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Learn at VBS

We believe that continuous learning is essential to living a meaningful Jewish life, to keeping us vital and relevant as the years go by.  Learning is a lifelong pursuit because we never outgrow the need to seek new intellectual and cultural horizons. Learning prevents standing still in time. Setting aside a designated time to study is considered one of the most important of our Mitzvot.

At VBS, our children begin learning at 6 weeks and we offer a choice of educational opportunities through high school and into adulthood.  Adult Learning at VBS offers a wide variety of classes and programs from which to choose.

Explore learning opportunities at VBS:

Our Schools

VBS offers educational programs for children ranging from birth to Grade 6.  Our Early Childhood Center focuses on nurturing children from birth to age 5. The Etz Chaim Learning Center provides supplemental Hebrew schooling for students looking to learn more about their religious heritage. The Valley Beth Shalom Harold M. Schulweis Day School is our full-time school providing educational opportunities for kids grades K-6.  OurSpaceLA is a program with an emphasis on Jewish experiences for children, teens and adults with special needs.

Youth Department

In addition to our schools, the VBS Youth Department offers kids a chance learn, play and bond with their friends in an informal setting. A variety of programs and camps happen year-round for kids and teens in Grades K-12.

B'nai Mitzvah Program

We offer a robust B'nai Mitzvah journey that includes guidance, teaching, tutoring, preparation, logistics and celebration. Our dedicated team tailors planning to meet the needs of each student.

Adult Learning

Learning doesn't stop at any age and at VBS we offer educational programming for adults of all interest and age levels. From college-level Jewish learning to our weekly Shabbat Torah Study and lectures with our clergy, VBS has a wealth of knowledge to share with those wishing to learn more about themselves and their faith.

Schulweis Institute (HMSI)

Explore many paths to writings, audio and video materials of our great teacher, beloved Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis z"l. This center for Jewish learning provides access to influential lectures, sermons and more.

Music and Dramatic Arts Programming

Music has always been a central “theme” of Valley Beth Shalom. Our services feature the melodies we all cherish, but there will also be opportunities to enjoy new kinds of musical experiences.

VBS YouTube Video Channel and Archives

Spanning years of VBS programming, our hearty collection of video archives offer thousands of recordings such as sermons, lectures, holidays, special series, music videos and so much more.

VBS Digital Media Projects

Explore our podcast, video interview series and other programs recorded and produced by VBS.

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