Where a spectrum of Jewish life Experiences Happen for Children, TeenS 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. 

To enroll, please contact:  Susan North Gilboa, Director of OurSpaceLA Programs, at 818.530.4069.

Check out our 2018-2019 Year in Review!

Click here to read an article featured by the Jewish Federation: An Interview with Maya Wernick, A Teen Volunteer at OurSpace 

View the 2019-2020 OurSpace LA Calendar>

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

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.

OurSpaceLA programming is open to the community and 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, Jewish Community Foundation and from community grants and donations.