IRVINE: Forty-six students graduated from Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School on May 26 at its campus at 5 Federation Way. During the 4:30 p.m. ceremony, each graduate was individually praised by a faculty member for achievemnets. Of the 46 students, 19 graduated after attending the school for their entire academic career. Manyof the gradues referred to...Read More
Tarbut V’Torah’s Annual Film Festival, on Thursday May 21, at the Port Theater in Corona Del Mar, played to a packed house. TVT gave away over $6,000 in prize money to students from four different schools.
As Kevin Bachelder, TVT’s Director of the Advanced Institute of Arts & Writing, explained, “TVT is a small K-12 Jewish Day School in Irvine California, but it boasts perhaps the best film program in Orange County. Under the inspired direction of Kim Hays, for the last nine years TVT has showcased ‘best of’ episodes of its school news broadcast, TVT Today, as well as student films generated by the Jewish Studies class called D’var Torah. But the crowning jewel of TVT’s film program has always been its feature film. This film is the undertaking of the Advanced Institute film class and is really four classes in one: screen writing, set design, acting and...Read More
Join us in congratulating TVT alumna Camille Levin (TVT Class of 2008, Stanford University 2012), who is being honored by The Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame as its 2015 inductee in soccer.
“Cami Levin was by far one of the most dedicated student-athletes I have ever worked with. She was tireless in her pursuit of excellence, both on and off the soccer field,” remembers Clint Davis, Director of Middle School and former soccer coach for Tarbut V’Torah.
Cami, who was honored by the OC Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2014, will be inducted to the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame during the awards luncheon on Sunday afternoon, June 28, at the Hall of Fame exhibit location at American Jewish University in West Los Angeles. Luncheon ticket information is upcoming, but the TVT community is warmly invited to participate. As Cami’s biography on the SCJSHOF website mentions...Read More
IRVINE – The square, palm-size board topped with a 4-by-4 grid of opaque buttons lights up like a child’s game. But the purpose of the item – a prototype of which was on display Monday at Tarbut V’Torah – is serious. To unlock a vehicle, a driver would have to repeat a flashing pattern of pastel lights to demonstrate adequate reaction time. Inability to complete the pattern, whether due to alcohol or drug use or simple fatigue, would leave the car locked. The project was the brainchild of Tarbut V’Torah sophomore Mikayla Chapman and her sister Shayna, a freshman. The pair was among...Read More
Once again, TVT students are going to exceptional places. The University of Southern California and Sonoma State University are among the most popular selections (with 4 students attending each). We also have TVT students who will be the first in history of the school to attend: Duke University, Drexel University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, The Ohio State University and the University of Hawaii. Other noteworthy selections for the Class of 2015 include: Stanford University, Tulane University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, New York University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America at Columbia. For the complete list, click "read more"...Read More
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
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