I want to be a part of a community.
I want to meet someone new who lives around the block.
I want my kid to become a bar or bat mitzvah.
I want to go on my Soul Journey.
I want to just show up to Shabbat.
I want to share challah around a table with neighbors I don’t yet know.
I want to pray.
I want to dance.
I want to be inspired.
I just want to be alone while surrounded by the love of others.
I just want to say “Thank you, God.” Whatever that means.
A Co-Creator is someone who wants to support Open Temple in its re-enchantment of Judaism in Venice, CA.
Creating local Jew-ish community in Venice.
Creative Torah Academy: The Hebrew School of the Arts
Sukkot on the AK Farm
Chanukah on the Canal Parade
Co-Creating says that you support the vision of community that Open Temple creates with you – whether it is that you are looking for a Jewish community that has actually entered the 21st Century and makes Judaism relevant, accessible and fun; or that you are more local, and believe that Venice is growing, changing and that we can all be a part of the change in the way that deepens our humanity and souls as we connect to our ancestors and look forward.
Co-Creating means that you understand that Shabbat, Holiday, Classes and all that we offer actually costs money, and that you are willing to be one of the Co-Creators that support these offerings.
Co-Creating means that you feel obligated to give back in this world, and you are finding a way to do it through a Creative Jewish Spiritual Community.
Not ready to Co-Create quite yet? Of course you are still welcome.
Interested in getting more involved before you Co-Create? We invite you to get involved.
Open Temple. Belong.
One who occupies oneself with the needs of the community is as though one has occupied oneself with Torah.
Talmud Yerushalmi, Berakhot