Rabbi Stulberger Strengthens Saint Louis Yeshiva and Community
Rabbi Josh Bregman
Missouri Torah Institute was privileged to host Rabbi and Mrs. Avrohom Stulberger for Shabbos. As the Rosh Yeshiva of Valley Torah High School in Los Angeles, and an experienced mechanech for over 30 years, Rabbi Stulberger came to inspire the talmidim and give chizzuk to the community.
On Friday, he delivered a shmuess to the mesivta, stressing the immense value of each member of klal yisrael. Our achrayus is to always seek out more ruchniyus, as there is no limit to the spiritual heights that we can achieve. He emphasized that our goal is stand up for kiddush shem shamayim as the future leaders of the next generation. Rabbi Stulberger then proceeded to University City to address the talmidim at Torah Prep Elementary School. He gave chizzuk to the students and spoke about derech eretz and sensitivity to others as a primary focus in a Jew’s striving for greatness.
After spending Shabbos in yeshiva, Rabbi Stulberger was extremely impressed with the talmidim, and the palpable ruach and simchah that permeated the yeshiva.
On Motzei Shabbos, the yeshiva partnered with the Community Initiative for Strengthening Families and sponsored a community lecture on the topic of “Love and Discipline – Finding the Balance in Parenting.” The event took place at the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Todd Davidovits. Rabbi Davidovits, a proud alumnus of Valley Torah, welcomed the impressive crowd and expressed his hakaras hatov to Rabbi Stulberger. He shared that he wouldn’t be where he is today without Rabbi Stulberger and Valley Torah.
Rabbi Stulberger spoke about the importance of being self-disciplined and great role models for our children. In addition, we should be genuinely interested in each child’s needs. Kids have a unique radar that can sense their parents’ true approval. It’s imperative that parents love their children unconditionally and avoid competitive parenting, such as comparing school grades and growth in ruchniyus.
Upon reflection of the Stulberger’s visit, the Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Dovid Fromowitz, expressed his profound appreciation on behalf of the staff and talmidim of MTI. The multiple opportunities over the weekend to hear powerful shmuessen, thought-provoking question-answer sessions, and a well-attended community lecture from a veteran mechanech and sought-after speaker were a real aliyah in ruchniyus for all.