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Stories from the Temple Bulletin, Wilshire Weekly, and other news. 
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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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Deepening Connections with Our "Grandfriends"

L'dor v'dor (from generation to generation) is an important Jewish value that we embrace in our early childhood centers, where the youngest members of our community make their earliest connections to Judaism. During their final year of nursery school we provide the children with an opportunity to develop relationships with elders in our L.A. Jewish community at the Beverly Hills Carmel and the Freda Mohr senior living centers.

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A Look Back—and a Look Ahead

What an incredible year it has been for our Religious School! This is the perfect time to reflect on our challenges and triumphs, and look forward to what's next. We will be offering a weekly Beit Midrash program (formerly known as Wednesday Night Program at the Irmas Campus) on both campuses. It will be a time to socialize, decompress, and discuss important issues with clergy and teachers. 

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"All In" Poker Tournament Raises Scholarship Funds!

When 183 poker players and another 125 guests gathered at the Griffin Club L.A. on March 21, the excitement and enthusiasm was unmistakable. Upon entering the venue, guests and poker players were greeted by Poker Committee members, and camp staff, an incredible array of raffle and tournament prizes and a surprise "Blind Wine Pull" opportunity.

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Karsh Center

We are excited to host our first Mother's Day Community event on Friday, May 10. We will celebrate mothers and children who are clients of the Karsh Center and our Collaborators by inviting them to a warm community space for a day of wellness. Welcomed by Karsh Center Volunteers, our guests will enjoy activities such as meditation, Zumba, cooking demonstrations, and counseling sessions, while their children have fun with arts and crafts and face painting.

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How Do We Become Holy? Leviticus 19-20

This month we read parashat K’doshim, (Chapters 19 and 20 in the book of Leviticus), which is one of the richest and most exalted portions in the Torah. It is known as the Holiness Code because it begins with the words “You shall be holy” and sets forth an explicit and comprehensive presentation of what Judaism understands to be holy and how we can achieve that state.

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Bernstein at 100: A Reason to Celebrate

On May 19, 2019, at 4 p.m., Wilshire Boulevard Temple presents some of Leonard Bernstein’s greatest musical compositions in a concert narrated by his daughter Jamie Bernstein, who wrote Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein. Performed by six cantors and a chamber orchestra, the concert celebrates the man and his music, featuring selections from his Broadway musicals as well as classical compositions, including Arias and Barcarolles sung by Temple cantors Don Gurney and Lisa Peicott with special guest cantors Phil Baron, Mark Childs, Kay Greenwald, and Stephanie Kupfer.

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