Creative Torah Academy


Capturing Our Children’s Imaginations

Creative.  Fun.  Yummy.  Provocative.  Inspiring.
Intellectually stimulating.  Primary Texts.  Dynamic Instructors.
Art.  Music.  Theatre.  Dance.
Keep them wanting more.

The Open Temple Creative Torah Academy offers a unique Jewish Journey where students learn about Torah through art, music, dance, theater and thought. Our studio sessions, creative activities, discussion forums, guest artists and visits to locations around Venice and Los Angeles nurture the Jewish imagination and mind. Classes are taught by a Rabbi, an arts/music/theater Professional and Wilderness Torah Guide.

Creative Torah Academy: Arts 36 (7-11 years) 
A Soul Journey for kids through art, music, intellect, wilderness/earth education, sacred language and curiosity through our unique Open Temple CTA curriculum.

Bnai Mitzvah Program (12 – 120 years)  
A unique bar and bat mitzvah experience for each student grounded in Jewish Enlightenment (Haskalah) in a twice/week program of Torah, Hebrew, Sacred Language and Mindfulness.



Open Temple House
1422 Electric Avenue,
Venice, CA 90291

School Fees

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, Arts 36. If our suggested membership rates aren’t affordable for your family, please contact us and we will work something out.

Please call us at (310) 821-1414 or email us for more information


Our Torah journey begins with our first introduction. Torah comes from the root: “yud, reish, hey.” This alludes to the image of an arrow meeting its mark. Torah is not only a sacred text, a collection of cultural myths, an explanation of revelation, but it is most personally a path of Life Direction.