Our Services

Our Services

Shalom Institute is one of the best retreat centers Southern California has to offer. We are a year-round experiential Jewish education center serving all denominations and walks of Jewish (and non-Jewish) life. We offer full-service, customized retreats and educational programs to schools, synagogues, and community organizations including religious school retreats, family camps, holiday educational celebrations, leadership trainings, adult programs, family fun days, service projects, social justice programs, and much more.

From the marketing, to the planning, to the staffing, to the educational programming, to the implementation of your retreat, we can do it all for you, or help you in areas that you need our expertise and resources.

We are happy to work with you to customize your retreat – whether it is a day, weekend, a week or longer! Choose Shalom Institute as your retreat center in Southern California.

Some of our amazing retreat activities include (this is only a partial list):

  • Ropes Course
  • Rappelling
  • Teambuilding
  • Horseback riding
  • Leadership Training
  • Hiking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Beach Programs
  • Sports
  • Organic Farming
  • Animal Center
  • Experiential Jewish Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Pioneer Living Skills
  • Nature Education
  • Marla Bennett Israel Discovery Center & Garden
  • Service Projects
  • Social Justice Programs

Learn more:

Our retreat center has full service meeting, lodging, and dining facilities to meet your Southern California retreat center needs.

To book your retreat or for more information, please contact Bill Kaplan at (818) 889-5500 ext. 108 or e-mail bill@shalominstitute.com

Each year, the Shalom Institute provides programs for over 60 synagogues, day schools, JCCs, and other Jewish communal institutions and serves as a popular retreat center for countless Jewish and secular organizations.

This was by far the best weekend we have attended in our 3 years! EVERYTHING was fabulous! The staff was amazing, so much energy and such a great way with kids, every single one of them. The programming was fun, busy and informative but at the right mix, Robbo was perfect with the mix of teaching & singing. Major KUDOS to all involved!
—Randi Sher, Director of Education, Temple Menorah

Here is a partial list of our retreat partners and rental groups:

  • Albuquerque JCC
  • AOL
  • BBYO
  • Beth Chayim Chadashim
  • Beth Shir Sholom
  • Bruins for Israel
  • Burbank Temple Emanu El
  • California Men’s Gathering
  • Camp RED
  • Comfort Zone Camp
  • Congregation B’nai Brith- Santa Barbara
  • Congregation Or Ami- Calabasas
  • Congregation Tikvat Jacob – Manhattan Beach
  • Diller Teen Fellows
  • Etta Israel Center
  • Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs – Western Region
  • Frontier High School
  • Hebrew Union College
  • Heschel Day School – Northridge
  • Ilan Ramon Day School
  • Judaism By Choice
  • Kadima Day School
  • Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue
  • Moveable Minyan
  • NatureBridge
  • Naturalists at Large
  • NCSY
  • Oak Park High School
  • Oxnard Union High School District – Camarillo High
  • Oxnard Union High School District – Rio Mesa High School
  • Pasadena Jewish Center and Temple
  • Sha’rei Am Synagogue
  • Sinai Temple
  • Stephen S. Wise Temple
  • Super Duper Arts Camp
  • Tarbut V’Torah Middle School- Irvine
  • Temple Ahavat Shalom- Northridge
  • Temple Akiba – Culver City
  • Temple Beth Am Religious School
  • Temple Beth Hillel- Valley Village
  • Temple Beth Sholom – Long Beach
  • Temple Beth Torah- Ventura
  • Temple B’nai Hayim
  • Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills & Emanuel Academy
  • Temple Isaiah Religious School
  • Temple Israel of Hollywood Religious School and Day School
  • Temple Kol Tikvah- Woodland Hills
  • Temple Menorah – Redondo Beach
  • Temple Ner Ami- Camarillo
  • Temple Sinai – Oakland
  • Temple Sinai – Palm Desert
  • Tzofim
  • Tucson JCC
  • UCLA Hillel
  • USC
  • USC Office of Residential Education
  • Valley Beth Shalom Day Camp
  • Valley Beth Shalom Day School and Religious School
  • Valley Outreach Synagogue
  • Yeshiva University
  • Yoga Shelter
  • YouThink
  • Wilderness Institute
  • Wildwoods Foundation

Located in the scenic mountains of Malibu, in Southern California, only 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 minutes from Los Angeles, the Shalom Institute campus sits on 220 acres of breathtaking wilderness, an oak and sycamore covered terrain with hiking trails, sweeping panoramic views, and waterfalls – a true Southern California retreat center jewel.

Whether it’s a corporate picnic, team building, leadership training, conference, meeting, youth retreat, or special event, we look forward to working with you.

Learn more about our lodging and meeting facilities and in-house dining to maximize your stay.

Campus Overview

  • Olympic-size Swimming Pool
  • High & Low Elements Ropes Course
  • Conference Center & Retreat House
  • Organic Farm
  • Horse & Animal Education Center
  • Israel Discovery Center & Garden
  • Dining Hall & Health Center
  • Outdoor Amphitheaters
  • Campfire Areas & Outdoor Fireplace
  • Motel Style Housing
  • Winterized Cabins & Yurts
  • Sports & Archery Fields
  • Horse Center & Riding Trails
  • Arts & Crafts Pavilion
  • Pioneer Living Center
  • Waterfalls & miles of hiking trails

As one of the most fun retreat centers Southern California has for visitors to experience, we invite you to come for a day or stay for a week.