Introducing our Honorees

Rabbi Asher & Chani Biron – Heroes of Jewish Education

Rabbi & Mrs. Biron have been at the forefront of Jewish education for nearly forty years. They have created an indelible impact on two generations of Valley Torah students and helped change the face of the Los Angeles Jewish community.

Dr. Babak Hakimisefat (Class of ’94) & Dr. Behzad Soufer (Class of ’00) –Heroes of Healing

Alumni of Valley Torah and active community members, they are on the frontlines of the COVID response. In addition to treating their patients, they crafted the reopening plans for many of our community schools. Their cell phones constantly ring with COVID-care questions from the entire LA area.

Briana (Beard) Bayar, RN (Class of ’05) – Heroine of Caring

A VTHS Graduate, Briana is a nurse directly interacting with COVID patients at great risk to her life. Her caring, compassion and great skill put all of her patients – and their families – at ease.

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