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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

Adult Seder
Irmas Campus (westside)

Members Only Adult Seder

Celebrate Passover with your Temple family and friends at a creative, inclusive Seder with beautiful music, stories, discussion, and a sumptuous traditional Passover meal catered by Micah Wexler. Rabbi Susan Nanus and Cantor Lisa Peicott lead the Seder. Cost is $50 per person, and $36 for age 80 and over.

This year's Adult Seder is for Temple families and their relatives only.

*After clicking the button below, use the password "membersonly" to make your reservations!


Community Yom HaShoah Remembrance Day Event
Pan Pacific Park

Hosted by the Jewish Federation.

In observance of Yom HaShoah, join the greater Los Angeles community as we gather for a meaningful day of memories, spoken word, and song. All are welcome to join in a moving ceremony of tribute and togetherness. Personal stories and live music will poignantly carry history to the present - and bring hope for a better tomorrow.


Jewish Women's Theatre: True Colors
Irmas Campus (westside)

Humorous and inspiring stories from Jews of color explore identity, community, and what it means to be a Jew in modern times. Tickets are $18.


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

Join us at "What Does it All Mean? Conversations with Smart People about Navigating Life in the 21st Century," 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: Why Aren't We Happier? Overcoming the Challenges of Isolation, Anxiety, and Loneliness


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 or Rochelle Ginsburg at

The Bernstein Concert: A Celebration
Glazer Campus (eastside)

Wilshire Boulevard Temple presents some of Leonard Bernstein's greatest musical compositions in a concert narrated by his daughter and author of the memoir Famous Father Girl, Jamie Bernstein, and performed by six cantors and a chamber orchestra.

The Bernstein Concert is truly a celebration of the man and his music, featuring selections from his Broadway musicals, West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, Peter Pan, and Wonderful Town and classical compositions such as Arias and Barcolles sung by Wilshire Boulevard Temple Cantors Don Gurney and Lisa Peicott with special guests, Cantors Phil Baron, Mark Childs, Kay Greenwald, and Stephanie Kupfer.

Performed in the soaring sanctuary of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, music and memories come together in setting that recalls the influential origin of the composer's work.

As the narrator, Jamie Bernstein expands on portions of her memoir with personal recollections and family history to provide insight and enrich the musical experience. Copies of her book, Growing Up Bernstein: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein, will be available for sale and signing at the event.


The Frank London Mind: Unorthodox
Glazer Campus (eastside)

A GRAMMY-winning creative musical genius, Frank London is one of the legends behind globally-renowned world music superstars The Klezmatics.

Frank London is unafraid to mix, mash, and break musical barriers. A GRAMMY-winning trumpeter, bandleader and composer and a Knight of the Hungarian Order of Merit, London is one of the geniuses behind globally-renowned world music superstars The Klezmatics. He has also written an Afro-Cuban Yiddish opera - and that's just the tip of his unconventional musical iceberg. London has made a career of creatively interpreting and exploring music from around the world in partnership with renowned collaborators, among them John Zorn, LL Cool, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Jane Siberry, and Gal Costa. Don't miss this glimpse into the mind of Frank London as he produces an eclectic concert with the UCLA Jazz Orchestra and Combo and the UCLA Klezmer Ensemble.

This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and is presented in partnership with Wilshire Boulevard Temple. It is co-sponsored by The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and the Department of Ethnomusicology.

Please be aware that a photo ID will be required for entering the parking structure.