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WORKING: Mrs. Keene perched at her desk in the Boiling Point office. She keeps a photo of her father with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (at right) for inspiration, as well as mugs with slogans and various newspapers.

​​Mrs. Keene, who led Boiling Point and Choirhawks for 21 years, leaves to boost journalism in more Jewish schools

By Sophie Katz, Outside News Editor June 1, 2024

After 21 years of leading the Boiling Point, directing the Choirhawks, and teaching classes, Mrs. Joelle Keene is leaving Shalhevet to continue and expand her work at the Jewish Scholastic Press Association,...

CHARACTERS: Nathan Soussana’s suave Don Lockwood was backed by an expert supporting cast throughout the show, among them Alexa Azran as Lina Lamont, pictured above to his right. The show’s 14 performers were highly practiced and their stage moves and dancing seemed effortless.

REVIEW: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ adds music, dancing to the best of Shalhevet drama

By Sonya Katzin, Arts and Culture Editor May 15, 2024

As the lights dimmed and the audience quieted, a hunched and elderly man emerged from the corner of the room, accompanied by a nurse. Slowly, they made their way to the center of the stage, where the man...

CRISIS: Matthew Broderick, above, as Richard Sackler in the Netflix series Painkiller, which follows several storylines relating to the roots of the opioid epidemic. (Netflix)

Netflix’s TV series ‘Painkiller’ tells at least two cautionary tales

By Sonya Katzin, Arts & Culture Editor February 20, 2024

Flashing lights. Multicolored balloons. Cheerleaders dancing along to a catchy song. A fluffy blue mascot. A stiffly starched man reveling in it all. And what is the crowd cheering?  “Oxy-Con-tin!” This...

NEXT ACT: Ms. Chase has been both an actor and director around Los Angeles, and an original play she directed, titled Eight Nights, won two 2021 Ovation Awards.

Emily Chase, who led drama department for 31 years, has left for Crossroads

By Sonya Katzin, Arts & Culture Editor February 1, 2024

Ms. Emily Chase, who founded and developed the Shalhevet drama department while encouraging students to write and direct their own plays, has left for Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica...

CENTERSTAGE: Ms. Chase, top right, founded Shalhevet’s drama program, directing main stage performances, musicals, and student-written one-acts.

Emily Chase, who led drama department for 20-plus years, is leaving for Crossroads

By Sonya Katzin, Arts & Culture Editor August 24, 2023

Ms. Emily Chase, who founded and developed the drama department while encouraging students to write and direct their own plays, announced this morning that she will be leaving for Crossroads School for...

STARS: Tehilla Fishman, center left, on stage at the Joan Kroc Theater in San Diego with the other winners of the statewide Plays by Young Writers contest, along with the event’s executive producer, Ms. Cecelia Kouma, back right, and director Ms. Kandace Crystal, back left. Front row from left, the other winners were Donny Cannady, Vincent Schillings and Eli Banoub.

11th-grade writing assignment becomes a prizewinning play

By Shevy Gomperts, 9th Grade May 12, 2023

An in-class play about piano, death and teenage emotions took center stage at a theater in San Diego earlier this year when senior Tehilla Fishman’s class playwriting assignment was produced there after...

CAST: Cast and crew of ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ posed in cos-
tume with Drama teacher Ms. Emily Chase and musical director Tom Griep.

Drama’s ‘Charlie Brown’ explored happiness, bullying and other preschool nostalgia

By Elliot Serure, Senior Writer April 2, 2023

Walking into the Shalhevet theater, I was impressed to see a beautiful cartoonish set painted in vibrant primary colors. As the classic Charlie Brown piano music played, Shalhevet’s six-person cast erupted...

SONG: With a photo of Israel’s Jezreel Valley behind them, the Choirhawks sang Shir Ha’Emek, a pioneer song about that valley, at the Museum of Tolerance.

Choirhawks share a song of history to mark 75th anniversary of UN partition vote

By Sophie Katz, Staff Writer February 13, 2023

In a dimly lit auditorium scattered with people, the Shalhevet Choirhawks used music to paint a picture of Israel in the months just before it was formally established. The performance – their first...

NEW: Israeli street artist Solomon Souza spent two weeks before school started painting murals of famous Jewish and Israeli figures on Shalhevet walls.

Larger than life, portraits in undulating colors now brighten hallways

By Olivia Fishman, Arts and Culture Editor November 19, 2022

When students walked into Shalhevet last August, they didn’t expect to be greeted with vibrant, oversized but lifelike, graffiti-sprayed street art. But during the last two weeks of summer break,...

DISPLAY: Amalia Abecassis explained “Getting into Cars.” It shows children and mothers saying goodbye to one another during the liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto in Lithuania in 1943, when children and elderly were taken by cattle-car to the Sobibor death camp in Poland.

Art exhibit opens window on life before, during and after Holocaust

By Joshua Gamson, Community Editor October 31, 2022

It looked like a regular Shalhevet art show, with some paintings displayed on easels in the front of the Beit Midrash, while many others lined the room’s north-wall bookshelf. But this time the artworks...

Senior columnist Elliot Serure prompted an AI art generator to create this picture by requesting  “Van Gogh’s Starry Night but with the Brooklyn Bridge.”

Wait — AI can paint now?

By Elliot Serure, Senior Columnist September 4, 2022

  I still don’t know whether I felt terror or awe at that moment. While perusing the internet, I found myself on the website of an AI – artificial intelligence – art generator. The...

JOY: “The best feeling of all, though, is watching the Dodgers win while sprinting out of the stadium to beat traffic, hearing “I Love LA.”

MY LIFE IN A SONG: Sound of a stadium

By Olivia Fishman, Arts and Culture Editor August 4, 2022

There is a certain exhilaration that accompanies my trips to Dodger Stadium, and I have felt the same excitement since I was a child. Section 4, Row J, is my home away from home, and I have experienced...

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