Open Temple

Bike Shabbat/The Call: 1 Elul

Open Temple is offering outdoor, social-distance rituals guided by protocols for Faith Based Organizations from the LA Department of Public Health and CDC.

Friday, August 21
at 6 pm

High Holiday Ritual Lab Call for a New Year
Roll through the Shabbos and into the New Year,
Soundbath on the Beach, and Electric Light Parade

During the Hebrew month of Elul, the month preceding the High Holidays, we cultivate an awareness of our actual circumstances, the dust that we will return to, the fragility and impermanence of our life.

If we succeed in awakening to our lives we see clearly how every moment of our lives, every breath, every thought, is only a passing shadow, a fugitive cloud, a fleeting breeze, a vanishing dream.

This being the case, how do we acquire a toehold in this world sufficient to do Teshuvah (Return)?

Open Your Temple Soundbath is a ritual for Elul to listen to the stories and sounds from Within, from Beyond and Return Again.

This event will be run in accordance with Open Temple health and safety guidelines:

  • Reservations required (below) and capacity will be limited
  • Bring a mask
  • 6-foot social distancing


“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.