President’s Message

Summer is winding down. The kids are back in school, and my job is starting to go from crazy back to more “normal”.  I hope everyone got to enjoy at least a part of the summer.

I think the highlight of the summer at TBT was the joyful Shabbat of August 23rd, as we welcomed Mike Howell into “the tribe”. We had a huge turnout, and everyone enjoyed both the service and the lovely oneg supplied by Mike and Cinnamon.

Coming up in September, we have the first day of religious school for the kiddos on September 15th, and then the High Holy Days, beginning on the 29th. See Rabbi Deborah’s blurb about specific times for each service.

As was made clear at the Congregational Meeting in June, TBT is in a pretty tough spot, financially. As we approach the Days of Awe, you might consider a double-whammy in helping out. I would encourage everyone to honor the memory of a loved one (or two) with a plaque on our yahrzeit board.  You will leave a lovely memory of those who have passed, as well as donating to TBT. If you are interested, contact Dave Salinsky at  for more information.

Speaking of donations, we have a dedicated fund to help pay for our Pasadena Police Officers, when they are needed. If you would like to make a donation in any amount to that fund, simply send a check to the temple, and mark “security fund” in the memo line.

Join us for services every Friday night. Remember, services begin at 7:00 p.m., except for the first Friday of the month, which begins at 6:30 and is followed by a pot-luck. The air is cold and the smiles are warm!

We will be having a garage sale in October. Please consider donating any clothing, toys, furniture, etc. that you are no longer using. We will notify you of the specific date in the near future.

I hope to see everyone in the very near future!