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Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater Dear PJTC community, “ There is a time for everything under the sun; a season set for everything…a time to join and a time to leave, a time to embrace and a time to let go…” Kohelet, (Ecclesiastes), understood that life presents itself in different forms at different times, and that we cannot always predict when and where these changes will happen. After many challenging months of pain and suffering, I needed to take a medical leave from my duties as rabbi at PJTC, which you are all aware of at this point. My condition is not life-threatening, thank God, but it requires some serious changes in order for me to live a healthy and productive life as a father, husband, friend, family-member, citizen and someone who contributes meaningful work in the world. And so, under the direction of my medical team, and after much meditation and deep, deep soulsearching, I must share with you that the work I do can no longer be as a pulpit rabbi of PJTC or any other congregation. I am no longer able to provide the vision, leadership or time commitment, not to mention the mental, emotional and spiritual guidance that our congregation needs and deserves. PJTC’s leadership and I will arrange for a time when I can officially say goodbye as your Rabbi, and transition to being a member of the kahal, this sacred community.

I will always cherish the personal moments I spent with families in times of joy and sadness, the times we shared in moving and uplifting prayer, the community fun and celebration, picnics, camping trips, experiencing Israel together, the Torah we studied, the meditative silence we shared, and the ways in which we worked to better our Pasadena community, our nation, Israel and the world. I believe that I am leaving PJTC in a strong and forward-thinking place to move into the future. We have more families and members than ever before, we have significant financial stability, and we have a serious strategic plan that will guide the community’s direction for the future. Most importantly, we have Cantor Ruth and Rabbi Silverstein, two dynamic and superb leaders, and a strong administrative and programmatic staff, working together with dedicated, passionate, and forward-thinking lay leadership. I want to express my gratitude to all the presidents I have had the pleasure to work with at PJTC: Faith Segal, Jonathon Weisz, Matt Ober, Judy Callahan, Stu Miller, Sandy Hartford and David Lorin. I say thank you to all the wonderful lay leaders, board members, committee chairs, volunteers, and everyone who gives so much love and devotion to PJTC. There are many more people I could mention by name here, but I will single out two. I thank Rabbi Kollin for being the best emeritus, mentor, teacher, and friend a rabbi, or person, could ask for. And, I want to thank Cantor Ruth for being the most profound spiritual partner one could imagine, something that I didn’t bargain on when we hired her

Minyan Services are held every Sunday in Knell Chapel, beginning at 9:00 AM. November 6/7

Parashat: Hayyei sarah

Tot Shabbat 6:45 PM Knell Chapel 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 Knell Minyan 9:30 AM Knell Chapel Kiddush hosted by Rob Anderson in honor of his mother’s 88th birthday November 13/14

Parashat: Toledot

Family Kabbalat Service 6:30 PM Social Hall Fri. Service 7:30 PM Social Hall Oneg hosted by Andrea Edwards and Brian Mark in honor of their engagement Shabbat Service 9:30 AM Social Hall Kiddush hosted by Shabbes Minyan Group November 20/21

Fri. Service 7:30 PM

Parashat: Vayetse

Galpert Sanctuary

Raina Markham Bat Mitzvah Service 9:00 AM Galpert Sanctuary Oneg and Kiddush hosted by Janice and Gideon Markham November 27/28

Parashat: Vayishlah

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 the Shabbes Minyan Group

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

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

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

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

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

A Message from Faith Segal, President Dear PJTC Community, As I sit down to write this letter to you, only a few days since we all learned that Rabbi Grater will not be returning to PJTC as our rabbi, I cannot help but to think what I imagine many of you are also thinking. Our community is sad and change is hard. As a community, we are grateful to Rabbi Grater for his leadership and spiritual guidance for the last thirteen years. He has helped to shape what PJTC is today, a strong, thriving Jewish community. And I know that I speak for all of us when I say that we wish him a speedy recovery and good health in the future. I am also thinking that PJTC is a few years away from our 100th year, and we would not be where we are today but for changes and transitions in our past. Together, as a community, PJTC will move forward and we will continue to grow, thrive and be a center for Judaism and Jewish life in the San Gabriel Valley. We are fortunate to have a very strong clergy team who will help and guide us through this transition. Cantor Ruth, Rabbi Silverstein, and Rabbi Kollin are all here to help and support us and we are very grateful for their spiritual leadership and guidance. Claire Gorfinkel, our Caring

Communities Coordinator is also here to assist us at this time. Also, please know that our Board of Directors has begun to discuss the best ways for us to move forward as a community.PJTC has always had dedicated “lay” leadership and we have begun to strategize and plan for both a search for a Rabbi as well as an Executive Director. It is important we take the time needed to properly perform the best and most thorough possible searches, and we are thinking of ways, in the interim, to provide our clergy with additional assistance in serving our community’s needs.Be assured that we will be communicating actively with you every step of the way. I, along with our Board of Directors, Clergy Team, and our temple staff are working together to make sure that all the immediate needs of our community are met. Please contact the temple office, Cantor Ruth, Rabbi Silverstein, Rabbi Kollin, Claire Gorfinkel or me, if there is anything that we can assist you with during this transition. L'Shalom, Faith Segal, PresidentPasadena Jewish Temple & Center

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Whitman Hanukkah Dinner Friday December 11 6:00 PM Social Hall There is no charge for the dinner, but we must have your reservations by Monday, December 7. Reservations will not be accepted after that date. Call the PJTC office at 798-1161.

