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Welcome to the VBS ECLC!

Teaching our students to "be Jewish"

The VBS ECLC provides supplemental, innovative and project-based learning opportunities for students in grades K-7 to develop their spiritual core and strengthen their Jewish identity. We are proud to offer a variety of programs, including technology, performing arts and fine arts academies for grades 4-6, that meet the growing and dynamic needs of our students and families.We invite you to visit our school and learn more about the ECLC!

Enrollment and Renewal!

Dues & Tuition Assistance: If you are applying for dues & tuition assistance, please do so BEFORE renewing your Membership or enrolling in the ECLC. To apply for Dues Assistance, click HERE.

Step 1: RENEW Your VBS Membership - www.vbs.org/Renew

Step 2: Enroll in the ECLC - Click Here to Enroll for 2022-2023!

Want to enroll in ECLC, but not a member yet?- Email Orit Rappaport, VBS Schools Business Manager

ECLC Class Schedule:

Sundays 9:30-11:45am

Tuesdays 4:00-6:15pm

VIEW CURRICULUM AND SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2022

ECLC Staff

Yifat Mukades, ECLC Director

We are delighted to welcome Yifat Mukades to VBS as our new ECLC Director for the 2022-2023 school year. Yifat previously served as Assistant Director of our ECLC as well as an instructor of our Tech Academy. Since then, Yifat served as the Education Director at the Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, and as the Jewish Program Director and Rosh Mishlachat at Camp JCA Shalom. 

In the summer of 2022, Yifat will be participating in the first Maccabi USA and The iCenter Educational Fellowship alongside other selected Israel educators from across the Jewish world. An inspiring educational leader, Yifat holds her Master of Education degree from the American Jewish University as well as a Master’s Concentration in Israel Education from the iCenter.We look forward to welcoming Yifat back to VBS and to the creative initiatives and innovations she will bring to our ECLC programs. 

To reach Yifat:
Call (818) 530-4046
Email ymukades@vbs.org


Emily Arzio-Rivera, Communications & Administrative Assistant

Emily Arzio joined the ECLC staff in 2019 as the Communications & Administrative Assistant, responsible for all ECLC communications and general office support. Emily has been working with children for over 20 years, holds a certification in Early Childhood Development, and is working toward a bachelor's degree in history. This past year, Emily worked in our VBS Day School Kids Place aftercare program overseeing after-school activities. In addition, she worked at Kids World as the Director of Events for the past four years organizing and executing camp and school outings and donations. Prior, she worked for five years at a preschool in Van Nuys and before that at Pinecrest Schools in Woodland Hills. In her free time, she enjoys developing her small baking business, spending time with her husband and four children, and learning new things about different cultures!

To reach Emily:
Call (818) 530-4043

Tue, January 31 2023 9 Shevat 5783