Cool Shul is an intimate, progressive community that focuses on the Universal truths found in Jewish practice.

Located right where Venice, Mar Vista, Culver City, and Marina del Rey join together.

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Religion turn you off?  Keep reading.

Grew up Jewish but hated religious school?  Stay with me.

Swore you’d never set foot in a synagogue again?  Don’t go anywhere.

Not even Jewish but interested in having a spiritual home based in the Universal Truths of Judaism?

We live in a Judaism that improves our lives.  We live in a Judaism that reminds us, through its cycles, to be gracious, loving, learning, and compassionate.  It’s Judaism that guides us toward helping others while making sure our own cores are healthy enough to give to others.  It’s Judaism that invites us to be “observant” without, necessarily, following all of the “rules.”  It’s Judaism that encourages us to find our own ways at our own pace, without the judgement.

We live in guilt free Judaism, and we want to share it with you.

Cool Shul’s story…

Cool Shul is a new, contemporary, post-denominational community started by a group of friends longing for an intimate way to explore our Judaism without any pressures.  Our focus is on the “nougat center” of Jewish practice and prayer that are Universal Truths common to all religions.  Jewish text and traditions are our guides, but the answers we seek belong to all.  

We share Shabbat once a month, we hold an elementary aged religious school twice a month for children grades K-5 and weekly for our middle school program.  Our B’nai-Mitzvah students enter a year long, private study with Rabbi/Cantor Diane during which we create a personalized celebration that uniquely fits the child and the family. 

We invite you to enjoy what we have to offer as it works for you.  We do not have formal membership at this time, but ask our families to become our "partners" by making a monthly or annual donation to help keep the ole lights on.

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