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Sisterhood of Wilshire Boulevard Temple's Julia Weinstein Among WRJ Women’s Empowerment Awards Honorees

Julia Weinstein, a member of Wilshire Boulevard Temple Sisterhood, told the Journal, “It feels very special to be honored by WRJ, a Jewish women’s organization that identifies spirituality as one of its core tenets and that emphasizes spiritual growth in its mission.” 

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Welcome-Back Messages from WBT Camps!

We are thrilled to welcome back Jen Shankman as our Camp Director, and to introduce our new Camp Committee Chair, Betty Winn. Both bring a tremendous amount of experience and history to their respective positions and will be outstanding leaders of our camp community.

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Karsh Corner - Winter/Spring

While the winter Omicron spike brought an unwelcome sense of deja vu to our city these last few months, the Karsh Center remained nimble, focused, and determined to safely pivot once again, and continue to provide services to our community, which continues to feel the heavy impacts of the pandemic. Amidst this time of challenge, our community came together to end the year with joy, service, and connection, providing inspiration for all we can do together in this new year.

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Purim at Brawerman

With these difficult weeks, months, and years so close in our rearview mirror, Purim, the holiday when the expectation of something bad was replaced by something good, felt like the perfect moment to reset and recalibrate our community around what really matters – our students connecting to joyful Judaism and their community at large.

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Lead Gift Announced for University Campus Renovation

Wilshire Boulevard Temple today announced a major plan to renovate its University Campus (formerly University Synagogue) made possible by a $13 million lead gift from philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick, owners of The Wonderful Company and longtime members of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. 

The gift will create the Wilshire Boulevard Temple Lynda and Stewart Resnick Campus and the Wilshire Boulevard Temple Lynda and Stewart Resnick Early Childhood Center. Work will begin this summer with the goal to be complete and opened for High Holy Days 2023. 

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Rabbi Leder - CBS News Sunday Morning

 

Correspondent Mo Rocca looks into the Biblical tale of David and Goliath, and talks with Rabbi Steve Leder about how it is evoked in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's defiant stand against Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose military is attempting to crush his neighboring country.

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