Los Angeles Jewish Pioneers

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

Rabbi Hyam Zvee Sneersohn Values Codes I-H-E-L-P   Rabbi 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 Washington where he was introduced to Ulysses S. Grant, shortly […]

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

Rabbi Michael (Moses) G. Solomon Values Code: 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 New York City, then the University of […]

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

Rabbi Abraham Blum Values Code: 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 his Rabbinic training at the Rabbical School at Niederbronn, where he graduated at the age of 17. […]

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

Rev.Dr. Emanuel (Ephraim) Schreibner Values Code: I-H-E-L-P Emanuel Schreibner was born in Leipnik, Moravia in 1852 He received his Rabbinic Ordination and a Doctorate in Germany. After serving a few years at German pulpits he left for the United States in 1883, serving in Alabama and then […]

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Herman W. Hellman: Early Pioneer Jewish Los Angeles Food Wholesaler & Banker

Herman W. Hellman   Values Code: I-E-P   Herman W. Hellman was born in Rackendorf, Germany in 1843. He left Germany to avoid the draft. Los Angeles Arriving in Los Angeles, in 1859, at the age of 16, Hellman first drove a mail stage from  the port at Wilmington to […]

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Joseph P. Newmark: The First Newmark in Early Los Angeles, Part 1, 1852

Joseph P. Newmark   Values Code: I-E-L-P Joseph P. Newmark was born in Loebau, Posen, Prussia in 1827.   Joseph P. Newmark came to America in 1848, at the age of 21. He traveled to Kentucky and back to New York before coming to Los Angeles in 1852.   Los […]

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