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Stories from the Temple Bulletin, Wilshire Weekly, and other news. 
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Happy Anniversary, Happy Graduation!

Twenty years after Brawerman’s founding, 47 outstanding Grade 6 students will graduate from Brawerman Elementary School this June. Forty-seven students, 47 graduates, 47 mensches ready to step into the next phase of their academic careers. This year’s graduating class represents the largest in Brawerman’s 20-year history. For the second time, students from each campus will share the title of Brawerman Elementary School’s Graduating Class of 2019.

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Just One Summer Sunday Morning...

For many, summer brings with it butterflies of excitement for special activities: family vacations, afternoons at the pool, outdoor movie nights, community activities that abound across Los Angeles, and summer camp! It shakes up the rhythm of our calendars, and invites us to reconnect with people we enjoy. As you consider meaningful and unique opportunities for your summer, the Karsh Family Social Service Center encourages you to use this time away from your routine to volunteer and serve those in need. 

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Camp Kulam Offers Classic Camps Experience

This Mother’s Day weekend, Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps hosted its third annual Camp Kulam, a retreat for families with young children with special needs. Seventeen families from far-ranging Southern California areas came together at American Jewish University’s Brandeis-Bardin Campus for a weekend of fun, relaxing, and connective programming.

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New Name, Same Mission: Each One Help One is Now "The Temple Fund"

Each One Help One has always been the fund that helps us subsidize families who cannot afford the full cost of Temple membership. However, this fund does so much more than that—and there isn’t a single member of our congregation whose life hasn’t been touched in some way by this annual campaign. With a new name that represents its scope and impact, The Temple Fund will fulfill this same mission of supporting membership assistance, comprehensive state-of-the-art security, special events and programs, and lifetime learning opportunities for all—youth to seniors. 

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Audrey Irmas Pavilion Construction Update

Since the excitement of groundbreaking in November 2018, and following the subsequent six full months of construction, the foundation for the majestic Audrey Irmas Pavilion is complete. The first steel structural elements go into place in June. You can view the transformation and continue to follow the progress of construction on the Audrey Irmas Pavilion website at

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Go T.E.A.M.! (Together Everyone Achieves More!)

Brawerman students love to represent their school by playing on sports teams. The athletics program offers students in Grade 4, 5, and 6 the opportunity to learn new skills, stay physically fit, and be part of a team—all while having a blast with their friends. Coaches on both campuses focus on skill acquisition, team building, and character development through sports. Fittingly, the Blaze motto is T.E.A.M.—Together Everyone Achieves More.

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