We observe all Jewish and many non-sectarian holidays in school. The clergy of Wilshire Boulevard Temple spend time with students in their classrooms sharing memories, teaching holiday curriculum and encouraging students to share their thoughts and experiences as well.
While the Reform Movement as a whole historically does not recognize or celebrate the second or eighth days of Passover, Sukkot and Shavuot; some of our students, families, and faculty at Brawerman Elementary School do. Therefore, our school is closed in observance of all major Jewish holidays, in some cases for two days. At times, these days fall during our normal school week; at other times, these holidays may occur on the weekend. Families are informed in the yearly school calendar what days the School will not be in session. Wilshire Boulevard Temple sponsors many age-appropriate services throughout the year. A schedule of these services may be found in the biweekly Temple Bulletin.
Students learn about our American heritage through study, commemoration and celebration of holidays including Thanksgiving, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Veteransí Day, Memorial Day, Motherís Day, Fatherís Day, and Presidentsí Day. Brawerman incorporates and celebrates these meaningful events in order to recognize achievements of a wide range of groups in the belief that a multicultural education will prepare our students to navigate an ethnically diverse society. Additionally, the study of many other multicultural holidays and celebrations is included in various curricular areas.