The Hazak Community at Valley Beth Shalom

A Jewish Community of Seniors Dedicated to Lifelong Education and Enrichment

For almost two decades, Hazak members have gathered at VBS twice a month on Mondays to enjoy friendships and share interests with other members.

2019-year-end-celebration_v02.jpgMondays at Hazak 2019

January 14, 28
February 11, 25
March 4, 18
April 1, 15
May 6, 20


MORNINGS: Members attend a choice of Classes and Lectures at 10 :00 AM and 11:15 AM. Past talks have featured lectures and presentations by outstanding speakers. Topics have included historical events, advances in medicine, legal and financialconcerns, space missions and new technology, opera, art, family relationships, homelessness in LA, “questions in the Torah”, current events, and more.

LUNCH: 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Members can bring a dairy lunch or purchase a light lunch provided at minimal cost

AFTERNOONS: Programs start at 12:45 p.m. Choice of Torah study with VBS Clergy, discussion groups (e.g., Great Decisions, Oracle), and Mah Jongg play.

CLICK HERE for a Welcome Message from Hazak Chair, Joel Hyatt

CLICK HERE for Second Semester/Spring Program (February through May 2019)

CLICK HERE to join Hazak

For information on Hazak, email [email protected]

Hazak members support the VBS Food Bank. Bring donations each Hazak Monday.


Hazak Annual Membership Fee
$30 for VBS Members
$45 for Non Members

CLICK HERE to join the Hazak Community,
and enjoy this fascinating program of lifelong learning and enrichment.


Click Here To Download 2019-20 Membership Brochure 

QUESTIONS?  Call the VBS office at (818) 788-6000 or [email protected] for additional information.

HAZAK RECORDINGS ARCHIVE containing recordings of many of the past keynote lectures: CLICK HERE.