About Wilshire Boulevard Temple
One of our country’s most highly respected Reform congregations, Wilshire Boulevard Temple has been responding to the needs of the Los Angeles Jewish community since our founding in 1862 as Congregation B’nai B'rith, the first synagogue in Los Angeles.
Today, Wilshire Boulevard Temple is many things: a center for Jewish spirituality and celebration, a place for lifelong learning and friendship, and an engaged congregation where every person makes a difference. We have two locations to serve our families: our historic Erika J. Glazer Family Campus in Wilshire Center/Koreatown, and our modern Audrey and Sydney Irmas Campus in West Los Angeles. Wilshire Boulevard Temple offers services and worship, adult programs, life cycle events, volunteer and social action opportunities, cultural events, and learning to its members. Many of our cultural activities are open to the wider public.
Our schools are the some of the best around. The Erika J. Glazer and Mann Family Early Childhood Centers, Brawerman Elementary School East and West, and Gloria & Peter S. Gold and Edgar F. Magnin Religious Schools serve our congregants and community at both campuses. We also have two beautiful summer camps in Malibu, Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp, which provide children and teens with an exceptional Jewish youth experience. Also in Malibu is our Steve Breuer Conference Center, available for use by other non-profit organizations and schools for conferences and events.
We take very seriously the commandment to "love your neighbor as yourself," and we work hard to carry it out in the wider Los Angeles community. We look forward to serving our neighbors of all faiths and providing liberal Jewish inspiration and resources to the Jews of Los Angeles for many generations to come.