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November 2015

Men's Club News

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

by Andy Schwarz, President

The Men’s Club wishes to congratulate Addison Sale and Nathan Segil on the occasion of their b’nai mitzvah on October 10 and October 17. As is the Men’s Club custom, each was presented with a beautiful yad with his Hebrew name on it. The Men’s Club would also like to acknowledge the recent winners of our football pool: Simon Burrow, Raul Martinez, Ken Gerst, Stu Miller and Josh Pais. The Club helped with Caregiver Resources on Sunday, October 18. In conjunction with the Adult Education Committee, we helped sponsor the bagel breakfast with speaker Ellie Kahn for a program titled “Saving Our Most Precious Legacy” on Sunday, November 1; immediately after that we helped cook hamburgers and hot dogs for the New Member barbeque. The question has arisen: What’s in the Men’s Club for me? The PJTC Men’s Club was established seven years ago and is open to both men and women. We are a diverse group of people who are looking to do good deeds for the temple and raise money for the youth programs that we support. All our events, as well as our board meetings on the first Monday of each month, are open to everyone. If you have not sent in your dues, you may send in your check for $36.00 to PJTC Men’s Club c/o the temple office. Your generous donation will help us provide support for our educational programs and youth activities. If you would like to present a yad to one of our b’nai mitzvah students, please let me know. The Men’s Club is hosting the Hanukkah oneg on Friday evening, December 11. Our feature event, “A Night at the Races” will be held on Saturday evening, February 20, 2016. This is our major fundraiser. If any of these activities sounds interesting to you, we would love to have you participate. All new Temple members are automatically Men’s Club members and their first year’s membership is free. I hope to see you at many of our upcoming events. If you want to do good, please join and support us.

What do you call a horse that can’t lose a race? Sherbet

9:30 AM - Shabbat in the Round (formerly Shabbat Rinah) Every Shabbat, Social Hall November 7 Knell Minyan: 9:30 AM - Knell Chapel *Except on b'nai mitzvah or other special occasions

November 6 Tot Shabbat 6:45 PM -Knell Chapel


Come for an evening of togetherness, song and prayer!

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

Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service 6:30 PM Social Hall

At PJTC Presented by Men’s Club

Saddle Up!

Friday November 13

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

February 20 2016

Service will include • Singing & Dancing

Please join us

• Ask the Rabbi • Torah Story • Snack The FLAME


November 2015

It's Happening with Sisterhood by Debbie Guest, President, PJTC Sisterhood


“New Blank Document.” This is what confronts me as I sit down to start this column, struggling to come up with a topic. As I write this, we are in the first week of October and I am in my fifth week in Kentucky. Though I keep in touch with the Sisterhood, my world currently is centered on life in a household with a new baby. Focusing all energy on nurturing both the baby and her young parents wipes the slate clean of all other priorities. Our granddaughter is the very embodiment of a “New Blank Document.” Having so recently finished the High Holy Days, we adults are in essence starting a new document, or clean slate, too. If we have renewed ourselves through the process of self-reflection and teshuvah, perhaps we have achieved a greater understanding of what really matters in our lives. What have we learned in these last few weeks? What wisdom should we convey to our grandchild? We have been blessed to have received our ancestors’ values, which have guided our actions and enabled us to reach the season. Now, we will do our best to pass on those values, which we hope will guide her throughout her life. Sisterhood is privileged to be asked to share our values, experience, and knowledge with the youth of PJTC. On October 2, Anita Landau a n d A r l e n e We i s s cooked with a few USY Arlene Weiss and USY student, making members in preparation kugel for the USYers. for the Sukkot picnic held that night. What better way to demonstrate our values to those young people than by doing, not lecturing? When we pass along treasured traditions we learned from our parents and grandparents, we tie all those generations together. So many lessons were conveyed that afternoon: community service is important; celebrating the holidays (in this case Sukkot) creates a Jewish identity; showing respect for elders and what they can teach us is expected; AND good traditional food (kugel, of course) at any Jewish event is de rigueur! Sisterhood will continue to represent and convey the best of Jewish culture as we go forward this year and next. We offer programs that form bonds of friendship with other Jewish women (such as Mah Jongg or cooking classes), promote Jewish practice (Sisterhood Shabbat, the Women’s Seder, and Bimah Etiquette classes, organizing the Mishlach Manot greeting exchange), or encourage the practice of tzedakah (through Sisterhood Tributes, donations of siddurs, contributions to the Torah Fund or feeding the women of Friends in Deed). Please participate in Sisterhood life and fill up your year’s slate with satisfying and meaningful experiences! See our notices in this FLAME for ongoing and upcoming activities.


Join Nite On The Town Get Great Savings At Local Restaurants And help support the Sisterhood of the Pasadena Jewish Temple


* For dinner visit each restaurant up to three times. On each visit with a party of two, your lowest priced entrée is free or substantially reduced in price. With a party of four or more your discount is increased substantially, sometimes even doubled. *Your membership is valid for dinner any evening thru Dec. 30 2016 * Your membership is valid for unlimited lunch visits at certain restaurants indicated in your directory. See directory for details. * Just include your Nite On The Town Card when paying your check and the restaurant will take care of the rest.


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Send your check for $25 per membership to: Ruth Kaye, 170 N Grand Ave. # 306, Pasadena CA 91103-3520. Make check payable to: PJTC Sisterhood.

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


November 2015

Mah Jongg Madness

Torah Fund

PJTC Sisterhood will honor Carolyn Siegal as our 2015 Chay’ay Olam Recipient.

