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Where are the Jews?

Popular thought in L.A. might place most of them in the Fairfax area, in Beverly Hills, or on the Westside. That thought would be wrong, according to a study by a professor at Hebrew-Union College. According to his study (which does not directly draw from the Census since it can’t ask about religion), most of L.A.’s approximately 550,000 Jews call the Valley home. But it is the hilly communities of the south Valley (Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, and Woodland Hills) where most Jews live. A close second is West L.A., making for some pricey real estate among the Jews. As the professor put it, “People are willing to pay a premium to live with other Jews.” Nevertheless, people may not be willing to pay that much of a premium; these enclaves may become less Jewish as more Jews are moving to the Santa Clarita Valley, Simi Valley, Conejo Valley, and Ventura.
· Jew are Here [Jewish Journal]