Engagement and Membership

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Engagement and Membership
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Reimagine Grants
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Established in 1939, Beth Shir Shalom is a Reform congregation located in Santa Monica. It fosters a thriving and inclusive Jewish community, providing spiritual sanctuary with diverse programming and lifelong learning for all generations. It operates a religious school and Hebrew school.


To support professional development, leadership development, and staff wellness strategies responding to the impacts of COVID-19 on synagogue clergy, staff, and lay leadership.

Thanks to the generous grant we received from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, the efforts to bring our community together at this great time of need is off to a successful start. Beth Shir Shalom has greatly expanded its outreach and programmatic output as we welcome people safely back to in-person events. The grant has also enabled us to focus on our staff’s well-being. Our community has been deeply enriched by the gracious support from The Foundation.

Cynthia Barzilai
Executive Director