Jewish values and ideas at the foundation of our relationship with Israel. Each session includes text study and discussion led by Rabbi Grater, a video lecture by Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, and a video dialogue between Rabbi Hartman and other top scholars and experts. Join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn from great scholars, from our own Rabbi Grater, and from one another as we engage in thinking about the meaning that Israel can have in our lives and what our role might be in envisioning and building the future of the Jewish State. You do not need to attend all sessions to benefit from this series. Tuesdays | (2015) 2/24, 3/17, 3/31, 5/5 | 7:00–9:00 Tuesday 6/23 7:004/21, - 9:00 PM pm Please Register be email: email@example.com or call Debi at (626) 798-1161.
Shabbat Service Schedule
June 14 2:00 PM, Secret Rose Theater Doubting Thomas is the story of a homeless man who writes a will leaving a fortune to his son, John, an out of work executive whose home is about to be foreclosed and who never really knew his father. Why did his father leave his money to John? How will John's relationships be affected by this expectation of riches? Tickets are $16 each. Please send your check to Marcia Alper at 2286 Lambert Drive, Pasadena 91107. Your check is your reservation. Please make your check out to Adrienne Bass. We will go to dinner after the show and Marcia and I will find us a wonderful restaurant close to the theater, so stay tuned...
Ever y Shabbat**
9:00 AM, Torah Study - Lounge 9:30 AM, “Shabbat In the Round” - Social Hall
June 6 and 20
9:30 AM, Traditional Service - Knell Chapel (In addition to the “In the Round” Service)
**In the event of a B'nai Mitzvah or special service, we will join together in the Galpert Sanctuary at 9:00 AM.
Picnic and Tot Shabbat Service
June 5 6:00 PM Knell Chapel
Come for an evening of togetherness, song and prayer!
We w i l l now have P J TC Basketball for adults (high school age and above) at 8:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month.
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.
Family Picnic and Kabbalat Shabbat Service 6:00 PM Katz Terrace
Documentary Discussion Group Thursday, June 25 7:00 PM, Wohlmann Hall 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, June 25 at 7:00 PM in Wohlmann Hall to view Great Writers: Isaac Bashevis Singer. Garner inspiration as you explore the written works of Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991) in this documentary that examines the life and times of the Polishborn Jewish-American author. Winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize in literature, Singer penned 18 novels, 14 children's books and an impressive number of memoirs, essays, articles and short stories. The popular film Yentl starring Barbra Streisand was based on his story Yentl the Yeshiva Boy. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday June 19
des For gra d n K-2nd a their families
Service will include • Singing & Dancing
Please join us
• Ask the Rabbi • Torah Story • Snack The FLAME
Interfaith Study Group
by Cecilia Fox, PJTC’s ISG Representative
The Interfaith Study Group was founded in 2007 by members of Pasadena Jewish Temple, All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, and Islamic Center of Southern California, 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. Sunday, June 14, 2015, 5:00-7:00 PM, at the Islamic Center of Southern California, 434 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. Group Discussion: Our First Interfaith Experience. Share your story or come to listen. Please bring a vegetarian potluck item. Carpool leaves All Saints North Parking Lot at 4:15 PM. If you are interested in our Annual Summer Interfaith Reading List which we compile each year, and if you are not on our email list for meetings, send me word and I will make sure you are added to the list. Please note that we do not meet in July and August and will resume in September. Watch for fall events in the July and August editions of our PJTC FLAME. For further information, contact Norma Sigmund at (626) 583 2734 or email NSigmund@allsaints_pas.org or Cecilia Fox, or leave a message at the PJTC office, (626) 798 1161.
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
by Liz Green, Committee Chair
The PJTC Book Club welcomes all temple members to join our lively discussions and to bring suggestions for future readings. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, June 11. Book selection will be Lucky Us by Amy Bloom. Lucky Us introduces us to Eva and Iris. Iris, the hopeful star, and Eva, her sidekick, journey across 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. This is a novel about success and failure, good luck and bad, the creation of a family, and the pleasures and inevitable perils of family life.
