SCREENING & Q&A WITH AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER ROBERT GREENWALD

The public is invited to a screening of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a powerful, eye-opening new documentary by award-winning  filmmaker Robert Greenwald, who will speak after the film about the important issue of voting rights in America. He will also be joined by activists from the Pasadena NAACP, the League of Women Voters- Pasadena Area, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, and Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP) to discuss efforts to expand voter registration and turnout in the greater Pasadena area.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 | 7pm
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FRIDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 17, 2020

Honoring Martin Luther King Weekend at Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center with our special guest speaker Rev. Jeania Ree V. Moore, director for Civil and Human Rights, General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C. and member of Scott United Methodist Church, Pasadena

SERVICE AT 7:30PM
Refreshments at the Oneg after services

PASADENA JEWISH TEMPLE & CENTER
1434 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107 | (626) 798-1161

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Join us for a community Q&A with U.S. Congressmember Judy Chu.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 |  7–8pm

PASADENA JEWISH TEMPLE & CENTER
1434 N. Altadena Drive | Pasadena, CA 91107

Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2009.  She represents the 27th Congressional District, which includes Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley of southern California.

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Putting Social Justice on the Table

In addition to its specific meanings for the Jewish people, Passover evokes and embodies broader social justice themes of resistance, freedom, and redemption. With this in mind, the PJTC Social Justice Committee has compiled this Haggadah supplement in order to amplify and deepen the Jewish connections to social justice and to underscore their application to the world we live in today.

Our purpose is not to write an alternative Haggadah, but to offer a considered collection of readings, activities, and songs that both extend the traditional Seder and resonate with it. We have tried to include selections that will be meaningful (and interesting) for children and young people as well as their parents and grandparents, and we invite you to pick and choose what will work best for your own Seder.

For the PJTC Social Justice Committee,
–Hal S. Barron, Louise Derman-Sparks, and Cantor Aviva Rosenbloom

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SUNDAY, MARCH 31 | 9:45AM

We’re on a planet with an urgent problem. How shall we respond, collectively?

Join us for a bagel breakfast and talk led by Robert Haw of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Citizens’ Climate Lobby as he discusses climate science and climate solutions. The presentation will demonstrate why man-made climate change is alarmingly real and illustrate present-day manifestations of climate change. Haw will also speak on H.R 763, a bi-partisan bill recently introduced to Congress. This bill, advocated for 10 years by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, is unique because of the sizeable annual rebate it will return to American households. Come and learn how this legislation can become a first step in the Green New Deal!

A physicist by training and a graduate of Stanford University, Robert Haw has been employed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 25 years as an interplanetary navigation engineer. He’s currently working on SMAP, an Earth-orbiting spacecraft monitoring soil moisture levels around the planet, and for the Mars Sample Return program.

In 2011 Robert co-founded the Pasadena Foothills chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, an organization devoted to building the political will for a livable planet. He has spoken frequently to elected representatives and public audiences in the San Gabriel Valley about both the urgency of addressing global warming, and practical, affordable, and bi-partisan solutions to it.

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President Trump:

Yesterday, a gunman slaughtered 11 Americans during Shabbat morning services. We mourn with the victims’ families and pray for the wounded. Here in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, we express gratitude for the first responders and for the outpouring of support from our neighbors near and far. We are committed to healing as a community while we recommit ourselves to repairing our nation.

For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement. You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday’s violence is the direct culmination of your influence.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15  |  7pm

1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107

From Ferguson, to Baltimore, to Los Angeles, to NFL football games, the issue of police brutality and racial profiling has ignited a national debate and a grassroots movement for reform. Pasadena is not immune to this problem. A recent incident—the unwarranted and brutal beating of Chris Ballew by two Pasadena police officers—has triggered a local campaign to
address the Pasadena Police Department’s use-of-force practices and policies and to engage the new interim police chief in constructive discussion.

PJTC’s Social Justice Committee sponsors a discussion of police accountability in Pasadena. Speakers include local filmmaker/journalist James Farr who will screen his short documentary about the Ballew incident and local NAACP leader and civil rights lawyer Skip Hickambottom.

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