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Service Times

Friday, April 29
Shabbat Service 6:00 p.m.
Rabbi Susan Nanus and Cantor Ettinger

 

Saturday, April 30
No Shabbat service

 

Sunday, May 1
Morning Minyan & Kaddish
8:45 a.m.


 

 

Service Times

Friday, April 29
Shabbat Service 6:00 p.m.
Rabbi Eshel and Cantor Gurney

 

Saturday, April 30
Shabbat Service 10:00 a.m.
Rabbi Eshel and Cantor Ettinger

 

 

Upcoming Events 

Full Calendar 

 

Volunteer Training Orientation - May 1 - Irmas Campus

This mandatory training is for all congregants who would like to volunteer at the Karsh Center now or in the future. Sign up now >

Yom HaShoah Shabbat - May 6 - Irmas

This theatrical presentation with music and spoken word will tell the story of congregrant and Holocaust survivor, Betty Cohen.
Learn more >

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Foster Care Counts - May 8 - Culver City

Make Mother's Day special for Los Angeles foster families.
Learn more >

Pier Family Fun-Raiser - May 10 - Santa Monica Pier

Party at the Pier! All proceeds support Brawerman Elementary School and the Early Childhood Centers of Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
Register here >

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Jews with Tools - May 15 - Habitat for Humanity Build Site 

Help build a house for a family in need. Must be 18.
Find out more, click here >

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Conversation with Ambassador Dennis Ross - May 15 - Glazer

The special Middle East advisor to five U.S. President's will give us his unique perspective on the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Find out more, click here >

Jewish Women’s Theatre presents “Chutzpah & Salsa” - May 15 - Irmas

What it means to have a Latina heart and a Jewish soul. 

Find out more and RSVP >

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ECC Speaker Series: Yalda Uhs - May 19 - Irmas Campus

Practical advice for navigating your child through the "digital Wild West."
Sign up >

In The News

More News

Staff at New Karsh Center Will Reach Out to Community
The Jewish Journal writes about how the staff and volunteers at the Karsh Center will impact our underserved neighbors. 
Read the full article >

Restoring Tomorrow Red Carpet with Rabbi Leder
Rabbi Leder reminds us what we've accomplished in this video from the premiere of Restoring Tomorrow. 
Watch the video >

Art Sale to Help Fund Expansion of Temple
Philanthropist Audrey Irmas is pledging $30 million from the sale of an early Cy Twombly "blackboard" painting at Sotheby's to help the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple construct a new building. 
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Naming our Daughter: A Celebration (Without Circumcision)
Temple member Avishay Artsy writes about the simchat bat ceremony in the Jewish Journal. 
Read the article >

A Filmmaker with an Eye for the Temple's Transformation
Congregant and Los Angeles filmmaker Aaron Wolf's documentary, Restoring Tomorrow, helps tell the tale of the synogogue's transformation. 
Read the article >

Congregant Steven Sunshine Named To Mensch List
The Temple's own Steven Sunshine, a force behind our food pantries for more than five years, was one of 10 Angelenos selected for the Jewish Journal's 11th Annual Mensch List. 
Read more >

Documentary-maker rediscovers Judaism, family, self
When Aaron Wolf began interviewing synagogue members and shooting footage for a documentary about the restoration of the Temple, he considered himself a fallen-away Jew. 
Read more >

Proceeds from Twombly Canvas Sale to Benefit Temple
Proceeds from the sale of an abstract canvas are expected to go toward building a new events center at Wilshire Boulevard Temple that is set for 2019 and that will bear the name of Audrey Irmas. 
Read more >

Improved Campus, New Playgrounds At Glazer
The Temple's educational facilities have undergone extensive renovations and expansions over the summer.
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L.A. Arts Patron Helping Fund Synagogue Events Center
Audrey Irmas, a longtime donor to Los Angeles art museums and Jewish causes, will sell a large 1968 “blackboard” painting by Cy Twombly that she's owned since 1990 and use $30 million of the predicted auction proceeds of more than $60 million to help build a new events center at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown. 
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My Mother's Love Wins
Rabbi Goldberg wrote about the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage and the effect on her family.
Click here >

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The New York Times Describes the Next Big Thing For Our Temple
We are developing plans to build The Gathering Place.
Read the NYT article >

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Temple Bets Big On The Past For Its Future
The Global Jewish News Source highlights our Temple.
Read the JTA article >

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Sanctuary Featured in Preservation Magazine
Read the blog by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Find out more, click here >

Rabbi Goldberg, TV Consultant
Rabbi Susan Goldberg is a consultant to the ground-breaking Amazon original series ‘Transparent’.
Find out more, click here >

Our Rabbis’ Sermons

Read the sermons from the High Holy Days  >

 

Watch Archived High Holy Day Services
To watch, click here >

Under Construction!
We’re hard at work on our two school buildings, new Karsh Family Social Service Center, and more. We need your help!
Find out more, click here >

Our Temple in the Media
Susan Stamberg of NPR visited recently, and so did our local media.
Read full article >

Travel Channel: Church Secrets and Legends
Rabbi Leder explains why the Temple undertook the restoration of the Sanctuary and the meaning of the treasures it contains.
Read full article >

Magnin Sanctuary Panoramic Photograph

If you want to see one of the most amazing pictures ever taken inside our Wilshire Boulevard Temple Sanctuary, click here > 
(Credit: www.wellerphoto.com)

2014 Purim Carnival
Check out the photos from a fun and exciting event, filled with games, rides, and entertainment as we celebrated the most playful day on the Jewish calendar. Photos >

Adult Purim 2014 Photos
Take a look at some of the highlights from the fun-filled Adult Purim celebration, as the Groundlings returned to perform hilarious improvisations on the Queen Esther story, this time with Motown music and song. Photos >

Sundays with Your Toddlers

Get your Sundays off to a delightful start with Baby and Me class for the whole family! Read more >

Martin Luther King Shabbat

Watch the Agape choir raise the Irmas Chapel roof and hear the sonorous recreation of King’s famous speeches. Photos >

Big Give 2013 Photos

Photos from the Big Give 2013, where we packed and delivered 1,000 complete Thanksgiving dinners to feed 4,000 of our city’s most needy families, are now up in our Temple Event Gallery. 

How to Help the Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Effort

We recommend two disaster relief organizations with excellent track records: Direct Relief and Team Rubicon. You can read more about both on our website.

Sanctuary Dedication Photo Album

Our historic celebration captured in photographs! The complete family photo album is here >; the evening album is here >. You can purchase the photos on the website.

 

Disaster Response Team Aids in Colorado Flood Relief

In the wake of the flooding, the Temple’s Disaster Response Team made up of Temple member volunteers, deployed to Colorado to help rebuild. Learn more about the trip here >. View photos in our event gallery.

We're on KCRW's Which Way LA

KCRW covers the Temple's reopening, including interviews with Rabbi Leder and architect Brenda Levin. Listen here!

Experience Spring 2014

Download our programming brochure and seize the opportunity to renew yourself through prayer, learning, culture, community action or social justice. Find the programs that speak to you and join us.

Please Join Us

Welcome to Wilshire Boulevard Temple. We are a Reform congregation that values both tradition and innovation as we move members to a deeper love of Torah, God, Israel, and Tikkun Olam (social justice).

Whether at our landmark Erika J. Glazer Family Campus in Wilshire Center/Koreatown or the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Campus in West Los Angeles, you will find a warm, embracing, and inclusive congregation.

Learn more about us >

 

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