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 have 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.

Co-Creators support:

Creating local Jew-ish community in Venice.

Shabbat Services

Shabbat Dinners

Rosh Hodesh and Men’s Fraternite Groups

Creative Torah Academy: The Hebrew School of the Arts

Torah Study

reBar: adult bar and bat mitzvah

Tot Shabbat and Family Programs

Soul Journey Studios

Sukkot on the Farm

Chanukah on the Canal Parade

Purim Dance Party

Passover Freedom Seder

And more.

Joining 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.

Joining means that you understand that Shabbat, Holiday, Classes and all that we offer actually costs money, and that you are willing to be a part of the Builders that support these offerings.

Joining means that you feel obligated to give back in this world, and you are finding a way to do it through Creative Jewish Spiritual Community.

What’s changing: We’re inviting you to join.

What’s not changing: We’re still open.

Not ready to join quite yet? Of course you are still welcome.

Interested in getting more involved before you join? We invite you to get involved.

Open Temple. Join us.


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

Talmud Yerushalmi, Berakhot