2015-2016 Board Installation Evening in the Garden at the Peacock Cafe
Monday • June 8th • 6 pm L.A County Arboretum 301 North Baldwin Ave. Arcadia CA 91007
Private docent-led garden tour at 5:30 pm (optional)
Our July meeting will be on Thursday, July 9. We will discuss 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? Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship. Books are available at Vroman’s at a 20% discount. We are listed as the PJTC Book Club.
$15 in advance (up to June 1st) After June 1st or at the door $20 Checks payable to PJTC Sisterhood, mail to Carolyn Siegal • 1675 Braeburn Road, Altadena CA 91001, Please note if you plan to join garden tour. (Directions: Enter at turnstile to the left side of the main entrance ticketing building, follow signs to Peacock Cafe) Prize Raffle - Suggested donation - $5 for 3 tickets Original art, jewelry, items from Judaica Shop, cookbooks and more! All proceeds go to PJTC Sisterhood
Thanks to Our May 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.
Maya Sheklow, daughter of Edan and Anna Sheklow, will be called to the Torah on June 27. Maya has been attending religious school at PJTC since Aleph class. She is now in the seventh grade at Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta. Maya is currently a black belt in taekwondo and is working on earning her second dan. She has recently started playing lacrosse and absolutely loves it. She also enjoys art, hanging out with her friends, going to the movies, babysitting and even running with her grandpa and cousin Abby. For her mitzvah project, Maya has chosen to combine her love for art and children. She is teaming up with Bright Artists, a nonprofit organization which exists to reach out to students who are unable to afford art classes. Maya is asking for donations for this great cause (https:///brightartists.org/donate.html). She will also be working this summer at a local preschool to volunteer and bring art into the lives of children.
May 1/2 May 8/9 May 15/16 May 22/23 May 29/30
Oneg & Kiddush Hosts
Oneg and Kiddush hosted by Paris and Joshua Cohen in honor of their son Ethan's bar mitzvah Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Mini-Kiddush hosted by the Shabbes Minyan Group Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by the Shabbes Minyan Group Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Mini-Kiddush hosted by the Shabbes Minyan Group Oneg and Kiddush sponsored by the members of the adult b'nai mitzvah class
Jacob Levy Erich Schlecht
Torah, Haftorah & Book of Ruth Readers
Noah Golden Krasner Noah Grater Ella Grater Ethan Sharp Michael Karish Rebecca Cohen Ethan Cohen Roz Scherr Ruth Several Bobbi Sloan Mark Chodos Jacob Levy Sondra Dreshner Marcia Alper Bonnie Buratti Erich Schlecht Rabbi Joshua Grater Susan Auerbach Ruth Chan Estelle Galindo Zehava Ekstein Sweet Anita Bergmann Cynthia Cohen Alejandra Kiguelman Felicity Swerdlow Diane Burr Tami Cutler Richard Ricciardi Louise Wannier Jeffrey Chan Andrea Edwards Carol Sofer Ruth Wolman Ryna Aviram Sue Galpert Ruth Kaye George Roegler
I am overwhelmed by the many condolence cards, tributes and phone calls from my friends at PJTC. It has been a solace to have your love and friendship. You know that PJTC has been my second home and family, and the past few weeks have truly proven that. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Edie Taylor
Ginny Blitz Judy Ellis Jerry Halpert Michelle Kandel Sheila Padlipsky Marlene Reichenbach Roz Scherr Edie Taylor Arlene Weiss
We sincerely appreciate the support received by our family upon the passing of our beloved Marilyn Beasley. The strength, kindness and generosity of our community, friends and family is helping us through this difficult time.
