This blog is a collection of thoughts, goals, and projects created by Jews living in “East L.A.” With our base at the Silverlake Independent JCC, our community includes the Jewish Learning Center and East Side Jews.

The SIJCC is a community where families come together to learn and where Jewish culture, spirituality and wisdom are celebrated. We provide a gathering space that welcomes Jews, mixed-faith families and those interested in Jewish culture. Ever mindful of the diverse voices of our community, we offer thoughtful, innovative and enriching programs.The central focus of all SIJCC programming, including the preschool, is driven by Jewish values, culture and heritage. The principles of community, “attitude of gratitude” and tikkun olam (heal the world) are reflected in our curriculum, programming and operational policies. By encouraging our families to live a life of generosity we hope to reach beyond the walls of the SIJCC, sharing our enthusiasm and kindness with the world. We believe that an atmosphere where children and adults are inspired to question, explore and share knowledge is one in which creativity and learning will flourish.


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