The Boiling Point

SUPPLIES: Sophomore Benjamin Gamson attended art class on Zoom Sept. 22 with materials provided by the Art department. When in-person classes were cancelled in March, art supplies were at school and teachers had to find ways to teach without them.

Another first for Covid school: Art kits for every student

September 25, 2020

When school started on Aug. 26,  Shalhevet’s art students grabbed brand-new plastic mesh packages they’d picked up from school, opened their sk...

ADAPTED: For Yishai Thau's play 'Speak Now,' about a graduation party, a professional videographer created an animated screen using photos of the actors.  From left, Hannah Poltorak, Talya Kukurudz and Neima Fax played graduating seniors.

In annual spring One-Acts, pandemic reshapes the platform — and some of the plots

May 28, 2020

When the Shalhevet Drama’s spring production was almost in tech week -- its final week of rehearsals before the live show -- COVID-19 came to Los Ange...

Concert breaks new ground for Choirhawks with music written or arranged by students

January 14, 2019

Among the 15 songs performed by the Choirhawks at their annual Chanukah concert last month were two that represented milestones for the group: the first writ...

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‘Radium Girls’ playwright meets Shalhevet actors via Skype

November 12, 2018

“Plays aren’t written,” said the woman on the TV screen in the Wildfire Theater Oct. 18. “They are crafted.” The author and playwright...

RENOVATION: Risers, a carpet and a new piano were added to the music room over the past year. The choir practices there twice a week, and singers report they can see and hear better.

Music room finally sounds like one

May 14, 2018

After three years in the new building, classroom 308 -- the Jonny and Brigitte Schoen Music Room -- has finally been reconstituted into a proper p...

SPAR: Adam Ritz, Shana Lunzer and Donna Grunfeld in ‘‘Primal Instincts’ in the Wildfire Theatre last month.

Modern-day issues, captivating scenes in Drama’s ‘The 10 Plagues’

April 30, 2018

An adolescent frog recites a sonnet about wanting to sing to wild frogs, away from her pet shop tank. The idea of the exodus as a tale of escape f...

TOGETHER: Students and faculty sang and danced to Matisyahu’s ‘One Day’ in a Koolulam- style performance as part of the Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration on April 19.

Gathered on the roof, students become a giant choir to celebrate Israeli Independence Day

April 22, 2018

In under an hour on a sunny Yom Ha'atzmaut morning, choir teacher Mrs. Joelle Keene was able to turn an unorganized gathering of 140 students into a full-on...

LEARN: Steve Green as Reb Saunders, right, studies Tractate Yevamot with Sam Mandel as Reuven Malter in 'The Chosen.'  Both actors received coaching from Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi Daniel Bouskila.

Rabbi Bouskila’s journey comes together on stage in ‘The Chosen.’

March 24, 2018

When Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi Daniel Bouskila was 12 years old, he aspired to be an actor. With a father in the entertainment industry as a wardrobe...

RUNWAY: Freshman Rena Harkham modeled a white dress at the Fashion Clubs third annual

Student show reflected feminism through modest fashion

February 23, 2018

This year’s fashion show had two major stars: modest clothing and a feminist theme. These two highlights may seem contradictory: asking women to cover up is viewed in many feminist circles to be anti-woman, and a fashion show might not seem like the place to showcase feminist values.

SHARING: Students at Seattle Hebrew Academy heard the Choirhawks' Chanukah songs Dec. 14. The next day the group sang at Northwest Yeshiva High School, where Mr. Jason Feld is head of school.

From schools to market, Choirhawks share a capella in Seattle

February 12, 2018

Twenty-five teenagers are wandering around the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle, indistinguishable from the rest of the crowd that is chatting, lau...

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