Sisterhood’s marvelous Mah Jongg Mavens have again graciously agreed to offer their time and talent to tutor their Sisterhood sisters in the intricacies of the game. We are offering to each the most basic elements of the game: 7:00 PM on Thursday November 5 in Wohlmann Hall. Mah Jongg neophytes are invited to attend the training session to learn how to separate dots from dragons and bams from cracks. We show you how to line ‘em up in a wall and score some points. Come learn the rules, schmooze a little and eat a little. You will have the opportunity to meet other players wishing to form groups that meet regularly in people’s homes. If you decide you wish to continue playing, our Sisterhood orders the regulation Mah Jongg cards (large font available) in January, for delivery in the spring. Please RSVP to Aty Rotter: altalya19@aol.com or phone (626)4455288Please.

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

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PJTC Sisterhood is proud to announce that Carolyn Siegal has been chosen as this year’s Chay’ay Olam recipient. Carolyn will be honored at our annual luncheon, which will take place on Sunday, February 28, 2016. She is among our very special and talented women who make Sisterhood and the temple an incredible place. A California native, Carolyn graduated from UC Berkeley and has a master’s in public health from UCLA. After grad school, Carolyn moved to New York for work where she was blessed to meet her husband, Scott, and give birth to her two wonderful children, Blair and Daniel. In the early 1990s they moved to the Pasadena area, settling in Altadena and becoming part of the PJTC community, where Blair and Daniel attended LBSR and had their b’nai mitzvah. Carolyn and her family have been PJTC members for over 20 years. She is immediate past president of PJTC Sisterhood, a member of the PJTC board, the Strategic Planning Committee and Mission/Vision Task Force, and helps with MAC and History Committee activities. She previously served Sisterhood as VP Programming, Executive VP and Sunshine Chair. She was the PJTC Honoree at the Jewish Federation’s 2012 Women’s Forum. In addition to her involvement at PJTC, Carolyn is a Past President of the Board of Directors of Altadena Town & Country Club and is an advisor to the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative. Carolyn has had a long career in market planning and business development for the pharmaceutical industry, including running her own consulting company for the past ten years. She is a life-long learner who enjoys reading, live music, movies, art museums, travel, sports and taking long walks in the Altadena hills. We will be sending you invitations to join us in honoring Carolyn on February 28. Please mark your calendars for that special date.

Rock-a-Bye Baby Mazel Tov:

To Debbie & John Guest on the arrival of their first grandchild, Emma Grace Bowling, born to Sarah and John Bowling on August 30. To Amy & Landis Richardson on the birth of Connor Whitman Richardson on October 8. Grandparents are Alan & Sandy Whitman. To Ali & Brett Longenecker on the birth of Jayden Jack Longenecker on October 12. Grandparents are Lee & Mickey Segal, great-grandfather is Barry Segal and greatgrandmother, Frances Weisz Sisterhood’s College Outreach Committee Report

by Terry Meng, Committee Chair

Holiday greeting gift boxes from Sisterhood were sent to PJTC’s eight “first-year-away” college students in celebration of the new year and Sukkot. Each box contained a beautiful ceramic cup filled with fruity treats, chocolate, sunflower seeds, and tea. The packages were sent to students in New York, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, and to several recipients here in California. Holiday gift boxes are an annual tradition of Sisterhood. They help us maintain a connection to our young congregants away from home and their community for the first time. As Boa Pistol, who is studying at Humboldt State, wrote after receiving her gift, “it was very sweet and made me so happy! I didn’t think about how much I would miss the temple until I moved away, and the Jewish community up here is very different than PJTC. It brought a huge smile to my face and I’m so touched by how thoughtful you all were.” If we are missing any first-year away from home students, please contact us at terrymeng58@att.net. The FLAME

Rosh Chodesh elebration 5776

Thursday, 7:30 PM November 19

Sisterhood welcomes the month of Kislev at the home of Carolyn Siegal 5


Tunisian Jewish Food and Family History

An evening inspired by one of the current exhibits at the Skirball Museum, Petit Takett: Love, Legacy, and Recipes from the Maghreb (exhibit open until Jan. 10, 2016). Including background and discussion to be led by Kathy Kobayashi—and also some sample dishes! Questions & RSVP to sisterhood@pjtc.net November 2015

Interfaith Study Group

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with Norma Pratt Sunday, November 8, 5:00-7:00 PM, PJTC’s Wohlmann Hall. Topic: Maryknoll Sisters describe their professional lives abroad in teaching, nursing & nursing education, education administration, and more, in particularly underserved areas, among diverse cultures and faiths. Panelists Sister Dolores Mitch and Sister Carol Marie McDonald now live in the Maryknoll community in Monrovia. No meeting in December. Sunday, January 10, 2016. We will meet at the Islamic Center of So. Calif. 434 S. Vermont, Los Angeles. Topic: Panel of poets: PJTC’s Norma Pratt, Islamic Center’s Cheri Langdell, and Anne Peterson from All Saints will read their works. Carpool leaves North parking lot, All Saints Church, promptly at 4:15 PM.   ISG was founded in 2007 by members of PJTC, All Saints Church, and Islamic Center. Meetings rotate among the three locations, usually on the second Sunday monthly.  A congenial group, interested in those of other faiths, we are respectful of each other, and all are welcome to join us.   Our meetings conclude with a vegetarian potluck meal, so please bring an item if you can. For more information contact Cecilia Fox.

