B Mitzvah 5781

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B Mitzvah: The Newest Innovation of Jew

Our program has been adapted for 2020-21 year in accordance with health guidelines to promote safety, meaning, and our natural need for personal connection. We will continue to adapt as guidelines shift.  

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 2020/5781 incoming Bar and Bat Mitzvah programs. Our weekly programs meet online, in backyards, or at Open Temple depending on health guidelines.

BMitzvah also includes Zoom Hebrew lessons on Tuesdays from 4 – 5pm during January, February, and March.

For further inquiry and to sign up:

BMitzvah Fees

Open Temple believes that participation in BMitzvah and the Creative Torah Academy is for the whole family and requires that families become Open Temple co-creators before enrollment. If our suggested membership rates aren’t affordable for your family, please contact us and we will do our best to offer assistance.

BMitzvah fees include: 

  • 20 small group sessions with the Rabbi and other OT artists and staff
  • Up to 20 tutoring sessions
  • Officiation on the day
  • Musician for the service
  • 1 Rehearsal
  • Use of Torah
  • Material fees for the service

Additional costs will apply for optional lessons (such as tallit weaving), space rental, printed prayer books, etc.

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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