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Los Angeles Jewry and the Birth ofIsrael

Israel & L.A.--Sharing the Struggle

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/old_stories/article/los_angeles_jewry_and_the_birth_ofisrael_19980105

In 1854, 30 self-described "Israelites of this city" founded the Hebrew Benevolent Society to serve their religious,social and philanthropic needs. Not only was the society the city'sfirst Jewish organization, but it was also the first charitable groupof any kind in Los Angeles.

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