for her beautiful voice and deep soul presence. She has changed my life in ways that will, please God, make me a better person going forward. She is a gift to this community, and I thank her for being my partner and a talented leader in her own right for these past 5 years. On behalf of Franci, Noah and Ella, thank you for allowing us to be a part of the PJTC community. We came here with our children as toddlers, and just this past year our community helped us celebrate their b’nai mitzvah. While I may not be able to lead any longer, PJTC is our family’s spiritual home. We certainly hope it can remain so as long as our family is in Pasadena. I know that it may be difficult to see me, or my family, around town, but I do welcome a kind word of hello and well-wishes, or any notes of appreciation or prayers that you may wish to send. To the many, many new members and families that I have not even had the pleasure of meeting, I welcome you to PJTC, and please know that you are part of an amazing community that will be thriving for years and years to come. Of the thousands and thousands of words I have written and shared with you, my congregation, over the past 13 years, these have been the hardest to write. I pray you can hear them with compassion and understanding. In peace and with deep gratitude, l’shalom, Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

by Cecilia Fox, PJTC representative on ISG Planning Committee

We're Sitting Still Here

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by Claire Gorfinkel

Have you ever wanted to learn about or try Jewish meditation? Every Tuesday morning (except on Jewish holidays) at 7:30 AM, a small group gathers to sit in silence in Wohlmann Hall at PJTC. After about half an hour, we check in and someone brings a brief teaching for us to discuss, or possibly chant. Then we return to silence and close by 8:30 AM. Everyone is welcome; no experience is necessary. Come and try it! For further information or to be added to our email list for updates, please contact Claire Gorfinkel.

PJTC Board Of Directors Report October 28, 2015 Meeting Cantor’s Report: Cantor Ruth reported that there will be a Shabbat Shira fundraiser concert on Saturday evening, January 23, 2016, entitled “Celebration of Freedom.” It will feature gospel choirs from several churches in the Pasadena area. Dinner and cocktails will be available. Treasurer’s Report: Mickey Bernath, Treasurer, reported that income from dues and the Yom Kippur Appeal are running behind budget. Expenses are below budget as well. Nevertheless, a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015-16 is still being forecast. Investment and cash balances are currently $7,800,000, down approximately $400,000 from a year ago due to spending on the main line sewer project, the regular annual transfer of income to the General Fund, and unrealized losses in security values. Nominating Committee: Faith Segal, President, announced that Judy Callahan will be chairing the Nominating Committee for the coming term. The Board then elected the ten members of the Committee. Recruiting: Faith announced that the search for an interim rabbi is underway, and that the search committee for a new permanent rabbi, co-chaired by Sandy Hartford and Noah Golden-Krasner, will be convened in the near future. A search committee for an Executive Director, led by Jeff Landau, has been formed and will soon be advertising the position. Faith reported that there will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, December 13, to approve the new constitution. Copies of the document will be sent to all congregants in advance of the meeting. The date of the next Board meeting has been changed to Monday, November 30, at 7:30 PM, because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Submitted by Jeff Landau, October 28, 2015 The FLAME

Book Club

by Liz Green, Committee Chair

Please join us in our lively discussions of books and help us make decisions about choosing readings for future meetings. Books are available at Vroman’s at a 20% discount. We are listed as the PJTC Book Club. We meet on the second Thursday of the month, in the Lounge, at 7:30 PM. November 12 The Wright Brothers by David McCullough Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, David McCullough tells the dramatic storybehind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. December 10 Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson Set-in-his-ways retired British officer tentatively courts charming local widow of Pakistani descent. Unexpectedly entertaining, with a stiff-upper-lip hero who transcends stereotype, this good-hearted debut doesn’t shy away from modern cultural and religious issues. 6

November 2015

Bat Mitzvah Raina Sinclair Markham, daughter of Janice and Gideon Markham, will be called to the Torah to celebrate her bat mitzvah on November 21. Raina is an eighth grader in the Dual Language program (Spanish/English) at Toll Middle School in Glendale. She is on the Glendale YMCA gymnastics team and plays violin in the Jewish Youth Orchestra of the Jewish Federation of San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. For Raina’s mitzvah project she is performing at retirement homes and hospitals, as well as raising money for the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which provides musical instruments for under-funded school music programs (www. mhopus.org).



The most lyrical [and] also the most searchingly spiritual of the “ex-frum” memoirs. --The New Yorker

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SHULEM DEEN SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 7:30 PM Monrovia Library Community Room 321 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia 91016

“Katz engagingly recounts fascinating stories in an insightful, intelligent, sometimes wistful and sometimes funny style that makes this one of the few rock memoirs worth reading from beginning to end.” -Publishers Weekly


No Charge—Book Signing & Refreshments Hosted by Jewish Federation


Location: PJTC, 1434 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena 91107 Dessert Reception $18 Advance / $20 Door Co-hosted by PJTC Sisterhood


(626) 445-0810 or federation@jewishsgpv.org


To RSVP or for more info (626)445-0810 or jewishsgpv.org/forms

PJTC Annual Blood Drive for Huntington Hospital

Thanksgiving Program with ACTS Congregations

Tuesday, December 16 • 12:00 - 6:30 PM

Come join with our friends from ACTS (Altadena Congregations Together Serving) for a pre-Thanksgiving Program Date: Sunday evening, November 22 Time: 7:00 PM Place: Christ the Shepherd Church 185 West Altadena Drive Altadena, CA The various faith groups we have been associated with for many years will join together in Thanksgiving prayers and fellowship. All are welcome. The FLAME

In the past, PJTC congregants and friends had the most successful blood drives in the area!

Let’s earn back our reputation! Email stacy.miller@huntingtonhospital. com to schedule a time. (Allow 45 minutes) Encourage your teen! Teens must be at least16 years old and have a parent’s permission. Bring a friend (or two)!

