April 1, 2020


Rabbi Lori Schneide Shapiro: Founder of The Open Temple centered in Venice, CA (www.opentemple.org), Lori's rabbinate is dedicated to reaching unaffiliated and intermarried families and seekers.  Most recently, she was the Director of Jewish Life and Senior Consultant for Interfaith Relations and Outreach at the University of Southern California Hillel.  A graduate of both the Academy for Jewish Religion/California as well as the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, she has served communities in Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative as well as Non-Denominational affiliations.  She and her husband, Dr. Joel Shapiro, live in the Venice (CA) canals with their daughter, Harel.   Lori is a graduate of Barnard College.

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