Our Campus & Community

Brawerman Elementary School East is located on the historic Erika J. Glazer Family Campus of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, situated on the corner of Wilshire and Hobart Boulevards.

The building of Brawerman Elementary School to serve Eastside families and the area’s growing population was a cornerstone of Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s restoration and redevelopment. The project is the most significant redevelopment project of any synagogue in America and reflects the Temple’s commitment to the Jewish community, the City of Los Angeles, and the resurgence of its Wilshire Center/Koreatown neighborhood.

With restoration of The Temple’s iconic Magnin Sanctuary, a Byzantine-revival architectural masterpiece dedicated in 1929 and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, construction of new school buildings, the Karsh Family Social Service Center, and recreation facilities, we transformed the entire city block on which our historic Temple Campus stands into the most vibrant center of Jewish life in Los Angeles—a vital Jewish village, and an oasis for our neighbors, in the heart of the city.

This campus is home to newly renovated school facilities, athletic complex, spacious classrooms bathed in natural light, a cutting-edge, ergonomically designed technology center with 3-D printer, digital wall, production studio, editing bay, and iPads. A fully-equipped science lab and an inviting library foster a love of reading and a new sense of learning.

On this Erika J. Glazer campus, Brawerman students learn, worship, perform, and celebrate together in our historic Sanctuary, and its iconic Warner Murals provide an effective tool in students’ Torah, art, and history studies.

Joint programming with both Brawerman East and West allows students the opportunity to experience our diverse, multicultural Wilshire Center neighborhood, as well as our historic campus.

Brawerman East Features:

  • New State-Of-The-Art Classrooms
  • Library
  • Art Studio
  • Playground
  • Auditorium
  • Innovation Lab
  • Historic Newly Restored Sanctuary
  • The Karsh Family Social Services Center and Leanse-Ratner Food Pantry

Our Community

The Brawerman experience may begin in the classroom but it extends far beyond. Families describe a warm and close-knit community that looks beyond itself to offer betterment, improvement, and empowerment, where parents support the children and each other.

Brawerman East is an intimate environment with small class sizes where teachers get to know and truly care about the children. Students flourish in the loving, supportive community that is a hallmark of our school.

Brawerman families are Wilshire Boulevard Temple families, instantly connected to the history and heritage of the Jewish people in Los Angeles. As members of the Temple community, Brawerman families have every aspect of Temple life available to them.

Tikkun Olam

Tikkun Olam is an integral part of Brawerman East. We know our students will become readers, writers, and mathematicians but the question is what will they do with those skills?

Tikkun Olam offers a natural means to inspire children to use their newfound skills and abilities for the power of good. Students become problem solvers through a teacher-created, developmentally appropriate, student-centered, progressive curriculum. Students work together to identify problems in the world and then go about developing the means by which to solve those problems.

To date, students have organized a beach cleanup, prepared a meal for Temple staff, collected Halloween candy for the military, and participated in the Temple’s Big Give and Big Sunday volunteer efforts. Students collect recycling on a weekly basis to fund their tikkun olam initiatives.

Parent Association

The overarching goal of Brawerman Elementary School East is to provide students with the best possible educational experience. Research shows that students achieve more when parents and teachers work together. This knowledge forms the basis of our Parent Association, which is very much parent driven and reflects the flavor of our community.

Parents volunteer in classrooms, support classroom and school programming, program community activities, make recommendations to school administration, and work together to create a vibrant school community.

Brawerman would not be the school it is without the active participation of Brawerman parents.

Many opportunities are available for you to get involved at Brawerman.