Getting My Frum On At The Robertson Branch Of The LA Public Library

I rarely set foot in the Robertson branch of the LAPL without running into Orthodox Jews I know from shul.

Every year, this branch becomes more and more Orthodox. It is the only branch open on Sundays.

Pico-Robertson keeps getting more Orthodox and more traditionally Orthodox (rather than Modern Orthodox). The chareidim (traditional Orthodox) will dominate this neighborhood in 20 years.

Chabad has expanded dramatically in the past dozen years.

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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