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Off to College & back to Brawerman... to teach!

After being part of Brawerman West’s second graduating class, Dani attended Windward School, graduating in 2013. She then received a dual degree in Communications and Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan, after which Dani joined Teach for America in 2017 and taught special education to middle school students in the South Side of Chicago. While teaching, Dani also enrolled in the Relay Graduate School of Education and earned a Master’s in Special Education. Outside of work, Dani enjoys quality time with friends, cooking, working out, and traveling. We are thrilled to welcome Dani back home to Brawerman as an Associate Teacher for the 2020-21 school year!

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Rabbi Leder's Erev Rosh HaShanah Sermon

You can't miss our special Selichot service with Sinai Temple, Stephen Wise Temple, and Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue this Saturday, September 12th! Here's a quick (and enthralling) preview!

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A Selichot to Remember

You can't miss our special Selichot service with Sinai Temple, Stephen Wise Temple, and Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue this Saturday, September 12th! Here's a quick (and enthralling) preview!

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Brawerman Grad & High School Valedictorian graduates from Princeton University; strives to help others

After graduating from Brawerman, Rachel attended Marlborough School, where she played varsity soccer for four years and graduated as valedictorian. She then went on to Princeton University, where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. At Princeton, Rachel was actively involved in the Center for Jewish Life, including as a student representative on the Board of Directors, and was a captain of the Women’s Club Soccer team. She received the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence and the R. W. Van de Velde Award, and she wrote her senior thesis on intergenerational economic mobility in Great Britain. Rachel graduated from Princeton in 2018 summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating from Princeton, Rachel became an Analyst at the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO), which invests Princeton’s endowment. Rachel continues to be involved in the Princeton Center for Jewish Life as an alumni volunteer. Since starting at PRINCO, she has also started running and completed the Fall 2019 Princeton Half Marathon!

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WBT Member Spotlight: Brian Shirken

Becoming a member of Wilshire Boulevard Temple is one of the most rewarding decisions Brian Shirken and his family have made. They are incredibly grateful for being part of these close communities and forging lifelong relationships along the way. There is always a reason for being a member, what's yours?

 

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WBT Member Spotlight: Lorin Michaels

A member since 2002, Lorin Michaels enjoys connecting with people. Since the pandemic began, she's played a pivotal part in listening and making sure our community is taken care of during a difficult time. She and her children are proud to call Wilshire Boulevard Temple home.There is always a reason for being a member, what's yours?

 

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Joy is a Deliberate, Consistent Choice

Rabbi Steve Leder joins TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager to talk about how people can choose joy during the stress of the pandemic. He recommends getting into nature, focusing on what we have rather than what we don’t and settling into the reality of the current situation.

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WBT Member Spotlight: The Burns Family

In this Member Spotlight, the Burns Family reflect on why the Temple community is so important to them - and how, despite stay at home orders, they continue to connect with Wilshire Boulevard Temple through WBT@Home programming. There is always a reason for being a member, what's yours?

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