Sign In Forgot Password

Welcome to Hazak!

Our 1st Semester is starting soon with the continuation of Memoir Writing Group "A" (August-October), the start up of a second Memoir Writing Group "B" (see info below),  and OPENING DAY of Hazak Mondays on October 9.  See details below, including the full 1st Semester Program Schedule.

Other special events are now posted, including Hot Hazak Jazz Night (Sunday,10/15) and Walk with the Rabbi (Sunday, 10/22). Lastly, we are restarting our intergenerational Hazak-ECC Storytelling program with VBS ECC Pre-K/TK classes (see info and invitation below).

Announcement:  RENEW Hazak Membership NOW in order to continue to receive updated email announcements. 
  • Non-VBS Members can renew online for $50 per person.  
  • VBS Members renew in VBS Membership packet or online for $36 per person.


  • "Hazak Monday" Programs resume on October 9, 2023 (10am-2pm). See information below.

  • Hazak Memoir Writing Group "A" resumes on September 11, 2023.  If you are interested in joining a NEW Memoir Writing Group "B", see below.

  • Hot Hazak Jazz Nights resume on Sundays October 15 and November 12.  See information below.



October 9, 2023 (Hazak Monday)


Twenty Years Later:  Jewish World Watch in Action

Janice Kamenir-Reznick, Co-founder, Jewish World Watch

Serena Oberstein, Executive Director, Jewish World Watch


Janice will provide an overview of the founding of JWW and its work in various countries and conflicts over the life of the organization.  Serena will describe the current situation with the Uyghurs of China, the Rohingya in Myranmar and Bangladesh, and the continuing genocidal threats in Darfur.  In addition, we will hear about the work JWW is doing in each of these regions.  


Three Things That Are Vital To Maintaining Independence

Adrianne Caporusso, Fitness and Aging Consultant, Adrianne Health and Wellness 


This session will cover the three things you can do to age with the best possible health.  The presentation will include some basic balance exercises for all fitness levels, so come in comfortable clothing and sneakers, and come with questions.

Lunch Break to Nosh and Schmooze

BYO dairy lunch or $9 per person bagel & cream cheese, tuna, fruit, salad, dessert buffet

Hazak Torah Study with VBS Clergy


            Rabbi Ed Feinstein

Discuss and learn with VBS Clergy and each other in a small and interactive group session. These small group sessions are like none you have experienced before. Anything can come up for discussion, and you will always leave the wiser.



Click here to see the recording from our special program of 8/7/2023:

VIEW PREVIOUSLY RECORDed hazak programs here


VBS Hazak (for 60+)

Over 22 years ago, Rabbi Harold Schulweis (z”l) challenged a group of senior VBS members to design a program for seniors that would establish a setting at VBS for learning, socializing, and fellowship.

That pioneering group of volunteers developed the basic structure for the program that continues and grows today. 

JOIN HAZAK - Click here




Hazak Annual Membership Fee
$36 for VBS Members
$50 for Non Members

Click here to become a Hazak member

Hazak members support the VBS Food Bank.

Bring donations to VBS each Hazak Monday.

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

Thu, September 21 2023 6 Tishrei 5784