Woodland Hills Location:
20350 Ventura Blvd. Suite 100
Woodland Hills


Mailing address:
18017 Chatsworth St., Suite 217
Granada Hills, CA 91344-5615




Welcome to
 Valley Jewish Community Center (VJCC)
Program Guide Revised October 2014


Book Club - "The Circle" - November 12

Cooking Class: Creole and Cajun Cooking - November 13

Havurah Meeting - November 17

Valley (VJCC) Planning Meeting -
November 19
(see details below)

Chanukah Boutique - November 30
10:00 - 3:00 pm

"Freedom Song" a Play - December 7
Free to the Public
7:00 pm at TRZ

VJCC Board Meeting - December 8

Young Jewish Families - Chanukah Party - December 14
4:00 - 6:00 pm at TAS

Valley (VJCC) Planning Meeting - November 19

7:15pm - 9:00 pm

20350 Ventura Blvd. Suite 100
Woodland Hills

Please make every effort to attend. 

Call or email me that you are coming.
jerry@valleyjcc.org - 818-360-2211

Talking Book Club

Co-sponsored with the Jewish Braille Institute [JBI]

People, who are blind, visually impaired, reading disabled or unable to hold a book due to physical limitations can continue to experience the joy of reading with free publications of Jewish interest from The JBI Library. They provide club members with recordings along with talking book players. Led by a JBI facilitator, Leslie Friedman, participants meet to share thoughts and engage in lively discussions about each book.

For information, please contact lfriedman@jbilibrary.org 
or call (323) 500-3700.

First Thursday of each month beginning November 6th, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Free to members and non-members.

NEW Classes & Programs started in October

(See Program Guide for more details.)

Traditional Bridge Class - Contract bridge or silly bridge is a trick-taking game using a standard 52 card deck.  October 20th

Conversational Hebrew - Come learn Hebrew, it’s easy and fun. Taught by teachers from American Jewish University.  October 20-December 15th

Yoga - Work on your flexibility and strength. Everyone can do it.  October 21st

Mah Jongg Lessons - Did you always want to learn how to play Mah Jongg. We can teach you.  October 23-December 18th

Easybridge” Bridge Lessons - Did you always want to learn the world’s most popular game? Come learn.  October 22-February 4th

“Exploring Asia” - A cooking class with Chef Howard.  October 23th

Support Group for Families with Special Needs Children - Parents of special needs children face an unplanned struggle. This group provides parents with a supportive outlet.  October 23rd

Friday Fun Shabbat (Ages 5-8) - Friday Fun Shabbat is a joyful and engaging program. Culture and traditions of Judaism will be presented in themed cooking, songs, arts and crafts and stories.  October 24-December 19th

Baby and Me (3-12months) - Activities will help build intimate connections between caregiver and baby throughout singing, movement and play.  October 28-December 30th

Professor Egghead Science Academy (Grades K-3) - Students experiment with awesome inventions like helicopters, rockets and catapults.  October 28-December 2nd

Renewable Relationship Workshops - A series of marriage workshops that set a new paradigm for the health and wellness of marriage through a process of renewal.  October 28-February 3rd

New Works Festival Writing Workshop (Grades 6-12) - Ever wondered what’s involved in taking a play from page to stage?  Enter the “world of the playwright.”  October29-December 3rd

Teen Academy Acting Workshop (Grades 6-12) - A journey into the arts. Students get a different class: acting, improv and theater games, writing, musical theater, auditioning and dance. October 29-December 10th

Toddler and Me (12 - 24 months) - Enhance your child’s personal and social development, and build their reasoning and self-expression through age-appropriate activities.  October 30-January 29th

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program

As part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has established the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program. Our Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program follows CDC guidelines and is under the auspices of the Valley Jewish Community Center (VJCC). Our Lifestyle Coach, Cheri Neiman, will help attendees make simple lifestyle changes to improve health and reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Number of sessions: 16 Core Sessions
Started October 7
Late Registration Available
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
+ 6 Post Core Sessions (dates to TBA)

Fee: $75.00 (includes all materials and books)
Contact us at info@valleyjcc.org

This course
is designed to disseminate a lifestyle change program
with people at high risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Cooking Classes

October 23: Exploring Asia

November 13: Creole and Cajun Cooking

December 8: Pass the Pasta

All classes begin at 7:00 p.m.

Location to be given upon payment

Center Members: $50 per class; Non-Members: $60 per class

Call 818-360-2211 or email ellen@valleyjcc.org

Teens compete at JCC Maccabi Games

see details

  Scholarships are Available

For details contact Jerry Wayne at

 jerry@valleyjcc.org or call (818) 360-2211

Please consider a contribution to VJCC
(see "Support the J" link on this page)

Your donation helps to enhance our programming

efforts as we reach out to our community.

Send donations to ...
18017 Chatsworth Street, #217
Granada Hills, CA 91344

We are on Facebook
... with a page called "I Grew Up Attending NVJCC" 

 To reach us, use the "Contact Us" link on this page
or call our Staff at (818) 360-2211


Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
  Havurah Event
We have an event every month, generally on the fourth Saturday. The events are planned by different members each month. Contact the Center at 360-2211 for details.
Nov 27th, 2014 (Thu)
  Thanksgiving Day
Nov 30th, 2014 (Sun)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Chanukah/Holiday Boutique
20+ Vendors, Bake Sale, Food Trucks 20350 Ventura Blvd. Suite 100 Woodland Hills
Dec 7th, 2014 (Sun)
7:00 PM
  "Freedom Song" a Play
"Freedom Song" a Play, A Chanukah Gift for Our Community. FREE to the community and sponsored by Mount Sinai and presented at Temple Ramat Zion.
Dec 8th, 2014 (Mon)
7:00 PM
  Cooking Class - Pass the Pasta
Cooking with Howard, Classe begin at 7:00 p.m. Location to be given upon payment. Center Members: $50 per class; Non-Members: $60 per class Call 818-360-2211 or email ellen@valleyjcc.org
Dec 8th, 2014 (Mon)
7:30 PM
  VJCC Board Meeting
Monthly Board Meeting, call 360-2211 for details
Dec 11th, 2014 (Thu)
  Adult Children of Aging Parents - Part 2
Scams Against Seniors Have you or someone you know received an email from a friend stuck in a foreign country or a call from a relative that was arrested? Why being polite works against seniors. We will discuss what we can do to prevent ourselves and loved ones from being targeted. Presented by Susan Menkes, LCSW facilitator Come for support, understanding, guidance and resources. Members: $10.00 for members per session Non-members: $15.00 per session Sign up for all three sessions: Members: $25.00 Non-members: $35.00
Dec 11th, 2014 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  F/Stops Camera Club
Monthly meetings that include your photos critiqued by a professional. We meet at The Village at Northridge, 9222 Corbin Ave, in Northridge. Please call Monica at 818-512-4206 for more information.
Dec 14th, 2014 (Sun)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Young Jewish Families Chanukah Party
2nd Annual Young Jewish Families Chanukah Party at Temple Ahavat Shalom Fee per Family: $25 Members, $35 Non-Members
Dec 15th, 2014 (Mon)
  Havurah Meeting
We meet the third Monday of every month, contact the Center at 360-2211 for details.
Dec 17th, 2014 (Wed)
  First Day of Chanukah
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