Dear Thursday Knitters, and Craftspeople. On behalf of the Los Angeles County Pediatric Clinics, I want to thank you for the adorable sock dolls and knitted blankets that you made. We all fell in love with them! They were highly appreciated by all the patients. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your uplifting gifts for our patients. Sincerely, Catherine Lefkowitz RN
Alice Shulman and Family
Galpert Memorial Fund The R abbi Ga lp er t Memor ia l Scholarship recognizes academic excellence each year to university students who have already committed to a field of study in their final undergraduate or graduate years. In a few weeks’ time, applications for this prestigious award will become available with detailed information about the process. The Scholarship Committee, under the direction of Janice Pais, is looking forward to honoring worthy PJTC affiliated candidates. For more information, please contact the Temple Office. 7
Green Committee: Solar Panel Project
Summary of the April 2015 PJTC Board Meeting
Over the past two years, the PJTC Green Committee has been investigating the feasibility of acquiring a solar array to be placed on the roof of the main building on the PJTC campus. We have undertaken this research task for a number of reasons. The most important reason is that “going solar,” especially in sunny Southern California, is an appropriate response to the disruptions and threats to our quality of life that a destabilized environment presents. Not only does the use of solar energy decrease the amount of carbon dumped into the atmosphere, it also decreases the amount of pollution generated by electricity consumption. Cleaner air means a healthier environment for everyone, which leads to other significant reasons for PJTC to consider adopting solar technology. Members of the Green Committee believe that PJTC has an important role to play as a model for the Jewish community and the community at large. Jewish values are deeply embedded in our relationship with the natural world. Shomrei Adamah: As Jews, we are called upon to be guardians of the earth. Helping to reduce the earth’s temperature by limiting carbon is a step in that direction. Tikkun Olam: The Mishnah speaks of repairing and restoring the world. Limiting ozone and particulate matter through the use of solar energy decreases pollution in the LA basin. L’dor v’dor: Our young people need to see that the generation before them is actively doing its part to meet the threats posed by a changing climate, so that the generation after them will be able to live in a sustainable world. The Green Committee has already conducted site visits with solar contractors, reviewed proposals, and received bids. The Pasadena-based company Run On Sun has been recommended to the Board because of their responsiveness, transparency, and commitment to detailed and precise communication. In addition, a sub-committee has identified various ways to fund the project, including a commercial loan, a Power Purchase Agreement, or PJTC financing. The Green Committee believes that PJTC can and should model an effective response to the immediate environmental challenges that face us. As Jews, we are called on to be stewards of this world. We can set an example to our community, and especially to our children, in the spirit of Shomrei Adamah by reducing our carbon footprint. At the same time we can lower our monthly electric bill and reduce PJTC’s vulnerability to future utility rate increases. We hope that members of the PJTC community will consider all these benefits and support our efforts as we continue to discuss with the Board of Directors the possibility of installing solar at PJTC. An e-mail from PJTC to the congregation with more information and an opportunity to let PJTC know what you think will be forthcoming.
Mickey Bernath, Treasurer, reported that the current forecast for this year’s net income is likely to come in approximately $9,000 below budget pending the results of the Inscribe us for Life fundraiser; it is expected that the fundraiser will do better than budgeted, which will make up for the shortfall we have in dues income. Judy Callahan, Director of the B’nai Simcha preschool, presented small modifications to the plan for Phase II of the B’nai Simcha yard renovation, and she told us that no funds will be required from PJTC for this project. The Aesthetics Committee recommended the project to the Board. Carolyn Siegal made a motion to approve the renovation, Dave Lorin seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved. The project is scheduled to start June 15. Brian Mark, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, said that the final plan has been received, and is being analyzed by the committee. Andrea Edwards described the success of the sponsored membership program on bringing new members to PJTC, and on the keen participation in new member programming. President Faith Segal told us that PJTC congregants have enthusiastically participated in the Inscribe Us for Life fundraiser, and she has every expectation that it will meet its goals.
