Shemesh Enterprises

Shalom Institute’s Shemesh Enterprises helps integrate young adults with special needs and diverse abilities into the community, and empowers them through meaningful employment, skill development, socialization, and provides them a purpose.

Shemesh Enterprise employees – called Farm Fellows – work on Shemesh Organic Farm planting and harvesting, and creating our signature Shemesh Farms herb infused culinary salts, Malibu pink pepper, and spices which we sell at Shemesh Farm Stands at Los Angeles area Farmer’s Markets and on The Farm Fellows participate in every aspect of the enterprise which includes branding, marketing, farming, product development, sales, and packaging and shipping the products sold via our online store.

Farm Fellows also create crafts to sell at the Farmer’s Markets and spend time in health and wellness activities – such as hiking and yoga – while at Shalom Institute.

Shemesh Enterprises is supported by a generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, as well as the generosity from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los AngelesThe Jewish Federation Valley Alliance, the Paul Stanford Bernhard Foundation, and from individual donors and sales.

Check out this recent article in The Jewish Food Experience.

For more information, contact our Shemesh Enterprises Director, Michelle Cait at