Mini organ performance will precede our Malcolm Gladwell event on Oct 7

We’re excited about our upcoming event with Malcolm Gladwell on October 7th. It’s the first in a series of events we are presenting with Wilshire Boulevard Temple at both their locations — the renovated sanctuary in Korea Town as well as their Westside campus. Over 1400 tickets have been sold for this event, and we look forward to more compelling conversations in this gorgeous space.  Given the crowd we expect, and being a new venue, we encourage our guests to arrive early.   Doors open at 7:15pm and the event starts at 8pm.  We are excited that the Temple’s organist, William Beck will perform on this newly renovated organ before the talk which starts at 8pm.  We encourage you to arrive early to enjoy this special performance. Purchase tickets here.

As part of the renovation of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, the Kimball organ, which was installed in 1929, the year the building opened, was completely refurbished and was played for the first time on Erev (the eve of) Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday, September 4th. The 4,102 pipes were removed, as was the console, packed into two 18-wheeler trucks, and shipped to Schantz Organ Company in Ohio, where each piece was cleaned and restored. It was shipped back this summer and reinstalled over a period of almost four weeks by a team of experts who came out from Ohio.

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