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  • Andrew Maurice Gold (1951 - 2011)
    Andrew Maurice Gold (August 2, 1951 – June 3, 2011)[1][2] was an American singer, musician and songwriter. His works include the Top 10 single "Lonely Boy" (1977), as well as the singles "Thank You f...
  • Jussie Smollett
    Jussie Smollett is an American actor and singer. He began his career as a child actor in 1987, acting in films including The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner's North (1994). From 2015-2019, Smollett ...
  • Peggy Lipton (1946 - 2019)
    Extract: "Lipton was born in New York City, the daughter of Rita Hetty (née Benson), an artist, and Harold Lipton, a corporate lawyer.[1] Her paternal grandparents were Russian Jews; her mother was b...
  • Danny Elfman
    Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music fo...
  • Leonard Nimoy (1931 - 2015)
    Leonard Simon Nimoy (/ˈniːmɔɪ/ nee-moy; born March 26, 1931) is an American actor, film director, poet, singer and eminent photographer. Nimoy is best known for his role of Spock in the original Star T...

This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from California.

Here is a partial reference list:

The Western Jewish History Center (WJHC)

A Cultural History of Jews in California...

Birth of a Community: Jews and the Gold Rush

California and the Jews Jews of California California Jews

"Western Jewry" Western Jewry; an account of the achievements of the Jews and Judaism in California, including eulogies and biographies. "The Jews in California," by Meyer, Martin A. (Martin Abraham), b. 1879; Voorsanger, A. W Published 1916, Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco.