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Service Times

Friday, December 4 
Shabba Dabba 6:00 p.m.
Rabbi Goldberg


Saturday, December 5
Shabbat Service 10:00 a.m.
Rabbi Leder and Cantor Gurney


* Starting December 5, all Saturday morning Shabbat Shacharit services will begin at 10 a.m.

Service Times

Friday, December 4
Human Rights Soul Sounds Shabbat 6:00 p.m.
Rabbi Shapiro and Cantor Ettinger


Saturday, December 5
Shabbat Service 10:00 a.m.
Rabbi Shapiro and Cantor Ettinger


* Starting December 5, all Saturday morning Shabbat Shacharit services will begin at 10 a.m.

Upcoming Events 

Full Calendar 


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Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein Book Reading & Signing - December 1 - Irmas

How do we explain Christmas to our Jewish children when they feel left out? Attend this special book reading and signing with authors Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer. Find out more and RSVP >

Human Rights Soul Sounds - December 4 - Irmas

Join us for music as we chant the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Haftorah trope, and listen as guest speaker Ali Sagadenky lead a discussion.
More info >

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Judas Maccabaeus Free Chanukah Concert - December 6 - Glazer

Wilshire Boulevard Temple and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music present Handel’s Glorious Oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus, A Chanukah Concert and Celebration. 
RSVP now for your FREE ticket >

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Meet and Greet with Liz Ross - December 10 - Glazer Campus

Liz Ross, the Karsh Center's new director, will share her vision for the Center's services, community engagement, and partnership. Appetizers and drinks included.
Learn more and RSVP >

Chanukah Extravaganza-kah - December 11 - Glazer

Bring a gift for an underprivileged child and join us for a multi-generational Chanukah celebration of miracles and light.
RSVP so we can feed you! >

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The WilshiREADERS - December 17 - 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 >

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Christmas Cooks - December 25 - OPCC Facilities

Temple adults and teens help make Christmas a more joyful day for many trying to transition out of homelessness by cooking and serving a hot sit-down meal.
Find out more, click here >

Food Pantry - Sundays - Glazer

There's no better "first-hand" way to help those who need it most. 
Find out more, click here >



In The News

More News

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 >

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. 
Click here >

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. 
Click here >

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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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