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 *
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