Today’s day of learning is dedicated in memory of Yoel Meir ben Simcha z”l. The boys were also treated to a yummy breakfast in his memory.
The game is scheduled for tonight at 8:15 at Pierce College. We will live blog the score in this post.
Waiting for tipoff…
We win the tipoff and score first. YULA hits a three. We respond with a three and lead 5-3. And another 8-4. Fast-break, 10-4. Three minutes left in the first, 14-7 VT. End of first quarter, Valley Torah leads 18-12.
Second quarter. YULA scores two foul shots. We traded threes. 21-17. Five minutes left in the half, 28-22. Three minutes left 32-28.
At the end of the first half, Valley Torah leads 36-30.
Valley Torah moves ahead 45-32. Two minutes left 50-35.
Middle of fourth, we lead 63-39. Three minutes left in the game, 75-43.
Final score: Valley Torah wins 75-46!
Rabbi Davidowitz makes time for each student. He can be seen walking to the mini-mart for an Icee® with students multiple times a day. He connects to our boys on the basketball court, sitting at his piano, and, of course, in his classroom. His warm demeanor helps our students open up to him about their concerns and fears; and his quick smile puts them at ease.
Rabbi Davidowitz is the most recent addition to our Judaic staff, joining us three years ago, but he has already made a significant impact on our students. He was just promoted to be an Assistant Principal where his talents will be put to even greater use.
Rabbi Davidowitz is just one reason to choose Valley Torah.
At the end of the Chanukah Chagigah, academic awards were bestowed upon the young men that excelled in learning and in middos.
Nissim Black drove straight from the airport to Valley Torah to tell our boys his amazing story.
Rabbi Grama led a learning session in the City at the home of the Jian’s.
Emek Jr. High joined us today for Shacharis, breakfast and learning.
Due to the smoky conditions, classes were cancelled today at the Boys Division. That didn’t stop the hardy few who fought the smoke and came for shacharis and some learning with Rabbi Davidowitz.
Why do our alumni call Rabbi Biron for advice – five, ten or even twenty years after they graduated? Because he cares! And it is obvious. With his contagious sense of humor and his deep sensitivity to every Jewish soul, Rabbi Biron is the perfect address for students and alumni to ask their most pressing questions.
Rabbi Biron might have the whitest beard on our staff (with over thirty years under his belt here), but he is also one of our most youthful souls. He referees basketball games and is the game-show host for all our amazing chidonim – wearing a new tuxedo each time!
Rabbi Biron is just one reason to choose Valley Torah.
Rabbi Davidowitz is spending the week in Israel visiting the yeshivos and our alumni.
Valley Torah won it’s second tournament championship this season by beating Frisch 54-52 to take home the Shalhevet Glouberman Tournament trophy!