March 18, 2009
TODAY Burbank Art Assn. will host a demonstration by muralist Johnathon Gallagher painting an underwater scene in acrylics during the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. at 301 E. Olive Ave., Room 102, in Burbank. Visitors are welcome. For more information visit www.burbankartassociation .homestead.com or call (818) 846-4252. ? A Cultural Arts Community Meeting is being scheduled to discuss the process of the city developing a cultural plan from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Community Services Building, 150 N. Third St., Burbank.
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.
December 12, 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.
February 25, 2006
'Taking Flight' is theme of Scouts annual auction Plans are flying high for the 32nd annual Big Strike Auction and dinner fundraiser planned by the Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America beginning at 6 p.m. March 10 at The Castaway in Burbank. Co-chairmen Jim and Pat Rabe have announced the theme is "Taking Flight" for the event, which supports the many year-round scouting programs, training and learning activities. In addition to silent and live auctions of several hundred items, the evening's entertainment features stand-up comic and live auctioneer Stefane Zamorano and the Forever Paisley singers, who specialize in songs from the big-band era. The council serves Scouts in Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge, Montrose, La Crescenta, said council Executive Director Jon Maeda.
September 22, 2001
Laura Sturza Many Burbank Jews celebrated the Jewish New Year, 5762, at Rosh Hashana services Monday through Wednesday at Burbank Temple Emanu El. Rosh Hashana is "the beginning of a time of introspection and making amends to those we've hurt," Rabbi Paula Reimers said. Services are characterized by the blowing of the shofar -- an instrument made from a ram's horn. The symbolic trumpeting is meant to awaken people to a sense of urgency that now is the time to repent, said Lenny Sansanowicz, a congregant at the temple.
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.