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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

Rabbi Leder Shabbat Message - October 23, 2020

In past sermons and classes I have been tough on Noah. Yes, this week the Torah defines him as “a righteous man in his generation,” but like many rabbis of the Talmud and since, I have always understood those words to mean that Noah was righteous only by the diminished moral standards of his own era and that during any other time he would have been considered ordinary at best.  Did he argue with God to reconsider, the way Abraham did when God wanted to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah? No. Did he warn his neighbors that there was a storm coming? No. Did he share his blueprints for the ark so others could build their own? Again, no. Sure, he follows God’s orders to build an ark, round up some animals, save his family, and ride out the storm.  But that’s all he did and l have always blamed him for not doing more.   

Read More about Rabbi Leder Shabbat Message - October 23, 2020

Read more of Rabbi Leder's weekly Shabbat Messages. Stay tuned for a new message every Friday!

A Special Shabbat: Celebrating Our Furry Friends

Watch here for a special tribute to our furry friends thanks to Cantor Gurney and his interpretation of The Carpenters' "Bless the Beasts and the Children."

Rabbi Leder's Erev Rosh HaShanah Sermon

Standing in front of an empty Sanctuary on Erev Rosh HaShanah, Rabbi Leder eloquently depicted our "new normal," and explained how the accrued wisdom of our ancestors, who endured hardships and atrocities for centuries, can guide us during this challenging time. His inspiring and hopeful words remind us all to seek and cherish life's simple blessings. Read his sermon

A Selichot to Remember

On Saturday, September 12, Wilshire Boulevard Temple is joining forces with Sinai Temple, Stephen Wise Temple, and Valley Beth Shalom for a remarkably beautiful and meaningful virtual Selichot experience. Register and learn more here.

Fall 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.

WBT Member Spotlight: Brian Shirken

Watch more WBT members share their synagogue story and why we've become their home...because there's always a reason.

Home Recipe Spotlight

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.