Shalom Institute: Camp and Conference Center
Founded in 1951, Shalom Institute: Camp and Conference Center (Shalom Institute) is a premier center for year-round experiential Jewish education, community engagement, and retreats. Its initiatives nurture community, inclusion, leadership, conscious social action and environmental responsibility, and life-long connection to Jewish tradition and culture. Shalom Institute engages thousands of Jewish Angelenos each year through programs including Camp JCA Shalom overnight and day camps; Camp Gesher for Russian-speaking families; Jewish Outdoor Farming/Food Environmental Education (JOFEE); employment opportunities for adults with disabilities at Shemesh Farms; and educational, social justice, and retreat experiences for families, schools, synagogues, and community organizations.
2023 Next Stage Grant
To engage business and fundraising experts to help Shalom Institute determine how it should operate camp in a post-fire, post-COVID context, and improve the organization’s fundraising capacity.
Shalom Institute Wellness and Professional Development Initiative
To launch an initiative designed to strengthen workplace culture, boost morale, and reduce burnout and attrition, enabling its staff and community to thrive.
Shemesh Organic Farm Employment Internship Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Shemesh Organic Farm Employment Internship Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities is a social enterprise employing Jewish adults of all abilities in developing products for sale in the Jewish community and across Los Angeles.