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In L.A.’s Koreatown, Wilshire Boulevard Temple bets big on the past for its future

The Wilshire Boulevard Temple is undergoing a restoration and expansion project that when complete will have taken more than a decade and cost nearly $200 million. Above, the synagogue's sanctuary. (Tom Bonner)

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — The time has long since passed when the Wilshire Boulevard Temple‚Äôs address on its namesake boulevard was considered glamorous. Now the surrounding blocks are the clamorous heart of Koreatown, with all its urban grit: traffic snarls, hulking office buildings, electronics shops, dentists, and banks with… Read more »