by Meredith Rose, Committee Facilitator
by Erich Schlecht, PJTC Board Secretary
MAC Committee Update
by Claire Gorfinkel, new Committee Chair
After much consultation and consideration I have agreed to take on the leadership of MAC, our Membership Assistance Committee, with tremendous support, guidance and assistance from Edie Taylor, who has carried this responsibility with such grace and generosity for so many years. MAC’s primary activities include assisting congregants during the day of a loved one’s funeral. We also make deliveries to congregants who are homebound, or have experienced a hospitalization or bereavement in the past six months at Pesach and Rosh Hashana. MAC sends get-well and sympathy messages, assists with shiva minyans, and many other tasks to assure our congregants that we are thinking of them. Over time, we expect to develop new leadership for specific MAC activities, and to blend in some of the work of the Bikkur Cholim (visiting the sick) committee. Stacy Ober has already graciously agreed to organize and supervise the Pesach and Rosh Hashana deliveries. Under Edie’s leadership, MAC has relied on many congregants to help with letter-writing, assisting bereaved families, making deliveries, and other tasks. We will continue to rely on our beloved volunteers, and we will welcome new energy and skill. Please contact Claire if you have suggestions and/or would like to volunteer.
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. The FLAME
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! 8
Weizmann Takes Honors at the LA County Science Fair By Lisa Feldman MA Ed, Head of School
At Weizmann Day School we take science seriously. Located close to two of the most renowned science institutions in the world (California Institute of Technology and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab) and with many of our school parents involved in the fields of science, medicine, technology, engineering, and research, we can hardly avoid it! Our school, named for Chaim Weizmann, noted scientist and Israel's first president, sets especially high goals for science education. As Alexandra and Hannah such, our science program and curriculum is progressive in method and influenced by the Davidson Institute of Science Education at the world-renowned Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. One of the pillars of our program is our annual science fair. Held each February, it features projects completed by every student in the school from kindergarteners to eighth graders. The students at Weizmann are taught to respect the scientific method from an early age, to build their curiosity and imaginations, to ask questions, and most importantly, to persist with their queries and experiments. Our middle school students, grades six through eight, devote a majority of their school year to their science projects. In the first week of school, Weizmann middle school students select their projects, and over the course of the next six months, conduct research, perform experiments, document their findings, and compose a variety of drafts, asking further questions along the way, and sometimes starting over. Their hard work culminates in both our own school science fair and the Los Angeles County Science Fair. With so many scientific resources at our disposal, our school is able to invite some impressive and accomplished science professionals from the community to anonymously judge our students' projects. Judging is based on three categories: scientific method, technical skill, and presentation. This is just a dress rehearsal, however, for the big show: the Los Angeles County Science Fair. This is an enormous event – drawing from schools all over the region – and takes place over three days every March at the Pasadena Convention Center. On Thursday we set up, and on Friday we arrive ready for judging. The students stay in the exhibit hall the whole day, presenting their experiments and results to the judges and answering judges' questions. On Saturday, the science fair is open to the public, and that evening is the awards ceremony. Every Weizmann student receives a medal of participation. Impressively, each year that we have participated, our students have won additional recognition. We have gained honors for projects in the fields of aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, plant physiology, and human behavior. This year, Alexandra C. placed fourth in her category, and last year, Aaron K. won the top award for the junior level of physics. Chaim Weizmann would be proud and so are we!
