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21
Mar

Dean’s Office – Tzav

This is the latest segment of the weekly video series from Rabbi Stulberger – You’ve Been Called to the Dean’s Office. It’s a short (four minute) message on a timely Torah topic. This week’s message: “The Magnetic Pull of the Seder.”

21
Mar

Pesach and Shabbos Parashas Tzav Schedule

Shabbos Parashas Tzav 5773

Pesach 5773

17
Mar

VTHS Auction – April 14

The Valley Torah Annual Auction is one of the most exciting events of the year. Prizes range from $3,600 cash, to a MacBook Pro with retina display, to an SLR camera, numerous iDevices, tickets to Disneyland for a family of 10 and many more prizes. See our Auction Page for more details.

16
Mar

Auction 2013

The Annual VTHS Auction is coming this April 14!! We know that everyone has been excitedly waiting for the Auction Booklet to see the amazing prizes that you can win. Just click below to see the entire booklet. California law does not allow us to sell tickets directly on a web site, but you can download the Auction Order Form and e-mail (sraskin@vths.org) or fax (818 505-7997) it back.

Auction Cover

Here are some highlights from last year’s Auction:

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Remember: You don’t have to be present to win, so send your order form!

14
Mar

Shabbos Parashas Vayikra

Shabbos Parashas Vayikra 5773

14
Mar

Dean’s Office – Vayikra

This is the latest segment of the weekly video series from Rabbi Stulberger – You’ve Been Called to the Dean’s Office. It’s a short (four minute) message on a timely Torah topic. This week’s message: “Heavenly Humility.”

9
Mar

10th & 12th Grades in NY

The Boys DIvision 10th and 12th grades are on a Shabbaton in New York City. They took part in the YU Sarachek Basketball tournament and spent Shabbos in Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Queens. Here are some pictures of their visit to the Empire State Building.

8
Mar

The Orthodox Surge – NY Times

In Midwood, Brooklyn, there’s a luxury kosher grocery store called Pomegranate serving the modern Orthodox and Hasidic communities. It looks like a really nice Whole Foods. There’s a wide selection of kosher cheeses from Italy and France, wasabi herring, gluten-free ritual foods and nicely toned wood flooring.

The snack section is impressive. There’s a long aisle bursting with little bags of chips and pretzels, suitable for putting into school lunch boxes. That’s important because Orthodox Jews spend a lot of time packing school lunches.

Nationwide, only 21 percent of non-Orthodox Jews between the ages of 18 and 29 are married. But an astounding 71 percent of Orthodox Jews are married at that age. And they are having four and five kids per couple. In the New York City area, for example, the Orthodox make up 32 percent of Jews over all. But the Orthodox make up 61 percent of Jewish children. Because the Orthodox are so fertile, in a few years, they will be the dominant group in New York Jewry.

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7
Mar

Shabbos Parashas Vayakhel-Pikudei

Shabbos Parashas Vayakhel-Pikudei 5773

6
Mar

YU Sarachek 2013

The YU Sarachek Basketball tournament will begin tomorrow, Thursday, March 7. The first Valley Torah game will be held 5:30 PM EST (2:30 PM on the West Coast). Note that this is earlier than originally scheduled.
Scores and live feed of all the games can be found at macslive.com.
5
Mar

Winter 5773 Mazel Tovs

Births

  • Yossi Goldman [’02]) – twin girls
  • Liran Nosrati [’07] – a girl
  • Michal (Cohen [’04]) Shapiro – a girl
  • Ariella (Kram [’02]) Zev- a girl
  • Eli [’09] & Ruthie (Levine [’09]) Bloch- a boy
  • Michael Katan [’02]- a girl
  • Michael Kohanfars [’00] – a boy
  • Moshe [’00] & Shelly (Gabay [’02]) Baseri – a boy
  • Yossi Itkin [’02] – a girl
  • Yisroel Kovacs [BMNA] – a boy
  • Rachmiel Narod [’91] – a girl
  • Yehuda Kamravapour [’05]- a girl
  • David Cohen [’96] – a boy
  • Adam Eisenberg [’96] – a boy
  • Yaakov Hobb [’06] – a girl
  • Ephraim [’96] & Liron (Harris [’99]) Rosenberg – a boy

Engagements/Weddings

  • Aliza Kahn-Rose [03] to Jordan Roysman
  • Avi Saada [’08] to Lenor Gamaty
  • Yaakov Kroll [’08] to Devorah Kahn
  • Miriam Leebhoff [’06] to Yoni Eizicovics
  • Batsheva Rosenberg [’05] to Daniel Goldshmid
  • Ushi Silverman [’06] to April Stone
  • Simon Douek [’04] to Sara Wachtenheim
  • Yossi Rosenberg [’05] to Chana Nortman
  • Natalie Drubach [09] to Moshe Adelman
  • Josh Koshki [’02] to Natalie Torkan
  • Yitzi Lax [’06] to Donna Anavian
  • Chaya Tova Adler [’10] to Ari Grunzweig
  • Hillel Striks [’07] to Miriam Summers
  • Jason Pietruszka [’08] to Daphna Reed
  • Avi Schochet [’07] to Daniella Lent
  • Eliyahu Barzivand [’06] to Yafit Avrahami
  • Jessica Golriz [’05] to David Nissim Hyam
  • Avi Lang [’07] to Sara Shaena Aizman
  • Max Green [’05] to Talia Dayman

 

  • Mazel Tov to Jonathan [’87] & Rachel Sopher on the Bar Mitzvah of their son
  • Mazel Tov to David [’79] & Dorit Rosen on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Yuval
  • Mazel Tov to Rabbi Aryeh [’80] & Debbie Striks on the engagement of their son Hillel [07] to Miriam Summers

Semicha

  • Mazel Tov Rabbi Daniel Rubenstein [’02] on receiving Semicha from Rabbi Moshe Heinemann, Shlita

Condolences

  • To the Striks Family on the passing of Jerry Bornstein
  • To the Adelman Family on the passing of Al Adelman
  • To the Han Family on the passing of Menachem Swissa
  • To the Geller & Katz Family on the passing of Ann Geller
  • To the Gross, Roth & Faershtein Families on the passing of Zalman Gross
  • To the Levine Family on the passing of Elane Beck
  • To the Darrison Family on the passing of Jay Darrison
  • To the Liberman Family on the passing of Chanoon Berrebi