Open Temple

Jewish Ritual Life Ministry

Ceremony. Initiation. Holy Pause. Ritual. Leadership. You.

A workshop for ceremony, ritual space, and creating a holy portal.

We’ll be diving into rituals from the perspective of Judaism as well as the ritual in how we care for one another and ourselves. And although we’ll be ordaining each participant so you can marry your friends, what we are most excited about is sharing the aspect of cultivating our personal presence. Because anyone can do the work, get the certificate and marry their friends/family, but what about the ability to hold space so divinely through the sheer power of your presence?

And of course, we’ll be feeding you!


With Jordana Reim and Zach Puchtel

Workshop 1: Introduction to Ritual Life
The Role of Ritual in a virtual world: Holy listening and ancient wisdom.

Workshop 2: Ritual Creation
A human centered design approach to ritual creation.
Featuring: Zach Puchtel and Divine Rhyme
Jordana Reim and Guided Meditation.

Workshop 3: Group Ceremony
Vortex. Vision Quest.
Group Ceremony in our world today.
Featuring: Jordana Reim and Zach Puchtel and Ceremony.

Workshop 4: Judaism and Ritual
Shabbat Dinner
Group Mikveh
Earth Ceremony
Wedding Officiation
Group Ceremony. Personal Ritual. Jew and You.
Special Guest: Rabbi Lori Shapiro

Workshop 5:
Closing class/ Siyum*
*A siyum is a ritual marking the completion of a study.

Upon completion, all participants will receive a Minister of Jewish Ritual Certificate and Jewish Marriage Ministry Officiant License.
This license is recognized by the State of California as well as other states and qualifies you as a wedding officiant.

November 8
November 29
December 13

Tickets available on Eventbrite.



About Jordana

As both a spiritual guide and well-being coach, Jordana combines her trained modalities to meet individuals wherever they are on their path. Pulling from 15 years of training, her certifications include yoga, meditation, emotional intelligence, sound healing and Ayurvedic massage. With over 10 years of success in corporate America as an Advertising Producer, Jordana seamlessly bridges the worlds of wellness and western working culture for her clientele. While rooted in Eastern philosophy, Jordana shares ancient wisdom in relatable ways for modern day living. Jordana founded 180 Retreats after immersing herself in transformation, traveling to ashrams, monasteries and even cliffside caves in India, Nepal and Thailand. Leading personal growth retreats, she combines learning of local culture and ritual with reflection, yoga, meditation and nature. Her retreats in 2019 include a spiritual journey through Northern India and a trekking excursion to Everest Base Camp.


Lori Schneide ShapiroFounding Rabbi


Lori Schneide Shapiro
Founder of The Open Temple centered in Venice, CA, Lori\’s rabbinate is dedicated to reaching unaffiliated and intermarried families and seekers. Most recently, she was the Director of Jewish Life and Senior Consultant for Interfaith Relations and Outreach at the University of Southern California Hillel. A graduate of both the Academy for Jewish Religion/California as well as the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, she has served communities in Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative as well as Non-Denominational affiliations. She and her husband, Dr. Joel Shapiro, live in the Venice (CA) canals with their daughter, Harel. Lori is a graduate of Barnard College.


One who occupies oneself with the needs of the community is as though one has occupied oneself with Torah.

Talmud Yerushalmi, Berakhot


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