Creating a better world, together
Who We Are
Community For All
Shalom Institute enriches Jewish life, ensures the Jewish future, and makes the world a better place.
We facilitate transformative experiences grounded in Jewish values that foster community, promote inclusion, cultivate leadership, inspire conscious social action, nurture Jewish tradition and culture, and instill responsibility for our environment.
What We Offer
Our Signature Experiences
Since 1951, Camp JCA Shalom has provided enriching experiences in a natural setting that foster Jewish tradition and values, build community, cultivate long-lasting friendships, and promote service for campers grades 2-12. We strive to create an environment that is not only fun for our campers and staff, but also full of spirit and life.Explore Camp JCA Shalom
Shemesh Farms provides meaningful employment and an innovative, dynamic community for young adults with neuro and physically diverse abilities. As a community, our Farm Fellows, volunteers, and staff harvest and craft spice and tea blends, honey, and other organic products.Explore Shemesh Farms
CAMP GESHEЯ is the only overnight camp in North America designed especially for campers entering 3rd-12th grades from Russian-speaking Jewish (RSJ) families, focusing on Russian-Jewish culture, Jewish traditions, and Israel.Explore Camp Gesher
Informed and inspired by Jewish tradition, values, and ethics, Sherut L'Olam empowers teens in grades 6-11 to explore social and environmental justice issues, engage in community service projects, and develop leadership, public speaking, and critical thinking skills.Explore Sherut L'Olam
What We Do
Thousands of youth and adults, representing the vibrant tapestry of Jewish life, participate in Shalom Institute’s year-round Jewish educational, environmental, social justice, camp, and retreat experiences each year. These experiences connect people of all ages to the community, Judaism, self-discovery, fun, nature, and friendship.
Build Your Community
We are a year-round experiential education center serving all walks of 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 training, adult programs, family fun days, service projects, social justice programs, and much more.
We are an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, members of Jewish Community Centers of North America, partners with the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and accredited by the American Camp Association.