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First Jewish Site in Los Angeles

Chavez Ravine, behind US Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center 800 W Lilac Terrace near Lookout Dr, Los Angeles, CA , USA
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The Hebrew Benevolent Society of Los Angeles (1854), first charitable organization in the city, acquired this site from the city council by deed of April 9, 1855. This purchase of a sacred burial ground represented the first organized community effort by the pioneer Jewish settlers.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00