This book is for the Jewish traveler - or for anyone interested in Jewish history and culture. More than a listing of Jewish sights and resources, it is a concise, easy-to-use handbook for those who want to experience the best in Jewish sightseeing and travel in Los Angeles and its surroundings. It provides a directory of resources - synagogues, community centers, kosher restaurants, Judaica shops, lodgings, and Jewish establishments. It also reveals a treasury of Jewish sights. Hundreds of listings highlight museums, notable homes, one-of-a-kind communities, historic synagogues, and sites of significant events. Both major metropolitan areas and small communities throughout the United States and Canada are featured. Includes complete contact information for individual listings along with colorful descriptions and little-known facts.
"Los Angeles is the focus of this useful travel guide, with mention of the most notable Jewish sites in the hinterland. Includes sightseeing, synagogues, kosher dining, events, heritage tours, museums, lodging, and more. For every key attraction, Sheldon provides a long and detailed paragraph filled with enticing tidbits. Highlighted sidebars scattered throughout draw attention to fascinating trivia. A useful resource... sure to fill a gap." -- Library Journal.
"Jewish travelers or those with a special interest in Jewish history and culture receive a listing of Jewish sights and resources in an easily-used handbook to Jewish travel. From a directory of synagogues and community centers to notable homes, kosher restaurants and Jewish retreats, the guide packs in destinations of special interest." -- Midwest Book Review