Breed Street Shul

The Breed Street Shul Project is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to bring together the Jewish, Latino and other communities of Los Angeles by rehabilitating the landmark Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights. By transforming the campus into a center of arts, culture, education and service for its current neighbors, we will make it a place of learning, teaching and wonder for all.


Imagining America

Imagining America is a national consortium of colleges and universities committed to public scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design. Public scholarship joins serious intellectual endeavor with a commitment to public practice and public consequence.

It includes:

  • Scholarly and creative work jointly planned and carried out by university and community partners
  • Intellectual work that produces a public good
  • Artistic, critical and historical work that contributes to public debates
  • Efforts to expand the place of public scholarship in higher education itself, including the development of new programs and research on the successes of such efforts.

Public scholarship in the arts and humanities integrates all the missions of higher education: research, teaching, service, and public engagement. Current projects include the Tenure Team Initiative on Public Scholarship, the Curriculum Project, and Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE).

Contact Us

George Sanchez

Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity and History


University of Southern California

3620 South Vermont Avenue

Kaprielian Hall 462

Los Angeles, California 90089-2534