Monday, May 1, 2017

Roosevelt High Grad and Israel's Fight for Independence in 1948

Check out this amazing article by Edmon Rodman for the Jewish Journal, published here in Los Angeles about Sam Lewis, a former Boyle Heights resident and graduate of Roosevelt High, who transported war materiel for Israel’s fight for independence in 1948, the commemoration of which is tomorrow on 2 May. 

Here’s the link

Executive Order 9066 Photo Exhibit This Sunday


The Boyle Heights Historical Society is proud to sponsor a photo exhibit related to Executive Order 9066, issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942 and mandating the forced internment of Japanese-Americans in concentration camps.

The exhibit will be available to view this Sunday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Breed Street Shul at 247 N. Breed St. just south of Cesar Chavez Street.  In addition to street parking near the shul, there is a public parking lot at Cesar Chavez and Chicago streets behind the Bank of America.

For reservations, please email Victoria Torres at arthurtl@aol.com.