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Legal Holiday Learning this Monday

All men can join us for a deluxe breakfast and some learning this Monday (New Years celebrated).

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Latest Mazel Tovs

Weddings & Engagements
Raphael Rosenberg [’10] to Eliana Levine.
Elan Javanfard [’06] to Shira Kohan.
Yaakov [’84] & Chani Szajowitz on the engagement of their daughter Gitty to Yaakov Yitzchak Rosen.
Rabbi Baruch [’80] & Gity Moskowitz on the engagement of their son Avrohom Yishaya to Henya Feiga Lisker.
Lenard [’79] & Sarah Liberman on the engagement of their son Aaron [’11] to Ellie Kremer.
Aaron Liberman [’11] to Ellie Kremer.
Reuven & Yehudis (Schultz [’80]) Orloff on the engagement other son Avromi to Aliza Fine.
Brian [’81] & Sharon (Weiner [’83]) Leyton on the engagement of their son Akiva [’14] to Jasmine Lalezarian.
Akiva Leyton [’14] to Jasmine Lalezarian.
Pedram Farzadfar [’09] to Yael Gidanian .
Johnny [’79] & Miriam Istrin on the wedding of their son Yehuda [’05] to Nina Calmenson.
Yehuda Istrin [’05] to Nina Calmenson.

Ronson [’06] & Elka Moses – a girl.
Adam [’08] & Jessica (O’Niel [08]) – a girl.
Rabbi Benny [’02] & Tzirel Leah Malkin – a girl.
Shalom [’07] & Chelsea Rosenberg – a boy.
David [’02] & Rikki Mazlin – a boy.
Yisroel [BMNA] & Eliana Kovacs – a girl.
Jeremy [’06] & Shelly Shein – a boy.
Yair [’04] & Shayna Silbermintz – a boy.
Rabbi Noach [’99] & Michal Light – a girl.
Rabbi Yehuda [’86] & Devorah Pollak – a son to their children Naftali & Rochel Miriam Trianer.
Rabbi Moshe [’03] & Jenna Kinsbursky – a boy.
Adam & Corinne (Aghabi [’05]) Messinger – a boy.
Moshe Yitzchok [’10] & Moussia De L’herbe – a boy.

Nati [’05] & Kayla Weiss – a boy.
Gene [’80] & Rosy (Pinchuk [’82] Fogel – a girl to their children Yanky & Racheili Bryks.
Bar Mitzvahs
Lenard [’79] & Sarah Liberman on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Ben
Omid [’95] & Deborah (Samani [’00]) Mahgerefteh on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Joshua.

To the Zahabi family on the passing of Mr. Ilan Zahabi.
To the Cohen Family on the passing of Mrs. Gita Cohen.
To the Itkin family on the passing of Rabbi Mendel Itkin.

To the Rahimi & Nosrati families on the passing of Farshad Nosrati.

New Recreation Area Tour

Construction is nearing completion on our new Boys Division Recreation area.

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Here is a short tour of the grounds:

The volleyball court is at the back of the new Recreation Area (the brown colored cement is the running track that surrounds the entire area).

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In between the volleyball court and the basketball court is the picnic area. We still need delivery of the picnic tables and chairs.

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The basketball court comes next. We are still waiting for benches and two sets of bleachers.

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At the very front of the Recreation Area is the workout space. We are installing 15 pieces of workout equipment similar to the ones found at LA parks.

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There is still street and sidewalk work that needs to be done at the front of the property. Hopefully, you will be receiving an invitation for ethics’s grand opening very soon.


Dinner 2016 Digital Journal

600 of Valley Torah’s closest friends attend our Annual Dinner this week. Many more couldn’t make it that night. But, they placed an ad in out Digital Journal. You can see all the ads below.


Shabbos Parashas Vayeishev

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VTHS vs. YULA Tonight – Live Blog

The VTHS Varsity basketball team will be playing YULA tonight at Crespi. The game will begin at 8:30 PM

We will be live blogging the game right here as soon as it starts. Refresh to see that latest scores.

Game started. Valley Torah scored first. 4:50 on the first, we lead 7-4. 

3:00 left in 1st, we lead 12-8. 

End of 1st quarter, we lead 16-13. 

2nd quarter: 2:37 left, YULA leads 24-21.

At the half:  YULA leads 29-24.

End of 3rd: YULA leads 39-36. 

We retake the lead 40-39. 

3:30 left, we lead 45-41. 

Timeout. 1:09 left in game. We lead 45-44. 

40.5 seconds. YULA leads 46-45. We stole the ball. 34.3 seconds left for us to retake the lead. 

We make the shot!  8.4 seconds. YULA ball. We lead 47-46. 

We win 47-46!!


Shabbos Parashas Vayishlach

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Girls Shabbaton in Running Springs


Workshop by Rabbi Stulberger

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Boys Shabbaton to Angelus Oaks

We arrived in Angelus Oaks (near Big Bear) Thursday night to an icy chill. The warmth of Shabbos had not yet taken effect – we had to compensate with a campfire.

We woke early on Thursday for skiing and snow tubing. We returned early in the afternoon to prepare for Shabbos. Pre-Shabbos potato kugel (a new taste to some of our Sephardic students) hit the spot, and we were ready for Shabbos. Moshe Storch led Kabbolas Shabbos – and the dancing. The Shabbos seudah was ruach-filled and was followed by pyramid and numbers games. The Oneg Shabbos – once again led by Moshe Storch – lasted late into the night. The highlight of the Shabbos was, without a doubt, the seudah shlishis. Moshe Storch and the rebbeim led the emotional singing as we watched the sun set behind the mountains.

Motzaei Shabbos started with laser tag in the woods and football. The melave malka entertainment – Mentalist Marc Salem – left everyone awestruck.

We left for home soon after breakfast and arrived safely at about 1:00 PM.


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Dinner 2016 Photo Album


Milken Tournament

VTHS Varsity Basketball beat Milken 70-68 to grab third place in the tournament. Max Leibowitz and Ryan Turell were chosen to the All Tournament Team.