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Yahrzeits for June (announced Fri/Sat preceding the date) Sivan 14
June 01, 2015
Alvin Applebaum Louis Asher Chaka Bortnik David Brown Isadore Danchik Anna Hoenig Ida Singer Sivan 15
June 03, 2015
Les Berman Barbara Greenbaum Rachel Mandel Irwin Sameth Saul Shapiro Sivan 17
June 04, 2015
Lynn Harris Jack Kruger Abraham Meyers Anna Helen Segall Seymour David Shilling Sivan 18
June 07, 2015
Samuel Chernock Lois Kinzler Sidney Lipser Sivan 21
June 08, 2015
Radkiewicz Family Leslie Lipton Siegmund Mendel Lorraine Rabinowitz
June 13, 2015
June 15, 2015
June 21, 2015
June 22, 2015
Sam Saffman Tammuz 6
June 23, 2015
Devorah Abend Vahe Balian Herman Berlant George Caton Abe Jampolsky Dorothy Resnik Beverly Rogers
Philip Applebaum Morris Bass Isaac Breslow Daniel Ivler Frank Lash Thelma Lassman Avrum Odessky Allen Tornek
June 25, 2015
Ian Breslow Anita Jick Minnie Litt Wolfe Weissman Aaron Wolf Tammuz 9
June 26, 2015
Rebecca Shrifter Tammuz 10
June 27, 2015
David Hoodkiss June Lanes Stanley Paul Tammuz 11
June 28, 2015
Max Eisenberg Fannie Ganulin Pearl Jaffe Joseph Mindlin Benjamin Russell Irving Scherr
June 20, 2015
Mervin Gold Esther Messerman Milton Michaels Isidore Rosen Shirley Spitzer
June 24, 2015
Sonia Barsky Milton Breslow Morris Rambach Dora Scheflin Anna Weichman
Morris Brezner Elfreda Mindlin Herbert Schiff Tammuz 12
June 29, 2015
Samuel Davis Roxie Holland-Moritz Saul Lubow Harriett Seigle Florence Siegel Tammuz 13
June 30, 2015
Minnie Cohen Mary Priester Marlene Segal Leon Weisman
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extended periods of singing and praying and time for contemplative silence and meditation. On the second and fourth Shabbats of the month we will have only one “In the Round” service with extended singing and praying, 7 Aliot, short Haftarah and Musaf. In the case of a b’nai mitzvah service, regardless of the week, we will all join together in Galpert Sanctuary at 9:00 AM. I now want to take a moment to highlight the treasures of our shul that make this PJTC community exceptional and allow us to study Torah every Saturday (except in the case of b’nai mitzvah) at 9:00 AM and then daven in different ways starting at 9:30 AM, and conclude with a Kiddush luncheon all together after services. Thank you so much to Rabbi Kollin, Rabbi Grater, Rabbi Silverstein, John Guest, Sondra Dreshner, Jake Levy, Roz Scherr, Steve Moos, Betsy Kahn, Dave Boesch, and Sam Haddad among many others who enrich our Shabbat experience on a regular basis, and who believe in inclusion and flexibility. Looking forward to seeing you all for Shabbat! Cantor Ruth
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May Donations General Fund
David & Gail Snyder in memory of Wendy Snyder, sister-in-law of David & Gail David & Gail Snyder in memory of Henrietta Forman, mother of Gail Snyder Irene & Otto Kahn in memory of Don Mankiewicz, husband of Carol Mankiewicz Alice Shulman in memory of Gary Taylor, beloved son of Edie Taylor Barbara Weisenberg & Len Lipton in memory of Edie Taylor’s son, Gary Taylor Barbara Weisenberg & Len Lipton in memory of Faye Langholz’s aunt, Roz Brock Sylvia Schleimer in memory of Edie Taylor’s son, Gary Taylor Pasadena International House of Prayer (PIHOP) Kai Shue Lam & Bonnie Buratti in memory of Mickey Butnik’s mother, Eleanor Butnik
To Susan Auerbach, Cindy Cohen, Tami Cutler, Zehava Eckstein-Sweet, Andrea Edwards, Estelle Galindo, Ale Kiguelman, and Ruth Wolman in honor of their adult b’not mitzvah, from Edie Taylor To Adrienne Bass in honor of her adult bat mitzvah from Karen & Neil Brown, and Sue & Jim Hogan To Diane Burr in honor of her adult bat mitzvah from Carol & Eric Mills To Andrea Edwards in honor of her adult bat mitzvah, from Barbara Levinson, and Carol & Eric Mills To Ale Kiguelman in honor of her adult bat mitzvah from Lindsay Wetmore-Arkader & Alex Arkader To Louise Wannier in honor of her adult bat mitzvah from Karen & Neil Brown To Nancy & Craig Copeland in honor of the marriage of their son Adam to Carolina Cuervo, from Debbie & John Guest, Stacy & Stu Miller, Karen & Neil Brown, Carol & Eric Mills, Carolyn & Scott Siegal, and Sue & Jim Hogan To Bonnie Skolnik in honor of the birth of her new granddaughter, Annabelle Miriam Ament, from Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Jan & Josh Pais, and Stacy & Stu Miller To Terry Tornek in honor of his becoming “Mr. Mayor” of Pasadena, from Evelyn & Ernie Robinson To Marcia Alper in appreciation of her wonderful ABC Bimah Etiquette classes, from Andrea Edwards To Elliott Mazur, wishing him a speedy recovery & return to good health, from Karen & Neil Brown To Arlene Weiss, wishing a speedy recovery from surgery to her friend, Jim Koenig, from Debbie & John Guest To Shirley Hoffman, wishing her a speedy recovery & return to good health, from Nancy & John Carlton, Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Karen & Neil Brown, Carol & Eric Mills, Joan & Jerry Halpert, Sue & Jim Hogan, and Carolyn & Scott Siegal To Alice Shulman in memory of her beloved daughter, Marilyn Beasley, from Ginny & Ira Blitz To Mona & Randy Shulman in memory of his beloved sister, Marilyn Beasley, from Ginny & Ira Blitz To Katie Gunderson & John Watson in memory of his beloved brother, Gage Watson, from Ginny & Ira Blitz To Jan Pais in memory of her beloved uncle, Harold Kaplan, from Lindsay Wetmore-Arkader & Alex Arkader To Terry Meng & family in memory of her beloved mother, Catherine Meng, from Jan & Josh Pais To the Scherr/Butnik family in memory of Mickey’s beloved mother, Eleanor Butnik, from Mary Ann & Mickey Bernath, Aty & Howard Rotter, Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Edie Taylor, Stacy & Stu Miller, the Miller/Woolsey family, Linda & Paul Rourman, Shoshana & Karl Hess, and Nancy & John Carlton To Bobbi Sloan in memory of her beloved cousin, Gary Taylor, from Ginny & Ira Blitz To Edie Taylor in memory of her beloved son, Gary Taylor, from Ginny & Ira Blitz, Connie & Art Taus, Stacy & Stu Miller, Shoshana & Karl Hess, Mary Ann & Mickey Bernath, Aty & Howard Rotter, Linda & Paul Rourman, Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Nancy & John Carlton, Jacqui & Marty Levine, Debbie & John Guest, Liz & Bud Green, Karen & Neil Brown, Lindsay Wetmore-Arkader & Alex Arkader, Evelyn & Ernie Robinson, Carol & Eric Mills, Sue & Jim Hogan, and Judy Ungar.
Israel Committee Ike & Faye Langholz
June Brodie & Harriet Berkowitz in memory of their mother, Annie Wiskind
Sim Shalom Prayerbooks
In memory of Gary Taylor, son of Edie Taylor, donated by the PJTC Men’s Club In memory of Marilyn Beasley, daughter of Alice Shulman, donated by the PJTC Men’s Club
MAC (Membership Assistance Committee)
With deepest condolences in memory of Gary Michael Taylor, son of Edie Taylor, donations from the Hassman Family, Arlene & Maury Weiss, Henry Levenson & Rochelle Weiss, Jerry & Joan Halpert, Henny Moskowitz, Marlene Reichenbach, and Bonnie Burattu & Kai Lam
Geoffrey DeBoskey in appreciation of the wonderful talent show
Yahrzeit Donations to General Fund
Donated by: In Memory of: Andrea Edwards Sister Deborah Strasser Marvin Donner Father Gus Donner Bonnie Buratti Father Ralph Buratti Helen Rotenberg Husband Harry Rotenberg Roslyn Lubow Brother Lester Hochstein George Lubow Brother Osher Lubow George Lubow Aunt Goldie Lubow Sara Sternberg Husband Nathan Sternberg Hava Ben-Zvi Father-in-Law Henryk Sokal Scott Siegal Father Abraham Siegal Norma Chodos Husband Arthur Chodos Helene Emmerich Father & Mother Abraham & Sylvia Katzman Mena Shapiro Father Morris Morrison Mena Shapiro Mother Ella Morrison Jordan Ellis Father David Ellis Doris Hellman Father Mendel Miller Evelyn & Ernie Robinson Son Danny Robinson Dolores Schwam Brother Louis Nobleman Judy Ellis Mother Norma Loeb Sue Hogan Mother Estelle Alt Rochelle Kaplan Father Meyer Kaplan Shirley Hoffman Sister Thelma Berman Pauline Polansky Cousin Benny Finesod Pauline Polansky Sister Sally Lipser Korobkin Pauline Polansky Brother-in-law Dr. Irving Korobkin Pauline Polansky Mother-in-law Leah Witkin Korobkin Craig Fox Father Irving Fox
The flower crowns, which were originated by our dear friend Ilona Fuchs, were made again to decorate our torahs for the Shavuot services.
