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 Sholem Sunday School

A welcoming home for non-religious Jews and intercultural families seeking a vibrant community for themselves and their children. The Sholem Sunday School engages children in an exploration of Jewish identity rooted in Jewish culture and traditions of social justice.

Meeting at the:
Westside Neighborhood School Campus
5401 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066 (map)
NOTE: Enter at rear of building off Coral Tree Place

Happy Sukkot!

Sunday, Sept. 23 – Sukkot celebration and mandatory parent meeting

Be sure to join us this Sunday, Sept. 23 for a mandatory parent orientation and a special assembly in honor of the fall harvest festival of Sukkot/Sukis. Bring a bit of your backyard harvest (those sour oranges you never eat count) to help decorate our sukkah — storebought is fine too!

  • Mandatory Parent Orientation: 10:30
  • Sukkot/Sukis observance: 12:00