Open Temple

Soul Journey Kids

Focusing on creativity, inquiry and impactful experiences, our spiral curriculum deepens with each school year through ritual experiences of the Jewish holidays. Each year takes a different perspective of the holidays: Torah and Text, Jewish Civilization and Culture, Ritual and Sacred Language.

Hebrew is taught as the language of prayer with an emphasis on the impact prayer has on our lives as a tool for meditation, focus, and elevating emotional health. Students are introduced to concepts of sacred language, spirituality, creativity and concepts of Godliness as pillars of Jewish being. Texts include, Torah, Tenach, Midrash and Talmud, as well as an introduction to Jewish texts throughout the ages. Traditional and modern Jewish thinkers enhance our students’ understanding of ritual observances, concepts of Jewish law, and the historical depth and complexity of Jewish life. All of these concepts are taught through enchanting rituals, creative projects, intellectual rigor and a lot of edible as well as experienced FUN.

Classes are now in formation for Fall 2017/5778 programs. Our weekly programs meet at Open Temple House 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, Soul Journey Kids. If our suggested membership rates aren’t affordable for your family, please contact us and we will work something out.

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“Sing unto God a new song.” -Psalm 96

If God is already tired, as suggests the Psalm, of hearing the old song, all the more so will ordinary mortals be. -Alcalay (20th c. Jewish lexicographer)

The Open Temple. Sing a new Song.
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