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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. All 2019-20 Memberships are valid through June 30, 2020. For further information send email to To join Hazak CLICK HERE >

Current Hazak Session

Upcoming Programs

Monday, August 24, 2020

10:00am "Assessing Anti-Semitism and Race Relations Today: A Long Range Perspective" with David Lehrer, President, Community Advocates, Inc., Past Regional Director of ADL  Join on Zoom

11:30am Hot Topics Discussion

Recent Programming

Monday, July 27, 2020

"Art in Israel" with John Paul Thornton, Artist and Educator

John Paul is an artist and art historian with a tremendous following. He has been honored by the United States Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts, CBS Television, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the United Nations Foundation and for his work linking Art to social causes in around the world. John Paul is dedicated to uncovering how art connects us all. Through his gorgeous visual presentation of Israel's most beautiful artwork, he will lead us on a discovery of the vibrancy of the Jewish people.

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.
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