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Boys Pre-Yom Kippur Melaveh Malkah


Boys Melave Malkah Video


Sefer Torah Celebration

We completed the new Torah in memory of Mr. Sam Menlo, z”l, this Sunday afternoon. The gala celebration was attended by over 300 friends of Valley Torah.


Torah Writing

On Sunday, Rabbi Kraft stopped into the home of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Menlo to fill in some of the letters of the new Torah written in memory of Mr. Sam Menlo, z”l.


New Torah

We began using the new sefer Torah dedicated in memory of Mr. Sam Menlo, z”l.

We will have a full gallery of pictures and videos from the Hachanssas sefer Torah soon. For now, enjoy these quick videos from yesterday’s amazing event.


Menlo Torah Video

To dedicate a pasuk, word, letter, etc. in this special Torah, visit


Hachnassas Sefer Torah


To recognize the amazing work of Mr. Sam Menlo, ז״ל, and his family, יבל״ח, Valley Torah commissioned a beautiful new sefer Torah in Mr. Menlo’s memory. This Torah will be completed on Sunday, March 31.

Please join together with the rest of the Valley Torah community and dedicate a pasuk, a word, or any other section of this special Torah at

If you are able to, you can fill in an actual letter in this Torah. You have two opportunities:

  • On March 31 we will have a Torah celebration in the city at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Menlo. From 10:00 AM until 11:00, our sofer, Rabbi Shimon Kraft, will be helping everyone that dedicated a section to fill-in a letter.
  • Later in the day, at 1:30 PM, Rabbi Kraft will continue filling in the letters at the Valley Torah High School Boys Division campus (12517 Chandler Blvd.). At 2:30 the Hachnasas sefer Torah will begin as we dance the Torah into our beis medrash.

Please join us in the City or the Valley – or at both locations (refreshments will be served). We are looking forward to seeing you.



Dedications for New Sefer Torah

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You have the opportunity to become part of Valley Torah history. For the first time ever, Valley Torah is writing a new sefer Torah – and we want you to participate in its writing.

The new Torah is dedicated in the memory of Mr. Sam Menlo, z”l. Mr. Menlo stood up to ensure that there will be a Jewish future for our children. By participating in this Torah, you will also secure a Jewish education for our students. You can dedicate a parsha, sentence or word in our new sefer Torah.

By taking part in this unique mitzvah of writing a sefer Torah and supporting our students, you will also be showing your appreciation for Sam Menlo and his dedication to rebuilding Torah after the devastation of the destruction of European Jewry.

Please take a moment right now to visit our Menlo Torah site and and review your dedication opportunities. Please choose the most generous option possible.