The Renaissance of Koreatown

Koreatown is one of the most exciting, hippest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. It is growing younger, more prosperous, and more vibrant every day – and we are in the middle of it all with our beautiful Sanctuary, schools, Karsh Center, and the upcoming Audrey Irmas Pavilion. I hope you enjoy ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | August 1, 2019 | News, Videos

Another Construction Update

It is with great excitement that I share the first video in a series on the construction of the Audrey Irmas Pavilion. This first video highlights and explains the multi-step process of erecting the steel columns and beams that frame the entire structure of the building. We are on schedule ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | July 11, 2019 | News, Videos

A Short Story

History is not imposed on us, it is made by us. Our decisions matter now and for generations yet to come. I hope you enjoy this short story accompanied by video about what our extraordinary congregation inherited from those who came before us, and what these three leaders and you can make ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | May 9, 2019 | News, Videos

How It’s Made: AIP Paver

This short film about how the pavers for the front courtyard of the Audrey Irmas Pavilion are made is fascinating in its own right; it is also an invitation for you to become a part of history. We are still in the testing phase, so the actual material, texture, color, ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | February 28, 2019 | News, Videos

Construction Update

We hope you enjoy this construction update video for the Audrey Irmas Pavilion. Both Alberto Valner and Steve Searock explain what has already happened and when you can expect to see concrete poured and steel rising into the sky. Stay tuned for future updates and some amazing time-lapse footage along ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | February 14, 2019 | News, Videos

OMA Conversation

Construction has begun! The Harvard lot is being excavated, steel beams are being delivered, and we are even a day ahead of schedule. A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of having world-renowned, Pritzker Prize winning architect Rem Koolhaas and his OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu attend our Audrey Irmas ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | December 20, 2018 | News, Videos

Groundbreaking

Chanukah brought new light to our sacred Temple in Jerusalem. This year, we are bringing light and honor to our own sacred Sanctuary, our congregation, and our city as we begin construction on the Audrey Irmas Pavilion. We are proud to share this video with you of the Pavilion groundbreaking ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | November 29, 2018 | News, Videos

Rabbi Leder Site Tour

We are going to make history when we break ground on Rem Koolhaas’ modern masterpiece for our Temple and all of Los Angeles on November 11. I hope you enjoy this video that encourages us all to imagine what will soon be ours. The result of this enormous effort will ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | October 25, 2018 | News, Videos

Landscape Architect Mia Lehrer on the Audrey Irmas Pavilion

Without a doubt, Mia Lehrer and her Los Angeles firm Studio-MLA Landscape Architecture are recognized as one of the top landscape design firms in the world. Mia and Studio-MLA have led the design and implementation of ambitious public and private projects known and enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Rem ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | August 2, 2018 | News, Videos

Architectural Experts Robert Harris and Richard Koshalek

It is my great pleasure to introduce Robert (Bob) Harris and Richard Koshalek in this short video vignette. Both Bob and Richard served on the architect selection committee that chose Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA to design the Audrey Irmas Pavilion. Bob is the former USC Dean of the ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | July 12, 2018 | News, Videos

The Inspiration Behind Audrey Irmas Pavilion’s Façade and Form Design

Along with Rem Koolhaas, I am pleased to introduce OMA Partner, Shohei “Sho” Shigematsu. In this vignette, Sho explains their inspiration in designing the façade of the Audrey Irmas Pavilion and the delicate approach they took considering the space between the new building and the existing sanctuary, Wilshire Boulevard, and ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | June 14, 2018 | News, Videos

Audrey Irmas Pavilion’s Banquet Hall

It is my pleasure to share a short vignette with you, which is part of an interview with one of OMA’s partners, Jason Long, explaining the design and his thoughts about the magnificent banquet hall at the Audrey Irmas Pavilion. In this video, OMA partner Jason Long describes the multi-use ...
By Wilshire Boulevard Temple | May 24, 2018 | Videos