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  • David Gregory’s Jewish roots, and how they define him

    November 5, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    It was not a sentence I expected to hear from the 6-foot-5, seemingly gentile giant who was towering over me. “Hey, I’m a nice Jewish boy from the Valley,” David Gregory revealed as we chatted at NBC Studios in Burbank.

    The year was 1995, and I was senior producer of a network...

  • Burbank shul stunned by rejection of preschool permit, plans appeal

    By Jared Sichel

    September 3, 2014 | 1:01 pm

    With a new rabbi and a growing waiting list for its preschool, Burbank Temple Emanu El has been preparing in recent months for long-awaited growth by seeking the city’s permission to expand its preschool and Hebrew school.

    But when a request to use an adjacent home owned by the...

  • Survivors to mark 75th anniversary of Kindertransport

    By Tom Tugend

    November 20, 2013 | 3:10 pm

    On the evening of Dec. 2, a small group of elderly men and women, some with their children and grandchildren, will gather at a Burbank mall to mark the 75th anniversary of a heartbreaking, yet uplifting, episode of the Nazi era, known as the Kindertransport (in English, Children’s...

  • YeLAdim yaks with Disney’s Adam Bonnett

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    How cool would it be to pick what everyone else gets to watch on television? Well that's what Adam Bonnett, Disney Channel and Jetix senior vice president of original programming, gets to do -- every day. He helped bring shows like "Hannah Montana," "That's So Raven" and the...
  • Beth Emet Works to Save a Mother’s Life

    By Jane Ulman

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The 200 closely knit families of Burbank's Temple Beth Emet, heeding the precept that all Jews are responsible for one another, are accustomed to providing aid and comfort quietly and inconspicuously. But the congregation has been galvanized to very public action by news that the...

  • Suit Filed Over Police Shooting of Israeli

    By Jim Crogan

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Nearly 20 months after Assaf Deri, an Israeli national, was shot and killed by Burbank police in a North Hollywood alley, his parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in L.A. Federal Court against Burbank and Los Angeles, both cities' police departments, and officers involved in...

  • Community Briefs

    By Howard Blume

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Suit Seeks $51 Million in Israeli Immigrant's Slaying

    The family of an Israeli immigrant fatally wounded by Burbank police has filed a $51 million wrongful death suit against the cities of Burbank and Los Angeles. Assaf Deri, 25, died June 25, 2004, when Burbank undercover officers...

  • Wrongful-Death Claim in Burbank Shooting

    By Howard Blume

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The family of an Israeli immigrant killed by Burbank police is pursuing a $51 million wrongful-death claim against the cities of Burbank and Los Angeles. Assaf Deri, 25, died a year ago when Burbank undercover police officers shot him in an alley in North Hollywood.

    Attorneys for the...

  • From Three to One?

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Can one Jewish Community Center (JCC) serve a population as vast as that of the San Fernando Valley?

    That is the question facing Jewish communities from Burbank to Calabasas, and so far, the answer is a resounding no -- even from some of the people who launched the idea in the...

  • A Losing Battle?

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    December 21, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Burbank is a unique place, a small Midwestern town accidentally transplanted next to Hollywood. While most outsiders equate Burbank with NBC studios, Carson and Leno, townsfolk see it as a small haven amidst the chaos of Los Angeles. It has its own city hall, police, firefighters...