June Birthdays June 1 . ............ Benjamin Karish Shirley Ornstein June 2 . ................... Linda Elyad Sina Shatzmiller Elizabeth Short Adam Weiss Liam Wright June 3 . .....................Dylan Jack Faye Langholz Peter Mendel Marcus Monterroso Mark Richman June 4 . ....... Markham Goldstein Jacob Levy Claire Schubin June 5 . ............... Howard Rotter June 6 . .................... Daniel Blitz June 8 . ..................Marissa Alon Lynn Bienenfeld Sara Konakowitz Eric Mills Shahnaz Nehdar June 9 . ................Pamela Dubin Daniel Holland-Moritz Phyllis Telis June 11 ............Nancy Copeland Sofia Manacker Penina Segall-Gutierrez June 12 . .................Jade Cohen Tami Cutler Sondra Dreshner Martha Ruffman Billie Sanford June 13 . ...............Susan Factor June 14 . ............... Nshan Ergas Anya Rose Carol Selkin Fanya Thomson June 15 . ........... Michael Farmer Sam Langholz Sadie Moss Jarrett Sharp June 16 . .............. Daniel Crump Hannah Crump Sean Crump Jared Sharfstein Larry Weinberg
and Anniversaries 6/1/1991 ........................................... Dave Boesch and Kaileh Pistol 6/6/1970 ........#45.......................................James and Billie Sanford 6/6/2010 ........................................................Brian and Ronit Droker 6/9/1963 ..............................................Herbert and Karin Meiselman 6/9/1974 ............................................................... Ira and Ginny Blitz 6/9/2012 ................................................... Ezra and Marisa Callahan 6/10/1984 .......................................................Bryan and Marina Jick 6/11/1947 . .....................................................Fritz and Hilde Gottfeld 6/11/1966 . ...................................................Cary and Sheila Presant 6/11/1972 . ..................................................Matthew and Carol Sofer 6/11/1995 . ..................................... Joshua and Franci Levine Grater 6/12/1987 ..................................................... Daniel and Karen Levin 6/14/1963 ....................................................Barry and Susie Kustner 6/15/1975 ......#40................................... Steven and Sandy Hartford 6/15/1986 ..........................David Holland-Moritz and Suzanne Spitz 6/16/1963 .............................................. Samuel and Marjorie Gulkis 6/16/1977 ...............................................Nadav and Anat Bar-Chaim 6/17/1956 ........................................................Bud and Isabel Green 6/17/1984 .................... Lawrence Teitelbaum and Barbara Felsinger 6/18/2005 .............................................. Bruce and Rebecca Gaither 6/19/1966 ...................................................... Harvey and Ellen Knell 6/20/1965 ......#50.............................................Carl and Carol Selkin 6/23/1960 ......#55..............................................Joe and Merrill Spiro 6/23/1977 ...................................... Hal Barron and Kathy Kobayashi 6/24/1961 .......................................................Les and Loretta Slifkin 6/24/1962 ..............................................Stephen and Evelyn Rappel 6/24/1979 ............................ Michael Krakower and Lynn Bienenfeld 6/24/1984 ...................................................Scott and Carolyn Siegal 6/25/1967 ......................................................Terry and Maria Tornek 6/25/1972 .....................................................Paul and Josette Bellan 6/27/1965 ......#50............................................Lonne and Ricki Lane 6/27/1976 ..........................................................Ray and Lynn Gould 6/27/1993 .......................................................Elliot and Linda Mazur 6/27/1998 ........................................Sandra Sonies and Harold Kern 6/29/1958 ............................................. Ernest and Evelyn Robinson 6/29/1997 .................................Jonathan Fuhrman and Susan Kane 6/30/1985 ......#30..................................... Jeffrey and JoBeth Cohen
