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  • Back to Breed Street

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Boyle Heights was the Ellis Island of Los Angeles," said City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa at the Breed Street Shul Open Day on Sunday, Aug. 22. "And this shul was the mother of all synagogues."

    But the "mother of all synagogues," which opened in 1923, was abandoned by its few...

  • Activists Looking to Past for Inspiration

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When I arrived in Los Angeles, I was drawn to Boyle Heights, a Latino community that had once been the home of Los Angeles Jewish radical life.

    It wasn't that I was looking for Eastside, left-wing Jewish roots. I didn't have any. When my grandparents lived in Los Angeles before...

  • Born in East L.A.

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The East L.A. community of Boyle Heights has always been a neighborhood dominated by immigrants. Today, it's a poor Hispanic neighborhood. But Hershey Eisenberg, 75, remembers a different Boyle Heights: It was during the Great Depression, when the community was poor and Jewish, but...

  • Locals’ Dreams for Breed Street

    By Gustavo Arellano

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Although East Los Angeles, and the bordering Boyle Heights, is now the heart of Mexican Los Angeles, vestiges of its diverse past still remain. The exterior of Self-Help Graphics, an art gallery and workshop, is covered with multicolored tiles in a visual tribute to the diversity...

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  • Renewing the Breed Street Shul

    By Mike Levy

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    For years, the only signs of life at Boyle Heights' historic Breed Street Shul were the flocks of cooing pigeons flying in and out through the large hole in the ceiling. Graffiti covers the walls inside; outside, a fence topped with razor wire encircles the last remnant of East Los...

  • Revitalizing Our Past and Future in Pico-Union

    By Joel Kotkin

    August 21, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Among these earlier settlers were many Jewish families, who, notinterested in joining the growing ersatz shtetl up in Boyle Heights,built their graceful homes in the tony new district.

    "That area was for the more affluent families -- it wasn'tworking-class like Boyle Heights," says...

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