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Stories from the Temple Bulletin, Wilshire Weekly, and other news. 
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Statement on Vandalism - January 18, 2021

Earlier today, January 18, 2021, a vandal defaced a small area on the outside of our historic sanctuary with antisemitic graffiti. Law enforcement authorities have responded and are conducting a thorough investigation. You may see news reports about the incident but can rest assured our campuses remain secure and well protected.  

On this day when we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who chose courage over fear in the face of oppression, ignorance, and violence, we stand strong in our resolve and condemn this hateful act. There is no place for hate in a civil society.

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Lessons Learned From Pandemic B'nei Mitzvah
You are invited to join Rabbi Leder and his siblings tomorrow, January 4 at 7:00 p.m., the evening before the release of his new book The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift, for a special pre-launch event exclusively for the Wilshire Boulevard Temple family and friends. Rabbi Susan Nanus will lead an intimate conversation with the Leder brothers and sisters, as they react to the book's universal themes and reflect on their own personal experiences. 
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The Beauty of What Remains - Special Event - January 4, 2021
You are invited to join Rabbi Leder and his siblings tomorrow, January 4 at 7:00 p.m., the evening before the release of his new book The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift, for a special pre-launch event exclusively for the Wilshire Boulevard Temple family and friends. Rabbi Susan Nanus will lead an intimate conversation with the Leder brothers and sisters, as they react to the book's universal themes and reflect on their own personal experiences. 
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Temple and University Synagogue Reach Preliminary Agreement to Merge

What a joy to be telling you good and hopeful news during a time when we all need it so badly.  We are thrilled to inform you that Wilshire Boulevard Temple and University Synagogue in Brentwood have reached a tentative agreement to become one congregation. We have fashioned that agreement in a way that brings the best of each institution together to create a vibrant, powerful and creative Jewish future in West Los Angeles from the 405 to the ocean.

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Brawerman ReZOOMs with BES@home 2.0

From the time between our virtual and drive-through graduations to the start of the 2020–21 school year, much has changed—and yet stayed the same. We are overjoyed to have
welcomed Kindergarten and Grade 1 back on campus! We are continuing to build on this to bring more students back for in-person instruction.

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