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Screening: Carl Laemmle - Documentary and Panel

Join us for this outstanding, award-winning documentary about the extraordinary life story of Carl Laemmle, the German-Jewish immigrant who founded Universal Pictures and Universal City, helped build Wilshire Boulevard Temple and saved over 300 Jewish families from Nazi Germany. He was the only movie mogul to take on Hitler and fought with our State Department to save Jewish lives. There will be a Q&A afterward with the director and Laemmle’s great-niece.

Free RSVP Required

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Camp Is Where We Are

What would camp be like this summer? It was what everyone had been wondering since the fires of last November. #campneverstops motivated us and inspired campers, alumni, families, and friends, but until the first yellow buses unloaded at the Camarillo campus of California State University Channel Islands, we couldn’t possibly have known what an exceptional opportunity this summer would prove to be. 

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Brawerman and Early Childhood Center Connection: Grade 3 Now in the Buddy Mix

One of the pillars of the Brawerman Elementary School experience is the joy of partnering with “buddies” in younger grades. For years, logistics left students in Grade 3 out in the cold. At Brawerman West, Kindergarten goes with Grade 6, Grade 1 with Grade 5, and Grade 2 with Grade 4. Over on the East campus, Kindergarten buddies with Grade 4, Grade 1 goes with Grade 5, and Grade 2 is paired with Grade 6. Whichever way you pair the grade levels, Grade 3 always got left out—until now.

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Back-to-School with B'tzelem Elohim

Following a two-week break after summer camp, our incredible teaching staff returned to school in September excited and enthusiastic. Our returning teachers were eager to reunite with familiar faces, as well as get to know new ones. The staff orientation was packed with programming, including icebreakers, CPR and first aid training, and an in-depth discussion about our value of the year: b’tzelem Elohim—Divine Image. We hosted two scholars in residence who delivered inspiring messages to our teaching staff. 

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Looking Ahead with Excitement

The High Holidays are among our favorite times of year, and it’s not just because there’s nothing better than apples dipped in honey and round challah with raisins. Rosh Hashanah reminds us that there is a new year ahead, promising novel experiences, challenges, and successes. It allows us to reflect on the past year, and think about how to make the coming year even better. Of course, at the Religious School, we are constantly looking to improve our programs, and celebrate our successes. 

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Message from the Board of Trustees: Our Best and Most Authentic

T’shuvah. Return. This is a central aspect of the High Holy Days. Throughout the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah, shofar blasts awaken our souls and call us to return to our best and most authentic selves. As deeply personal as this is to all of us as individuals, these same acts of introspection, reflection, understanding, and improvement can be seen among Temple staff and throughout our offices, schools, and camps.

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