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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. Read what was featured in the Jewish Journal about Open Temple’s customizable B Mitzvah’s.

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 2019/5780 incoming Bar and Bat Mitzvah programs. Our weekly programs meet in Venice. For further inquiry and to sign up:


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

Note: School fees include: 20 sessions with the Rabbi, up to 20 tutoring sessions, officiation on the day, musician for the service, rehearsal, torah, and material fees for the service. Additional costs will apply for optional lessons (such as tallit weaving), space rental, etc. More Details.







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

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