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Valley Torah Basketball Jamboree Generates Fun and Friendly Competition

Past, present and potential future Valley Torah students and many of their parents came together for the third annual VTHS Basketball Jamboree, a fun-filled evening of basketball competition, live music, hot pizza and raffles hosted by Emek Hebrew Academy.

The event began with an action packed game between 6-8 graders from various day schools. VTHS Wolfpack Varsity players coached the teams and all players received free VT Wolfpack T-shirts. That game was followed by a shoot-out competition between five students, the winner of which competed in a shoot-out against VTHS Dean, Rabbi Avrohom Stulberger. Untrue to form, the dean was bested by sophomore Alex Zinati who won a Coffee Bean gift card.

The main event was an intense game between Wolfpack alumni, including Wolfpack CIFwinner, Arynton Hardy. During half-time, Valley Torah DJ, Ben Kaufman, whose lively music enhanced the atmosphere of the entire evening, revved up the music to keep the crowd energized. Ohr HaChaim Academy eighth grader, Dan Pastor, won the raffle for Beats Tour In-Ear headphones and Toras Emes Academy eighth grader, Yehuda Shaliyehsabou, won a second raffle for a Wolfpack sports bag, which was one of many Wolfpack accessories that were also available for sale at the Jamboree.

The Valley Torah Frosh-Soph and JV teams competed in the last game of the evening, an extremely close match that ended in a tie. It was a great way to end a perfect evening. “At Valley Torah, everyone is a winner,” quipped Rabbi Daniel Grama, who organized the event with VTHS Coaches Adam Levitt and Robert Icart.