Join San Diego Outreach Synagogue & Cantor Jonathan Friedmann, Ph.D. for an exciting tour through the history of Jewish Los Angeles.
When California entered the Union in 1850, the census listed just eight Jews living in Los Angeles. By 1855, the fledgling city had a Hebrew Benevolent Society and a Jewish cemetery. The first Jewish congregation and kosher market were established in 1862. By 1897, the city's Jewish population was large enough to support its own newspaper. The 20th century brought waves of Jewish immigrants and migrants to Los Angeles, where they built the motion picture and television industries, Cedars-Sinai and City of Hope medical centers, the Jewish Home for the Aging, urban and suburban synagogues and Jewish centers, and many other institutions.
Our mission at SDOS is to provide ACCESSIBLE JUDAISM through Prayer, Music, Education, Conversation, Community Service & Friendship. Services are held in English & Hebrew. Newcomers welcome!
This is a FREE event.
Sponsor: San Diego Outreach Synagogue