Step-by-Step Walking Tour: Jewish Mid-Wilshire

Image of Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Event Time
9:30 AM
$65, includes Metro Pass


AJU's Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, 90077 

Event Details

Join AJU's Whizin Center and the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California for a fascinating tour by Metro and on foot as we explore the past, present, and future of this architecturally and culturally significant neighborhood.

In the 1920s and 30s, Wilshire Boulevard became Los Angeles’ most fashionable thoroughfare, comparable to the Champs-Élysées and Fifth Avenue with upscale shopping, hotels, theatres, and restaurants. The Wilshire District (including today’s Koreatown) was a destination for up-and-coming Jewish Angelenos with three major congregations - Temple Emanu-El (1924), Sinai Congregation (1926) and Wilshire Boulevard Temple (1929) - taking their place along “church row.”  Today, mid-Wilshire is experiencing a Jewish revival with the stunning restoration and expansion of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. It is also now home to the headquarters of the Jewish Journal, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Jewish Family Service and the Academy for Jewish Religion.

Further information and instructions will be sent out to participants prior to the tour.

Tour includes 2-2 1/2 miles of walking. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Presented with the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California

Event Contact
Contact Name
Whizin Center for Continuing Education
Phone Number
(310) 440-1572