The mission of the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California is to preserve and create awareness of local Jewish history while reaching out to the larger community. The Society conducts tours to sites of Jewish historical interest in the Los Angeles area, maintains an archive of community records, and helps produce film series, lectures, exhibits, publications, and oral histories. Please click on one of the links to the left to learn more about us.
The current major project of the Jewish Historical Society is rehabilitation of the Breed Street Shul in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of east Los Angeles. To learn more about this project, please click here to visit the extensive website of our subsidiary organization, Breed Street Shul Project, Inc.