Beverlywood

Beverlywood

This Beverly Hills-adjacent strip of land, just east of the Fox Studios and South of Century City, is now considered the heart of Los Angeles’s modern Jewish community. It includes a large and affluent residential section located not far from the historic Hillcrest Country Club, an explicitly Jewish establishment that was opened in 1920 as a response to the then anti-Semitic policies of all other Los Angeles country clubs. The area’s main strip, Pico Boulevard heading east to Robertson, is filled with Conservative and Orthodox synagogues, Jewish delis and glatt kosher eateries. Among them are the Milky Way, owned and operated by Leah Adler, the proud and reportedly ultra-hamish mom of L.A.’s ultimate nice Jewish boy, Steven Spielberg. The area also plays host to the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s internationally known Museum of Tolerance.

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