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Valley Beth Shalom

Help OurSpaceLA Continue to Change Lives

https://www.vbs.org/ourspacela Tax ID 95-1890769

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OurSpaceLA may not be able to sustain our programs without your help.

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, we are faced with budget cuts affecting the future of our program serving so many families in the Los Angeles area.

We are raising critical funds to help us sustain OurSpaceLA for 2020 and beyond. A contribution of any amount will go directly to OurSpaceLA.

OurSpaceLA is where children, teens and adults with special needs and unique abilities come together to participate in Jewish life experiences and are empowered to be part of the greater Jewish community.

It is where participants and their families  learn, socialize, raise their voices in song, express themselves through the arts, participate in Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World), celebrate life cycle events, and most importantly, create friendships and community.

Since March 2020, our weekly Zoom sessions, special events, Graduation Ceremony and Virtual Art Gallery have added a sense of normalcy, comfort and joy to our amazing participants and their families.

As parents have told us:

“OurSpaceLA helped change our perception of what fully included means. Now, for us, fully included means that Michael is participating in every possible program, activity, course of study, occasion and joy that he can and wants to and to the fullest of his desires.”

“The OurSpaceLA learning activities, opportunities for Art expression in the adult program, excursions with the social group has helped to expand the boys' world, and made it a richer place for our whole family.”

“Thank you for having a place where our kids and adult children can be special and loved with dignity and grace.”

“The never ending support that you give to the OurSpaceLA community and that Valley Beth Shalom has offered for all of these years have brought so much to so many; honestly I'm not sure where we would be without them.”

With your help OurSpaceLA will be able to continue to touch and change lives.

Our program is open to the community, and no participant is ever turned away due to financial limitations.