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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...

NEON: Lenny’s bright sign can be seen -- and noticed -- from down Pico Boulevard.

Lenny’s Casita fills an L.A. kosher food gap

By Avi Litvak, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

When Mexikosher closed three years ago, it was a dagger into the taco-loving heart of LA Jews who longed for a kosher Mexican spot. Now, Lenny’s Casita, which opened in 2020,  is greater than Mexikosher...

Image of band rehearsing in Shalhevet basement

Born in quarantine jam sessions, Shalhevet band plans second performance on Purim

By Keren Tizabi, 9th grade March 14, 2022

When Dean of Students Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg asked whether they could perform at the school Chanukah party, members of the school’s new band hadn’t given it a name yet and had only recently received...

WALL: In the Stories of Cinema exhibit, videos of Oscar acceptance speeches play one by one. Steven Spielberg’s speech when he won Best Director for Schindler’s List is the museum’s only mention of him.

At the Academy Museum, Jews are missing from the world of Motion Pictures. Here’s a look at what’s left out.

By Olivia Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor February 4, 2022

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures displays and discusses artists of many races, religions, ethnicities, and causes, and their respective roles in the world of cinema. But Jews – who many consider...

Food from Melrose Bite; burger with fries in forefront, mango habanero chicken wings and sauces in background

Sweet, crunchy and kosher, Melrose Bite finds a trendy combo

By Olivia Fishman, Arts & Culture Editor January 4, 2022

Fried chicken sandwiches are trending, and the kosher world is part of the trend. Melrose Bite, recently rebranded from a dairy-and-vegan restaurant to a fried chicken and wings spot, just might satisfy...

RELEVANT: Contestants in ‘Squid Game’ wear green or pink uniforms, which South Korean demonstrators now wear to protest against low wages and other problems in their country’s economic system.

Squid Game, worldwide hit, raises radical questions about choice, death and squalor

By Elliot Serure, Staff Writer December 6, 2021

Boom. A bullet knocks a man dead, another falls, then another. They lost the game – a simple childhood game of red light-green light, with a ghoulish twist of reality.  Although Netflix’s new TV...

The cover of the album ‘Flower Boy’ by Tyler the Creator.

MY LIFE IN A SONG: A friend in the wild

By Avi Litvak, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

My mom told me that wearing headphones on a hike was likely not a great idea, nor was hiking alone for that matter. But our family trip to Yosemite coincided with a personal musical renaissance I was having...

ART: Ms. Salem’s art room was ”a safe space for students to express themselves and create art,” according to Drama teacher Ms. Emily Chase. Above, she works with then-junior Sophie Handelman in 2019.

Roen Salem, head of art department and longest serving faculty member, retires for health reasons

By Benjamin Gamson, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2021

UPDATE DEC. 29: Roen Salem, who taught art and AP studio art from the school's founding in 1995 until retiring in October for health reasons, has passed away, Head of School Rabbi Block announced this...

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