If you sadly missed our Annual Dinner on November 21 at the Universal Hilton – don’t fret – you can experience the camaraderie, the excitement, the deep emotions and the kiddush Hashem, right here, right now (and as often as you like) at our Virtual Annual Dinner.
If you want a quick recap of the evening, you can watch the highlight reel below (don’t forget to keep on scrolling down so you don’t miss anything important).
We knew that this year would be special! Our theme was: Inspiring Excellence with Character. Our honorees exemplified this theme! Michael & Sheryl Rosenberg are active community leaders. The Rosenberg’s and their beautiful family push themselves to excel – and everything they do is with a smile. Lou Shapiro, our Alumnus of the year, is a hard-charging criminal attorney who is also very active in the Jewish community. He brings his excellence to bear in both his job and his communal work.
The Los Angeles Community certainly responded. Over 500 of our closest friends attended the Annual Dinner!
The evening began with a reception. Everyone enjoyed a tasty hors d’oeuvres buffet and a chance to catch up with friends.
Promptly, at a few minutes before 7:00 (everything ran perfectly on schedule) the doors opened to the ballroom. The decor, the lighting, all exquisite!
The salad course was waiting at our table. The efficient wait staff promptly removed our salad and served the prime rib of beef (this is where virtual reality leaves something to be desired – I’m afraid you can’t taste just how delicious that steak was!) Just as we put down our forks… the wait staff magically appeared and removed our plates. The program was about to begin.
Benny Rosenberg, Michael & Sheryl’s son, served as the evenings MC.
The program started off with a fast-paced overview of some of last-years accomplishment – the We Are Valley Torah video:
Benny then introduced Alain R’bibo, an attorney, Valley Torah graduate and a close friend of Lou. Alain introduced the Alumnus of the Year video:
Ida (Zaghi) Saidian, also an attorney and Valley Torah graduate then took the podium to tell how her high school experience prepared her for a professional and familial life of Excellence with Character.
Benny then introduced his youngest brother, Charlie, currently a Valley Torah senior, to introduce the honoree’s video
Awards were presented, Rabbi Stulberger addressed the audience and some festive dancing broke out on the stage. Dessert was served and everyone lingered over coffee, tea and good conversation with close friends.
Visit the VTHS Annual Dinner Online Photo Album to see all the pictures from the Gala.
View the Digital Ad Journal shown at the Dinner below. The support for our school and the honorees was spectacular.