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Hazak Program Guide for First Semester 2020-2021 this Fall is now online! Click here >

VBS Hazak (at Home)

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, Hazak programming is online only.

All Hazak @ Home programs are presented via Zoom.

Event invitations and login information are sent to all registered Hazak members via email prior to the event. For further information send email to To join Hazak CLICK HERE >

Next Hazak Session

October 26, 2020

10:00am "Rabbi at Sea: A Unique Spiritual Journey -- Stories and Discussion from 5 Years as a Guest Rabbi on Cruise Ships"

Rabbi Corinne Copnick

Rabbi Corinne shares her five years of travel experiences as a guest rabbi on cruise ships. On every journey and in every country visited, she uncovered and explored Jewish life—from Hawaii to Australia, the Mediterranean, Central and South America, Mexico, Southeast Asia, and everywhere in between. Offering a global perspective, she presents a host of insights about the cultures and the people she encountered throughout her travels.

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Meeting ID: 960 3530 8413         Passcode: 839421
Phone only:  669-900-6833, 96035308413# 

11:15am Making Hazak Connections - Group Discussion

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Meeting ID: 960 3530 8413         Passcode: 839421
Phone only:  669-900-6833, 96035308413# 

1:00pm Afternoon Sessions

Torah Study with VBS Clergy

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Meeting ID: 955 2150 1455       Passcode: 396328
Phone only:  669-900-6833, 95521501455#


Oracle Discussion Group

This year’s topic is “Jewish History in America.” Each week a group member will present and discuss a different subtopic. Contact Marv Leon for information and to sign up:

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Upcoming Programming

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Recent Programming

Monday, October 19, 2020


"Election 2020 - What's On Your Ballot?, "Mona Field, League of Women Voters VIEW HERE >

Monday, October 12, 2020

Band is Not a Four Letter Word with Stephen Piazza - VIEW HERE >


View all Spring/Summer 2020 Hazak videos here >

About VBS Hazak

The HAZAK Community at Valley Beth Shalom is a vibrant Jewish community of VBS and non-VBS seniors committed to:

  • Lifelong learning
  • Building relationships and connections
  • Contribution, service, sharing, caring
  • Active, positive aging

Over 20 years ago, Rabbi Harold Shulweis (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.

The Hazak community achieves our goals through a variety of programs and activities, e.g., Hazak Monday enrichment programs, Hazak Shabbat Dinners with programs, Field Trips, Movies, Hazak Wednesday Lunch and Learns, and service activities.



Hazak Annual Membership Fee
$35 for VBS Members
$50 for Non Members

Hazak members support the VBS Food Bank. Bring donations each Hazak Monday.
QUESTIONS?  Call the VBS office at (818) 788-6000 or for additional information.
Sat, October 24 2020 6 Cheshvan 5781