Rabbi Stulberger declared war! Color war!
The Blue Team represented Torah and the Red Team represented Tefilah.
The Boys Division First Annual Color War started with a paint ball trip. There were sports competitions including a dunk contest and Tug-of-War. There was a Torah-Bowl, engineering & chemistry competitions, banner contest, cheers and a video contest.
The Blue team won by a hair. And after two days of fierce competition – the boys and rebbeim celebrated with Rabbi Samuels famous achdus Chulent.
Matan Imanoel, VTHS class of 2019, was awarded with the prestigious UCLA Freshman Regents Scholarship.
This year, 113,000 high school seniors applied for acceptance to UCLA. Only 100 of them were chosen to receive a UCLA Freshman Regents Scholarship. We are proud that Matan was chosen as one of the top 100 UCLA Freshmen.
When Matan’s father heard the good news, he immediately texted Rabbi Stulberger, “I would like to thank you for creating the perfect environment for Matan. An environment that enabled him to attain this achievement and to become a Ben Torah!”
The energy was high, and the achdus even higher as the school was busy with color war.
More than the competition that was going on – sports, races, cake wars, etc – you could feel the achdus in the school with each grade working hard together to help their succeed and cheering on the other teams. The competition was intense and each team’s performance and presentations were incredible – song, dance, banner, divrei torah – the girls took color war to a whole new level. Congratulations to Team Blue, Sophomores, for winning color war by ONE point!
Valley Torah seniors and Mr. Tomer Kleinman at their visit with former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.
It’s official. Valley Torah High School has been granted the complete six year accreditation from WASC. Rabbi Stulberger and Mr. Tomer Kleinman (WASC Visitation Coordinator) are pictured below with our new certificate.
Today’s festivities started off with a Siyum on Mesechta Sotah by Michael Arashebn.
The Siyum was followed by a gala Rosh Chodesh breakfast.
The boys were treated to a visit by the TNT Dunk Squad. Their acrobatic performance gave new meaning to ונהפוך הוא.
Here are highlights from last year’s awesome Western Chagigah. Don’t miss this year’s Wild Jungle Chagigah.
Getting into the Purim (Katan) spirit, STUCO once again went above and beyond with an incredible Let’s Make a Deal game. Students each came dressed in costume and were treated to an entertaining program filled with challenges, trivia, and excellent prizes for everyone. The game ended with the ultimate prize “behind door #1” a Gad Elbaz concert!!! The energy and simcha in the room was incredible and has taken us through the week!
As part of our #DayOfLearning, over 30 students, alumni and friends joined us for a late night mishmar. The learning – and the chulent – was enjoyed by all.
Valley Torah will be hosting a #DayOfLearning this Thursday (February 21) with special programming at both campuses.
During the day, there will be special classes and sessions crafted specially for our students. In the evening, we are inviting parents, alumni and friends to hear some new and some familiar speakers.
At the Girls Division (12003 Riverside Drive):
- 6:25 – 7:10 Mrs. Michelle Klein – Happiness
- 7:15 – 8:00 Mrs. Chanie Pinson – The Power of Learning Torah
From 8:00 – 9:45 we will present a Shidduch Initiative with Mrs. Shirley Lebovics and Mrs, Yehudis Orloff. This is open to parents and alumni that want guidance to reach a happy shidduch resolution for themselves or their children.
At the Boys Division (12517 Chandler Blvd.):
- 7:00 Rabbi Zev Don Rauch – Shaul, Kayin & the Calf: Dealing With Adversity
- 8:00 Rabbi Yaakov Vosoghi (VTHS class of ’98) – Life Changing Messages
The classes above are for both men and women.
There will also be a Late Night Mishmar with Chulent & Sushi for Boys Division alumni, students and all friends of VTHS beginning at 9:00 PM. Rabbi Striks will give a vaad at 9:30 on, The Secret to Happiness and World Peace. Chulent and Sushi will be served at 10:00 PM.
We hope to see you there!
Thank you to Gad Elbaz for giving mini-concerts at both the Boys and Girls divisions to celebrate Purim Katan!