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Wilshire Boulevard Temple has completed the Audrey Irmas Pavilion

Wilshire Boulevard Temple  has completed the Audrey Irmas Pavilion, the 55,000 square foot structure designed by the  world-class architecture firm Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Led by Shohei  Shigematsu, the Audrey Irmas Pavilion is OMA’s first commission from a religious institution  and its first cultural building in California. Intentionally designed to be in dialogue with the  Temple’s historic and stunning 1929 Byzantine-Revival sanctuary, the Audrey Irmas Pavilion is  located on Wilshire Boulevard, in the heart of Koreatown/Wilshire Center, creating a bold  statement from the oldest and largest synagogue in Los Angeles, and situated in the heart of a  vibrant urban center. The Audrey Irmas Pavilion is also home to the Annenberg Foundation’s 

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Mazal tov to the Alumni Brawerman Class of 2015!

Surrounded by administrators and former teachers, the Brawerman alumni class of 2015 came back to the Irmas Campus to pass the Torah and reminisce about their time as students. They sang Hashkiveinu and shared a final blessing to protect their journeys that lie ahead.

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Baruch HaShem! We Welcome You Back!

“Baruch HaShem!” Depending on your background, or if you binge-watched Unorthodox or Shtisel during the past many months, you heard this a lot. “Blessed be the name,” or more loosely translated, “Thank God!” In Religious School, we spend quite a bit of time teaching the value of Hakarat HaTov, recognizing good and finding gratitude in daily living. We thank God, we thank one another, we thank those who protect us, we thank our teachers and educators, and hopefully the list goes on and on, whether it be for our healthy bodies, minds, or presence in the moment we are in.

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GRADE 6 GOES TO ISRAEL... VIRTUALLY!

Generating an affection for and commitment to Israel, a core value of our mission, remain the same even though this year it was experienced differently. Grade 6 would not be complete without the Israel trip. As with many other milestones, COVID-19 pushed us to be flexible and creative in planning it. While we couldn't physically travel to Israel, Grade 6 students participated in an incredible virtual Israel adventure.

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Children, Teachers, and Parents Come Together

The Early Childhood Centers had a year like no other, and when reflecting on the successes that came about because of the pandemic, it is clear that there is so much we have gained. Starting with the children…they have shown us how resilient they are.

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