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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

Hezbollah's Expanding Reach: Eliminationist Antisemitism and Illicit Networks Across Continents
Irmas Campus (westside)

Eliminationist Antisemitism is part and parcel of Hezbollah's ideology, and Israeli defense experts regard Hezbollah as the country's chief security concern, guilty of murdering Jews and other civilians around the world. Hezbollah's operatives carry out a wide range of criminal enterprises geared toward funding and arming the group's military and terrorist activities, which have killed thousands, including the horrific terrorist attacks in Beirut (1983), Buenos Aires (1992 and 1994), and Burgas, Bulgaria (2012). An expert panel consisting of high-ranking U.S. military, national security, and human rights experts, will discuss the impact of Hezbollah's expanding network-and what can be done.

Lieutenant General John Toolan (ret.), United States Marine Corps, Member JINSA's Hybrid Warfare Task Force
Colonel Ian Corey (ret.), U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, Member JINSA's Hybrid Warfare Task Force
Professor Rachel E. VanLandingham, Lt Col, USAF (ret.), Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, Member JINSA's Hybrid Warfare Task Force
Daniel Schwammenthal, Director, AJC Transatlantic Institute (TAI)

Moderated by:
Leo Nayfeld, Managing Director, Jewish Institute for National Security of America


Saw You at Sinai: A Shavuot Extravaganza
Glazer Campus (eastside)

A celebration of Torah and learning for all ages led by Rabbi Susan Nanus, Rabbi Susan Goldberg, Rabbi Elissa Ben-Naim, and Cantor Lisa Peicott.

The evening will consist of:

  • Jason Mesches Concert
  • Wine Tasting Workshop
  • Hebrew Calligraphy Class
  • Multi-generational Puppet Show
  • Fabulous Blintz Buffet
  • Brawerman 6th Graders chanting the 10 commandments
  • A Deep Dive Into Torah
  • Honoring Noam and Tai, our Shinshinim, for bringing their love of Israel to our community