One pint saves 3 lives!


November 2015

Fifth Annual “Turkey Drive-By” To be known evermore as The Harvey Goldman Memorial Turkey Drive-By Sunday, November 15, 2015 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM PJTC Parking Lot

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by Felicity Swerdlow, Committee Chair

Our friends at Foothill Unity Center provide needy families in our community with supplies that they will need to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving. Since turkeys are very cheap at Thanksgiving time, we are asking that Temple members and Louis B. Silver Religious School families buy a second turkey at the same time that they are buying one for their family, and deliver it to the Temple on Sunday, November 15. The turkeys will go to Foothill Unity Center for the Holiday Food Boxes that are distributed to families in need in our community. As we do each year, we will have a Foothill Unity Center refrigerated truck in the parking lot, and a band of volunteers so you can hand over your turkey without ever leaving your car! The Tikkun Olam Committee is even prepared to buy the turkey for you if you prefer to give a cash donation! This is another opportunity for our community to support needy families in our community and contribute to making their holiday season that much brighter. Harvey Goldman was a dedicated volunteer of the annual PJTC Turkey Drive-By and we are honored to be able to recall his memory each year by fulfilling the mitzvah of feeding the hungry (hachalat re’avim).




d by Novembe r5 RSVP is require . Payment due by Novembe s et usy@pjtc.n ped in the Youth Program op and can be dr wall in front of the LBSRS to e ve Lockbox on th s for this event, as we ha nd ofÞce. No refu rson in advance. pay AMF per pe

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Please join the PJTC Adult Education Committee and Men’s Club for


With Ellie Kahn, LMFT,

My heartfelt thanks to the many friends who have expressed their condolences to me on the death of my brother, Alan. I feel so fortunate to be part of such a loving community. Sue Galpert

oral historian-writer-filmmaker-psychotherapist

Sunday, November 1, 10:15 am PJTC Social Hall


Documentary Discussion Group Thursday, December 3 7:00 PM, Lounge The Jewish Journey: America traces Jewish immigration to America through the centuries. It begins by exploring what it meant to be part of a tight-knit Jewish community in this diverse range of countries, and what prompted those families to leave their enclaves for America. The one-hour documentary, the latest PBS commission from Emmy award-winning director Andrew Goldberg premiered in March 2015.

For over 25 years, Ellie has been conducting in-depth interviews with the eldest family members, to preserve their personal memories for future generations. Far too often, these stories are lost. Ellie will discuss her work, entertain and inspire us. There will be audience participation. The FLAME


November 2015

Welcome New Members

Weizmann Day School

by Lisa Feldman, Weizmann Day School, Head of School, M.A. Ed.

Wow, we have actually had a full week of school for the first time this year following all the holidays. School is now in full swing. It is hard to imagine, then, that recruitment is now taking place for next school year. Yet that is the cycle for independent day schools. Weizmann is one of a kind when it comes to providing an excellent day school experience and we want to be sure others know about the amazing opportunities a Weizmann education offers.   Please share the information below with your PJTC community. Let those who are important to you know about this important chance to learn more about Weizmann Day School by attending one of our upcoming Open Houses, November 3 or December 9. Both days start at 9:00 AM.

Daniel and Springsong Weiner Noam and Anna Maitless Steven and Fidelia Klein Elana Mendelson and Rebecca Mendelson Scott Portnoff Scott Kuhn and Lauren Black Joel and Catherine Lefkowitz Max and Susan Lesser Elaine Frieden Nadia Brewart Adam and Christina Larson Guy Pyrzak and Sarah Healy Lee Singer and Jaime Catchen Richard and Diane Smiarowski Michael Epstein and Reshmi Basu Yehouda and Michele Masjedi Woodrow Johnston and Lisa Wilcox Antonio Bacigalupi and Joanna Rawley Scott Stukel and Sara Dachel Mitchell Handler and Anne-Marie Otey Joan Feynman Jason and Belle Mann John and Sara Tyberg Michael and Jessica Baden-Campbell Jason and Stacey Young

From Cantor Ruth and Rabbi Silverstein to all our High Holiday volunteers, and a special thank you to Stephanie Ivler for teaming up with our clergy.

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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.

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November 2015

September and October Donations General Fund

Ira Rothstein Joel & Catherine Lefkowitz Arlene & Maury Weiss, wishing Rabbi Grater a speedy recovery Shirley Hoffman, in memory of Sue Galpert’s brother, Alan Friedman Barbara Weisenberg & Len Lipton, wishing Rabbi Grater a speedy recovery Barbara Weisenberg & Len Lipton, in memory of Sue Galpert’s brother, Alan Friedman Shirley Hoffman for Eric Mills & family in memory of their father, grandfather & great-grandfather, Clayton Mills Carole Grant in honor of Larry & Roz Scherr’s 45th wedding anniversary David & Sheila Okun I. Grant Orlin

Shabbes Minyan Group

From the Tuesday Morning Meditation Group From Francine Hokin Katz From Bonnie Buratti in honor of her aliyah From Roz Scherr in honor of her Rosh Hashana aliyah From Karen Rosenthal in honor of the ladies who hosted the Kiddush on the first day of Sukkot: Ruth Kaye, Sylvia Schleimer, Mady Schleimer, Arlene Weiss, and Marcia Alper

