The Sholem Community and SoCal Arbeter Ring (Workers Circle) presents our 47th annual New Year Festivals for Jewish & Intercultural Individuals, Couples & Families.


L’Shana Tova!
A Gut Yor!
Happy New Year

Secular ROSH HASHANA observance

Saturday, September 19 at 10:15-11:15 am PT

All are welcome, no charge, Register HERE to receive the private meeting link.
Welcome the Jewish New Year with stirring readings, literature, and poetry based in our Jewish heritage and our secular, progressive values.

Please have apples and honey on hand to join us in our hope for a sweet new year.

Unofficial, in-person, physically-distanced picnic

following the online event at 12 noon. Please bring your own lunch, a blanket or folding chairs, and face masks.

Veterans Memorial Park
4117 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230

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Secular KOL NIDRE observance
Sunday, September 27 at 6:30-8:30 pm PT

Get your tickets!

Kol Nidre is the highlight of the Sholem calendar. Informed by Jewish traditions in music and spoken word, we reflect on our lives and the state of the world through a humanistic and progressive prism. This is a moving opportunity to renew ourselves for the upcoming year; to grieve our losses and reinforce our hopes.

$200 Supporter tickets

(Each Supporter will receive a tax receipt for $150 donation per ticket, and thanks in our printable digital program guide, if desired.)

$50 Members
$65 Non-members

Has COVID-19 impacted your ability to pay? Write to

Please purchase a ticket for every adult member of your household who will be virtually attending this event.
(Scroll down, or click tickets link, for additional options to honor the memory of  loved ones.)

After purchase, you will receive an email receipt with our private Zoom link.

Secular YOM KIPPUR observance

Monday, September 28 at 10:15-11:15 am PT  

All are welcome, no charge, Register HERE to receive the private meeting link for our communal discussion of ethics.


Our membership year begins on September 1, 2020. Go to Community Membership or School Enrollment for your 2020-21 membership, and to qualify for lower cost Member Kol Nidre online admission.

On the Kol Nidre ticket page you can also: Cost Deadline
A NEW OPPORTUNITY:  During our presentation of Warren Zevon’s moving song, Keep Me in Your Heart for Awhile, share a photo of your loved one, and your dedication to their cherished memory. Limit 40 dedications – first come, first served. $36 each (one photo; individual or couple). September 7
Submit names for In Memoriam (the names of your loved ones of blessed memory will be included in our printable digital program guide). $18 per name, $36 per couple. September 20
Advertise your service or business in the digital program guide. See sales page for cost schedule. September 20
Submit names for Yizker (have the name of your loved one who you lost IN THE LAST YEAR read aloud during the event). Free September 26