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Service Times

Friday, February 19
Shabbat Service 6:00 p.m.
Rabbi Leder and Cantor Ettinger

 

Nefesh 7:30 p.m.
Rabbi Goldberg and the Nefesh Band

 

Saturday, February 20
Shabbat Service 10:00 a.m.
Rabbi Leder and Cantor Gurney

 

 

Service Times

Friday, February 19
Renaissance Salon Shabbat 6:00 p.m.
Rabbi Shapiro and Cantor Gurney

 

Saturday, February 20
No Shabbat service

 

 

Upcoming Events 

Full Calendar 

 

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ECC Speaker Series: Rabbi Leder - February 18 - Irmas Campus

The Temple's senior rabbi will discuss how to raise a mensch in a culture of excess.
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Renaissance Shabbat - February 19 - Irmas

The American Jewish University Choir and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony’s Woodwind Quartet will present Songs of Shabbat, a Shabbat service composed in 1623 by Salamone Rossi.
Learn more >

Nefesh: Food for the Soul - February 19 - Glazer

Join Rabbi Susan Goldberg and the Band for a moving musical Shabbat service.
Find out more, click here >

Big Lebowski Beer and Bowling - February 20 - Bowlero Mar Vista

Join us for a pint and an exciting evening of bowling—Lebowski style—with Wilshire Boulevard Meetup, the Temple's newly formed young professional networking and social group (ages 27-35)!
Find out more, click here >

 

Shabbat of Love - February 26 - Glazer

Celebrating love, marriage, and anniversaries in our congregation with Jewish love songs in Hebrew, English, and Ladino. Followed by a dessert reception for the opening of our art exhibit on Ketubot.
Learn more >

Feminine Voice Soul Sounds - March 4 - Irmas

This tribute to Jewish women composers and poets will include the music that honors them—from Miriam to Debbie Friedman.
More info >

First Fridays: Shabba Dabba! - March 4 - Glazer
This soulful monthly participatory musical service brings all families of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple community together and is a great way to invite new friends to meet us.
Find out more, click here >

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Shabbat Aglow - March 11 - Irmas

A bright new Shabbat service perfect for families with children ages 5-9. Come early for Israeli dancing and snacks beginning at 5 p.m.; stay for dinner and fun in the gym afterwards.
More information >

Jewish Women’s Theatre presents “Beyond Jacob's Ladder” - March 13 - Irmas

This provocative show of newly commissioned pieces (one by our very own Rabbi Susan Nanus!) explores yearning, betrayal, and loss, and just might upend your preconceptions about the Bible. 

Find out more and RSVP >

"All In" Poker Tournament - March 17 - UCLA 

Try your luck at our annual Poker Tournament benefiting our Camps Scholarship Fund.
Register now >

Purim Carnival - March 20 - Irmas

A festive day of entertainment and fun awaits the entire family featuring magic, music, food, games, rides, and attractions for children of all ages!
Find out more, click here >

In The News

More News

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 >

Naming our Daughter: A Celebration (Without Circumcision)
Temple member Avishay Artsy writes about the simchat bat ceremony in the Jewish Journal. 
Read the article >

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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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. 
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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. 
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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.
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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.
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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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