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Boyle Heights: Memories of Brooklyn Avenue - presented by Shmuel Gonzales

Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. - at New Life Church of the Nazarene.

Shmuel Gonzales, the Barrio Boychik, presents: Boyle Heights - Memories of Brooklyn Avenue, The History of Jews in the Barrio. Address: 10650 Reseda Blvd., Porter Ranch, California 91311.

Gonzales works as a historian for the Studio for Southern California History and serves on the Board of Directors of the Boyle Heights Historical Society. He also serves as lay leader in Jewish education and sacred Hebrew ritual, serving his diverse local community at congregation Beth Shalom of Whittier. He also leads Jewish programming for the Boyle Heights Chavurah, a small and close-knit Jewish community in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles. Golzales volunteers as the in-house community organizer and historian for the Pico Union Project.

He is the founder of Boyle Heights History Studios; a grassroots co-op community center, museum, audio and video recording studios; with a various array of historical, cultural heritage and faith-culture affirming programming. They are the first community center to run entirely off of no grant money or big donations; and are entirely funded by storytelling events such as tours. They offer pro-bono services and resources throughout the community all week long.


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