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Sarah Emerson Helfand named new Executive Director

Sarah Emerson Helfand named new Executive Director

November 6, 2016

Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal announced Friday that Ms. Sarah Emerson Helfand has been chosen as Shalhevet’s new Executive Director, replacing Mrs. Robyn Lewis who is leaving to become Executive Director of Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills. Ms. Helfand is the wife of Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi Avi Helfand.

Rabbi Lieberman to leave YULA Girls High School

Rabbi Lieberman to leave YULA Girls High School

November 3, 2016

YULA Girls High School has announced the resignation of Head of School Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, saying he would not return next year and would be replace...

New chesed coordinator plans out-of-state trips

New chesed coordinator plans out-of-state trips

October 30, 2016

As a high schooler, Mrs. Sarah Leah Gormin spent her time cheering for the Pacifica High School Seadogs in Orange County, creating art, making her own ...

A history teacher who has already changed history

A history teacher who has already changed history

October 28, 2016

Some may say Jewish History is just a class, but for Mr. Jeremy Shine, it’s a way of life.

New Science Chair wants classes to do real research

New Science Chair wants classes to do real research

October 12, 2016

New Science Department Chair Mr. Ayden Jacob plans to move the department away from tests and lectures and towards labs and projects. He also plans on...

New Talmud teacher hopes to connect and inspire

New Talmud teacher hopes to connect and inspire

September 27, 2016

Rabbi Yagil Tsaidi's path to becoming a rabbi was paved by a close rabbi of his growing up -- Rabbi Tzali Freedman, who was more than just his class rabbi. He always looked out for him outside of the classroom.

Maccabeat and creator of ‘Candlelight’ joins faculty as new ‘spiritual advisor’

Maccabeat and creator of ‘Candlelight’ joins faculty as new ‘spiritual advisor’

September 21, 2016

New Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi David Block is Shalhevet’s second mashgiach ruchani and its second Maccabeat.

Shalhevet ’04 valedictorian is back to teach Tanach

Shalhevet ’04 valedictorian is back to teach Tanach

September 13, 2016

When new Judaic Studies teacher Ms. Sara Smith was in high school, her teachers included Mrs. Roen Salem, Mrs. Joelle Keene, Mrs. Suzanne Halloran and Ms. Emily Chase.

New teacher for a new role: ‘Rakezet’ Mrs. Tsaidi

New teacher for a new role: ‘Rakezet’ Mrs. Tsaidi

September 7, 2016

Ninth- and tenth-grade girls will have Mrs. Carolyn Tsaidi as a spiritual guide-counselor, or rakezet, this year.

New science teacher loves to take classes as well as teach them

New science teacher loves to take classes as well as teach them

September 6, 2016

A California native, self-proclaimed “foodie” and former L.A. tour guide, Mr. Tushar Dwivedi is teaching this year’s Chemistry and Physics classes. Although...

Blogger, Youtuber, academic joins History department

Blogger, Youtuber, academic joins History department

September 2, 2016

If Dr. Keith Harris is not teaching Civil War history in a classroom, he is talking about it on his blog, Youtube channel, or research novel, Across the Bloody Chasm.

Veteran English Teacher Will Aim For Personal Spin

Veteran English Teacher Will Aim For Personal Spin

August 31, 2016

Mr. Eric Smith likes to laugh, and says he laughs at himself a lot. “Not that students should try to make me laugh; education is a very serious thing,...