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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

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 jgeller@wbtla.org.

Led by Amit Heri and Cantor Kerith Spencer-Shapiro, this is an embodied devotional practice that delves each week into a theme relating to Shabbat and leading toward Havdalah. Have your yoga mat ready and join us Saturdays on Zoom at 5:00 p.m.

Rabbi Nanus's Shabbat Message - June 11, 2021

Everyone in this week’s Torah portion needs therapy. And when I say everyone, I don’t just mean the general Israelite population, but also the Princes and Chieftains, Moses, Aaron, and even God! The people are anxious, fearful, mistrusting, and bordering on paranoia. The leaders are jealous, competitive, suspicious, and resentful. Moses is frustrated, stressed, exhausted, and depressed. Aaron is so traumatized that he has become mute.

Read More about Rabbi Nanus's Shabbat Message - June 11, 2021

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

Shabbat Shirah - The Shabbat of Song

In honor of Shabbat Shirah, Cantor Lisa Peicott and seven other female Cantors from across the country came together on January 29th for a virtual Shabbat Shirah, the "Shabbat of Song," that paid tribute to Miriam the Prophetess. This celebration featured traditional Shabbat melodies and liturgy, as well as contemporary Jewish music. Watch here for the beautiful and moving service.

Lessons Learned from Pandemic B'nei Mitzvah

Rabbi Joel Nickerson was published in The Forward about his experience with pandemic b'nei mitzvahs as both a Rabbi and last month, as a Dad. Mazel Tov to the entire Nickerson family! Read the full article here.

Spring 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.

Study@home

Prayerbooks


If you or any of your family members are suffering, please contact Denise Magilnick at dmagilnick@wbtla.org to reach one of our clergy members for comfort and guidance.

Please remember that our campuses and schools are closed but fully operating online.

You are already familiar with the Temple webpages created to distribute health and safety news and resources. We will continue to update these pages.