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  • Comfort during a crisis

    March 20, 2013 | 8:11 am

    In the summer of 1999, a self-proclaimed white supremacist walked into the North Valley Jewish Community Center and started shooting. The bullets hit the school’s secretary, a teen counselor and three children, all of whom survived. But the trauma of the shooting rippled beyond the...

  • Left without a JCC, Valley Jews look to start anew

    March 6, 2013 | 5:41 am

    For Amanda Prosin, Valley Cities Jewish Community Center in Sherman Oaks was her Jewish home when she was growing up. She went there for summer camp, learned about Jewish holidays and made lasting relationships. For her, it made Judaism, well, fun.

    That sense of community is what...

  • A shooting: Just like yesterday

    December 20, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    When I heard about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I shut my office door and wept.  And I couldn’t help but remember another day 13 years ago. 

    I was in a meeting.  My assistant interrupted and said that Sharon, my ex-wife, needed me urgently.  Sharon was screaming:...

  • Training for a trade

    December 12, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    For the first time in his life, Reuven Zulauf is making lists — the type of lists that can never truly be completely checked off. 

    “Every morning, I go outside and I play an inspirational song — we call it a nigun — a song that touches your soul, inspirational music,” said...

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  • Community Briefs

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    NVJCC: Five Years Later

    The North Valley Jewish Community Center on Sunday commemorated a traumatic terror attack with remembrances of past horror and hope for the future.

    It was five years ago, on Aug. 10, 1999, that white supremacist Bufford O. Furrow, Jr. burst into the center...

  • Court: JCC Parents Can Sue Gunmakers

    By Tom Tugend

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Three families, whose children were shot by a white supremacist in an attack on the North Valley Jewish Community Center (NVJCC), can pursue their lawsuit against the makers of the weapons used in the shooting spree.

    The May 28 ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San...

  • Never Say Die

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    While the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles (JCCGLA) closes facilities around the Southland, leaders of the North Valley Jewish Community Center (NVJCC) have decided to emulate their big brother in the West Valley and try to take control of their center themselves.

    ...

  • Waging Peace

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In a small grove of trees on the campus of Pierce College in Woodland Hills this past Sunday, a group of government officials and concerned citizens gathered to honor the victims of hate crimes. About 300 people representing a cross-section of the diverse Los Angeles community...

  • One Year Later

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    August 10, 1999. It was a day that will never be forgotten. One man was killed. Five people - including three children - were badly injured. Six innocent human beings became targets of a gutless killer's hatred, and when that happened, an entire community was shaken to its core. What...

  • Waiting for Furrow

    By Tom Tugend

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A year and a day after Buford O. Furrow Jr. allegedly burst into the North Valley Jewish Community Center, spraying the lobby with 70 bullets from a 9mm semiautomatic assault weapon, the case is slowly winding its way through the federal legal system - very slowly.

    Furrow, 38, is...

  • Safety First?

    By Beverly Gray

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    On the first day of school, when Barbara Gindi escorted her children to Maimonides Academy, she was appalled by what she saw: Two security guards stood out front, a Sheriff's squad car was parked at the curb, and the administrative staff was on high alert.

    "It brought tears to my...

  • How to account for the different stories

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    I read Gary Rosenblatt's indictment of Los Angeles' rabbinate with some unease. It did not square with my understanding of what had occurred in the aftermath of the shootings at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills. Accounts from our reporter, Julie Gruenbaum...
  • “I Heard a Loud Pop and We Ran Outside”

    By Tom Tugend

    August 11, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Richard Macales was working in his office in the UCLA Extension Building when his mother called on Tuesday morning.

    Had he heard a radio report about a shooting at the "West Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills," she asked.

    Macales hadn't, but he was puzzled, knowing that...

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