Sisterhood Tributes

To Louise Wannier in honor of the marriage of her son Tim to Kelly Roberts, from Bonnie Buratti & Kai Lam, Karen & Neil Brown, and Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron To Andrea Edwards & Brian Mark, with best wishes on their engagement, from Carolyn & Scott Siegal, and Ricki & Lonne Lane To Karen Rosenthal & Clark Linstone, with best wishes on their engagement, from Carolyn & Scott Siegal, Nancy & Craig Copeland, Ruth Kaye, and Stacy & Stu Miller To Roz & Larry Scherr in honor of their 45th wedding anniversary, from Joan & Jerry Halpert To Debbie & John Guest in honor of the birth of their first grandchild, Emma Grace Bowling, from Nancy & John Carlton, Edie Taylor, Stacy & Stu Miller, Carolyn & Scott Siegal, Nancy & Craig Copeland, Ruth Kaye, Aty & Howard Rotter, Ricki & Lonne Lane, Ginny & Ira Blitz, Linda & Paul Rourman, Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Marcia Alper, and Liz & Bud Green To Natalie & Eitan Trabin in honor of the birth of their son, Mischa Pele Trabin, from Nancy & John Carlton, and Mary Ann & Mickey Bernath To Amy & Landis Richardson in honor of the birth of their son, Connor Whitman Richardson, from Carolyn & Scott Siegal, and Ginny & Ira Blitz To Sandy & Alan Whitman in honor of the birth of their grandson, Connor Whitman Richardson, from Stacy & Stu Miller, and Ginny & Ira Blitz To Lee & Mickey Segal in honor of the birth of their grandson, Jayden Jack Longenecker, from Stacy & Stu Miller, and Ginny & Ira Blitz To Barry Segal in honor of the birth of his great-grandson, Jayden Jack Longenecker, from Stacy & Stu Miller, and Liz & Bud Green To the Markham family in honor of Raina’s upcoming bat-mitzvah, from Anita & Jeff Landau To Stephanie Ivler in honor of her helping to lead High Holy Day services, from Stacy & Stu Miller To Roz Scherr in honor of her Rosh Hashana haftara reading, from Stacy & Stu Miller To Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, “Thinking of you and wishing you well,” from Edie Taylor, Liz & Bud Green, Ginny & Ira Blitz, Anita & Jeff Landau, Joan & Jerry Halpert, Karen & Neil Brown, and Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron To Kathy Kobayashi, wishing her good health, from Carolyn & Scott Siegal, and Aty & Howard Rotter To Allen Emmerich, wishing him a speedy recovery and return to good health, from Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron To Nancy Carlton, wishing her a speedy recovery and return to good health, from Joan & Jerry Halpert, and Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron To Mark Ryne & family in memory of his beloved wife, Cathy Ryne, from Edie Taylor, Roz & Larry Scherr, Ricki & Lonne Lane, and Aty & Howard Rotter To Paul Spiegel in memory of his beloved father, Joseph Spiegel, from Stacy & Stu Miller, and Marcia Alper To Janet Kadin in memory of her beloved mother, Zita Schatzberg, from Stacy & Stu Miller, and Ricki & Lonne Lane To Sue Galpert in memory of her beloved brother, Alan Friedman, from Linda & Paul Rourman, Nancy & John Carlton, Edie Taylor, Ruth Kaye, Stacy & Stu Miller, Debbie & John Guest, Ginny & Ira Blitz, Connie & Art Taus, Ricki & Lonne Lane, and Anita & Jeff Landau To Eric Mills & family in memory of his beloved father, Clayton Mills, from Debbie & John Guest, Aty & Howard Rotter, Bonnie Buratti & Kai Lam, Ginny & Ira Blitz, Nancy & John Carlton, Edie Taylor, Linda & Paul Rourman, Marcia Alper, Ricki & Lonne Lane, Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Karen & Neil Brown, Andrea Edwards and Brian Mark and Anita & Jeff Landau

Galpert Scholarship Fund

Roza Kuppermann in memory of mother, Tema Davidson


Sisterhood Men’s Club Anonymous Jacob & Melissa Levy, in honor of Michael Karish for watching Duke (the dog) Men’s Club, in memory of Clay Mills Men’s Club, in memory of Sam Schiffman

Yahrzeit Donations to General Fund

Donated by: In Memory of: Ida Unger Father, Henry Unger Phillip Weise Mother-in-law, Dorothy Gross Phillip Weise Mother, Esther Weise Michael Klekner Mother, Ila Klekner Betty Fishman Brother, Clifford Margolis Betty Fishman Brother-in-law, Joe Radman Betty Fishman Mother-in-law, Frieda Fishman Stephanie Ivler Great-aunt, Miriam Rosen Eileen Donner Mother, Frances Goldberg Gerda Hirsch General Yahrzeit Ruth Stinson Mother, Juanita Earlene Murray-Wesson Gail Moore Aunt, Jeanne Cornetto Barbara Weisenberg Husband, Sol Weisenberg Barbara Weisenberg Mother, Irene Groban Judy Fox Father-in-law, Juda Fox Allen Emmerich Father, Frank Emmerich Judy Breitman Father & Mother, Robert & Ruth Friedman Judy Breitman Father-in-law & mother-in-law, Carl & Frieda Breitman Judy Breitman Husband, Gordon Breitman Edna Cott Mother, Miriam Goldberg Hava Ben-Zvi Step-father, Bernard Blumenfeld Stacy Miller Grandfather, Alex Feiner Jim Younessi Mother, Tavous Younessi Jim Younessi Brother, Jack Younessi Becky Sale Father & Mother, Arnold & Brenna Davidson Eugene Roberts Mother, Eva Rabinowitch Peter Mendel Grandmother, Meta Mendel Robert Robin Mother, Polly Gwen Robin Molly Wolveck Grandmother, Sophia Weiner Roberta Breton Mother, Sylvia Rosenberg Matilda Feuer Father, Henry Sandig Phillip Weise Wife, Elaine Weise Josh Goldberg Mother, Clara Goldberg Michael Klekner Aunt, Bess Donald Stacy Miller Father, Mel Feiner Peter Kahn Mother, Lillian Rebecca Kahn

