Description: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 from 6 - 7 pm, 2019.
Curious about membership or Religious School? Come meet our cle ...read moreWednesday, September 4th, 2019 from 6 - 7 pm, 2019.
Curious about membership or Religious School? Come meet our clergy and community leaders to hear what's new at Temple Menorah!
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310.316.8444. read less
Description: Sunday, Sept 8, 2019
Jewish but not religious? Founded in the 1950s, Sholem’s multi-generational Jewish community ...read moreSunday, Sept 8, 2019
Jewish but not religious? Founded in the 1950s, Sholem’s multi-generational Jewish community offers a meaningful non-religious alternative to synagogues for secular, progressive Jews and intercultural families. Sholem’s Sunday school engages children 4-17 in an exploration of Jewish identity rooted in Jewish culture, history, and traditions of social justice. Sholem also offers a monthly parent-toddler group, an alternative secular bar/bas mitsve program, activities for adults and humanistic observances of Jewish holidays. Sholem meets Sundays on the campus of Short Avenue Elementary School in Del Rey. Join us Sunday, Sept 8 from 10am-12noon to learn about Sholem’s programs, tour our classrooms, and meet current Sholem families. Coffee & bagels served.
Address: 12814 Maxella Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: (310) 984-6935 or (818) 760-6625 read less
Description: Sun September 8, 2019, from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for lunch and meet the clergy and leadership. Learn about ...read moreSun September 8, 2019, from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for lunch and meet the clergy and leadership. Learn about our Religious School and Early Childhood Center while the kids cool off from the summer heat. Bring swimsuits, towels and an appetite! read less
Description: What if creative spiritual practice was a part of Jewish education? If the paintbrush, dance shoe, sense of humor, y ...read moreWhat if creative spiritual practice was a part of Jewish education? If the paintbrush, dance shoe, sense of humor, yoga mat, and drum kit were as integral a part of Jewish education as a tallit, siddur, and Hebrew letters? Open Temple’s Creative Torah Academy is a unique Jewish Journey for students to engage in Torah, Jewish Civilization, Thought and Traditions through art, music, dance, theater, nature and spirituality. Our studio sessions, creative activities, discussion forums, guest artists and visits to locations around Venice and Los Angeles nurture the Jewish imagination and critical thinking.
And we believe in setting families up for success. We depart from the traditional weekly Hebrew School obligation and offer a program of twice/monthly experiences. Approximately once a month your student will attend Creative Torah Academy – our Hebrew School of the Arts. And over the course of the school year you you are invited to attend enrichment experiences–again, usually offered on a monthly basis.
Mordecai Kaplan, the inspiration for the founding of Reconstructionist Judaism, is famously quoted saying, “Judaism is the evolving religious civilization of the Jewish people.” Within that statement, Kaplan captures the enduring vivacity, community and spirituality of the Jewish people and its most enduring element: adaptability.
At Creative Torah Academy, we are not only teaching the next generation of Jews about the content of Jewish history, thought and peoplehood, but the methods of thought behind Jewish adaptation. The disciplines of art and spirituality are the lenses through which we refract the “hidden Jewish light” that the Torah teaches us was created on the first day of creation, and collectively explore what is revealed through this “bending” of tradition.
Creative Torah Academy brings the Open Temple methodology of “performance art ritual”- engaging prompts, contemporary conflicts, creative departures from text and tradition – into the “Hebrew School” classroom, where the classroom is transformed into an atelier, dance and yoga studio, and black box theatre. Our students are young people who thrive in the creative and individualistic curriculum, who think for themselves and enjoy sharing their individuality with others to create something larger together. Our students are the children of intermarried couples, assimilated Jews, Jews without Jewish education, or Jews with too much Jewish education, Jews who feel disenfranchised or alienated from Jewish life as the prayers and rituals seem remote or Jews on the periphery and their children. Open Temple provides a place for all of the “Jew-ishly curious” to reclaim our spiritual center right where we are and apply the knowledge we possess to the knowledge we inherit. “Co-Creators” are playful, fun, quiet, bold, colorful, shy – and what we all have in common is that we are curious and willing to create something through our curiosity. Together.
RSVP Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: (310) 821-1414
Open Temple House - 1422 Electric Avenue, Venice CA 90291 read less