Membership

MEMBERSHIP AT VALLEY BETH SHALOM

Valley Beth Shalom is a warm community of wisdom.
We invite you to learn more about VBS and join us as a member! 
We are delighted to welcome you!

To contact the Membership Department, please call 818.530.4008.

View our Membership Brochure

We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere of fellowship and community. The great Harvard biologist, Lewis Thomas once observed that in nature, there is no such thing as "an ant." 

Ants come in families, colonies, and communities - never alone. Jews are much the same way. We Jews need one another. We need community to share life, a circle of friends for support and celebration, a congregation to share our prayers and dreams, rabbis and teachers to help us grow.

Valley Beth Shalom has gained a national reputation for its programs in Jewish learning and living. Here, you will find a place of deep thoughts and deeply thoughtful people. We offer a variety of prayer services, courses of learning, ongoing commitments to service and acts of kindness for those in need, and celebrations of Jewish culture. Our schools provide outstanding Jewish education to children from infancy through high school.

Our community is made up of Jews of many backgrounds. We are proud to include Jews of Ashkenazic and Sephardic heritage as well as Jews from Persia, Israel, and Mexico, Jews-by-Birth, Jews-By-Choice and gay and lesbian Jews. Valley Beth Shalom reaches out to those in interfaith relationships and mixed families and those who are interested in returning to their Jewish roots. 

For information about membership at Valley Beth Shalom, and to schedule a visit, please contact Natasha Benzaken, Membership Coordinator, at 818.530.4008. 

We look forward to seeing you.