About Us

About Us

At VBM, we take a broad-based approach to how we engage with our constituents and communities to raise them up.  We:
 – Share transformative pluralistic Jewish education;
 – Bring together a diverse cross-section of the community;
 – Encourage greater cooperation and collaboration among different Jewish organizations;
 – Encourage greater cooperation and collaboration between Jewish and non-Jewish organizations;
 – Teach, model, and inspire the value of respect, inclusiveness, and social justice;
 – Cultivate the next generation of Jewish leaders;

The History of VBM

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz became the new Executive Director of Valley Beit Midrash in 2013 (currently President & Dean) and has led the organization since that time, expanding it locally, nationally and now globally. VBM was originally established in 2007 by Founder & Former Executive Director Rabbi Dr. Darren Kleinberg as a collaborative effort with Temple Chai with the goal of bringing together a diverse cross-section of the Greater Phoenix Jewish community around Jewish learning. Since then, VBM has partnered with many wonderful Jewish and non-Jewish organizations—local, national and global—to promote spiritually enriching programming.

Valley Beit Midrash Nondiscrimination Clause

Valley Beit Midrash does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

Valley Beit Midrash does not deny admission or participation in any program or activity because of the person’s sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.

In all that we set out to achieve, Valley Beit Midrash strives to be an inclusive community. If anyone has any special learning needs, please reach out to us so that we can accommodate you to the best of our ability.

Valley Beit Midrash is a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions made to Valley Beit Midrash are tax-deductible. For tax filing purposes, Valley Beit Midrash’s Federal Tax Identification Number is 45-5443715.