Rosh Hashanah / Rosheshone in the Park

Clover Park 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, United States

Welcome the Jewish New Year with stirring readings, literature, and poetry based in our Jewish heritage and our secular, progressive values. Bring a picnic for your family and, if you like, a dessert to share for lunch following the program. We will provide challah, apples and honey (or B.Y.O.) FREE and family-friendly! Donations welcome - […]

Kol Nidre / Erev Yom Kippur

Morgan-Wixson Theater 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, United States

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. A moving opportunity to renew ourselves for the upcoming year; to grieve our […]

Yom Kippur / Yonkiper in the Park

Clover Park 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, United States

Join us at the park for a discussion of ethics in our daily lives. FREE and family-friendly! Donations welcome - suggested contribution $5-10 per adult. Clover Park, BBQ Group Area 1 -  location to be confirmed. 2600 Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica, 90405 (Shaded picnic area just west of the parking lot) Feel free to bring […]

Sukkot (at Sunday school)

Sholem Sunday School Meets on the campus of: Short Avenue Elementary School 12814 Maxella Ave Los Angeles, CA 9006 ALEF/BEYS (preK-2nd), GIML (3rd/4th), DALED (5th/6th), and HEY (7th/8th) classes meet 10am - 12:30pm VOV (9th-12th) class meets 11:15am - 1:30pm All prospective families are welcome to come check out a class. We offer rolling admissions. […]

CA Ballot Measures Forum w/ Mona Field, LWV

Short Avenue Elementary School 12814 Maxella Ave, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Join us as Mona Field, Co-President of the Los Angeles League of Women Voters, helps us understand all 12 statewide measures (and some local propositions) on the November 3, 2020 ballot.

Mona will discuss the pros and cons of a diverse set of issues: property taxes, rent control, parolee voting, sentence changes for some crimes, approving or rejecting cash bail, funding for stem cell research, reinstituting affirmative action, allowing some 17-year-olds to vote, governing kidney dialysis clinics, special workplace rules for app-based companies like Uber and Lyft, and new consumer privacy rules.

Be sure to have handy your sample ballot, mail ballot, and other materials for reference.

Mona Field is a notable expert in the area of state and local politics. In addition to her role with the League, she is professor emeritus, political science at Glendale Community College and author of "California Government and Politics Today (15th Edition)."

Mindful Awareness: Practices for Daily Living (10:30am)

Marilyn McLaughlin, parent of two Sholem school graduates, returns to share a unique approach to mindfulness that is both quiet and interactive, in stillness and in motion. Learn a few simple techniques that will nurture connection within and all around. We will calm the mind and inspire the heart. Bringing your own lawn chair is highly recommended for maximum comfort. […]

OPEN HOUSE (10am Bagels & Coffee, 10:30 Program)

Our School Principal, Ross Helford, will lead a discussion with current and prospective families about the importance, urgency, and value of a secular Jewish education – including its history and what it is today. We will also have an overview of our school, curriculum, didactic approach, bmitsve program*, teen/belfer program, and our multigenerational community offerings. Sholem Open House Sunday, […]

Hanuka/Khanike Assembly & Carnival (11:30am)

Sholem's celebration recognizes the roots of Hanukkah as a winter solstice festival.  We celebrate Hanukkah in honor of the Maccabees and a freedom struggle for an oppressed people.  We also seek our own meaningful ways of observing the "Jewish Festival of Lights" - celebrating the uniqueness of our Jewish identity and our interconnectivity with all humans […]

Classes resume (Sunday school)

Sholem Sunday School Meets on the campus of: Short Avenue Elementary School 12814 Maxella Ave Los Angeles, CA 9006 ALEF/BEYS (preK-2nd), GIML (3rd/4th), DALED (5th/6th), and HEY (7th/8th) classes meet 10am - 12:30pm VOV (9th-12th) class meets 11:15am - 1:30pm All prospective families are welcome to come check out a class. We offer rolling admissions. […]

MLK Day Assembly & Singalong (noon)

THIS SUNDAY we commemorate a holiday Hershl Hartman, our Education Director, is fond of saying is as important a Jewish holiday as anything else on the calendar: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Adults are warmly invited to join our students in the outside gathering area at noon for a Civil Rights songs hootenanny/singalong. We will also be listening to audio clips […]

