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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.

Co-Creators support:

Creating local Jew-ish community in Venice.

Shabbat Services

High Holidays

Shabbat Dinners

Rosh Hodesh (Women) and Kosher Pickles (Men)’s Groups

Creative Torah Academy: The Hebrew School of the Arts

Soul Print: Adult B Mitzvah

Family Programs

Sukkot on the AK Farm

Chanukah on the Canal Parade

Purim Celebration

Passover Freedom Crawl

And more.

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