About Us

In the past few decades our synagogue has seen tremendous growth, with children of older members marrying and bringing their families into the synagogue. Young families are particularly attracted to our synagogue, since we have an eruv and a well-staffed Shabbat youth program. We offer classes at all levels on weekdays and Shabbat for both men and women. We also are home to several youth groups: Bnei Akiva, NCSY & Bnos.

 

 

Shul Mission & Vision

Shaarey Zedek is a member of the Orthodox Union (OU). We currently provide programs and activities that spark interest and give individuals a positive attitude toward Judaism and its values. We want our community to embody good Jewish values, proper ethics, helpfulness and kindness, so we are always planning more events to help us all ultimately become better people.

We are working to implement a “Tikkun Olam Project.” Tikkun Olam is a Hebrew phrase to describe the desire to repair the world. Our generation understands it to be acts of charity, social action and social justice. By focusing our energies on improving ourselves and our attitude, we will be positively affecting our community and the world in which we live. We plan to continue offering a series of classes on self-improvement, organizing programs that help the youth and elderly, and offering programs that will help the overall community.
We want our community members to be model citizens who uphold Jewish values and the concept of Tikkun Olam. Wherever our community members go in the world they will be true examples of what it is to be a Jew. They will be kind, charitable, honest, and helpful. They will be involved in synagogues and community organizations. They will better their relationships in their marriages, their family lives, their businesses and the community in which they live.

With our educational programming and classes we hope to instill a love of Judaism, its values, and the state of Israel.

 

Rabbi Jonathan Rosenberg

If you wish to arrange a meeting, please call the shul office in advance to ensure Rabbi Rosenberg is not at an off-site meeting or event. You may reach Rabbi Rosenberg on his direct line at the shul at (818) 763-6269 or via email at jrosenberg@valleyshul.com.

Facilities

Shaarey Zedek congregation is the largest Orthodox congregation in the San Fernando Valley with over 350 members. We are centrally located, and have the facilities and parking to host all the events.

For your simcha, we have newly remodeled facilities including:

  • A beautiful social hall for your wedding, bar and bat mitzvah, bris, banquet, etc.
  • A large beis midrash with a magnificent wood carved bima and skylight, perfect for a wedding ceremony or chassan’s tish
  • Meeting rooms for 50 to 400 people
  • A large kosher kitchen on the premises
  • Four wonderful caterers to choose from: Culinary Creations by Chumie, La Gondola, Platinum Catering, and New York Glatt Kosher Catering.

Our full-service synagogue has steady daily minyanim, including two daily morning prayer services, daily afternoon services at sunset, and three Shabbat, Yom Tov and Sunday morning services. We have an active Sisterhood with Chesed and Hachnosos Orchim Committees and several religious committees to meet the community’s needs. We also offer several scholar-in-residence programs on Shabbat throughout the year.

Please call the office for more information at (818) 763-0560.

Board of Directors

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

President                                   Jonathan Istrin

VP Religion                                Mark Hurwitz

VP Membership                         Perla Muhlstein

VP Ways and Means                 David Statman

VP House                                   Josh Levy

VP Education                             Linda Sieger

VP Building                               David Ash

VP Youth                                   Jessica Yuz

Corresponding Secretary         Jan Moore

Recording Secretary                 Lisa Lintz

Financial Secretary                   Eli Kamionski

Treasurer                                   Ben Fried

 

GENERAL BOARD MEMBERS

Beth Appel

Rabbi Daniel Berman

Edi Boxstein

Jerald Burg

Josh Cooper

Anne Greenfield

Jeff Grunfeld

Avi Hirschel

Angeli Holzman

Beth Jawary

Norm Kurnick

Allan Levine

Daniella Linden

Scott Loffman

Stephen Luner

Mindy Mamelak

Marty Nachimson

Loren Nizinski

Tali Raskin

Shimon Riss

Tammy Sandler

Sima Semmel

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