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.


As of March 21, Sholem Sunday School is in session via Zoom! For more information contact

Sholem believes physical distancing does not have to be social distancing. We need each other now more than ever! We are busy reinventing the community for these unprecedented times, to provide mutual comfort and support. These efforts include:

  • Planning a virtual Community Seder. Details will be emailed to our mailing list and will appear in this space as soon as they’re locked down.
  • Arranging for interactive, live, online adult educational and social activities.
  • Updating the webpage – please be patient with us!
  • Putting together an online library of resources to help all Sholem and Sholem-adjacent people to get through this.
  • Looking for ways to fulfill our commitment to broader activism – please let us know if you have suggestions for actions or organizations we can support.
  • Seeking information on how to best support individuals, couples and families.
  • Do you have needs or ideas? Send them to