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Fire Fighting Day 2

Emek Jr. High joined us today for Shacharis, breakfast and learning.


Siyum on Mesechta Berachos

Michael Arashebn has been learning Mesechta Berachos on his own for about a year. Today, he celebrated a siyum on the entire mesechta! May he continue to finish many other mesechtos.



Creativity Week 2017

Exciting news for incoming 8th grade boys! VTHS invites you to join us for a week of creativity, learning and sports from August 21-24! See attached flyer for details and sign up today at

Space is limited, please register before August 11th!



Girls Division Grad Profiled in Jewish Journal

Take a moment to read about Rivka Schusterman and her amazing achievements in the Jewish Journal’s round-up of outstanding grads.


Valley Torah Girls Win 4 out of 6 CIJE Awards

Freshman Class 1Outstanding innovation and creativity were on display at the 2017 CIJE West Region Girls High School Engineering Conference on May 18th at the Westside JCC in Los Angeles. Students from Meira Academy, Palo Alto, the Torah High School, San Diego, Yeshiva University Girls High School, and Valley Torah Girls High School, Los Angeles, knocked it out of the park with their design engineered devices. These devices solved problems that ranged from waking sleepy drivers to a device that helped blind people learn the alphabet.

The winning Project of the Year was a project from Valley Torah Girls, was developed by Adina Ziv, Meital Shafgi, Aviya Gaviel and titled “CS2 Car Sleeping.” Their project focused on a sensor that detected when drivers were getting sleepy and once activated would wake them up using a device that vibrates. With 20% of road accidents linked to fatigue, this project has the potential to save lives.

Winners from the other categories were:

  • Award for Best Social Value, “The Wheel Awake,” by Edan Green and Elinor Shalom, Valley Torah Girls High School
  • Award for Outstanding Engineering Achievement, “Follow PET” by Toma Riskin, Tehila Nissim, Ita Rice, Meira Academy
  • Award for Best Visual Display, “Sensory Insight,” Tzila Hadad, Gila Kohanbash, Penina Waghalter, Liana Seidenfeld, Yeshiva University High School.
  • Award for Innovation “Breader,” Chana Shenghalan, Rachel Leibowitz and Sharon Aharonoff, Valley Torah Girls High School
  • Award for Best Team Pitch, “Chill Pill,” Orel Shachar, Sarah Andron and, Dvora Olkha, Valley Torah Girls High School

Sci Tech I and II Classes


Girls Mock Trial

It is with extreme pride and pleasure to let you know OUR Mock Trial team has moved on from the Preliminary round to the Semi-finals this year. We are in the TOP 8 of undefeated schools out of 99 schools all across Los Angeles County. This is a huge win for the girls and a huge success for our school. The girls have worked so hard to prepare, and it seems all their hard work has paid off!

Graceful Envelope Winners 2016

In a nationwide art contest, 9 out of 15 winners are students at VTHS Girls Division! Our young women compete in the Graceful Envelope competition every year, and, under the tutelage of Hedy Harris, they have seen amazing success.

9th grade winners:
Shaked Abutul, Noa Neim, Danya Parker

10th grade winners:
Tehila Eglanov, Enya Goodman, Jennifer Khorramian, Yael Mehrannia, Devora Weinfeld,
Yuval Yakobi

Tehila Eglanov

Jennifer Khorramian


Pre-Chanukah Breakfast & Learning

Today’s Breakfast & Learning was an inspiring event for the boys and their fathers (and quite a few grandfathers). The breakfast was yummy and the learning even better.


Real Estate Club

Our Real Estate club hosted Yoni Zisblatt’s Grandmother ( Mrs. Esther Blaich ) as a guest speaker. Over 25 students attended her Real Estate Investing lecture.
Mrs. Blaich shared her vast experience with the boys and enlightened them with her real estate acumen.

Mrs. Esther Bleich


Pre-Chanukah Breakfast & Learning

Don’t miss the Pre-Chanukah Breakfast & Learning to be held on Sunday, November 22.

Father son 2016


Mock Trial

The Boys Division Mock Trial Team participated in their first Mock Trial yesterday.


Summer Program

Valley Torah hosted some amazing soon to be 8th graders for the first ever Creativity Week! The week started with a Dodger game on Sunday and then every subsequent day the students enjoyed davening, breakfast, learning and basketball as well as how to fly drones, improv comedy, cardboard arcade building and soldering.


Girls Awards Assembly

Mrs. Gross was delighted to present various awards to deserving students at our final awards assembly of the year. Congratulations to the following girls for receiving an award this month. The entire Valley Torah faculty is very proud of you!

Academic Achievement:

Raquel Duek
Abby Mazlin
Talya Ohana
Ariel Sarusi
Shira Weinberg

Jodie Marshak
Excellence in Academics:
Atara Bayever
Shiri Feldman
Devorah Gurevich
Amy Levi
Rivka Shusterman
Elly Winchell

Shira Ardestani
Liorit Kohanbash
Zipporah Levine
Siyug L’chachama Shtikah:
Naomi Lucas

Aerial Robotics

Aerial Robotics Club in full swing! Teams learned how to solder in preparation to build their competitive drones!


Beis Medrash Bochrim Arrive

Four young men from Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim, NY (two of them home-grown: Ariel Darrison & Nosson Felt)  arrived last week to learn in our beis medrash and to mentor our boys. They will be staying until Shavuos. Their presence has already greatly enhanced the atmosphere.