Community

Though separate entities, Shalem is an integral part of CTJ’s Lifelong Learning Community. CTJ is a warm and engaging synagogue with much to offer both young and old. Some of the many benefits of belonging to CTJ are the constant support of the clergy and staff, a caring, committed community of members who care about each other and Judaism, and helping to secure a home for liberal Judaism in Manhattan Beach for future generations. As part of the Shalem preschool, our families will benefit from discounted membership to CTJ.

Shalem welcomes both Jewish and non-Jewish Children. Our programming incorporates Jewish traditions throughout the week while also finding ways to celebrate our students of various faiths and backgrounds. The Jewish values that guide our school are universal and speak to our shared humanity as they resonate with all cultures and backgrounds. 

Children and families of all shapes, sizes and religions are welcome to join our warm and vibrant Early Childhood Learning Community and/or CTJ as a whole.

Working with
Congregation Tikvat Jacob Beth Torah

Congregation Tikvat Jacob Beth Torah is an egalitarian, engaging Jewish community joined together by a commitment to Judaism within a diverse, yet evolving conservative tradition. Our membership utilizes many different paths towards spiritual enlightenment to deepen their connections to one another, and to God, within their Jewish experience.