Open Tent Shul of the Arts

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Bring Your Imagination and Play!

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb and Bruce Bierman, co-founders of Open Tent Shul of the Arts wanted to create a space for Jewish life that celebrates the spectacular diversity of Jewish cultural arts and individual imagination. We engage world Jewish music, dance, storytelling, stand-up comedy, theatre, puppetry, drumming, mural arts, ceremony, ritual arts, text study and food culture. Open Tent Shul of the Arts offers performance, exhibits, festivals, workshops, an arts academy, life cycle events and The Open Tent Shul of the Arts Bnai Mitzvah Program.

FALL 2014: Open Tent Shul of the Arts is presenting two workshops, Act Out and Klezmer Youth Band, which will convene for 8 weeks to develop and then share their work in the HANOOKA FIESTA D’ORO on Dec 14. »more info

Questions?  Contact Rabbi Lynn or leave a message on the Open Tent Shul of the Arts Facebook page.

Open Tent Shul of the Arts is committed to human rights for all people.

Co-founders and curators:

  • Lynn Gottlieb is a pioneer feminist rabbi, storyteller, percussionist, peace educator, writer, ceremonialist, community activist and clown. She is deeply committed to a life grounded in the creativity, joy and wisdom of the Torah (teachings) of Nonviolence. Lynn served as a pulpit rabbi from 1973 to…»Read more
  • Bruce Bierman has been interweaving the worlds of theater, dance, Jewish performance and arts education for over 25 years. After receiving his B.A. in Theater Arts from U.C. Santa Cruz, Bruce went on to teach and perform with the acclaimed Aman Folk Ensemble of Los Angeles. He has studied with some of the great Jewish dance masters and completed the 2006 Karmiel Foreign Dance Teacher’s Program in Israel. Bruce has been a leading presenter of Jewish dance for KlezCalifornia, The Jewish Music Festival, The L.A. Jewish Symphony and the annual klezmer festival in Albuquerque New Mexico. Bruce serves as theater/dance specialist for the Sherith Israel religious school and on the faculty of the Stagebridge Theater Company in Oakland.

Open Tent Shul of the Arts

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