How 2 B a Good Neighbor in Changing LA: Communities & Change

What is happenin' in my 'hood, Highland Park (NELA)? Gentrification? New neighbors? Join us on November 14

By Braja RuthAnne Tarletz
Published on LatinoLA: November 13, 2015

How 2 B a Good Neighbor in Changing LA: Communities & Change

I have been hanging out in NELA (Northeast Los Angeles) for almost 10 years though I live in Pasadena. I was on the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council. At that time I helped found the Spoken' Art Ride with Josef Bray-Ali of the Flying Pigeon LA. Now I am the Secretary/Treasurer of Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park & Eagle Rock. And after the event at my synagogue this Saturday night, November, I hope to catch up with them as we visit the galleries on Second Saturday. SO . . .

Join us for a conversation about communities and change. How can we create neighborhoods that reflect the best of us? How do we honor longtime residents and key cultures and also encourage economic vitality?

Saturday, November 14
Doors open: 6:00pm
Event begins: 6:45pm

Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock
5711 Monte Vista Street, Highland Park, CA 90042
(2 blocks from the Highland Park Gold Line Station)

A panel discussion of what how changing LA neighborhoods affect us all. Co-sponsored by: InterfaithFamily LA and TBI


With special welcomes by Rabbi Keara Stein & Rabbi Robin Podolsky

Helen Leung | Co-Executive Director, LA-M?ís (moderator),

Steve Zimmer | LAUSD Board of Education,
Diep Tran | Owner & Chef, Good Girl Dinette,
Elena Popp | Executive Director of the Eviction Defense Network (EDeN),
Shmuel Gonzalez | Community Organizer & Activist Historian, Barrio Boychik

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information or to RSVP, email

After the event, we'll head out into Highland Park for the NELA Art Gallery Night.

About Braja RuthAnne Tarletz:
Braja creates artistic, symbolic, Mexican jewelry: Aztec/Maya/Sefardic/Catholic/Christian & small prints of spiritual symbols, develops/produces recreational/cultural programs, writes/presents anthropological papers, write grants, curates exhibits.
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