Open Temple

Grateful Turkey Project

Thanksgiving reminds us to count our blessings and extend loving kindness to those in need. Open Temple is partnering with Grass Roots Neighbors to provide food and hygiene products to the homeless in our Venice neighborhood.

We invite you to participate in as many aspects of this Project as possible.

Personal Hygiene Product Donations

We’re collecting new hygiene products – soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitize.  Make your contribution using our Amazon Wish List or contact us to arrange a drop off at Open Temple.


Sundays between 2 – 7pm: Help sort food and prepare a hot meal

Sundays at 7:30pm: Distribute meals by bike to Venice’s homeless population

Monday to Friday: Sign up to deliver donated groceries to those in need between 12 – 1:30pm

Contact us to sign up or learn about other ways you can volunteer.

“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.