About Us

Who We Are

ALL ARE WELCOME at Shalom Institute and Camp JCA Shalom. As the leading experiential Jewish education and retreat center in Southern California, we are proud to welcome everyone into our Big Jewish Tent. Our programs serve youth and adults representing diverse walks of Jewish life: from secular to orthodox, from LGBT to interfaith families, and from Russian, Persian and Israeli American communities to adults and children with disabilities. A premier center for experiential Jewish education and Jewish overnight camping, we serve more than 25,000 people year-round. We are nationally known for our programmatic excellence, community partnerships and for being a “green” leader in eco-friendly practices.

Nestled on 220 acres in the mountains of Malibu, 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean and only 45 minutes from Los Angeles, we have expansive facilities that include:

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

We are 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization accredited by the American Camp Association, affiliated with Jewish Community Centers of North America, and beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

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Shalom Institute & Camp JCA Shalom promote and maintain a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry,or national or ethnic origin in the administration of all programs and services.