Fifty years ago during the historic Six Day War, Israel gained control over Jerusalem in a stunning victory and, for the first time in centuries, Jews and people of all faiths were granted the opportunity to freely live and pray in Jerusalem. Recently, Charlie Rosenberg (VTHS Class of 2018) traveled with his parents to Washington D.C. to celebrate this monumental event at the U.S. Capitol with Senators and Congresspeople.
The event was organized by the Religious Zionists of America and was attended by leaders of 25 different Jewish organizations. A group of about 30 bipartisan pro-Israel Senators and Congresspeople spoke at the event, which took place at the U.S. Capitol. The attending politicians included many of the most influential members of Congress: Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL).
Charlie met with many important politicians. You can read Charlie’s article and see more pictures and the blog he edits.
Rabbi Biron and his class enjoyed a siyum at Orange Delite.
Valley Torah came in 2nd place in the Columbus Baseball Invitational. After winning three games, we lost 1-0 against Frisch in the Championship Game (this is the 9th year in a row that Frisch has won). In this video, our trophy is presented to Max Leibowitz, team captain.
Our star pitcher, Dovie Solomon, won the MVP award for the Tournament.
It was a wonderful undersea odyssey! Here are some great pictures of our Deep Sea Purim Chagigah:
Valley Torah beat MTA by a score of 49-32 in it’s latest game at the Sarachek Tournament. Here is a highlight from the game.
This year’s Chagigah will be next Motzaei Shabbos at 10:00 PM. Here are highlights from last year.
The Varsity team (and Rabbi Stulberger) are on the way to New York for the YU Sarachek Tournament.
Our Rosh Chodesh Adar Breakfast had a surprise visit by a mariachi band.
For only the second time in VTHS history, the Varsity Basketball team made it to the CIF Semifinals. Unfortunately, we lost a hard fought battle to Holy Martyrs by the score of 65-59. Thank you Coach Lior Schwartzberg for your hard work.
The season is not over yet: The team will be heading to New York this week for the YU Sarachek Tournament. We are seeded 5th in the Tournament and our first game will be Thursday, March 2 at 4:00 PM PST. You can follow the team and even watch the games live at the Sarachek website.
The students need to cover their own travel and other tournament expenses. For many of them, this will be impossible without your help. Please help our boys get to the tournament by visiting the VTHS Sports Giving Page.
We’ve made it to the CIF Basketball Semifinals! We will battle it out against Holy Martyrs Armenian HS on Motzaei Shabbos for a spot in the CIF 5AA Championship Game.
The game begins at 8:30 PM this Saturday night (February 25) at Holy Martyrs in Encino. Come early to make sure you get a seat.
Ami Horowitz is a political analyst, filmmaker and member of VTHS Class of 1990. When President Trump referenced Ami’s video about immigrants to Sweden, the Twittersphere (and everyone else) went wild. The story – and Ami – made it to the front page of the New York Times. Even more importantly, Ami was the MC at the VTHS Dinner this past November (pictured below). Congratulations Ami!