800 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Explore Jewish LA while walking 2 to 3 miles and about 5,000 steps! We’ll travel back in time by Metro and on foot with JHS docents Stephen Sass and Jeremy Sunderland. This tour begins at the historic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.
Boyle Heights was the largest Jewish neighborhood on the West Coast from the 1920s until after World War II. We’ll discover this neighborhood with visits to:
- Breed Street Shul, an architectural and cultural treasure that serves as a bridge between the Jewish and Latino communities and is the last remaining of 30 synagogues that once dotted the area. Note: the sanctuary is closed for seismic safety. We will visit the site and enter the chapel.
- We’ll also explore the area’s history as we walk by former landmarks:
- L.A.’s first Jewish day school, JCC and outpatient clinic
- The original Canter’s Deli
- Libros Schmibros Lending Library
Presented with the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California