Where a spectrum of Jewish life Experiences Happen for Children, Teen and Adults with Special Needs and unique Abilities, along with their family, friends and community.

OurSpaceLA 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.

OurSpaceLA is a program of Valley Beth Shalom and synagogue membership is not required for participation in any OurSpaceLA program. 

To enroll, please contact:  Susan North Gilboa, Director of OurSpaceLA Programs, 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:


OurSpaceLA is available to the community at-large, to participate in any of the programs synagogue membership is not required. OurSpaceLA programming is made possible in part through the support from the Elaine Berke Endowment Fund to Shaare Tikva, funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, The BJE and from community grants and donations.