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December 24, 2011
Chabad of Burbank Rabbi Shmuly Kornfeld, with the shamash and three candles lit, talks to people who attended the Menorah Lighting Ceremony on the AMC Walkway in Burbank on Thursday, December 22, 2011. This is the first time Chabad of Burbank has done this, and it was well attended by about 50 people, plus their children. -- Tim Berger, Times Community News
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December 8, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, December 8. Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah. Many temples and community centers are holding events across the region . Daily News The Democratic Party of the San Gabriel Valley has endorsed L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti for mayor , reports Patch . John Silva, the North Hollywood native who built the first TV news telecopter, died at 92 . KPCC Two men...
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December 23, 2000
Michael Martinez GLENDALE -- To Karen Berg, the Hanukkah potluck dinner party Friday night at her home was the ultimate o7 tzedekahf7 , or altruism. "The party itself is really about just getting together, about celebrating our community," said Berg, 17, a Glendale High senior who organized the dinner. "It was something I really wanted to do for the congregation. Including several people from Burbank, about 40 to 50 members of Congregation Hugat Haverim -- which Berg's mother, Jacqueline Gish, said means "circle of friends" -- attended the dinner and the formal Hanukkah services that followed.
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By Zain Shauk | December 24, 2008
Hebrew songs filled the air Sunday as Jews and non-Jews spun dreidels, made crafts and listened to stories to celebrate the start of Hanukkah at the Americana at Brand. The celebration, one of many to be held in both Glendale and Burbank during the eight days of Hanukkah, marked the start of the festive holiday with the lighting of the first lamp on a 12-foot electrical menorah, which was placed next to the shopping center’s fountain and near its 100-foot Christmas tree. “It’s the first time they’re doing this, which is really special, especially for the Jewish community,” said Rabbi Simcha Backman, of the Chabad Jewish Center of Glendale, adding that the Americana had organized the event as an attempt to reach out to the community and later invited the center to participate.
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By Robert S. Hong | December 16, 2006
As the last rays of the sun set last night, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah begins, marking eight days of celebration, gift-giving and reflection. The holiday occurs between the end of November and the end of December every year and celebrates important events in Jewish history. "In general this holiday has the most universal message — a message of light over darkness, freedom over oppression," said Rabbi Simcha Backman of the Chabad Jewish Center in Glendale. The history behind the celebration dates back more than 2,000 years to the victory of the Jewish army of the Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire, which had tried to make the Jews renounce their faith, said Rabbi Richard Schechter of Glendale Temple Sinai.
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By Zain Shauk | December 21, 2008
Hebrew songs filled the air Sunday as Jews and non-Jews spun dreidels, made crafts and listened to stories to celebrate the start of Hanukkah at the Americana at Brand. The celebration, one of many to be held in both Glendale and Burbank during the eight days of Hanukkah, marked the start of the festive holiday with the lighting of the first lamp on a 12-foot electrical menorah, which was placed next to the shopping center’s fountain and near its 100-foot Christmas tree. “It’s the first time they’re doing this, which is really special, especially for the Jewish community,” said Rabbi Simcha Backman, of the Chabad Jewish Center of Glendale, adding that the Americana had organized the event as an attempt to reach out to the community and later invited the center to participate.
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December 15, 2004
Rima Shah The Chabad of Burbank celebrated Hanukkah on Sunday with more than just the lighting of the menorah. There were the traditional hot latkes and applesauce, snow cones, hot dogs and cotton candy, a Jewish magic show and an antique fire engine for the kids. "This is a holiday where we're able to bring the fun of Judaism to the community," said Rabbi Schmuly Kornfeld of the Chabad. The celebrations at Roosevelt Elementary School included about 100 people and the lighting of the city's tallest menorah -- about 9-feet tall.
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December 4, 2002
Molly Shore Unity was the word of the day when Chabad of Burbank celebrated the beginning of Hanukkah. The holiday -- the Jewish festival of lights -- contains a message for people of all faiths that, ultimately, good triumphs over evil and light overcomes darkness, said Rabbi Shmuly Kornfeld of Chabad of Burbank. "It is a holiday replete with traditions, with displays of Jewish pride and unity," Kornfeld said. Elected officials joined about 200 people on the Roosevelt Elementary School playground Sunday for the lighting of a giant Hanukkah menorah.
