Open Temple

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. Open Temple creates sacred spaces in the world surrounding us. Read what was featured in the Jewish Journal about Open Temple’s customizable B Mitzvahs.

At 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.

B Mitzvah also includes small group Hebrew lessons and access to our aleph-bet learning platform.

Classes, field trips, shabbats and other happenings for the 2024-25 school year are currently scheduled to take place on the dates listed below. Sunday classes are from 3:00 – 6:00 pm (with dinner!). Currently enrolled families, please refer to the Creative Torah Academy Google calendar which will be updated if any changes are made, and which has more detailed information.

School Fees:

Participation in Creative Torah Academy compliments other offerings in our community and the outcomes impact the whole family. This requires that families become Open Temple Co-Creators before beginning CTA. If our suggested co-creator rates aren’t affordable for your family, please contact us and we will work with you to open up access.

Tuition for 2024-2025 is as follows:

Arts 36 (Kindergarten – 4th grade and 5th graders new to Creative Torah Academy): $1,800

Venice Yeshiva (Returning 5th graders and all 6th graders): $1,800

B Mitzvah (7th grade and up): $6,500 (returning students who have been enrolled in Venice Yeshiva) and $7,700 (students new to Creative Torah Academy). We also offer a Concierge B Mitzvah for those families with students unable to attend regular CTA and B Mitzvah classes.

Register and pay tuition or complete a payment plan before May 31, 2024 and we will waive our 5% processing fee!

Enrollment is now open for Fall 2024/5785. For any questions, please reach out to Kirsten Hudson. If you’re ready to sign up or re-enroll:





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

Bar and bat mitzvah Los Angeles

Customizable bar and bat mitzvah