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Our Campus and Community

Dedicated in 1998, the Irmas Campus of Wilshire Boulevard Temple is an architecturally significant complex of buildings occupying a full acre in West Los Angeles. The Brawerman Elementary School occupies over 90,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, art centers, and recreational facilities.

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 located in Wilshire Center and Koreatown.

 

 

Brawerman West Features:

  • Playground
  • State-of-the-art Gymnasium
  • Library
  • Art Studio
  • Large Chapel and Auditorium
  • Science Lab
  • Technology Lab
  • Sports Field
  • Music Studio
  • Climbing Wall

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 West 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 West. 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 kids 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 West 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 warm and inviting school community.

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