We are proud of the mock trial team for their outstanding performance this year. Only a few points away from advancing in the state tournament, the team won both verdicts and received shinning praise from both the attorney scorers and the sitting judges both cases!
Congratulation to David Kerendian (VTHS Class of ’22) on his acceptance to UPenn! David will be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at their College of Arts and Sciences.
David was one of only 130 students in the State of California accepted to UPenn in early admissions.
The excitement level has been has been even higher than usual at the Boys Division the last few days. Our School-wide volleyball tournament culminated with a win for the 11th grade!
The Boys celebrated Chanukah with a Mexican dinner, dancing and the world-famous chidon game-show hosted by Rabbi Biron.
The Girls Division just returned from their shabbaton in Running Springs.
Rrosh Chodesh breakfast and award presentations to the 9th and 10th grades.
We took some pictures at the Boys Division to prepare for our upcoming Open House.
The ninth grade went to the park for pizza and then to bowling with their senior big brothers.
It was the first day back to school at the Girls Division.
It was back to school today. And this is what it looked like:
On May 31, 2021, Valley Torah Boys Division left on, possibly, one of the most ambitious trips ever undertaken in Jewish education. We took 110 students and 10 staff members (their luggage and food) on a plane trip to Yellowstone National Park and beyond.
Our flight to Bozeman, Montana stared with shacharis in Burbank Airport. After we were all safely in our seats, Rabbi Biron said Tefilas HaDerech for the entire plane – and we took off.
We safely landed in Bozeman where we boarded three coach busses and continued on to Yellowstone National Park. We were surrounded by the amazing beauty of Hashem’s creation (and quite a few Bison).
After our tour of Yellowstone, we continued on to Ashton, Idaho, arriving just before midnight. We woke early the next day for rafting on the Snake River.
Our trip continued on to Utah where we stayed in a beautiful resort on Bear Lake. In addition to enjoying the many amenities of the hotel and the lake, we took an amazing, bone-jarring trip on UTVs up to the top of the mountain overlooking the lake.
On the last night, we bonded together at a kumsitz. The next morning we took off from Ogden, Utah for our trip back. But, first, we took a moment for an epic group picture.
Our first outing in more than a year.
Two young men in the Boys Division are starting their own chesed organizations. David Kerendian’s #AlliedTogether and Avi Dadon’s SoleGivers. They are pictured here presenting their new ideas to the students.