SIJCC’s core programs are steeped in education, arts and culture and are centered around LA’s east side. We offer our community a "sense of place", and our members rely on us for creative, compelling programming for adults and children. We pack a busy calendar of classes and events, as well as our signature programs - Preschool, Jewish Learning Center, East Side Jews and Culture Lab.


The mission of the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center is to be a home for culture, ideas and belonging on the east side of Los Angeles. The SIJCC provides a family education center and community gathering space based in Jewish values and tradition. The SIJCC celebrates an expression of Judaism that welcomes people of all backgrounds.

Core Values:

The SIJCC is committed to:

  • Fostering a gathering space for the local community;
  • Providing a nurturing early childhood education to the young members of our community;
  • Developing a foundation for children and their families to explore Jewish culture;
  • Celebrating together by creating events by the community, for the community;
  • Sharing the values and ethics of our heritage through educational, recreational and social programming.