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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

[CANCELLED] The Real World: The Jewish View of Food, Sex, Money, and Politics with Dr. Leah Hochman
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Irmas Campus (westside)

This event has been cancelled.

Film Screening: Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana
Irmas Campus (westside)

When Gabrielle Zilkha volunteered to work in Africa, religion wasn't at the forefront of her mind. But when the Jewish New Year came along she realized she was a lone Canadian Jew awash in a sea of Christians. Surprisingly, she found, in remote Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana, a group of people, dedicated and devout, who practiced special rites including circumcision and keeping Kosher dietary laws and had done so for centuries. Only recently had they discovered they were part of a worldwide religion with millions of followers - Judaism.

Full of surprises and delights, this remarkable documentary is an exploration of the background and day to day lives of the Jews of Sewfi Wiawso, both at home and as they reach out to other Jews worldwide, struggling for acceptance and growth.

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In Pursuit of Truth: Is There Anything Unique About Jewish Values?
Glazer Campus (eastside)

In this monthly class with author, scholar, teacher, and 2019 National Jewish Book Award Nominee Rabbi Stanley Davids, we explore Jewish values and how they can enrich, improve, and bring meaning to our lives. Join us for coffee, discussion, and enlightenment with Rabbi Davids.

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What Does it All Mean? Conversations with Smart People about Navigating Life in the 21st Century
Irmas Campus (westside)

Join us for a monthly conversation with some of California's top thought leaders in media, psychology, social science, journalism and politics, moderated by Dan Schnur.

This month's topic: Gender in the Workplace: What Comes After #MeToo?

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Jewish Women's Theatre: It's a Life
Irmas Campus (westside)

Tears may come, but also laughter as we celebrate life while looking at the ironic, mystifying, and often unbelievably funny events surrounding death. Join us for the second show of this highly popular theatre series! Cost is $18

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WilshiREADERS: American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Irmas Campus (westside)

Join our book club and embark on this exploration of critically acclaimed books that have achieved national recognition. Lead by Great Books facilitator Rochelle Ginsburg.

March's book: American Pastoral by Philip Roth

For more information, contact Hannah Gole at hgole@wbtla.org or Rochelle Ginsburg at reginsburg@gmail.com.

A Taste of Heaven: The New Jewish Deli
Irmas Campus (westside)

The owners of Wexler's Deli feed our minds and our stomachs at an event for every Jewish generation from millennials to boomers and beyond!

Join us for a viewing of PBS's Migrant Kitchen which features Wexler's Deli. Followed by a riveting Q & A with owners, Michael Wexler and Michael Kossar and producers Antonio Diaz and Lara Rabinovitch.

Micah and Michael will discuss why they left the world of fine dining to open a Jewish Deli and how they are reinventing Jewish food for the 21st century.

Followed by a mouth-watering Wexler's Deli spread of their house-smoked, hand-sliced fish, bagels, and nosh.

Cost is $18 per person.

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Sixth Annual "All In" Poker Tournament
The Griffin Club Los Angeles

Join us for March Madness at our sixth annual "All In" Poker Tournament benefiting Camp Hes Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp Scholarship Funds.


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WilshiREADERS: Forest Dark
Irmas Campus (westside)
Join our book club and embark on this exploration of critically acclaimed books that have achieved national recognition. Lead by Great Books facilitator Rochelle Ginsburg.

May's book: Forest Dark by Nicole Kraus

For more information, contact Hannah Gole at hgole@wbtla.org or Rochelle Ginsburg at reginsburg@gmail.com.