While injuries have kept the University of Michigan (UM) out of the college basketball playoffs this year, one southern Californian certainly knows how it feels to go to “the big dance.” His team made it to the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) playoffs three years ago, went to the national title game two years ago and got as far as the “elite eight” last year. Zach Gayer of Newport Beach has just finished his fourth and final year as a student manager for UM basketball. Gayer, a 2011 graduate of Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School and a participant in the 2007 JCC Maccabi Games, spent part of his childhood in Michigan and is the son of...Read More
Congratulations to Adam J (Grade 11), who won the county-wide award for trial attorney thanks to his outstanding performance as part of this year’s Mock Trial Team! Following on sophomore Aely A’s court clerk win last year, the Lions are officially on a roll!Read More
For the 2nd time in school history, a TVT team is advancing to state regional championships!
Despite losing to Garden Grove in the 2nd round of CIFSS playoffs, the girls are one of eight teams selected to compete in Division V of the Girls Soccer State Regional Championships. In order to be eligible to compete in Division V in state regionals, schools must have an upper school enrollment under 430. The CIFSS receives four entries into the eight team bracket for each division. Our girls finished the season ranked in the top four of schools with 430 or less student enrollment. The first match of state regional championships will be March 10. The brackets and seeding will come out March 8. The only other team in TVT history to compete in state regionals was the 2010 boys basketball team. Congratulations to the girls soccer team, parents and our Head Coach Walid Khoury.Read More
IRVINE – When a school ranks as one of the top private schools in the region, students get a visit from Congress. Freshman Rep. Mimi Walters, elected in November, met Friday with student leaders at Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School, a private Jewish school.
The impetus for the visit by Walters, a former city and state legislator from Laguna Niguel, was the school’s recent ranking as the top private high school for academics in Orange County by Niche.com, a database of rankings, reviews and stats about schools. Walters said the trip marked her first official visit to a school within her district, the 45th Congressional. Late last year, the school was named the No. 9-best private school for academics in the Los Angeles area by Niche; although the site did not publish a separate Orange County ranking, Tarbut V’Torah was the top Orange County school on the list, beating out No. 10 Sage Hill School in Newport Beach.Read More
TVT's beloved middle school history teacher and History Department Chair, Mr. Paul Chaffey, was recently named a top teacher by Parenting OC Magazine. Based on community nominations, the honor recognizes the best of the best in Orange County - from grade school to high school, public to private. "My one passion as a teacher has been to see my students grow into mature young adults with the confidence to meet any challenge,” said Mr. Chaffey, upon hearing he had won. “I am humbled and honored to be recognized for the positive impact I have on them."Read More
Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) congratulated students at Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School on their academic success during an event at the private Jewish school early Friday. The Irvine school was given a top rating in academics and "educational outcomes" by niche.com, which ranks schools and colleges across the country. The school also was rated the No. 1 private school in academics in Orange County by the same group, according a Tarbut V'Torah statement. The county recently acknowledged the students' achievements with a certificate of recognition. In 2014, Tarbut V'Torah students scored an average of 1,908 on the SAT; the national average that year was 1,497, according to the College Board. "You are all our future," Walters told about 400 students and parents during the assembly. "I've always told my four children that...Read More
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