We invite you to attend our Secular Jewish Sunday school as well as our humanistic, Jewish New Year observances:

The Sholem School has increasingly become a magnet for unaffiliated, progressive, secular Jews and intercultural families looking for a vibrant community for themselves and their children. Established in 1952, the school engages children in an exploration of Jewish identity rooted in Jewish cultural literacy and traditions of social justice.

Westside Neighborhood School
5401 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles 90066

(Parking & entrance at rear of building, off Coral Tree Place)


The Sholem Community’s holiday observances draw from Jewish history, folk traditions, contemporary readings, and social justice themes. Our secular humanistic adaptations of Jewish holidays are creative and imbued with a sense of relevance to the concerns of our modern times.

Rosh Hashana (rosheshone)

11:00 am, Monday, Oct 3, 2016.
Rancho Park-Cheviot Hills. Picnic Area #1 (behind the swimming pool)
2551 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles (One block south of Pico)
A family celebration with readings and songs. Bring a picnic for your family and dessert to share. We will provide the apples and honey. Free admission.

Kol Nidre

7:00 pm, Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016.
Professional Musicians’ Union auditorium
817 North Vine Street, Hollywood. (Half a block north of Melrose).
Kol Nidre, the evening before 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.

Yom Kippur (yonkiper)

2:30-4:30pm, Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
Yom Kippur observance will be at the Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd. (a few blocks south of Pico), Wed. Oct. 12, 2:30-4:30 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle and the Sholem Community. There is no charge to attend.  For more info: circlesocal.org


11:00 am, Sunday, Oct 16, 2016
Westside Neighborhood School
5401 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066
A family friendly-program that celebrates food justice and sustainability at this fall harvest holiday.