There’s Gratitude in our Attitude (and a post-Dawn Purim glow)

A week ago was our first Dawn Purim Bash, and it was splendid. Purim is a holiday of unmasking, revelry and uplift, and we hope everyone who came experienced all that and more. According to the Jewish Journal, we combined “the holy with the holistic.”

We are so grateful for all of the people that helped bring the event together. Argine and Andre of Daybreaker were true professionals, and if you haven’t experienced Daybreaker yet, the next west side event is April 7th. Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daybreaker-la-into-the-blues-4716-tickets-23194783221?aff=es2

Zack Lodmer, of Om Shalom Yoga, greeted us with breath and invited us to open our hearts. 

Jeffrey Chernik, aka CHRNIK, transcended DJing, and turned a holiday into a holy-day. 

And our sponsors! Thanks to Bulletproof for giving us coffee plus, to Hint Water and Icelandic Water for hydration plus, to Kind Bars, and to Izzy’s for making the most delicious hamentashen ever. And NuRoots—we love dancing with you! And to our awesome cadre of volunteers—we couldn’t have done it without your help!

And to Rabbi Sarah Bassin and the Temple Emanuel Yo Pros—thank you for such delicious and re-vivifying juices. We especially hearted the red. 

Milo painted our faces to help unmask our souls, Ruby Rain dealt cards and revealed truths, and Mina (the aerialist) inspired us to stretch a bit more each day.

And Wes Smith and the horn players—what a call to action! And what would Purim be without laughter? Thanks for Kim Selbert for making it happen on the beach. 

And lastly, a special thanks to Rachel Kann for her Purim ode, and to Emmanuel, aka The Man Franco for his songs of love, longing and life. 

With Love and Light,

Open Temple

PS: In the spirit of Tzedakah, Open Temple has made a donation to Safe Place for Youth.