The Hazak Community at Valley Beth Shalom

Lifelong Education and Enrichment for Seniors

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

Mondays at Hazak

Remaining 2018 Dates
November 5, 19 | December 3, 17
2019 Dates
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 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. 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 Current Program


CLICK HERE for information on signup for GREAT DECISIONS, beginning on January 14th 

For information on Hazak, email [email protected]

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


Hazak Annual Membership Fee
$25 for VBS Members
$44 for Non Members

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

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

VBS-HAZAK is a chapter of the international Hazak movement of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

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