On Tuesday VTHS girls had a wonderful time celebrating Yom Ha’atzma’ut, Israel’s Independence Day. The lunch room became Cafe Valley Torah, decked in blue and white and set up like an Israeli coffee house. The girls felt they were transported during the program to Israel. Just as is done in Israel, we began with a commemoration of Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s memorial day for the fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks. We then continued by celebrating the land and some of what it has to offer. The girls enjoyed a delicious falafel lunch and played Israeli games in the “cafe.” Each Ivrit class proceeded to present a scene from Israel which they wrote and performed, and which was accompanied by a slide show showcasing various aspects of the land. From the plane ride to Israel, to Tiyulim, school, and a tour of the country, to the zoo, Shuk Machane Yehuda, an Israeli coffee house and food, and finally to a bus ride in Israel and surprise ice cream treat– the girls truly had a memorable experience! Last but not least, they enjoyed “Shoko Besakit,” chocolate milk Israeli style, in individual plastic bags. What a fun day to remember– Lehitra’ot Be-Yisrael!
A letter we just received:
Dear Rabbi Stulberger, Mrs Gross and Mrs Allen,
Thank so much for everything you do. Your amazing work with the students really shined during the AIPAC conference. Ariel was very proud to tell every single leader the school she attends and how the school contributed to her Jewish identity. She was invited to a private lunch with Israel’s greatest leaders and even met Shimon Peres’s son. She also met Commander Yoav Galant, Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, Israel’s Deputy Minister of Defense, Dani Dayan, Israeli Consul General, New York, Koftan Halabi, founder and Chairman of The Druze Veterans and Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Ron Dremer. Watching Ariel interacting at ease with these great leaders being proud of her Jewish identity and orthodox upbringing made me proud.
When Lizi was reading her Siddur a night before her exam because it relaxes her you know VTHS did a great job. When Ariel was asked during this conference in front of 200 people what is in her opinion the best way for the state of Israel to survive her answer was “through Torah and [religion] because if we lose our religion we lose everything, we will be lost as a nation. [Torah] is what keeps us together as a nation and what got us to this point.” The crowd cheered. As a parent it’s these small moments that you know that you choose the right school for your daughter.
Thank you for being our equal partner in raising our kids.
Rabbi Stulberger met with many alumni while he was in Israel. Here is one picture. More to come.
Rabbi Stulberger will be leaving for Israel soon. There are a number of events for alumni:
- Boys Division Alumni Dinner – Sunday, January 22, 8:00 PM at Sadigura Hall.
- Girls Division Alumni Dinner – Wednesday, January 25, 8:00 PM at Sadigura Hall.
- Shabbaton for Men at Lev HaTorah on Parashas Vaeira
- Va’ad by Rabbi Stulberger at Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim – Thursday, January 26, 10:30 PM
Rabbi Stulberger will be speaking at many Yeshivos and Seminaries during his stay. He can be reached at 052-569-0191 or 818-398-6277.
Here is another eye-opening video from VTHS alumnus Ami Horowitz (’90):
Writer, comedian and VTHS Parent, Jeff Astrof addressed the CAISE club during lunch about Israel advocacy. He emphasized his personal passion and commitment to AIPAC, working together with congresspeople and celebrities. He encouraged our studnets to become more educated to our history and rights to the land of Israel, especially in face of today’s college atmosphere.
Rabbi Stulberger just returned from his visit to Israel. Here are some pictures of VTHS Boys Alumni at the Dinner and other visits:
Rabbi Stulberger is in Israel visiting our alumni living and learning in Israel. He is visiting the yeshivos and seminaries. Here are some pictures form the Girls Alumni Dinner in Israel.
Rabbi Stulberger will be visiting our alumni in Israel from January 21st until January 31st. Details of his schedule and contact information are in the flyer below.
Rabbi Stulberger is visiting our alumni in Israel. Here are some pictures of the boys:
Here are some pictures of the Girls Division Alumni:
Rabbi Stulberger visited with VTHS Boys Division Alumni in Israel.
Rabbi Stulberger and Rabbi Biron met with the Girls Division alumni in Israel.