Modern Jewish

Modern Jewish

Modern JewishWhere to find a Los Angeles, CA Modern Jewish community? Open Temple offers a brand of Modern Jewish Judaism that is making waves across the Jewish world. Many communities express contemporary Jewish expressions of Jewish life; however, Open Temple embodies what is modern. Our services, in a black box theatre, incorporate concepts of the Modern Jewish life – we are as open to expressions through digital media as we are meditation. Our school is a modern Jewish approach to Hebrew school – our students study Judaism through the modern lens of the arts. Our Modern Jewish approach engages students in modern Jewish ideas through dance, theatre, music, art, weaving and more expressions of Modern Judaism and the arts. Our women’s groups are a Los Angeles, CA modern Jewish take on traditional Jewish ideas. We have a once a month Rosh Hodesh group where women can explore their modern Jewish identity through community, creativity and a shared meal. The counterpart to this modern Jewish spin on female community is our men’s group, which meets at Open Temple house monthly and encourages our community of men to find their modern Jewish voices outside of what tradition has told men to be. Our band converts traditional Jewish songs into new Modern Jewish expressions, and we are known to “mash-up” traditional Jewish music and convert them into Modern Jewish classics through reworking them into Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Madonna, Motown and more. This Modern Jewish expression of Judaism invites the participant into a form of Jewish spirituality that is fresh, fun and uniquely modern in its application of Jewish ideas and thought for a Modern Jewish appeal. Our approach also possesses many new takes on tradition; the result is a fresh and modern Jewish look at the world around us. Open Temple’s application of Modern Jewish ideas creates a Jewish experience that is contemporary, fun, and accessible for all who identify as a Los Angeles, CA, Modern Jewish Jew.