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Boyle Heights’ Jewish history celebrated with exhibition in the neighborhood
BY EITAN AROM | PUBLISHED JUN 14, 2017
In the predominantly Latino, Christian neighborhood of Boyle Heights today, the Breed Street Shul normally is a lonely sight, empty and locked away behind a chain-link fence topped with barbed wire. The onetime Jewish community emigrated west decades ago.
But on June 4, a small gaggle chatted out front and klezmer music drifted into the street. Blue and yellow balloons floating at the imposing brick facade helped announce the opening of a UCLA exhibition bringing to life once more the neighborhood’s Jewish past.
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