Los Angeles Jewish Community Organizations at Least 100 Years Old

Los Angeles Jewish Community Organizations


This exhibition hall includes Jewish Community Organizations created by early Jewish pioneers of Los Angeles.

Each organization is over 100 years old. Some split off from older organizations.

As noted by Rabbi William Kramer z”l: “Many organizations got so wrapped up in their growth – that they lost track of their beginnings.”


B’nai B’rith Lodges

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Originally Kaspare Cohn Hospital

City of Hope
Originally Hebrew Consumptive Society

Jewish Family Service
Originally Hebrew Benevolent Society

Los Angeles Homes
Originally Hebrew Sheltering Society

Masons Lodge #42

Sinai Temple

Vista del Mar
Originally Jewish Orphans Home

Wilshire Boulevard Temple 
Originally Congregation B’nai B’rith