Orthodox Jews Live In Pico-Robertson, Not Downtown

From KPCC: Someone who does classify himself is Luke Ford, 46, who converted to Orthodox Judaism in 1993 after being raised as a Seventh-Day Adventist in Australia. The infamous blogger lives in the Pico-Robertson district that’s home to a myriad of Orthodox synagogues and kosher restaurants and markets.

While Ford acknowledged that Greenwald is right to open his doors to every Jew, he said it would be very difficult to live a strict, Orthodox lifestyle Downtown.

“There really isn’t an observant community in Downtown Los Angeles,” Ford said. “Jews who want to take Judaism seriously are not going to be able to live in Downtown Los Angeles.”

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 (Alexander90210.com), 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 Alexander90210.com. 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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