April 19, 2008
As the sun sets tonight, millions of Jews around the world will engage in the time-honored tradition of Passover, a holiday in which the telling of a 3,000-year-old story sometimes turns into conversations about current events, and where eating a meal is less a means to consumption than a celebration of history. For Rabbi Richard Flom of Burbank’s Temple Emanu El, Passover is an opportunity to address some of the ills that plague developing nations, including poverty and hunger.
March 24, 2010
Scholarship for Burroughs seniors McKinley Elementary School is accepting applications for the 2010 McKinley Alumni Scholarship from college-bound John Burroughs High School seniors. This year?s scholarship is $2,010, and applications are available at mckpta.org. The deadline to apply is Friday. ? Temple holds Community Seder Temple Sinai of Glendale will celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew) with a Community Seder at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the temple.
April 4, 2009
Palm Sunday is approaching. As I reflect on the last days of Jesus’ earthly life, I am amazed at how He suffered, as each of us do, with human feelings and circumstances. I see that He experienced monetary need (Matthew 21:2); anger (vs. 12); sleepiness (vs. 17); hunger (vs. 18); faith (vs. 19-21); doubt from others (vs. 23); and utter rejection (vs. 45). He endured the mortal feelings each of us has suffered at one time or another, but in greater magnitude than any of us have.
April 4, 2007
BURBANK — Passover this year took on a renewed significance for members of the Chabad of Burbank, who celebrated a Seder meal on Monday for the first time in their new building. And the increased space of the new building, which opened in September 2006 on Magnolia Boulevard, allowed the Chabad to accommodate nearly 100 people for the Passover meal, Rabbi Shmuly Kornfeld said. "Having it in the new center enabled us to have a larger Seder than normal," he said. "And the goal is to have every Jew who wanted to participate in the Seder to have the opportunity, regardless of their financial situation."
April 15, 2000
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Singing songs and listening to stories that have been told and retold for thousands of years, families at Temple Emanu El preschool got an early start to the Passover holiday with a model Seder luncheon on Thursday. Although Passover does not begin until the evening of April 19, Thursday's Seder was held because the children will be out of school next week, said preschool director Carol Miller. "We wanted to make the Seder enjoyable for the children, to tell the children in a way where they will really understand and be able to tell the story to their children," Miller said.
March 27, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Passover, the holiday that celebrates Jews' freedom from slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, has particular resonance this year. "This year we have even more cause for thinking about different ways we need to celebrate our freedoms," Cantor Bradley Hyman of Temple Sinai of Glendale said. "There are incredible forces around us that would try to do what Pharaoh did to the Israelite slaves." The freedom recounted in the Haggadah, which tells the Passover story, is celebrated on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, which begins this year at sundown today.
March 28, 2013
That didn't last long: After a few days of peace, Jay Leno returned to NBC-bashing Wednesday on "The Tonight Show. " Amid rampant rumors he's about to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon and that late-night's No. 1 show will be moving back east, Leno made fun of the network's well-chronicled ratings woes. After noting that NBC was back in a tenuous No. 2 position, thanks to the return of "The Voice" and "Revolution," he joked that "between Easter and Passover, this is truly the season of miracles.
April 12, 2006
When a film describes itself as being about "sex, drugs and matzo ball soup" in its main advertising tagline, you know immediately that this is not intended to appeal to a wide audience. An important question that I thought about before seeing "When Do We Eat?" (rated R) was to wonder if one must be Jewish to understand and appreciate this definitely quirky film. And a typically Jewish response is, "Yes and no." The plot revolves around the highly dysfunctional Stuckman family, headed by father Ira (Michael Lerner)
December 20, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- From a public display of Jewish pride to private ceremonies, Burbank residents will celebrate the Hanukkah spirit. Thursday at sundown marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights. In terms of religious significance, Hanukkah is a minor holiday when compared to Passover and Yom Kippur. Nonetheless, Hanukkah is a time when families and friends gather to light the symbolic menorah, eat latkes and exchange gifts.