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“We don't think a concert series of this depth, variety, and scale exists in any other synagogue in Los Angeles,” says Cantor Jacqueline Rafii.

“Our goal at VBS is to be at the forefront of musical and cultural innovation. We want to be pioneers in this space -- going beyond the traditional understanding of what it means to present music in the synagogue. We aim to present music from a hugely diverse and broad array of genres and artists; always maintaining a connection to Judaism and the Jewish people, and always offering a new expression of what that means. Come celebrate this exciting, new and uncharted musical landscape that we are building here at VBS and ONLY at VBS.”

Read the full press release HERE

Join us for the third and final musical engagement of our 2022-23 Concert Season

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Sounds of the Tribe

Sharing the Light of our VBS Stage

Distant Cousins presents: Sounds of the Tribe, an uplifting night of music with LA’s finest Jewish musicians.
More details to be announced soon!

Previous Engagements

Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 7:30pm

Amazed. Heschel's Sabbath.

Bringing a New Light to Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

In honor of the 50th Yahrzeit of our great teacher, Abraham Joshua Heschel, his masterwork "The Sabbath" is brought to life through extraordinary musical interpretations and performances by acclaimed cantors and musicians from all across Los Angeles. Produced with the support of the Lowell Milken Center for Music of Jewish American Experience.

Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 7:00pm

The Three Cantors in Cantorland

Shining a New Light on our Cantors

For the first time together in concert, Valley Beth Shalom’s three dynamic cantors – Jacqueline Rafii, Phil Baron, and Herschel Fox – share their journey to the Cantorate through stories and songs, presenting a dazzling array of music that spans genres and generations.

Thu, March 23 2023 1 Nisan 5783