Sign In Forgot Password

Social Action

“The Torah begins and ends with acts of caring, loving kindness.”  (Talmud: Sotah 14a)

Serving others is a great way to grow, meet others, and discover your unique contribution to making the world more just. VBS is a pioneer in social justice work as well as mental health counseling because we believe that life is enriched when we care for others and ourselves.


Nitzan BarlevVolunteer Engagement and Community Organizing Coordinator
818.530.4035 or

Caring for Ourselves:
So Healthy Together - VBS resources for mental health and wellness.

Counseling Center - Mental health counseling for all those who need it.
Hope Connection - Mourning the loss of a loved one.

Caring for our VBS Community:
Caring Connection - Visiting the sick, connecting with mourners, and Jewish medicine and ethics.

Caring for our Local Community:
Chesed Connection - Our resource for volunteers. Feed the hungry, care for the poor and sick, help house the homeless and more.

Caring for our Global Community:
Jewish World Watch - Founded at VBS, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating genocide.

Wed, May 18 2022 17 Iyyar 5782