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.
At the Sholem Community, families from a variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish and non-Jewish, feel welcome, and participate in all levels of the organization. We are also proud to be an open and affirming community for LGBTQ families.
Our school classes meet at Short Avenue Elementary School (12814 Maxella Ave, Los Angeles CA 90066) most Sunday mornings during the school year: ALEF/BEYS (preK-2nd) & GIML (3rd/4th) begin at 10am; DALED (5th/6th) & HEY (7th/8th) begin at 11am; VOV (9th-12th) begins at 12:15pm. Meeting dates are available on our calendar.
The principal and education director, along with a professional staff of six classroom teachers and two music teachers, create a learning environment that focuses on active, project-based learning. Meet our Sunday School staff.