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Debby Singer Honored with Second Annual Marv Gross Social Justice Award

PJTC Member Has Record of Community Service

Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 | 10:50 am
Debby Singer

Debby Singer is a person who cares and who puts her concern into action. A long time member of Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, the Arcadia resident is involved in providing service to the homeless as well as Jewish education.

Singer is currently on the board of directors of Friends In Deed, where she has been active coordinating monthly hot lunches for clients as well as assisting in the Food Pantry, the Women’s Room and the Bad Weather Shelter. Rabbi Joshua Grater, Executive Director of Friends in Deed, shared that Singer is always focussed on ways to help others and to bring the community together, including our children, to do the most good.

In addition, she was past director of the Louis B. Silver Religious School at PJTC where she led by example working with students on projects the emphasized the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, making the world a better place.

The Social Justice Committee created the award to honor its former chairman, Rabbi Marv Gross, who passed away in 2019. Each year the winner receives $500 to go to the charity of their choice. In addition, the winner’s name is inscribed on a plaque attached to a beautiful stone sculpture created by temple member Brian Mark.

This years award will be presented at the temple’s annual Martin Luther King shabbat service on Friday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. In commemoration of Dr. King’s legacy. The Social Justice Committee is proud to host the men and women from Urban Voices Project at this years service who will share their experience with homelessness through songs and stories.

To register to attend or to receive a live video link for this program send an email to and put MLK Shabbat in the subject line.

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