Tu BiShvat (at Sunday school)

Sholem Sunday School Meets on the campus of: Short Avenue Elementary School 12814 Maxella Ave Los Angeles, CA 9006 ALEF/BEYS (preK-2nd), GIML (3rd/4th), DALED (5th/6th), and HEY (7th/8th) classes meet 10am - 12:30pm VOV (9th-12th) class meets 11:15am - 1:30pm All prospective families are welcome to come check out a class. We offer rolling admissions. […]

Purim carnival (Sunday School)

All are welcome for our Purim festivities! We'll be doing our usual pantomime reading of Sholem's Super-Colossal Purim Mishmash shpil, adapted from megiles ester by Hershl Hartman, our Education Director. As is our tradition, our Sunday school classes will each be hosting a carnival booth. Kids (and adults) are encouraged to wear a costume! THIS Sunday, March 5 10 a.m. Students: Set-up booths & rehearse pantomime Adults: Schmoozing, bagels […]

Jordan and Coral’s Secular Bar/Bas Mitsve Ceremony

RSVP* by March 7 Required Hosted by the Leeds and Southers Families Jordan and Coral's Secular Bar/Bas Mitsve Ceremony (Luncheon to follow) Jordan will discuss the importance of community in secular living and Coral the Jewish influences in Frank Herbert's Dune. Saturday, April 1, 2023 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Museum of Latin American Art […]

Model Secular Seder

Culver City Middle School 4601 Elenda St., Culver City, CA, United States

Sholem's non-religious cultural celebration of Passover acknowledges the holiday’s origins as a spring festival and honors the tradition of “Exodus” as a symbolic tale of freedom.  This communal event will feature readings from Sholem’s secular family Hagada, a potluck luncheon, singing & musical accompaniment, with plenty of opportunities for children to participate. MODEL SECULAR SEDER Community […]

Last day of 2022-2023 Sunday School

Sholem Sunday School Meets on the campus of: Short Avenue Elementary School 12814 Maxella Ave Los Angeles, CA 90066 ALEF/BEYS (preK-2nd), GIML (3rd/4th), DALED (5th/6th), and HEY (7th/8th) classes meet 10am - 12:30pm VOV (9th-12th) class meets 11:15am - 1:30pm All prospective families are welcome to come check out a class. We offer rolling admissions. […]

1st day of 2023-24 school year

Are you culturally Jewish but not religious? Would you like your children (or grandchildren) to connect with their Jewish identity? Do you have an intercultural family? Sholem's secular Sunday school engages children 4-17 years old in an exploration of Jewish identity, history, culture and traditions of social justice. Classes meet 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. […]

Rosh Hashana / Rosheshone in the Park

Clover Park 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, United States

SATURDAY, Sep. 16, 2023 at 11:00 am Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Group BBQ Area #1) Welcome the Jewish New Year with stirring readings, literature, and poetry based in our Jewish heritage and our secular, progressive values. Please plan to bring a picnic lunch, a dessert to share, and an […]

Sunday School + Annual Board Meeting at 10:30am

Short Avenue Elementary School 12814 Maxella Ave, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Are you culturally Jewish but not religious? Would you like your children (or grandchildren) to connect with their Jewish identity? Do you have an intercultural family? Sholem's secular Sunday school engages children 4-17 years old in an exploration of Jewish identity, history, culture and traditions of social justice. Classes meet 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. […]

Kol Nidre / Erev Yom Kippur

Kol Nidre (Erev Yom Kippur) Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 7:00 -9:00 pm (PT) - Doors open at 6:30pm Morgan-Wixson Theatre 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405 In-Person, Indoors 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 […]

Yom Kippur / Yonkiper in the Park

Clover Park 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, United States

Yom Kippur/Yonkiper Monday, September 25, 2023 at 11:00 am (PT) Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405  (Group BBQ Area #1) Join us at the park for a family-friendly event including discussion of ethics in our daily lives. For more information about Sholem's holiday observances, visit www.sholem.org/holidays or email info@sholem.org.