September 7, 2007
La Cañada Presbyterian’s organist/pianist Kemp Smeal invites the community to a performance at 4 p.m. Sept 30 at Glendale City Church, at 610 E. California Ave. in Glendale. The performance is part of the inaugural recital of the church’s new IV manual, 150 ranks Colby/Harrah organ. For more information, call 244-7241. St. George’s Episcopal Church presents a concert to benefit the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity at 3 p.m. Sept.
September 7, 2006
On Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m., Temple Sinai of Glendale will present its annual Selichot study session and service. This year's program is extremely unique as the temple is pleased to welcome special guest Jeremy Kagan, director of the highly acclaimed film "The Chosen." Kagan will screen the 1981 movie, lead a discussion and share stories about the making of the film, during which he went undercover into the Hassidic Jewish community for research. He will also discuss the movie's deeper issues such as Judaism in the modern world and relations to the state of Israel.
September 24, 2009
Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, begins at sundown on Sept. 27 and ends at nightfall on Sept. 28. For observant Jews, it is a time to fast, contemplate and pray. The Bernhard family of La Cañada Flintridge is in the midst of preparations. “Our family’s Yom Kippur observance starts with an early dinner just for our family, one that will hold us through the 25-hour fast we try to observe,” said Amy Bernhard. “Our daughter Talia, 13, an eighth-grader at LCHS, is now considered an adult in the Jewish community, so she’s supposed to fulfill the same obligations as an adult.
September 28, 2011
In his office at Temple Sinai of Glendale, the paperwork and music sheets piled on Steve Hummel's office desk indicates that he's well settled in since taking over as cantor in July. So he was perfectly ready to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, which commences the Jewish High Holy Days, when it began at sundown on Wednesday. Hummel made the move to Glendale from a Santa Monica synagogue, where he worked for the last 10 years. Prior to that, he was living in Chicago when a friend called him about the Santa Monica job on what he recalls as “a very cold day in December.” As a cantor, Hummel, 42, is by definition a musician.
September 6, 2007
Directory of Community Organizations Ready Local groups that belong to the La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council have been recently mailed the 2007-08 Directory of Community Organizations and Special events, according to the Council. Listings include civic and social organizations, churches, public and private schools and public agencies. More copies of the directory are available to the public at City Hall, 1327 Foothill Blvd.; the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce office, 4529 Angeles Crest Hwy.; and the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, 4469 Chevy Chase Drive.
August 28, 2013
Local synagogues and centers will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, next week. The celebration, from Sept. 4 through 6, marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, begins on the evening of Friday, Sept. 13. Chabad Jewish Center in Glendale will hold a candle lighting and services on the evening of Sept. 4. A community dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. To RSVP to the dinner, email email@example.com. Morning services will be held at Hilton Glendale Sept.
November 1, 2007
La Cañada residents Connie and Essy Alamdari, opened their home to a group of young adults as they celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of retrospect and life renewing for those in the Islamic faith. This year it began on Sept. 12 and ended on Oct. 11. During the time of Ramadan, members of the faith fast from sunrise to sunset. At the end a great celebration, Eid-ul-Fitr, similar to the Thanksgiving holiday, is a time when friends and families get together to share how grateful they are for their health, strength and opportunities.
June 4, 2009
Q. On a recent Sunday in L.A.’s Boyle Heights, which in decades past was a large Jewish enclave that has more recently become home to Latinos, the Mexican-American-Jewish family marked the 61st anniversary of Israeli statehood at “Fiesta Shalom.” How important is it for people to know not only their heritage but the roots of their religion and how does your church or temple encourage its faithful to do so? THE REV. AMY PRINGLE: The Episcopal Church, descended from the Church of England, isn’t connected with a specific cultural or ethnic heritage — and would get into all sorts of PR difficulty touting “Anglo Pride Month” or whatever.