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Annual Dinner Highlights

Watch the highlight of last week’s amazing valley Torah Dinner.


Rabbi Stulberger Israel Trip Itinerary

Rabbi Stulberger received his kav yarok (COVID entry permit) and will be able to visit our alumni in Israel once again! He will be arriving in Israel Thursday evening, January 20th. Here is his itinerary while he is in Israel.

  • Shabbaton for Girls Division alumnae in Har Nof at the home of Yafit Oster on January 21 & 22 (Parashas Yisro).
  • Boys Division Alumni Dinner on Monday night, January 24 at 7:30 PM at the Chabad Shtiblach (Chana 21, Yerushalayim), spouses welcome.
  • Girls Division Alumnae Dinner on Wednesday, January 26 at 7:30 PM at Chabad Shtiblach (Chana 21, Yerushalayim), spouses welcome.
  • Vaad for Men on Thursday evening, January 27 at 10:30 PM at Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Sanhedria HaMurchevet.
  • Shabbaton for Boys Division alumni on January 28 & 29 (Parashas Mishpatim) in Yeshiva Medrash Shmuel in Rechavia.

Note: Parents of alumni are welcome to join either alumni dinner, please RSVP.

Rabbi Stulberger will be speaking at many Yeshivos and Seminaries during his stay. He can be reached at 818-398-6277.

We are looking for sponsors for the Dinners and the Shabbatonim. Please contact Rabbi Stulberger or visit if you are able help.


Annual Dinner 2021

After a short break for Covid, our Annual Dinner is back! On January 13, 2022 we will be honoring Alain & Sarah R’bibo as Innovators of Education and Rabbi Noach Light as our Alumnus of the Year. is live now for donations and reservations. See you there!!


Rabbi Moshe Gersht TEDx Talk

Rabbi Moshe (Theo) Gersht, a Valley Torah alumnus, recently gave an inspiring TEDx talk on happiness. Please watch below.


Girls Alumni in Israel

Mrs. Klein visited with some of our alumni in Israel. Did you know that we have a 100% success rate in placing the girls in the seminary of their choice?


Rabbi Stulberger in St. Louis

Rabbi Stulberger is visiting the Missouri Torah Institute for Shabbos. He is there to visit our alumni that work and learn there, and to speak about parenting. Here is a video of him at their Rosh Chodesh party.


Rabbi Harris Visits

Rabbi Dovid Harris, Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, spent Shabbos with us. He visited Valley Torah, met with our rebbeim and spoke at a Kinus Teshuva at the home of Steve & Sue Darrison.


Yarchei Kalla 2020

There will be a Yarchei Kalla (learning for men) held during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Davening, breakfast and classes will be held in our outdoor tent. All classes also be available on Zoom (Meeting ID: 977 9176 5373)


VTHS – Heroine of Caring

Briana (Beard) Bayar, RN (Class of ’05) will be honored as the Valley Torah Heroine of Caring at our Virtual Awards Show & Scholarship Gala.

Briana works in the COVID unit at Providence Saint Joseph Hospital. She directly cares for the patients that are on ventilators – or may soon go on one. Visitors are currently not allowed in the hospital, so Briana acts as family, friend and caretaker to her patients. She is all they have.

We are proud of the heroism and caring that Briana exemplifies to our community. We pray to Hashem to keep her safe and to be able to successfully treat her patients.

Please join us in showing our gratitude to Briana for the risks she takes on our behalf by placing a personal ad in our Awards Show Journal

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Valley Torah Heroes of Healing

Dr. Babak Hakimisefat (class of ’94) and Dr. Behzad Soufer (class of ’00) will be honored as Heroes of Healing at our Virtual Awards Show & Scholarship Gala.

Dr. Hakimisefat & Dr. Soufer continue to work in Saint Joseph hospital on the frontlines of the COVID response. They heroically risked their lives on a daily basis to save the lives of countless patients.

Even if you were not hospitalized with COVID, you still directly benefited from the dedication of this two special healers. They lead the COVID planning and response of Valley Torah, Emek and other local Jewish schools. Their advice and guidance is keeping our community healthy. May Hashem grant them much success in their vital work – our lives depend on it.

Please join us in showing our gratitude to Babak and Behzad for the risks they take on our behalf by placing a personal ad in our Awards Show Journal

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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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Ryan Turell on Aish.TV

Aish featured VTHS alumnus, Ryan Turell in a segment entitled, Jews in Sports.


Important Message from Alumnus

Here is an important message from Rabbi Noach Light, a rabbi in Boca Raton and a Valley Torah alumnus.


Pre-Shavuos Learning

Many of us will not be able to stay up all night learning this Shavuos. We have prepared an all-star lineup of shiurim – for men and for women – for tonight starting at 7:30 PM (Pacific) and going until 11:00. See both schedules below.


Legal Holiday Learning

Join a very interesting shiur by Rabbi Grama about the Six Day War and be inspired by Rabbi Stulberger to prepare for Shavuos on Monday starting at 9:30. Zoom ID: 944 5047 2952