A Community Beis Medresh in the Valley


For the third year in a row, the Beis Medresh of Missouri Torah Institute, located in Chesterfield, Missouri, has relocated to the San Fernando Valley for July. This year, 25 students – 18 to 21 years old – along with their roshei hayeshiva, Rabbi Avrohom Goldman and Rabbi Shmuel Wasser, have come to imbue the Valley with Torah. After a full year of learning in Missouri, this summer zman in California is an invigorating way for the bochrim to conclude their year.

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The day starts off with an early morning kollel at Valley Torah. Rabbi Maza gives a Gemarah shiur at 6:45 a.m., open to the community. The schedule continues in Valley Torah with the Yeshiva’s full morning seder of Gemarah b’iyun and afternoon seder of Gemara b’kiyus. Then the day is topped off with a communal night seder at Sharei Tzedek. The beis medresh is packed at 8:00 p.m., where anyone interested can pair up to learn one-on-one with bochrim from the Yeshiva. All are welcome to come and do their own learning or learn with a Yeshiva bochur.  The sound of Torah fills the walls and excitement is in the air. The day of learning concludes with Rabbi Rauch’s dvar halachah and maariv. Following all of that, the Emek gym is open at 10:00 p.m. for the Yeshiva and community to play basketball.

The community has opened their arms to the Yeshiva, allowing this tremendous program to take thrive. The 24 bochrim are being hosted by different members of the community who graciously share their homes, pools, food, and more. The community also hosts the Yeshiva for Shabbos meals and onegs. The incredible warmth and friendliness of the Valley has made its impression on the Yeshiva.

This program is made possible by a partnership with of Valley institutions, including Valley Torah High School, Emek, and Shaarey Zedek. To be a part of this tremendous program, please feel free to join us for early mornings at Valley Torah or Sharei Tzedek at 8:00 p.m.