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Jews in California have a long and rich history. You can find information on many aspects of this history at the HUC libraries.

You can check our catalog for many of these resources.

To Find ... Search by ...
Jews as a group Do a Browse/subject search with the format Jews--State--City or region
for example: 
Jews California Los Angeles 
Jews California Los Angeles County
Jews California Los Angeles Metropolitan Area 
Jews California Pasadena
Smaller groups Do a Browse/subject search under a group name or designation 
for example: 
Sephardim California Los Angeles 
Jews, Iranian California Los Angeles
Individuals Do a Browse/subject search under the person's name (lastname, first)
for example: 
Zeldin, Isaiah
Or search by profession 
for example: 
Rabbis California Los Angeles
Congregations Do a Browse/subject search under the congregations name
for example: 
Wilshire Boulevard Temple 
Many congregational newsletters are available on microfilm through theAmerican Jewish Periodical Center (AJPC)

Journal Articles

The library has a large collection of journals. To find articles within these journals, search one of these databases: Index to Jewish Periodicals, (from HUC computers or the Jewish Studies Portal) or RAMBI

Recommended websites

Los Angeles

B'nai B'rith Messenger

Published in Los Angeles from 1897-1995.

Jewish Community Chronicle (Long Beach & Orange Co., Calif.)

February 1, 1947 through December 20, 2000

Jewish Community Organization in the greater Los Angeles area

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles hosts a searchable database of Jewish schools, campus, synagogues, social services, and much more

Jewish Journal

"It contains local, national and global news updated daily, as well as blogs from noted Jewish personalities and writers including Marty Kaplan, Dennis Prager, Gina Nahai, Raphael Sonenshein and Rabbi David Wolpe."

Los Angeles Times

Local, national, and international news.

Regional Studies at the North American Jewish Databank

There are several studies available for the Los Angeles area as well as many other California cities.