In just a few days (Thursday, April 20), Rabbi Stulberger’s daily Amud Yomi shiur will begin Masechta Shabbos – this is a wonderful opportunity to join the Shiur! See flyer for details – we look forward to seeing you there.
Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva of YU, gives a shiur to the Valley Torah boys.
We arrived in Angelus Oaks (near Big Bear) Thursday night to an icy chill. The warmth of Shabbos had not yet taken effect – we had to compensate with a campfire.
We woke early on Thursday for skiing and snow tubing. We returned early in the afternoon to prepare for Shabbos. Pre-Shabbos potato kugel (a new taste to some of our Sephardic students) hit the spot, and we were ready for Shabbos. Moshe Storch led Kabbolas Shabbos – and the dancing. The Shabbos seudah was ruach-filled and was followed by pyramid and numbers games. The Oneg Shabbos – once again led by Moshe Storch – lasted late into the night. The highlight of the Shabbos was, without a doubt, the seudah shlishis. Moshe Storch and the rebbeim led the emotional singing as we watched the sun set behind the mountains.
Motzaei Shabbos started with laser tag in the woods and football. The melave malka entertainment – Mentalist Marc Salem – left everyone awestruck.
We left for home soon after breakfast and arrived safely at about 1:00 PM.
The Boys Division Winter Shabbaton is coming soon.
Chessed Theme is CIA (Chessed in Action). To start the chessed program, the girls decorated candle holders and halakot neiros bracha to be used for the first shaboos of the shabbos project.
Our new, upscale, safer Sukkah is ready for Yom Tov. Many thanks to Dr. Martin Kay for sponsoring this upgrade. Have a great Sukkos!
On a recent afternoon in the gymnasium of Emek Hebrew Academy in Sherman Oaks, the squeaking of sneakers on hardwood and shouts of “Defense!” and “Screen right!” echo off the empty bleachers. Valley Torah High School’s basketball team is here to practice — with one noticeable standout.
In between drills, a gangly 6-foot-5-inch teenager with a loose-fitting red practice jersey and a black yarmulke clipped to his blond hair leaps effortlessly toward the basket and dunks the ball with two hands. He hangs briefly on the rim, lands, then smiles sheepishly, revealing braces on his teeth…. Read more