#0822 First Jewish Site in Los Angeles


#0822 First Jewish Site in Los Angeles

Site information:

Chavez Ravine, behind US Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, on Lilac Terrace near Lookout Dr, Los Angeles

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque was reported missing in 2023.

Plaque text:

First Jewish Site in Los Angeles

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.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles.  September 29, 1968

Registered 1/26/1968