Sholem has been a dynamic presence in Los Angeles for more than 60 years

Sholem fosters a humanistic approach to Jewish learning and culture, embracing diversity, and promoting social justice.

The Sholem Community is a secular and progressive Jewish educational, cultural, and social institution. Our Sunday school teaches Jewish history, culture, and ethics. We offer a secular bar/bat mitzvah program and observances of Jewish holidays.

What is a Secular Jew?

The Sholem Community stresses the historic, cultural, and ethical aspects of our tradition. We view our Jewish identity as one that is relevant to contemporary life and committed to justice, peace, and community responsibility. Read about our philosophy here.

The Sholem Sunday School

A welcoming home for non-religious Jews and intercultural families seeking a vibrant community for themselves and their children. The Sholem Sunday School engages children in an exploration of Jewish identity rooted in Jewish culture and traditions of social justice.

Meeting at the:
Westside Neighborhood School Campus
5401 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066 (map)
NOTE: Enter at rear of building off Coral Tree Place

L’Shanah Tovah! A Gut Yor!

Happy New Year!

Rosh Hashana

Sholem’s FREE Rosh Hashana celebration and picnic!

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 — 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Rancho Park-Cheviot Hills. Picnic Area #1
(behind the swimming pool)
2551 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles 90064 (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 challah, apples and honey.

Kol Nidre – Erev Yom Kippur

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 — 7:30 pm

At the Moss Theater

at New Roads School’s Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica 90404

Kol Nidre, the evening that initiates 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. INFO & TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE. 

Yom Kippur Day

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 — 11:00 am – 1 pm
Rancho Park-Cheviot Hills. Picnic Area #1 (behind the swimming pool)
2551 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles 90064 (One block south of Pico)

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

1st Day of Sholem Sunday School & OPEN HOUSE September 9

What is a secular Jewish Sunday school? Come find out! The Sholem Sunday School engages children in an exploration of Jewish identity rooted in Jewish culture and traditions of social justice. Join us for an entertaining and informative  session about Sholem and the Sholem school,  complete with bagels and coffee. All children are welcome to attend the first day of class at no charge.

  • Sunday, September 9 from 10:00 – 12 noon
  • Sholem Community meets @ Westside Neighborhood School – 5401 Beethoven St., Los Angeles CA 90066