Valley Beth Shalom
Founded in 1950, Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) is a conservative synagogue in Encino serving over 11,000 members and non-members annually through its K-6 Day School, Early Childhood Center (ECC), Etz Chaim Learning Center (ECLC), VBS Food Bank, VBS Counseling Center as well as youth and senior programs.
Sayva: A New Approach to Positive Aging
To launch Sayva: A New Approach to Positive Aging across three synagogues (VBS, Temple Ramat Zion and Temple Judea) that will engage hundreds of Jewish older adults in a holistic curriculum of opportunities for personal growth, creative expression, generativity, and community. The program aims to create a new culture of Later Adulthood, characterized by its own special opportunities, experiences, and values that provide opportunities for older adults to feel connected, appreciated, and useful in their community.
Project Havurah: Building Staff Resiliency and Recovery
To support professional development, leadership development, and staff wellness strategies responding to the impacts of COVID-19 on synagogue clergy, staff, and lay leadership.