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,
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.
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.
Don’t miss the Pre-Chanukah Breakfast & Learning to be held on Sunday, November 22.
The Boys Division Mock Trial Team participated in their first Mock Trial yesterday.
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.
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!
Aerial Robotics Club in full swing! Teams learned how to solder in preparation to build their competitive drones!
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.
Civil attorney, Baruch Cohen, will be delivering a special presentation to the boys on December 25 at 3:15 PM. Fathers are invited to attend (mincha will begin at 3:00 PM).
The VTHS CAISE club, our Israel advocacy group, hosted a gala lunch meeting for all its members. They were joined via Skype by Erica Miller, Early Engagement Director at AIPAC.
Ms. Miller shared many ways our club members can get involved and make a real difference in Israel’s political landscape.
Thank you to Dr. Uri & Mrs. Efrat Zisblatt for generously sponsoring lunch.
Rare video footage of our Improv Club
Since September, Valley Torah Girls Division Mock Trial team has been working diligently preparing and practicing for the Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition. This year, our school was one of 90 teams registered to participate. This past Monday, November 3rd, our defense team went against Valencia High School and won! Our prosecution will compete again on Monday with the hopes of moving on to the quarter finals competition. The team is fortunate to have Miss Ashley Pony, Mock Trial Coordinator, as their coach. She propelled them to success with her commitment and talent! A big thank you goes out to Mr. Joseph Avrahamy, parent and attorney coach. His dedication, assistance and expertise was beyond valuable for the competition. Another special thank you to Jessica Lidergot, who assisted the students with their questions and statements, while offering her experience as a lawyer, as well. Lastly, thank you to the Ohana family who all came out in support and assisted as drivers at the competition.
Rabbi Moshe Samuels is leading our new Guitar Club. Meeting once a week, the students will learn the basic (and some more advanced) guitar playing techniques. A special thanks goes to Brian Berman of Guitar Center for the donation of the instruments.