Los Angeles Jewish Pioneers

Isaac Lankershim: Creator of the San Fernando Valley Breadbasket & Jewish Enigma

Isaac Lankershim Values Codes I – E – L – P   According to the historical record, Isaac Lankershim was born in three different years and three different places: In Scheinfelt, Bavaria in 1818, according to his monument in the Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles. In Nuremberg, Bavaria in

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Maurice Kremer: Very Early Pioneer Jewish Merchant and Civil Servant of Los Angeles

Maurice Kremer Value: Codes: I-E-L-P   Maurice Kremer was born in Lorraine, France, in 1824. When he arrived in the United States, he stayed for a while in Memphis, Tennessee. He then traveled down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, and took a steamer to Panama. From there

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Hyam Zvee Sneersohn: The First Chabad Rabbi in Los Angeles, 1870

Rabbi Hyam Zvee Sneersohn Values Codes I – H – E – L – P   Rabbi Hyam Zvee Sneersohn was born in Russia and migrated to Jerusalem in 1840. In 1869, Rabbi Sneersohn arrived in New York on a lecture tour. His tour took him to

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Rabbi Michael G. Solomon: The Fourth Rabbi of Congregation B’nai B’rith

Rabbi Michael (Moses) G. Solomon Values Codes I – H – L – E   Rabbi Michael G. Solomon was born in 1868, in Pusen Province, a Polish area then under control of Prussia. He came to America with his parents as a young man, attending City College in

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Rabbi Abraham Blum: Third Rabbi of Congregation B’nai B’rith, Los Angeles

Rabbi Abraham Blum Values Codes I – H – E – L – P   Rabbi Abraham Blum was born in Gutzenheim, near Strasbourg, in Alsace in 1843, when the province was under French rule. He received rabbinic training at the Rabbinical School at Niederbronn, graduating at

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Emanuel Schreiber: First Official “Reform” Rabbi of Los Angeles

Rabbi Emanuel (Ephraim) Schreiber Values Codes I – H – E – L – P  Emanuel Schreiber was born in Leipnik, Moravia in 1852. He received his rabbinic ordination and a doctorate in Germany.   Along the way After serving a few years at German pulpits, he

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