JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Los Angeles marriage query #general

Ted Gostin <tgostin@...>

Diana da Costa asked about Rabbi R. Farber and Congregation Sinai, now
Sinai Temple, in Los Angeles in 1913.

Sinai Temple, originally Congregation Sinai, was the first Conservative
congregation formed in Los Angeles, founded in 1906. There is a Wikipedia article
with a brief history. Diana asked about a 1913 marriage for her grandparents
performed by Rabbi Farber. The Los Angeles Public Library has digitized Los Angeles
County directories and made them available for free on their website; the list of
available years is at 
The 1913 directory shows Rabbi Farber as the rabbi of Congregation
Sinai, then located at 1148 South Alvarado, a location confirmed in the
Wikipedia article on Sinai Temple. The congregation still exists today
and is, I believe, the largest Conservative congregation in Los Angeles.

Ted Gostin
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-1321

From: "Diana da Costa" <>
My husband's maternal grandparents, both born in London UK, were married in
Los Angeles on 17 August 1913 by Rabbi Dr. R. FARBER. We have a copy of
their marriage certificate which states Rabbi Farber's synagogue to be _Sinai -
the word written before is unclear.

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