Jewish Histories in Multiethnic Boyle Heights

Home for the Aged: Citations and Additional Resources

This path was written and curated by Caroline Luce and Maxwell Greenberg, with support from the research of the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Little Tokyo Historical Society, and the Boyle Heights Historical Society. Additional support provided by the Los Angeles Jewish Home, who generously shared materials from their on-site Archives. Special thanks to Bonnie Polishuk, Lesley Plachta, Douglas Tucker, Stacy Orbach, Caryl Geiger, Shelley Smilen, Neal Brostoff, and Mary End Pinkerson.


1 Norton Stern and William M. Kramer, "Los Angeles Jewish Homes for the Aging: Forgotten Origins," Western States Jewish History, 18, no. 2 (January 1986): 143-158.

2 Kelly Lytle Hernández, City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017), 45-50.

3 B'nai B'rith Messenger, Aug. 20, 1943.

4 Stern and Kramer, "Los Angeles Jewish Homes for the Aging," 150.

5 Mayerene Barker, “Genesis Recalled: Home for Aging Loses Old Look, Keeps Memory,” Los Angeles Times, June 20, 1985.

6 Max Vorspan and Lloyd Gartner, History of the Jews of Los Angeles (San Marino: Huntington Library, 1970), 111-112; Benjamin Louis Cohen, "Constancy and Change in the Jewish Family Agency of Los Angeles: 1854-1970" (PhD diss., University of Southern California, 1972), 13, 17-19.

7 Nancy Matsumoto, "Profile: James Mitsumori, one of Keiro Senior HealthCare’s Founding Fathers," Discover Nikkei, April 8, 2010.

8 Mike Sonksen, "Battle for Boyle Heights' Last Japanese Retirement Home," KCET, Dec. 14, 2015.

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