One dramatic change in L.A. Jewish life is the emergence of Hollywood Jews — those in the film and television industry — from the shadows. It is especially significant since their work influences the image of Jews around the world.
Danielle Berrin, who covers Hollywood for the Jewish Journal, told me that, while Jews once sought to hide their identities and secularize their names, “there is a pride in being openly Jewish now. And writers are not afraid” to present scripts with strong Jewish characters and themes.
“Jewishness is everywhere,” she said. “It’s like a big coming-out party.”
Gary Rosenblatt, “A New Generation of Seekers in Jewish L.A.”, The Jewish Week (6 February 2015), 7.