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December 8, 2004
Jacqui Brown Rabbi Shmuly Kornfeld, director of Chabad of Burbank, was on hand to kick off the beginning of Hanukkah on the second floor at the Burbank Town Center on Tuesday evening. Brian Gartland, marketing director of the Center lighted the first candle. "It's an honor to have the Jewish community as part of our holiday celebration," Gartland said. After delivering a universal message about the holiday, onlookers were able to join the rabbi in singing and dancing of the hora, were treated to traditional jelly doughnuts and were given Hanukkah chocolate gelt coins.
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December 12, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MAGNOLIA PARK -- Sunday evening's unexpected rain didn't keep Chabad of Burbank from kindling the spark of o7 Yiddishkeitf7 , or Jewishness, at a menorah lighting ceremony on Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School's playground. For Melinda Daver, attending the celebration of the beginning of Hanukkah was important, because it's a time to celebrate Jewish pride and unity and also to be thankful for family and loved ones. "o7 Chabadf7 translates to intelligence, wisdom and knowledge, and this is a time when we celebrate being Jewish," Daver said.
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December 8, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, December 8. Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah. Many temples and community centers are holding events across the region . Daily News The Democratic Party of the San Gabriel Valley has endorsed L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti for mayor , reports Patch . John Silva, the North Hollywood native who built the first TV news telecopter, died at 92 . KPCC Two men...
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December 24, 2011
Chabad of Burbank Rabbi Shmuly Kornfeld, with the shamash and three candles lit, talks to people who attended the Menorah Lighting Ceremony on the AMC Walkway in Burbank on Thursday, December 22, 2011. This is the first time Chabad of Burbank has done this, and it was well attended by about 50 people, plus their children. -- Tim Berger, Times Community News
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December 15, 2009
The following Hanukkah celebrations are planned across Burbank, Glendale and the foothills. Chabad Burbank Jewish Center: Hanukkah celebrations at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Jewish Center, and 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Burbank Town Center. For more information, visit www.chabadburbank.com . Burbank Temple Emanu El : Hanukkah Shabbat morning service at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, and a Havdalah and potluck at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. Visit www.btee.org for more information.
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By Christopher Cadelago | December 11, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Hanukkah, the eight-day Festival of Lights celebrated by Israelis and Jews around the world, begins at sundown Friday. Families across the region will gather to light one candle of the menorah and recite blessings to God to commemorate an improbable victory over invaders who debased the temple in Jerusalem. Hanukkah this year begins and ends on the Jewish Sabbath, requiring minor liturgical changes. Still, holiday traditions of candles, gifts and jelly doughnuts will stay the same.
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By Zain Shauk | December 24, 2008
Hebrew songs filled the air Sunday as Jews and non-Jews spun dreidels, made crafts and listened to stories to celebrate the start of Hanukkah at the Americana at Brand. The celebration, one of many to be held in both Glendale and Burbank during the eight days of Hanukkah, marked the start of the festive holiday with the lighting of the first lamp on a 12-foot electrical menorah, which was placed next to the shopping center’s fountain and near its 100-foot Christmas tree. “It’s the first time they’re doing this, which is really special, especially for the Jewish community,” said Rabbi Simcha Backman, of the Chabad Jewish Center of Glendale, adding that the Americana had organized the event as an attempt to reach out to the community and later invited the center to participate.
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By Zain Shauk | December 21, 2008
Hebrew songs filled the air Sunday as Jews and non-Jews spun dreidels, made crafts and listened to stories to celebrate the start of Hanukkah at the Americana at Brand. The celebration, one of many to be held in both Glendale and Burbank during the eight days of Hanukkah, marked the start of the festive holiday with the lighting of the first lamp on a 12-foot electrical menorah, which was placed next to the shopping center’s fountain and near its 100-foot Christmas tree. “It’s the first time they’re doing this, which is really special, especially for the Jewish community,” said Rabbi Simcha Backman, of the Chabad Jewish Center of Glendale, adding that the Americana had organized the event as an attempt to reach out to the community and later invited the center to participate.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | December 5, 2007
BURBANK — Hanukkah is a time when families gather around a menorah to light eight candles, one for each night of the holiday, and when people will also open presents and enjoy holiday snacks. But for Temple Emanu El’s Rabbi Richard Flom, history takes center stage when he commemorates the Jewish holiday, which began at sundown Tuesday. “We all know Hanukkah was about how the Maccabees rose up against religious persecution against the Greeks,” he said.
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