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November 2015

Yahrzeits for November (announced Fri/Sat preceding the date) Heshvan 19

November 01, 2015

Heshvan 25

Ella Hochstein Nathan Miller Heshvan 20

November 02, 2015

Sylvia Blitz Theodore Dreier Bertha Feuer Frances Leibl Alexander Moyer Heshvan 21

Heshvan 26

November 03, 2015

November 04, 2015

Avremal Aberstein Henie Aberstein Itzhak Aberstein Michal Aberstein Minne Aberstein Frank Grossman Jeannine Mazel Hinde Mirel Solomon Moshe Cherna Vegodsky Chaya Vegodsky Family Chaim Weinstein Leya Weinstein Moshe Weinstein Yirschel Weinstein Heshvan 23

Heshvan 27

Heshvan 24

November 06, 2015

Tamar Braun Evelyn Cozen Betty Greenhouse Harry Lepold Sam Roth John Sites Revekka Slutsky Lisl Wise

November 09, 2015

Rose Clotzman Rueben Fox Samuel Goldstein Jay Jorban Shana Sergie Heshvan 28

November 10, 2015

Lillian Burton Brenner Toby Eisenberg Pauline Kuchinsky Shinji Miyazaki Meyer Stepnick Heshvan 29

November 11, 2015

Phyllis Brown Maurice Clotzman Joseph Kokis Lilly Lackey Aron Mastey

November 05, 2015

Heyman Bravman Gertrude Chait William Mallet Sarah Miller Gary Priester

November 08, 2015

Max Barnett Sarah Brenessel Diane Epstein Alexander Feuer Samuel Freeling Herman Nobleman Rabbi Isadore Ravetch

Friedrika Donner Linda Dunn Heshvan 22

November 07, 2015

Kislev 2

Yetta Engelhardt Jacob Gold Claire Spicer William Turney

Kislev 1

Kislev 3

Kislev 11

Kislev 4

November 16, 2015

Kislev 5

November 17, 2015

Kislev 12

Kislev 6

Kislev 13

Kislev 7

Kislev 14

Kislev 15

November 19, 2015

November 20, 2015

November 21, 2015

Sarah Bar Chaim Carol Goodman Sara Rosentweig Theodore Siegel Abraham Vegotsky Kislev 10

November 22, 2015

Samuel Dinin Harriett Gerst Dolores Ober Hyman Orenstein

November 27, 2015

Davis Isaac Arnow Wanda Belleck Jose Dvoredsky Bess Feinberg Letha Friedman Janine Poitras Phyllis Ryder Bertha Weinreb

Rae Hellman Anita Sharfstein Kislev 9

November 26, 2015

Abraham Cheslow Gordon DeBoskey Ann Feuer Charles Moskowitz Lea Russo

Abraham Fain Mildred Radin Kislev 8

November 25, 2015

Arthur Abend David Genss William Gerber David Goldman

November 18, 2015

Rose Gorelick Clare Selig Magnus Sally Nisenbaum

November 24, 2015

Josephine Holzer Yona Kollin Maurice Ufland Shirley Weissman

Ethel Harris Chana Glinberg Ernestine King James Meehan Robert Messerman

November 23, 2015

Bert Fishman Louis Silver Max Wiskind

November 15, 2015

Lena Posner Morris Sharfstein Sylivia Sidman Sarah Silberblatt

November 13, 2015

Stanley Z. Bekey Charles Schiffman Robert Sencer Julius Tarnove Anne Zimmerman

November 14, 2015

Bessie Berkman Phyllis Rotman Arthur Silberman Bascha Snyder Jack Streiker

Kislev 16

November 28, 2015

Monci Benedek Rose Skolnik Kislev 17

November 29, 2015

Israel Eckstein Gertrude Rosen Kislev 18

November 30, 2015

Eve Grover Pauline Ledeen Kate Shapiro

Donations continued from page 10

To Julie Feiner, wishing her a speedy recovery and return to good health, from Nancy & John Carlton To Hilary Jacobs in memory of her beloved mother, Judy Nelson, from Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron and Edie Taylor To Bobbi Sloan in memory of her beloved great-aunt, Daisy Press Nemzer, from Debbie & John Guest, Linda & Paul Rourman, Aty & Howard Rotter, Marcia Alper, and Ricki & Lonne Lane To Marilyn Kirschen in memory of her beloved mother, Frances Scherr, from Bonnie Buratti & Kai Lam, Linda & Paul Rourman, Mary Ann & Mickey Bernath, Debbie & John Guest, Anita & Jeff Landau, Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Karen & Neil Brown, Edie Taylor and Ricki & Lonne Lane To Rabbi Gil Kollin & family in memory of his beloved brother, Seth Kollin, from Aty & Howard Rotter, Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron, Nancy & John Carlton, Marcia Alper, Stacy & Stu Miller, Mary Ann & Mickey Bernath, Ginny & Ira Blitz, Liz & Bud Green, Edie Taylor and Connie & Art Taus


Etz Hayim In celebration of the Bat-Mitzvah of my wonderful wife Susan Auerbach, May 30, 2015, from Bryan Langholz.


