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Service Times

Friday, April 24
Shabbat Service 6:00 p.m.
Rabbi Leder and Cantor Ettinger


Saturday, April 25
Shabbat Service 10:30 a.m.
Rabbi Leder and Cantor Gurney

Service Times

Friday, April 24
Jerusalem of Gold Salon Shabbat 6:00 p.m.
Rabbi Nanus and Cantor Gurney


Saturday, April 25
Shabbat Service 10:30 a.m.
Rabbi Shapiro and Cantor Ettinger

Upcoming Events 

Full Calendar 


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Dr. Avivah Zornberg—The Murmuring Deep - April 23 - Glazer

The leading biblical commentator of our time will discuss her book "The Murmuring Deep: Moses' Speech Impediment" and show us how to plumb the depths of our tradition and ourselves.
For more info, click here >

The WilshiREADERS - April 23 - Irmas

Join our book club and embark on this exciting yearlong exploration of critically acclaimed books that have achieved national recognition.
Find out more, click here >

Jerusalem of Gold Salon Shabbat - April 24 - Irmas

Cantor Gurney, guest cantorial students, and some of the best Israeli music ever written combine in a celebration of our Jewish homeland with real-life accounts of the Six-Day War. Followed by a “Taste of Israel” Oneg Shabbat.
Find out more, click here >

Pier Family Fun-Raiser - April 30 - Santa Monica Pier

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

Remembering Bernstein and Sondheim Soul Sounds Shabbat - May 1 - Irmas

With performances and a chance to sing along, join us for a special Shabbat tribute to two of the greatest Jewish composers that ever lived. A "West Side Story" Oneg Shabbat to follow.
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First Fridays: Shabba Dabba! - May 1 - Glazer
This new, 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.
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Family Camp - May 1-3 - Camp Hess Kramer

For Brawerman and Religious School students in Grades K-6.
For more info, click here >

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Norman Lear - May 3 - Glazer

American television writer and producer Norman Lear will share stories from his extraordinarily eventful life with his signature wit and irreverence.
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Confronting Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial - May 5 - Irmas

Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a conversation about rising antisemitism in Europe, the Arab world, and even US college campuses.
Find out more, click here >

"All In" Poker Tournament - May 14 - House of Blues

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

Nefesh: Food for the Soul - May 15 - Glazer

Join Rabbi Susan Goldberg and the Band for a moving musical Shabbat service.
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Jewish Women’s Theatre presents “Reckoning with Dad” - May 17 - Glazer
Whether we love or hate the father figures in our lives, there comes a time when we must make war or peace with them.
Find out more, click here >

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Coming Out To Your Jewish/Black/Asian/Latino Family - May 20 - Glazer

A celebrity panel will present clips from the groundbreaking Amazon original series Transparent and discuss acceptance, rejection, and finding one's authentic self.
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Food Pantry - Sundays - Glazer

There's no better "first-hand" way to help those who need it most. 
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Israeli Dancing with David Dassa - Wednesdays - Irmas

Join the party with dances from the first Israeli choreographers to today’s creative artists.
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Latest News

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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 >