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.

grant 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.

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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.

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