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Adult Events

Many Ways to Be Jewish

Expand your horizons by participating in one, many, or all of our diverse adult programming opportunities.

Words and Writers is an adult program that brings well-known authors to Wilshire Boulevard Temple to speak about their latest books and is always followed by book sales, book signings, and a reception.

Wisdom, Beliefs, and Thoughts is our adult education program. Under its mantle we offer classes in Jewish thought and history, Torah study, a conversion course, holiday seminars and an Adult B’nei Mitzvah program.

Films and Filmmakers presents film screenings of new and timely Jewish films, often accompanied by the director or producer of the film. Many of these films cannot be seen anywhere else in Los Angeles, and we are proud to offer them at no cost to our congregants and the Jewish community at large.

Our Events

Film Screening: The Catcher Was a Spy
Irmas Campus (westside)

In this war drama based on a true story, Moe Berg (Paul Rudd), a Major League Baseball catcher who is Jewish and speaks nine languages, is recruited by the Office of Security Services during World War II to thwart a German scientist's plans to assemble an atomic bomb for the Nazis. Also starring Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, and Guy Pearce.

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POSTPONED: Global Briefing on Anti-Semitism - Past, Present and Future POSTPONED: January 9, 2020
Irmas Campus (westside)

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 14, HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY 9, 2020.

Global Briefing on Anti-Semitism - Past, Present and Future

Political experts explain, analyze and guide us on how to respond the growing threat of anti-Semitism across the world.

In partnership with the American Jewish CommitteeFour Thursdays - Jan. 9, Feb. 6 7:30 p.m. Irmas Campus


January 9: Antisemitism on the Right: Christian Anti-Judaism, White Supremacy, & Holocaust Denial/Distortion

February 6: Antisemitism on the Left: Israel, Anti-Zionism, and Intersectionality


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Gratitude Shabbat - Glazer - Rabbi Nanus and Cantor Gurney
Glazer Campus (eastside)

Join Rabbi Nanus and Cantor Gurney for a special Shabbat of beautiful music, poetry, and songs of Gratitude.

6:15 p.m. Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres
7:00 p.m. Service

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YOUdaism
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Wine, Dine and Discover What It Means to be a Jew with Rabbi Leder, Rabbi Nanus and Cantor Gurney in a beautiful Brentwood home. Socialize and study the basics of Judaism! Address given upon registration. For Wilshire Boulevard Temple congregants only!

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Update on the Supreme Court: Cases on the Docket and What's at Stake
Irmas Campus (westside)

Law professor at Loyola Law School and political commentator Jessica Levinson dives into the most urgent court cases up before the Supreme Court this session, and how their verdicts will affect us. Jessica is a regular political commentator contributor on KCRW's "Press Play" with Madeleine Brand.

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The Big Give on 6th Street

A favorite annual event, the Big Give is a special day of community, caring, and fun. For the last ten years on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, volunteers have prepared and distributed 1,000 Thanksgiving-meals-in-a-bag to families and individuals in Koreatown facing hunger, helping all members of our community prepare for Thanksgiving.

This year, the Karsh Center and Wilshire Boulevard Temple are excited to host this special day for our neighbors and families in Koreatown, taking the event to 6th Street and transforming the Big Give into a vibrant resource and family activity fair for all!

Thanksgiving-in-a-bag for a family of four will still be a cornerstone of the day, but we are excited to share so much more for families and individuals to enjoy: arts and crafts activities, live performances, food, resources from our social service Collaborators, wellness activities, and more.

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Global Briefing on Anti-Semitism - Past, Present and Future POSTPONED: February 6, 2020
Irmas Campus (westside)

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 12, HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 6

Global Briefing on Anti-Semitism - Past, Present and Future

Political experts explain, analyze and guide us on how to respond the growing threat of anti-Semitism across the world.

In partnership with the American Jewish Committee
February 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Irmas Campus


February 6: Antisemitism on the Left: Israel, Anti-Zionism, and Intersectionality

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Global Briefing on Anti-Semitism - Past, Present and Future POSTPONED
Irmas Campus (westside)

Global Briefing on Anti-Semitism - Past, Present and Future

Political experts explain, analyze and guide us on how to respond the growing threat of anti-Semitism across the world.

In partnership with the American Jewish Committee
January 9, February 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Irmas Campus


January 9: Antisemitism and the Muslim World: Conspiracy Theories, Political Islam, and Iran

February 6: AJC Practicum: Best Practices in Combating Antisemitism Online, on Campus, and on both sides of the Aisle

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Global Briefing on Anti-Semitism - Past, Present and Future
Irmas Campus (westside)

Global Briefing on Anti-Semitism - Past, Present and Future

Political experts explain, analyze and guide us on how to respond the growing threat of anti-Semitism across the world.

In partnership with the American Jewish Committee
7:30 p.m. - Irmas Campus

February 6: AJC Practicum: Best Practices in Combating Antisemitism Online, on Campus, and on both sides of the Aisle

RSVP