Replay: Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Eshel, Rabbi Nanus, and Cantor Shapiro

Replay: Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Eshel, Rabbi Nanus, and Cantor Shapiro







Wilshire Boulevard Temple Online

Welcome to WBT@home, our online community where we gather to play, pray, learn, and connect. 

Throughout our rich history, the Jewish people have faced times where we could not visit our temples – but found creative ways to keep our culture alive. In that tradition, we are creating Jewish experiences to bring Wilshire Boulevard to you.

Social distancing, so contradictory to our core value of bringing our community together, may keep us physically apart. Yet there has never been a greater need to find ways to come together.

Here at WBT@home, you will find a calendar of events and activities, videos, tips, and articles to help you stay safe, healthy, and connected to our kehillah

What's New

Rabbi Nanus's Shabbat Message - December 9, 2022

One of the reasons that our ancestors in the Torah are so compelling is that they are not perfect. Instead, they are complex and complicated people who must grapple with the human condition and their own inner demons. They are not archetypes; they are not symbols; instead, they are like us, flesh and blood human beings with frailties and flaws. 

Read More about Rabbi Nanus's Shabbat Message - December 9, 2022

Read more of our weekly Shabbat Messages. Stay tuned for a new message every Friday!

Audrey Irmas Pavilion: An Instant Landmark - Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest's October issue features the Audrey Irmas Pavilion in their October issue. Writer Mayer Rus writes, "The new Audrey Irmas pavilion crafts an instant landmark that celebrates faith and fellowship."

Read more at Architectural Digest

Important and Exciting Re-Opening News!

With the reopening of California, we are more than pleased to announce the lifting of all capacity and distancing restrictions for Friday night services. Please note that masks are required for all in person campus events. Proof of vaccination is required for all 12 and over to enter campus. 

Weekly registration, including a waiver submission, will continue.  

Find out more information here!

A Marriage between Synagogues

Join your Rabbis and Cantors as they stand under the chuppah and recite their own special version of Sheva Brachot, The Seven Blessingsto unite our congregations as one and symbolize our commitment to the future. 

View the full Shehechiyanu Shabbat service here.

Wilshire Boulevard Temple and University Synagogue: A Timeline

On June 4th, we virtually celebrated the merger of University Synagogue and Wilshire Boulevard Temple with a special Shehechiyanu Shabbat. To introduce this beautiful service, we began with a powerful video that shared the long history of our two synagogues and the bright future of our community as our congregations unite as one. 

Making the Audrey Irmas Pavilion Mezuzah

An inside look behind the superb craftsmanship that went into the making of the Audrey Irmas Pavilion Mezuzah, created by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas and his OMA partner, Shohei Shigematsu.

Be part of the unique opportunity and donate a Mezuzah for a door inside the pavilion, and receive a second mezuzah for your home. For more information, contact Jamie Geller at

Read more of our weekly Shabbat Messages. Stay tuned for a new message every Friday!

Adult Programs

Four thoughtfully developed study groups join Music Matters, which continues on Mondays, and our Friday Torah Study to provide a full week of programs. Learn more about our exciting new programs.

Culture Mavens

Join our Jewish art, history, and entertainment series, hosted by Rabbi Nanus & Tom Teicholz.

Watch more of our Culture Mavens series to learn about one-of-a-kind experiences related to Judaism meant to entertain, enlighten, and educate.

Home Recipe Spotlight

WBT@Home Vegetable Kugel

What's Next

Check out and register for our latest events.

Friday Night & Saturday Morning Services

We are live-streaming all Friday night and Saturday morning services. Those of us saying Kaddish for a loved one should be assured their name will be read as a part of the service. 

Past services

Torah Study

We are livestreaming our Torah study sessions weekly and offer an option for every age range with our different rabbis and special guests. For resources and to watch our past study sessions, visit our Study@home page.