This guide serves as a portal for resources related to the history of Los Angeles' Jewish community from the founding of Jewish organizational life in 1854 to today. It includes tips for accessing materials available at UCLA, as well as links to a wide variety of e-resources, including online reference sources, bibliographies, databases, indexes, journal collections and organizational websites. Please note that while some electronic resources are freely available, others are subscription services provided by the UCLA Library, so remote access may be necessary when accessing from off-campus.
The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies supports teaching and research activities for a number of campus academic departments, organized research units, and interdepartmental degree programs. Principal among these are the Departments of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Germanic Languages, English, History, Political Science, and the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Its Mapping Jewish LA project uncovers previously hidden histories of the Los Angeles Jewish community, preserves them and makes them accessible.