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Hazak 2021-2022 First Semester

hazak-btn3.pngWelcome to VBS Hazak!

Hazak Monday programming continues ONLINE (via Zoom) ONLY until further notice. Please stay tuned for updates regarding our return to in-person programming on site at VBS.

Hazak MONDAY Great Decisions Discussion Group on world affairs starts Monday, February 7, 2022.  Pre-register now to get the source book.  See below.

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First Semester 2021-2022

Monday, January 24, 2022

10:00am "Healthy Eating As We Age: A Jewish Perspective"

LeeAnn Weintraub, MPH, RD

The daily habits that make up our lifestyle have an enormous impact on health and wellness. Culture, religion and relationships are some of the factors that shape these habits. During this session, participants will learn the best foods to incorporate into their daily routine to promote healthy aging. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to make their own recipes more nutritious while maintaining flavor. 

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Meeting ID: 861 8175 4053
Passcode: 803213

11:15am "A woman playing in a man’s world: How a female lawyer gets professional athletes to play by her rules"

Kyra Buch, Lawyer

Kyra will discuss her experience defending workers compensation claims filed by former athletes for traumatic brain injuries.  This includes the legal and factual considerations impacting her defense, such as that a player last played decades ago and the athlete “assumed the risk.”   Kyra will address sexual harassment training for professional sports teams and their athletes.  She will talk about what it is like to be the (most often) only woman in a male-dominated world, but also the person providing the instructions and/or expertise. 

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Meeting ID: 861 8175 4053
Passcode: 803213

12:45pm Hazak Torah Study with Cantor Phil Baron

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Meeting ID: 827 7897 4352
Passcode: 689268

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Great Decisions 2022

NEW VBS Hazak Monday Discussion Group

Beginning February 7, 2022 at 12:30pm on Zoom

8 sessions – Feb 7 and 28, Mar 14 and 28, Apr 11 and 25, May 9 and 23 

Join us for lively small group discussions of the world’s major challenges, with DVD viewings and a Sourcebook. This is Great Decisions 2022 — 8 spirited sessions starting MONDAY, February 7, 2022, a part of a NEW Hazak Monday program! The programs will be moderated by Jerry Davis. Discussions are based on topics selected from a Sourcebook produced by the Foreign Affairs Association.

Participation is limited to Hazak members. Enrollment is limited—don’t wait to register!! There is a $38 charge for the Foreign Affairs Association Sourcebook. Pre-Register TODAY so that we can order the briefing books for each participant. CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER >

Comparatively, other Great Decisions groups are being offered at $200 for 8 sessions – so our fee for just the cost of the book ($38) is a good deal!

For more information, please contact Gerry Davis at or 818-326-5961.


  1. Class series
  2. Hazak Shabbat Fridays
  3. Walk with the Rabbi (Feinstein) – TBD
  4. Joint sessions with Lunch and Learn
  5. Senior (Youth) Lounge
  6. Field Trips – TBD
  7. Volunteer activities, e.g., with ECC and VBS Schools
  8. Other programming, e.g., small group discussions

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Hazak Annual Membership Fee
$35 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.

Fri, January 21 2022 19 Shevat 5782