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