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 first ever Sholem Virtual Graduation will be held on May 17

We look forward to meeting in person as soon as LAUSD opens our Short Avenue Elementary School site; until then we will be virtual.

We hope to meet in person for our Summer Meeting in July and New Year’s Celebrations in the fall, if public health conditions allow it. Otherwise we will do these things on Zoom.

We’ll be in touch via the Sholem Bulletin and will update this page regularly.

For more info, contact Ross Helford: ross@sholem.org