Wilshire Boulevard Temple

User Rating:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

Wilshire Boulevard Temple, founded in 1862 as Congregation B’nai B’rith, is the oldest Jewish congregation in Los Angeles, California.

The WBT is the oldest continually operating Jewish synagogue in the city, constructed in the Byzantine Revival style in 1929 under the stewardship of rabbi Rabbi Edgar Magnin.

Hirsz, Aaron, Szmul and Itzhak Wonskolaser — better known in Hollywood as Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack Warner, or simply, the Warner Brothers — catapulted the film world out of the silent movie era into the talkies with The Jazz Singer. One of the Warners’ lasting gifts to Los Angeles, however, is not on film, but on the walls of the grand and graceful Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

The Temple is a masterpiece inside and out. The building’s Byzantine dome is very familiar to passersby, but inside is another artistic glory. Commissioned by studio head Jack Warner and painted by artist Hugo Ballins, murals depicting the journey of Jewish people from biblical times to their arrival in the United States, ring the sanctuary.

Bullocks on Wilshire: Art Deco (Back of Building)

Bullocks Wilshire Building

Located at 3050 Wilshire Boulevard, a 230,000-square-foot Art Deco building

More Info
Nat King Cole Post Office

Nat King Cole Post Office

OAKWOOD POSTAL STATION on the northwest corner of 3rd & Western

More Info
Pio Pico Koreatown Branch Library

Pio Pico Library – Temporarily Closed Due to COVID

The library is named after Pío de Jesús Pico, the last Mexican governor of Alta California. He died in 1894.

More Info