BES_ConstructionBrawerman Elementary School West opened its doors in 1999 with an inaugural class of 10 Kindergarten students. In just a few short years, we have grown to a full capacity K-6 school with 280 students, a faculty of over 70, and another campus (Brawerman Elementary School East) located at Wilshire Boulevard Temple's Glazer Campus in Koreatown/Mid-Wilshire.

Founding Head of School, Nadine Breuer, provided the creative vision, extensive experience, and strong leadership skills to build the infrastructure and support the growth and development of the school. 

Rabbi Harvey Fields brought his dream of a Reform Jewish elementary school to fruition as Nadine led a team of educators, parents, clergy, and community members in planning and preparing for what would become the Geri and Richard Brawerman Elementary School of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, thanks to the beneficence and foresight of Richard and Geri Brawerman.

As young Jewish families were moving to areas west of the original Temple site, leaders recognized the need to provide for this constituency and purchased property in West Los Angeles. They converted a 30,000 square-foot structure and added 60,000 square feet of new construction to create the beautiful campus that serves the school today. 

The short history of Brawerman Elementary School is rich in achievements—from the awarding of full accreditation, to successful matriculation of our graduating classes of Grade 6 students; from the building of strong academic and athletics programs and the growth of the arts, science, and technology curriculum, to the realization of a community of mensches who are educated Jewishly and are spiritually enriched. And we continue into the future.