June 17 . ..............Bradley Segal Ron Shatzmiller Elizabeth Silverstone June 18 . ..........Marilyn Kirschen Erika Ober James Segall-Gutierrez Scott Siegal June 19 . ............. Maya Brattkus Katherine Faber Stacey Sharp Howard Shilling Grant Weiner June 20 . .................Debra Stern June 21 . ................ Jesse Duker Jerome Metivier Jack Weinberg June 22 . ..................... Ezra Axel Ariel Kohl Isaac Kohl June 24 . ............. Judy Callahan Elliott Herbst Denise Schaefer Phillip Weise June 25 . ......... Ashley Hassman Rubin Hassman Arthur Lane Jordana Owens Leah Sandleman June 26 . ..........Phyllis Hassman Jonathon Weisz June 27 . .............Carolyn Siegal June 28 . ........... Ethan Bourland Becky Sale June 29 . ...................Neil Brown Hedy Fintescu Shirley Hoffman Deborah Singer June 30 . ............... Haley Cohen Rachel DeMerit Mark Nowak
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to us. This plan will help guide us in the coming years, it will help us identify our priorities as a congregation, tell us what we are doing well and what we can do better. It will take a lot of work by ALL of us to implement the different aspects of the plan, but if we do so, PJTC will become an even stronger, more vibrant community than we are today. The Strategic Planning Committee, the board, various committees and our clergy and staff have begun to look in depth at the plan and have started to form priorities for the implementation of various aspects of it. Task forces will be formed to look at many areas and suggest changes that we can make in accordance with the plan that will help us in the years to come. Your board of directors is currently hard at work on the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the process to begin to implement the Strategic Plan, and a discussion on a possible solar project at PJTC. And, believe it or not, our clergy and staff are already starting to plan for the High Holy Days. I would like to thank those who served on the Board of Directors and Administration Council last year, and those who are currently serving. It is a big commitment and one that each board member takes very seriously. We are all working together to ensure that PJTC continues to thrive, grow and be an even stronger community than we are today.
Rock-a-Bye Baby Mazel tov to Nurith and Peter Brier as they welcome their first grandchild, Zahavya Lotte Krauss, born on 5/11/15 (same numbers forward and back!). Zahavya and her happy parents, Moriah Brier and Taylor Krauss all live in Philadelphia.
Wedding Bells Mazel tov to Nancy and Craig Copeland on the marriage of their son, Adam, to Carolina Cuervo (from Miami). The wedding was held on beautiful Harbour Island in the Bahamas on May 2, and the young couple will make their home in New York City. The FLAME
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Mostly Kosher is an award-winning Jewish cultural revival band whose mission is to preserve Jewish musical traditions while modernizing the genre by fusing it with the sounds of other cultures. Mostly Kosher is currently celebrating the release of their debut album, which features music from the Yiddish classic Ikh Hob Dikh Tsufil Lib to the traditional Ladino folk song Cuando el Rey Nimrod. Directed by clarinetist, pianist and singer Leeav Sofer and joined by PJTC member Janice Mautner Markham on violin as well as a full band, Mostly Kosher's energetic performances combine heartwarming and lively music with humorous schtick, making it reminiscent of a 1930s radio show. Honored to have graced some of the best stages in Southern California such as the Skirball Cultural Center, John Anson Ford Theater and Gene Autry Museum, Mostly Kosher is taking the show on the road with a fall tour, including a Bay Area CD Release performance at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center in Berkeley. However, you don't have to travel hundreds of miles to enjoy a Mostly Kosher experience! Upcoming shows: June 6 - Temple Beth Torah in Ventura, Co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ventura County August 9 - Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, along with Yiddish dance leader extraordinaire, Bruce Bierman. More information can be found at www.mostlykosher.com!