Surrounded by 100 year-old palm trees, Home of Peace Memorial Park holds the proud distinction of being the oldest Jewish cemetery in the Los Angeles area.
It has been around for over 150 years and offers the choice of traditional ground burial, indoor or outdoor mausoleum crypts, mausoleum niches or urn garden burial spaces.
At the end of the 19th century, when the original site of the Hebrew Benevolent Society’s sacred burial grounds filled to capacity, the society purchased a tract of land at the corner of Whittier Boulevard and Eastern Avenue.
Between 1902 – 1910 using horse-drawn wagons, the community members worked tirelessly to relocate their honored ancestors from Chavez Ravine to their new resting places.
Shalom…we shall name it Home of Peace.
Lots of beautiful stained glass windows can be found throughout the mausoleum.
“He will swallow up death forever; And the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces”
There’s nothing more peaceful than being all alone in a long mausoleum corridor.
Among the well-known buried here are two of the Three Stooges — Curly and Shemp Howard, and Jack Warner, the film executive who co-founded Warner Bros.
Deep in the basement, corridors of brown, grey and black marble envelop the space amongst the dead.
Home of Peace Memorial Park and Mortuary
4334 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023