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First Jewish Site in Los Angeles

 
 
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By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
1. First Jewish Site Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 1968 by California State Parks, and Jewish Federation Council of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 822.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 34° 4.172′ N, 118° 14.466′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Lilac Terrace west of Lookout Drive, on the left when traveling west. Located behind the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 784 Lilac Terrace, Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); World Trade Center Monument
First Jewish Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 4, 2018
2. First Jewish Site Marker
(about 600 feet away); Mother Ditch and The History Slugs (approx. half a mile away); Carroll Avenue (approx. ¾ mile away); Portolá Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Moore (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (approx. 0.8 miles away); Zanja Madre (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding First Jewish Site in Los Angeles. This three-acre plot became the final resting place for 300 people. Those graves were moved between 1902 and 1910 to the Home of Peace Cemetery in East Los Angeles.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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