Bringing Home Early Detection

Yehudit Abrams: Brining Early Detection Home
By: Rabbi Lori Shapiro

Israeli physician and engineer Yehudit Abrams speaks about the influence of Open Temple and Rabbi Lori’s impact on her life for Israel National News at 26 minutes into this interview.  Dr. Abrams award winning Monither empowers women to monitor changes in their own breast tissue and is a revolutionary innovation in breast cancer early detection.


Message from the CEO
By: Larry Yudelson

Michael Jeser, now CEO of Jewish Federation/San Diego, shared this thought piece featuring Rabbi Lori’s innovative work from when she was the rabbi at USC Hillel.  Ten years later, he reflects on her innovations…

Wall Street Journal: Reaction II

NYT, WaPo Champion Leftist High Holiday Jewish Services, Including Goat Yoga And Black Lives Matter Discussions
By: Ben Shapiro
Source: Daily Wire

Ben Shapiro 2020 cross referenced Open Temple Goat Yoga in the Daily Wire as well as the National Review. Ben, “for reals”, we invite you to experience Open Temple. We are NOT political and focus rather on the role of ritual life and Torah in the 21st Century.  #DailyWire #OpenTemple #SpiritualbutNotPolitical #VeniceLove

Wall Street Journal: Reaction

Goat Yoga is a Poor Substitute for Religious Observance
By: Ben Shapiro
Source: National Review

Conservative political commentator @BenShapiro responded to the WSJ article about outreach to a new generation (and Goat Yoga Avodah on Yom Kippur) in the National Review. A Los Angelean, he is officially invited to Open Temple’s “Shabbat Take Me Higher” to experience our love of Torah. Hey, Ben, stay in our guest house in Venice with your family for Shabbat, and I’ll invite David Suissa over as well and the three of us can daven at PJC for Shacharit together. B’Emet and with love, Rabbi Lori Shapiro

Wall Street Journal

Goat Yoga, Mosh Pits, Glow Sticks: Younger Jews Reinvent Yom Kippur
By: Shayndi Raice
Source: Wall Street Journal

For 2,000 years, Jews have spent Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, in a synagogue abstaining from food and drink, fervently praying and beseeching God to forgive their sins.
This year, some rabbis, eager to woo younger people to High Holiday services, are holding programs in a beer garden, replacing deep reverential bows with Goat Yoga…