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Wilshire Boulevard Temple Tour and Organ Recital

Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Interior renovation of the dome of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, from the film “Restoring Tomorrow.”

The magnificent Byzantine revival dome aloft the  Wilshire Boulevard Temple has been a striking landmark on Wilshire Blvd since 1929. With a recent $47.5 million renovation, the Temple has never looked better. The LA Conservancy is offering the general public an opportunity to tour the Temple’s Erika J. Glazer Family Campus on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Sign up soon as space is limited. The in-depth, half-day event will include:

  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Photo by Tom Bonner.
    Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Photo by Tom Bonner.

    A docent-guided tour of the original buildings;

  • Presentations on various aspects of the restoration from specialists involved in the work, including renowned preservation architect Brenda A. Levin, FAIA, who spearheaded the project;
  • An overview by Temple leaders of their vision for the campus as a resource for not only congregants, but for the surrounding multiethnic, non-Jewish community
  • A performance by Temple organist William Beck on the sanctuary’s newly renovated 4,000-pipe organ

The guided program will begin at 1 pm and end at approximately 5 p.m. Some areas of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple are not wheelchair accessible. For campus security, security screening is required for every guest.

The event will conclude with a talk about restoration of the organ, followed by an organ recital by William Beck.

Buy your tickets now for this special opportunity to see and hear about this elegant structure in the heart of Wilshire’s business district, just a mile and a half mile east of Hancock Park.

LA Conservancy Tour of Wilshire Blvd. Temple
Sunday, April 27, 2014
1-5 pm
3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
$30 general public
$20 Conservancy members
$15 students
$10 kids 12 and under

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Larchmont Buzz: Wilshire Boulevard Temple

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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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