Where Jewish Experiences Happen for Children,
Teen and Adults with Special Needs and Special Abilities

OurSpace offers a full spectrum of Jewish experiences that enable participants to actively embrace Judaism as a meaningful way of life. Participants learn about Shabbat, Jewish holidays, customs, traditions, prayer and values. They celebrate holidays, life-cycle events, and other important milestones. The variety of program opportunities offered enables participants to create lifelong friendships and together they are empowered to become active and contributing members of the larger Jewish community.

OurSpace is a collaborative effort of Temple Aliyah and Valley Beth Shalom and synagogue membership is not required for participation in any OurSpace program. 

To enroll, please contact:  Susan North Gilboa, Director of OurSpace, at (818) 530–4069

Click here to read an article featured by the Jewish Federation: An Interview with Maya Wernick, A Teen Volunteer at OurSpace | The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Download the 2017 OurSpace calendar

View upcoming classes and events

Shabbat Sermon: May 30, 2015 with Rabbi Ed Feinstein: Rabbi Ed Feinstein talks in detail about Shaare Tikva and OurSpace, as well as the incredible children and adults that participate in the program and help it to flourish. For more information, please contact OurSpace Director, Susan North Gilboa, at 818-530-4069.

OurSpace Learning, Social, and Art Experience Programs at Temple Aliyah & VBS include:


OurSpace is available to the community at-large, to participate in any of the programs synagogue membership is not required. OurSpace programming is made possible in part through the support from the Elaine Berke Endowment Fund to Shaare Tikva and from community grants and donations. Temple Aliyah’s OurSpace/Special Needs Program is made possible in part through the generous support of Roberta & Steve Small.