Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center (PJTC) said Wednesday it was thrilled to announce that it has hired Rabbi John Carrier as its Senior Rabbi.Rabbi Carrier assisted PJTC on an interim basis while an ongoing search was conducted for the new rabbi. After an exhaustive search, it was clear that Rabbi Carrier’s care for community members, warm and engaging demeanor, strong teaching skills and ability to connect with a wide range of generations made him the best fit for PJTC’s vibrant community.“When I took the interim role at PJTC, I had been working full-time on a project to enhance Jewish learning online for people who don’t have access to synagogues,” Rabbi Carrier said about his previous role. “But I missed being a regular part of a community, and my friends at PJTC needed some help during a time of change. Little did I know how much my family and I would grow to love this particular community…and how important online learning would become for all communities in this historic moment.”PJTC’s President, Geoffrey DeBoskey, commented, “From the moment Rabbi Carrier first began working with our community on an interim basis, I was impressed by him as a person and a Rabbi, and I am very excited to now be working with him both on PJTC’s needs today and ensuring the synagogue remains strong for many years to come.”Beryl Strauss, Executive Director at PJTC is looking forward to Rabbi Carrier’s continued leadership of the temple and center. “He has shown to me a sincere willingness to be fully present with the congregation. Actively listening is one of Rabbi Carrier’s strong suits,” says Strauss, “as well as his incredible collaboration and inspirational teaching ability. I see Rabbi Carrier being the lightening rod to the congregation for the future.”Cantor Ruth Berman Harris says, “I am so blessed to have Rabbi Carrier as my partner. We are so very different and complement each other so well; it is the greatest gift to work with him and lead the PJTC community to higher grounds.”PJTC describes itself as an open-minded, conservative-movement based congregation with both a traditional and creative take on Judaism. Based in beautiful Pasadena, California, the temple and center serves members hailing from throughout the San Gabriel Valley.As one of the oldest congregations in the area, they have built an intergenerational, diverse and rich community, 475+ families strong. Rabbi Carrier’s official installation is scheduled for August 16th. 111 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty Faith Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center and Rabbi John Carrier Make It Official STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 4:04 pm Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribe Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
The latest figures on plant bread sales suggest that branded bread is continuing to grow at the expense of private-label.The data, from Kantar Worldpanel (formerly know as TNS Worldpanel), has shown that the total value of branded plant bread increased by 5.9% year-on-year (YOY) for the 52 w/e 29 November 2009. Private-label, on the other hand, fell by 6% in the same period.The increase in branded sales has mainly been seen in white bread, up 7.5%, with branded brown plant bread up only 0.9%. In terms of volume, the same pattern can be seen, with slightly lower branded growth, and higher private-label volume decline. The figures echo Hovis’ most recent trading figures. Hovis marketing director Jon Goldstone told British Baker he believes the continuing trend is down to a combination of three factors, one of which is value. “The price of private-label loaves has gone up slightly over the past year, whereas the brands have slightly come down, so the gap between them has closed,” he said. “Another reason is quality. I think the brands have all invested in quality – we certainly have done so significantly at Hovis. And the third factor is brand investment in communications. When you put those three things together, it could explain why brands are growing at the expense of private-label.” Joe Street, managing director of Fine Lady Bakeries, which supplies private-label bread and rolls to some of the leading supermarket chains, said he believed the fall in private-label sales was due to “all the promotional activities on branded loaves”. He said that, within Fine Lady, the basic own-label products had not been doing so well, whereas the more premium breads, such as seeded loaves, had held up. “I think there will always be a market for both branded and private-label,” added Federation of Bakers director Gordon Polson, who said it was likely there would continue to be a trend towards the premium end of both sectors.
London: Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t believe either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo are the best footballer ever as he picked Brazilian Ronaldo — popularly known as ‘El Fenomeno (The Phenomenon)’ — as the greatest player he witnessed on the football field.Messi has six Ballon d’Or crowns to his name while Ronaldo has five but Mourinho doesn’t feel either of the two is the greatest ever to grace the ‘beautiful game’.Mourinho, who was translator at Barcelona under Bobby Robson when Ronaldo scored goals for fun at Camp Nou, stated he has still not seen any other player as talented as Ronaldo. He also claimed that had it not been for injuries, the striker would have achieved much more success.”Ronaldo, El Fenomeno,” Mourinho told LiveScore when asked about greatest player ever. “Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi have had longer careers, they have remained at the top every day for 15 years.”However, if we are talking strictly about talent and skill, nobody surpasses Ronaldo.”When he was at Barcelona with Bobby Robson, I realised that he was the best player I’d ever seen take to the field.”Injuries killed a career that could have been even more incredible, but the talent that that 19-year-old boy had was something incredible,” he added.Despite his injury concerns, Ronaldo achieved unbelievable success both on the international arena and in club football.He lifted two World Cup titles with Brazil (1994 and 2002) and achieved a second place finish in 1998. He also won the Copa America twice (1997 and 1999) and was part of the team which won the bronze medal at Atlanta Olympics (1994).Ronaldo also won numerous titles during his stints with PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter and Real Madrid. He was also awarded the Ballon d’Or twice for his unbelievable performances in 1997 and 2002. IANSAlso Read: I was rude to an idiot: Jose Mourinho on his yellow cardAlso Watch: SEBA will declare Results of HSLC-High Madrasa within 30 days from repeal of lockdown