The Boiling Point

SHALHEVET AT 20: Josh Sugiyama ’07 – Dancing on a winding path

SHALHEVET AT 20: Josh Sugiyama ’07 – Dancing on a winding path

June 5, 2013

Q: What did you do straight after high school, and what do you do now? A: I spent the summer in LA, and then went to Israel for the year on a program called Workshop, which is run by Habonin Dror North America. We lived on a kibbutz and studied Hebrew and Israeli history and culture. For part of it, ...

SHALHEVET AT 20: Shoshana Cohen, Class of 2001 – Giving Israeli girls a gift of Torah

SHALHEVET AT 20: Shoshana Cohen, Class of 2001 – Giving Israeli girls a gift of Torah

June 5, 2013

Q: What did you do straight after high school, and what do you do now? A: I went to Midreshet Lindenbaum the year after high school, and I was in the Israeli "Tushia" Program. The girls I was with were part of the first-ever women's Hesder unit that combined army service and Torah study. I decide...

SHALHEVET AT 20: Josh Abrams ’01: Kickstarting a company

SHALHEVET AT 20: Josh Abrams ’01: Kickstarting a company

June 5, 2013

Q: What did you do straight after high school, and what do you do now? A: I went to USC and graduated in 2005.  I then moved to New York, where I worked on Wall Street for Fitch Ratings, a bond-rating agency, where I covered Media & Entertainment Companies. Three years ago I moved to Silicon Valle...

SHALHEVET AT 20: Loren (Franco) Geffen, Class of 2005 – Three kids in London

SHALHEVET AT 20: Loren (Franco) Geffen, Class of 2005 – Three kids in London

June 4, 2013

Q: What did you do straight after high school, and what do you do now? A:  I went to seminary. Originally I was not going to go because I was not raised religious. My Friends at Shalhevet pushed me to go to Machlelet Esther. I was enrolled in Bar Ilan, but instead I decided to go to seminary.  Towa...

Alumni in Boston in lockdown during hunt for second Marathon suspect

Alumni in Boston in lockdown during hunt for second Marathon suspect

Tamar Willis, Outside News Editor

April 19, 2013

Shalhevet alumni in the Boston area reported varying degrees of abnormalcy on their campuses Friday after a shootout the night before that killed one of the Boston Marathon suspects while leaving the other at large, apparently in the Boston area. At Harvard University, which is located near MIT where...

Asking questions and facing danger, alumnus mines complexity of the Middle East

Tamar Willis, Features Editor

February 21, 2013

SHALHEVET AT 20: A SERIES Editor's note: Shalhevet's first academic year was  1992-93, meaning the school is now 20 years old. The Boiling Point will profile alumni from each graduating class. All students in high school face a hard truth. One day, they will walk out the doors of high school foreve...

Samira Miller, Class of 1999: Community and family

Samira Miller, Class of 1999: Community and family

February 21, 2013

SHALHEVET AT 20: A SERIES Editor's note: Shalhevet's first academic year was  1992-93, meaning the school is now 20 years old. The Boiling Point will profile alumni from each graduating class.   Q:     What did you do straight after high school, and what do you do now? A...

Danielle Rohatiner, Class of 2003: A passion to teach

February 21, 2013

SHALHEVET AT 20: A SERIES Editor's note: Shalhevet's first academic year was  1992-93, meaning the school is now 20 years old. The Boiling Point will profile alumni from each graduating class.   Q: What did you do straight after high school, and what do you do now? A: Right After Highscho...

Andy Green, Class of 2002: Dedicating his life to sharing Judaism

February 21, 2013

Shalhevet at 20: A series Editor's note: Shalhevet's first academic year was  1992-93, meaning the school is now 20 years old. The Boiling Point will profile alumni from each graduating class.   Q:  What did you do straight after high school, and what do you do now? A: Straight aft...

‘Life as usual’ for Shalhevet alumni in Israel during Gaza war

‘Life as usual’ for Shalhevet alumni in Israel during Gaza war

Sarah Soroudi, Outside News Editor

December 24, 2012

By Sarah Soroudi, Outside News Editor Even if they still feel as though they are tourists, Shalhevet alumni who are spending a gap year in Israel acknowledged a sense of alarm during the eight-day Gaza war called Operation Pillar of Defense. The war began after rockets fired into Israel by Hamas reached an all-time high in late October. Israel retaliated by assassinating Hamas...

PAYING A DEBT: US Navy Lt. Ethan Samuels, Shalhevet ’03, has served in global hot spots

Rose Bern, Opinion Editor

March 24, 2012

It’s the first night of Passover 2011, and U.S. Navy Lt. (Junior Grade) Ethan Samuels, Shalhevet class of 2003, is on duty running combat operations in Afghanistan from his base on the USS Carl Vinson. He misses the first seder, but the next night, his commander allows him to attend the second seder,...

Alumni join Occupy protests on college campuses

Colleen Bazak, Outside News Editor

December 23, 2011

Sleeping in tents and organizing online, students get involved at UCBerkeley, McGill. On Sproul Plaza at the UC Berkeley campus last month, Shalhevet alumna Elana Eden ‘09 was among a handful of students spending the night in tents set up for the Occupy Cal movement. Staying all night, even whe...

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