— Contact for Donations —

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

November 2015

November Birthdays November 1 .......Susannah Copi Nicole Linden Michael Sencer November 2 ........... Marcia Alper Nancy Carlton Meredith Hampton Alanna Sanford Peggy Schiffman Ellis Seligman November 3 ...........Cynthia Eller Ayla Mindell November 4 ...Sophie Dalrymple Woodrow Johnston Marc Karish Deborah Reff Amy Zimmerman November 5 ......... Zachary Ober November 7 ............. Hillary Alon Emily Beeny Julie Sonigo Scott Van Dellen November 8 ...........Micaela Earll Joel Lefkowitz Stacy Miller Nancy Spiegel November 9 .............Kyle Rosen Andrew Schwarz Jordan Segal November 10 ....... Elsa Martinez Diane Michaeli Maxine Minovitz November 11 ......... Rose Cobey November 12 .......Andrew Bruck David Mittman November 13 ...........Zoe Kandel Carolyn Kunin Ehud Vermesh November 14 ... Michael Bernath Michelle Kandel Leonardo Rosenzweig November 15 ..........William Finn Alan Weiss

November 16 ...Kalvin Villasenor November 17 ...... Jane Feinberg Susan Lesser Anne-Marie Otey Sasha Yeh November 18 ...........Lia Blundell Elana Friedman Isabel Green Hannah Owen November 19 ....... Aaron Booker Otis Bush Ivette Nowak Loretta Slifkin November 20 .....David Feinberg Harriet Neal Rebecca Polivy Michael Wine Molly Wolveck November 21 ...........Judy Balian Karin Meiselman Ida Unger November 22 ......Alexa Johnson Edan Sheklow Jeffrey Silver November 23 ... Deborah Beaser Terry Tornek November 24 ...........Lisa Alkana November 26 .............Judith Fox Carl Selkin Dina Zangwill Ken Zangwill November 27 .......... Irving Feuer November 28 .........Ryna Aviram Alyssa Bachmann Matthew Moore Susan Rogers November 29 ..... Cynthia Cohen Rebecca Guberman Sarah Healy Spencer Sharp November 30 ...... Rubi Sherman

and Anniversaries Mark and Lisa Goldstein . ...................................................11/1/1992 Bradley and Ryann Jorban .................................................11/3/2006 Landis and Amy Richardson . .............................................11/6/2010 Thomas Rosenbaum and Katherine Faber ........................11/7/1987 Howard Belzberg and Linda Rever .................................. 11/11/1994 Michael and Jessica Baden-Campbell ............................. 11/11/2006 Erich Schlecht and Debbie Noble . ...................................11/16/1997 Victor and Paula Waluch ..................................................11/17/1974 Christopher Grove and Janet Borrus . ..............................11/18/2000 Phil and Judy Callahan . ...................................................11/19/1972 Bill and Sondra Dreshner .................................................11/21/1992 Neil and Margarethe Segil ................................................11/25/1989 Matt and Sara Michelson . ................................................11/26/2005 Aaron and Valerie Weiss ...........................#40.................11/30/1975

Thanks to Our Sept. & Oct. 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.

Oneg & Kiddush Hosts

Sept. 4/5 Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by Roz and Larry Scherr in honor of their 45th anniversary Sep. 11/12 Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by Richard Samuelson Sept. 18/19 Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by the Langholz family Sept. 25/26 Oneg and Kiddush hosted by David Peters and Jess Dominguez Sept. 28 Sukkot Kiddush hosted by Ruth Kaye, Marcia Alper Sylvia and Mady Schleimer and Arlene Weiss Oct. 2/3 Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by Jon Greene and family Oct. 9/10 Oneg and Kiddush hosted by Becky and James Sale in honor of the bar mitzvah of their son Addison Oct. 16/17 Oneg and Kiddush hosted by Greta and Neil Segil in honor of the bar mitzvah of their son Nathan Oct. 23/24 Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by the Shabbes Minyan Group Oct. 30/31 Oneg hosted by Sisterhood Kiddush hosted by the Adult Education Committee

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

Learn to Juggle Tuesdays, 6:15 - 8:45 PM Social Hall

Jacob Levy Erich Schlecht

Roz Scherr

Torah, Haftorah and Kohelet Readers

Bonnie Buratti Noah Golden Krasner Erich Schlecht Linda Rourman Marcia Alper

The South Pasadena Juggling Club is meeting Tuesday evenings at PJTC. Join us and we'll teach you how to juggle, unicycle, and other unmarketable skills. We provide equipment, just show up and have fun. For PJTC members and friends, ages 9 and up. Cost: Free (a small donation to help cover cost would be appreciated) The FLAME


Sondra Dreshner Mickey Butnik

Mark Chodos Ethan Cohen Nathan Segil Ethan Sharp Roz Scherr

Office Volunteers

Ryna Aviram Ginny Blitz Sue Galpert Jerry Halpert Sheila Padlipsky Marlene Reichenbach Roz Scherr Edie Taylor


Sondra Dreshner Addison Sale Ruth Several Richard Ricciardi Cantor Ruth Judy Ellis Ruth Kaye George Roegler Arlene Weiss

November 2015

We Are Collecting: By Edie Taylor

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

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November 2015

Deliveries are in!

New menorahs, lots of candles, fun Jewish games and as always.... unique Judaic jewelry. The Sisterhood gift shop is the perfect and convenient place to purchase all your Hanukkah needs. This year, Hanukkah begins the evening of December 7. Shop early…and often! Additional holiday hours will be announced soon.

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