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Secular Humanistic Observances

of Jewish Holidays 2014-2015

 
Rosh Hashana Kol Nidre Yom Kippur Sukkot/sukes
Hanuka Tu B'Shvat Purim Passover


The Sholem Community's holiday observances draw from Jewish history, folk traditions, contemporary readings, and social justice themes. Our secular humanistic adaptations of Jewish holidays are creative and imbued with a sense of relevance to the concerns of our modern times. For more information about our approach, please click here.

 

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Rosh Hashana (rosheshone)

11:00 am, Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Rancho Park-Cheviot Hills. Picnic Area #1 (behind the swimming pool)

2551 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles (One block south of Pico)

 

A family celebration with readings and songs. Bring a picnic for your family and dessert to share. We will provide the apples and honey. Free admission.

 

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Kol Nidre

7:00 pm, Friday, October 3, 2014.

Professional Musicians' Union auditorium

817 North Vine Street, Hollywood. (Half a block north of Melrose).

 

Kol Nidre, the evening before Yom Kippur, is a highlight of the Sholem calendar. Informed by Jewish traditions, in music and in spoken word, we reflect on our lives and the state of the world through a humanistic and progressive prism.

 

Click here for Kol Nidre tickets and more information.

 

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Yom Kippur (yonkiper)

11:00 am, Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Rancho Park-Cheviot Hills. Picnic Area #1 (behind the swimming pool)

2551 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles (One block south of Pico)

 

A family friendly-program and discussion about ethics in our daily lives. Free admission.

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Sukkot/sukes

11:00 am, Sunday, October 12, 2014

Westside Neighborhood School

5401 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066

 

A family friendly-program that celebrates food justice and sustainability at this fall harvest holiday.

 

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Hanuka

11:00 am, Sunday, December 14, 2014

Westside Neighborhood School

5401 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066

 

Our celebration recognizes the roots of Hanuka as a winter solstice festival. We celebrate Hanuka in honor of the Maccabees and a freedom struggle for an oppressed people.

 

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Tu B'Shvat

11:00 am, Sunday, February 1, 2015

Westside Neighborhood School

5401 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066

 

We highlight environmental awareness and celebrate the "new year for trees."

 

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Purim

11:00 am, Sunday, March 8, 2015

Westside Neighborhood School

5401 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066

 

Join Sholem families and friends for a reading of the megilla and a carnival with games, costumes, and hamantashen.

 

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Passover/pesach/peysakh

TBA

Westside Neighborhood School

5401 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066

 

Our "model seder," held the week before Passover, is a celebration of spring and liberation. Free admission. The food is potluck. Click here for more information.