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See You on the Pier!

It’s now a Springtime tradition: the annual Santa Monica Pier Fun- Raiser. Open to the entire Wilshire Boulevard Temple community, it is a magical evening presented by the Brawerman Elementary School and Wilshire Boulevard Temple Erika J. Glazer and Mann Family Early Childhood Center parent volunteers. On Thursday, May 16, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Pacific Park area on the Santa Monica Pier is open exclusively for our families and friends.

In addition to being a great time for families, faculty, and staff from all of our schools and campuses to get together, the event raises money to benefit the scholarship funds and programs of both schools—thus helping many families partake in the excellent education provided by Temple schools.

The rides and attractions are open for adults and kids -- from the Pacific Wheel, West Coaster, and Sig Alert to Inkie’s Wave Jumper, Sea Planes, Frog Hopper, and Shark Jumper. There will also be games to play, such as the Goblet Toss and Balloon Bust, to win stuffed animals, basketballs, and other prizes. To help foster the Temple’s tradition of Tikkun Olam, bins will be located on-site for donations of these prizes to The Karsh Center to distribute to children in need. And what’s a “fun-raiser” without food; dinner tickets, which can be used for a variety of meals and treats, are available to purchase.

So come and join other Temple families for this wonderful afternoon/evening of camaraderie and fun—and all for a good cause. Admission and meal tickets, scrip packs, and sponsorships can be purchased in advance at See you there!

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And So It Goes...

Another summer season closes, camp laundry is done, and school has started. The lazy dog days of summer are ending and we are all returning to the hectic daily life of bogged-down schedules, homework, carpools, sports teams, theater, real-life drama, stresses big and small, and so forth. Although religious school may seem like just another place we have to be, it really is a place to escape all of that and connect with what is really important: friends, our own humanity, community, spirituality, values, fun, and balance.

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Two Kinds of Justice

Examining ourselves on the outside—searching for lumps and strange moles—can save our lives. What we don’t always realize is that looking ourselves over on the inside can save our marriages, families, friendships, souls, and spiritual lives. Hence this month’s first Torah portion with that famous repetition: tzedek, tzedek tirdof—justice, justice you shall pursue. Why this repetition?

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Women of Wilshire (WOW) Welcomes New Leadership

Cindy Feder and Marnie Bodek had a shared idea a few years back: that women over the age of 50 want to connect with new and old friends and that they’d like their lives to be enriched by intellectual, cultural, and social activities. With that, in September 2016, Women of Wilshire was born. Nearly three years, more than 50 programs, and hundreds of new friendships later, WOW is a thriving part of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Here we introduce new leadership for the coming year of programming!

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