Wikipedia On Pico-Robertson

From wikipedia:

South Robertson (also Pico-Robertson[1]) is a Los Angeles neighborhood south of Beverly Hills. The commercial district along Robertson is sometimes called SoRo Village.[2]. It is served by zip codes 90034 and 90035, and a local neighborhood council. It is generally bordered by Whitworth Drive on the north, Sawyer Street on the south, La Cienega Boulevard on the east, and Hillcrest Country Club on the west.

[edit] Education

Part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the neighborhood is served by Canfield, Crescent Heights, Shenandoah, and Castle Heights elementary schools and Emerson Middle School. The high school for the South Robertson neighborhood is Hamilton High School. The magnet school Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) is in the nearby Faircrest Heights neighborhood.

[edit] Jewish Community

According to Los Angeles’ Jewish Deaf Community Center, “The Jewish community in the Pico/Robertson area is a very close-knit community.” [1]

The neighborhood features at least ten strictly kosher restaurants, including delis, [[Chinese, Italian and Mexican restaurants, a donut shop, a frozen yogurt shop, bakeries, and butchers. The community features the Los Angeles Mikvah and several Jewish day schools and Yeshivas. The Chabad community operates two schools, Bais Chaya Mushka and Bais Chana, both of which are on Pico Boulevard. Yeshiva University High School has campuses on both South Robertson Boulevard and West Pico Boulevard, in the heart of the Pico-Robertson Jewish community.

The community overall has a wide variety of Jewish denominational groups. In recent years, the Orthodox community has especially grown. This is evident in the growth of the Hasidic community. According to Chabad [2], the Hasidic movement has seven centers in the immediate Pico-Robertson area, including the two high schools, four synagogues, and a community center. The Orthodox Union reports that there are nine Orthodox synagogues in the area. [3]

[edit] References

  1. ^ Home – South Robertson Neighborhods Council
  2. ^ SoRo Village

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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