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.

Sholem invites you to an online secular Passover Seder on Thursday, April 9 (second night), 5:30-6:30!

Sholem’s in-person annual model Seder was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we are not lost in the wilderness!  Sholem will host a communal secular seder on the second night of Passover, April 9, at 5:30-6:30.  We will come together on Zoom.   

All are welcome for this non-religious, cultural celebration of Passover, that acknowledges the holiday’s origins as a spring festival and honors the story of Exodus as a symbolic tale of freedom. Our digital gathering will feature readings from Sholem’s Family Hagada, singing & music, an opportunity to share your at-home seder plate, as well as time for the kids at your home to go on an afikoman hunt!

RSVP and we will send you information for logging in to the online Seder, and a free PDF of our secular Hagada.

Participation is FREE but donations are welcome. Passover is a vital time for the fundraising efforts that keep our secular Jewish ship afloat. We suggest $10-20 per individual/family. Donate here.

If you can’t join us, but still want a PDF of the Sholem Hagada – perhaps for your in person seder with your Safer-at-Home companion/s – it is available here for $5.

There is a maximum number of participants allowed in this Zoom meetup, so RSVP now to ensure your space, receive the login information, and get your digital Hagada.

For more info, contact Regan Kibbee: regan@sholem.org or 310-399-2259.

THIS YEAR ON THE INTERNET – NEXT YEAR IN PERSON!

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