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Hazak 2021-2022 First Semester

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Hazak Monday programming returns on October 4, 2021 and will be offered ONLINE (via Zoom) ONLY until further notice. Please stay tuned for updates regarding our return to in-person programming on site at VBS.

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Upcoming Programming

First Semester 2021-2022: October Topics and Speakers

Monday, October 4, 2021

10:00am "L.A. 2.0: Rising to Our Challenges and Emerging A Stronger City"

Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has long been one of California's leading lawyers and lawmakers. As LA's chief lawyer and prosecutor since July, 2013, he has brought an innovative, problem-solving focus that combines fair and effective prosecution with initiatives to improve public safety and the quality of life throughout the city. Feuer’s office also has been at the forefront of key national issues ranging from gun violence prevention and consumer protection to justice system reform and successful challenges to Trump Administration policies that threaten fundamental rights, public safety, and the fair allocation of federal funding and political representation.

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Meeting ID: 861 8175 4053
Passcode: 803213

11:15am "Recovery of the Klimt Paintings from Austria"

E. Randol Schoenberg, JD, Burris, Schoenberg & Walden, LLP

Mr. Shoenberg represented Maria Altmann in “Republic of Austria v. Altmann”, resulting in the successful return of five Gustav Klimt paintings as depicted in the film Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren. He will describe the history of the Bloch-Bauer family and their collection of paintings by the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, the fate of the family during the Holocaust, and the belated recovery of the paintings after an eight-year legal battle that included a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Meeting ID: 861 8175 4053
Passcode: 803213

12:45pm Hazak Torah Study with Rabbi Ed Feinstein

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Meeting ID: 827 7897 4352
Passcode: 689268

Monday, October 18, 2021 – Two Popular Hazak Speakers Return

10:00am "Reimagining Jewish LA"

Steve Windmueller, Emeritus Professor, Jewish Communal Studies at the Jack H. Skirball Campus of HUC-JIR

11:15am "President Biden's Commission on the Supreme Court:  Panacea or Placation of the Progressive Wing?"

Mark D. Levick, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pierce College

12:45pm Hazak Torah Study with Rabbi Ed Feinstein

View the First Semester Program Guide


  1. Class series on Tuesdays or Thursdays, e.g., Art Appreciation by Barbara Green, Opera by Steve Kohn
  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

Recent Programming

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

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Hazak members support the VBS Food Bank.

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

Mon, September 27 2021 21 Tishrei 5782