B Mitzvah: The Newest Innovation of Jew
Your home. A backlot studio. The Baal Shem Tov Forest in the Galilee. A golf course. The Western Wall in Jerusalem. The beach. A community synagogue in Los Angeles. The Open Temple creates sacred spaces in the world surrounding us.
Arts 36 Bnai Mitzvah Program tailors a curriculum and Bar and Bat Mitzvah experience to your student and family’s needs. Our Bar and Bat Mitzvah program begins in the 6th grade when students focus on deepening their prayer skills and Hebrew word recognition. Students craft personalized bar and bat mitzvah rituals with their rabbinic and musical/arts mentors. The program is grounded in Jewish Enlightenment (Haskalah) in a twice/week program of Torah, Hebrew, Sacred Language and Mindfulness.
Bnai Mitzvah Schedule
- Meets weekly on Sunday evenings in the Fall semester.
- Meets twice/weekly in the Spring
- Once/week private tutoring as needed
- Once/week online tutoring tune-up/check-in
At The Open Temple, each bar and bat mitzvah is an opportunity for our community to renew our Jewish Journeys and renew our vision through the lens of our bar or bat mitzvah – the newest innovation of Jew. Read what David Suissa wrote about an Open Temple Bar Mitzvah at the Museum of the Holocaust.
Classes are now in formation for Fall 2017/5778 incoming Bar and Bat Mitzvah programs. For further inquiry and to sign up:
Our suggested donation for Torah school is tax deductible. Open Temple believes that participation in Creative Torah Academy is for the whole family and requires that families become Open Temple co-creators before beginning Creative Torah Academy. If our suggested membership rates aren’t affordable for your family, please contact us and we will work something out.
Our 2017-2018 rates are as follows:
Shabbat Dance Party (6 and under): $36/family per session, or $100 for the year. Note: Co-creatorship not required for participation in the Shabbat Dance Party.
Arts 36 (7-11): $1800/year
B Mitzvah: $6500
Creative Torah Academy Arts 36 was designed thanks to the generous support of the Etzah Fellowship at the American Jewish University Fingerhut School of Education by Rabbi Lori Shapiro.
The evening was amazing, the service was more than wonderful and one that everyone is still talking about. Our friends and family were left with a feeling of knowing what they sat through – a loving, warm service that transmitted the knowledge of what the process was all about. They experienced a Bar Mitzvah in a way none have done so before (as did we).
– Max’s Mom