The 1910′s

1910
All bodies were disinterred from Chavez Ravine Cemetery and moved to Home of Peace Cemetery in East Los Angeles.
Mexican immigration to Los Angeles increases as many flee the turmoil of the Mexican Revolution. As downtown is developed, other Mexican Americans previously living near the city center move across river into Boyle Heights and East L.A.
1911
The Hebrew Sheltering Association began, eventually becoming the Jewish Home for the Aged.
1912
Avat Shalom Congregation was founded in 1912. Early members were: the Zeitoun family, the Bramy family, the Caraco family, Marco Tarica, Morris Soriano, Joseph M. Mayo, Jack Notrica, Isador M. Hattem, Isaac Raphael, Ovadiah Haim, Mandolino Levy and others.
The Federation of Jewish Charities founded; it became the Federation of Jewish Welfare Organizations of Los Angeles in 1929.
Sephardic Conregation Avat Shalom was founded.
Jacob (Jack) Caraco was another early Sephardic arrival. Baruch, Cohen, and Levy, plus a listing of a Portuguese Jewish Colony, was included in the honor roll of the first Jewish Federation dated 1912.
1913
Jewish Consumptive Relief Association (The City of Hope) founded in 1913 in Duarte, California. The institution initially treated patients suffering from tuberculosis.
California Alien Land Law prevents ownership of land by “Aliens ineligible for citizenship.” In 1952, East L.A. resident Sei Fujii successfully challenges law in California Supreme Court, which rules it unconstitutional.
1914
The creation of Hollywood as a Jewish “empire” is illustrated through the making of a 1914 six-reeler, “The Squaw Man,” by Cecil B. DeMille, Sam Goldwyn and Jesse Lasky. The film is arguably the movie capital’s first blockbuster.
1917
The Sephardic Peace and Progress Society was founded (Jews from the Island of Rhodes).
Grand Central Market opens with six Sephardic tenants: Isadore Hattem, Morris Passy, Ely Pascal, Sam Passy, Mandolino Levy, Morris Ererra.
1918
Beside the City of Paris (which is today the Grand Central Market) was Sid Grauman‘s “Million $ Theater,” built in 1918, (before he built the Egyptian and the Chinese theaters in Hollywood).
1919
World War I and ensuing turmoil force many Europeans to flee homelands. Many immigrate to United States.

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