Wilshire Boulevard Temple
One of America’s most highly respected congregations, Wilshire Boulevard Temple has been serving the Los Angeles Jewish community since its founding in 1862 as Congregation B’nai B'rith, the city’s first synagogue. Today, Wilshire Boulevard Temple carries out the mission through a variety of ways, as a center for Jewish spirituality and celebration, a place for lifelong learning and friendship and home to an engaged congregation where every person can make a difference.
We have two locations to serve our communities: the historic Erika J. Glazer Family Campus in Wilshire Center/Koreatown and our modern Audrey and Sydney Irmas Campus in West Los Angeles. Both campuses offer services and worship, adult programs, life cycle events, volunteer and social action opportunities, as well as cultural and educational events. Many of our cultural activities are open to the wider public.
Our schools are among the best around: The Erika J. Glazer and Mann Family Early Childhood Centers, Brawerman Elementary School East and West, and Gloria and Peter S. Gold, and Edgar F. Magnin Religious Schools.
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. The camp grounds are currently closed due to the 2018 Woolsey Fire. #CampNeverStops and continues to operate out of a temporary summer home on the campus of Cal State Channel Islands. The Steve Breuer Conference Center in Malibu is available for other non-profit organizations and schools for conferences and events.
We take seriously the commandment to "love your neighbor as yourself," and we work hard to fulfill it throughout the Los Angeles community. We look forward to serving our neighbors of all faiths and providing Jewish inspiration and resources to the Jews of Los Angeles for many generations to come.