In our ongoing commitment to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, KCET and Union Bank honor two local heroes of the Jewish American community for their dedication and commitment to enrich the lives of others.
"The real triumph for me is the discovery that one can dramatically change a person's life with a simple act of kindness...To have created a warm and loving family of strangers where before there was only isolation and hopelessness."
Zane Buzby is a successful television director, producer, and full-time humanitarian. She has directed over 200 episodes of network television including such hit comedies as "Golden Girls", "Newhart", and "Married...with Children". She has produced and directed television series and pilots for CBS, ABC, NBC, HBO, FOX, Columbia Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, Disney, Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures.View Full Article
"Living in LA, we have these amazing opportunities right in our own backyard to participate with and learn about one another in our communities."
Stephen J. Sass has served as an assiduous volunteer and lay historian of the Jewish community of Southern California for over two decades. Since 1989, he has served as president of the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California. The JHS documents the history of the local Jewish community, which dates back to 1841. Its members collect archives, photographs and oral histories for exhibition, and they also sponsor exhibits, publications and guided tours of Jewish Los Angeles. Mr. Sass and the JHL also take considerable pride in preserving historically significant properties through specific community efforts, such as the Breed Street Shul Project.View Full Article