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20th Anniversary Celebration Events

Celestial Shabbat Celebration

Share Your Personal Anecdotes about Rabbi Carter


Thank you to everyone who attended the Celestial Shabbat Celebration Feb. 7 & 8 and shared your poignant, funny and memorable Rabbi Carie anecdotes.  It was a beautiful moment in lovely Shabbat.


If you weren’t at PSJC for that Shabbat, have no fear, you can still share your Rabbi Carie stories and we hope you will!


We are planning to compile everyone’s anecdotes into a meaningful booklet/keepsake for her, so please send your stories in a Word file to -by March 1, 2020.


Of course, there will also be other opportunities to acknowledge our wonderful Rabbi in journal tributes and at the June 7 Gala itself.  Please keep your eyes peeled for more information about the Gala in the coming months.


Todah Rabah to everyone in advance!


And thanks to Elizabeth Schnur for taking on the anecdote compilation!

InterGALActic Party 

Sunday, June 7, 2020


Enjoy a festive party with cocktails, dinner, live music and dancing to celebrate our incomparable spiritual leader and gratefully acknowledge her 20 remarkable years of service! Performances and surprises to come. Dust off your tiaras and dancing shoes. Info on Gala tickets and E-Journal tributes and donations to come soon.

Past Celebration Events

Celestial Shabbat Celebration

February 7-8, 2020

Please join us for a community-wide Shabbat celebration, part of our year-long celebration of Rabbi Carter’s 20th Anniversary at PSJC!

Judy Ribnick will bring her unique musical sparkle to our Friday evening and Shabbat Shirah morning services. Friday evening Kabbalat service will be followed by a delicious enhanced potluck dinner, more singing, and some delightful surprises, including our personal stories about Rabbi Carter (so jot down your best anecdote and come prepared to share). Shabbat morning service will feature Judy’s musical D’var Torah, special community group aliyot and more, followed by a lovely kiddush lunch.
If you have studied or worked with Rabbi Carter over the years, we invite you to join one of the group aliyot in her honor:
Colleagues - Aliyah #3,
Bnai Mitzvah - Aliyah #4,
Life Cycle Events (e.g., wedding, baby naming, brit milah, & conversion) - Aliyah #5
Board Members -- past and present - Aliyah #6, and
Her Beloved Family - Aliyah #7!
If YOU or your children went through the Bat/r Mitzvah process or a lifecycle event with Rabbi Carie, please join us- your youngins too – on this musical and meaningful Shabbat.
Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
November 8-10, 2019

Please join us when celebrated Jewish educator/Israel educator,

Robbie Gringras spends an inspiring weekend with us November 8-10.

Friday, Nov. 8: Festivities begin with a rousing Friday evening service at 6:30pm led by Judy Ribnick followed by a delicious catered dinner at 7:30pm.  At 8:30pm, Robbie will address where we are 24 years after Yitzhak Rabin’s death: How can we talk freely about Israel? How do we navigate and honor “unity in disagreement?”

Saturday, Nov. 9: Robbie will share a Dvar Torah during services and teach following kiddush at 1:15pm on the “O” Word (Occupation): how to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without alienating others and yourself?

Saturday evening, Nov. 9: Robbie will perform his charming new solo show The Gateat 7:00pm, preceded by community havdallah at 6:30pm. Reception and Q&A to follow performance.


Sunday, Nov. 10: Robbie will lead a program with the Hebrew School.

Sun, August 9 2020 19 Av 5780