The Boiling Point

John Lennon was here: Choir records new CD in famous studio in Hollywood

John Lennon was here: Choir records new CD in famous studio in Hollywood

November 2, 2016

In a Hollywood studio that has hosted a multitude of celebrity musicians, the Choirhawks recently recorded several of their songs from the 2015-16 schoo...

‘Gotham’ star and sophomore, David Mazouz, balances stardom with studies

‘Gotham’ star and sophomore, David Mazouz, balances stardom with studies

October 6, 2016

Last year Shalhevet welcomed a superstar into its family — then freshman, now sophomore, David Mazouz.

With lights twinkling, photo club holds first show

With lights twinkling, photo club holds first show

June 28, 2016

Shalhevet’s Photography Club held its first-ever exhibition and auction last month in the Wildfire Theater, displaying members’ favorite works in soft lighting against a black backdrop.

At neighborhood shops, thrift with a Jewish twist

At neighborhood shops, thrift with a Jewish twist

June 21, 2016

Walk into the Council Thrift Shop on Fairfax Avenue and you’ll see studded belts, colorful coats and blue jeans. But unlike the average thrift store, you’ll also see menorahs and dreidels.

In Israeli TV hit ‘Shtisel,’ black-hatted world of Mea Shearim is full of individuals, some familiar

In Israeli TV hit ‘Shtisel,’ black-hatted world of Mea Shearim is full of individuals, some familiar

May 31, 2016

A hand flips through the pages of a Talmud that looks similar to the Lahav Gemara readers used at Shalhevet. As large fingers turn through the book, pencil sketches of a pig and a boy become visible at the bottom corners of the pages. These drawings, done by a child perhaps 8 years old, in most worlds would draw a chuckle or some praise.

For AP Art student, hours of work devoted to seeing

For AP Art student, hours of work devoted to seeing

May 16, 2016

On a canvas is a girl in a vivid blue shirt holding a glass of water. She looks through the glass, the water magnifying her face. “Baby, I’d Call That Half Full”—the title-- is senior Avivah Paskowitz’s favorite of her many paintings.

No music, but spring Drama offers a humorous look at the past

No music, but spring Drama offers a humorous look at the past

April 19, 2016

Shalhevet Drama’s spring performance last week was unexpected in many ways.  The troupe performed the 1897 comedy Caught with his Tran...

In Shalhevet’s lobby, a Guggenheim of the west

In Shalhevet’s lobby, a Guggenheim of the west

April 14, 2016

Shalhevet has an East Coast twin. Not SAR, Frisch Academy, or other leading Modern Orthodox high schools in New York, but rather the Solomon R. Guggenheim...

In five one-acts, Drama program explores teen identity as it affirms its own

January 24, 2016

An 18-year-old stares intently at a letter from his parent’s dream college, UC Berkeley. An ultra-orthodox mother tells her ambitious daughter she cannot go to college at all.

Mixing nostalgia and ambition, ‘Star Wars’ awakens the Force

Mixing nostalgia and ambition, ‘Star Wars’ awakens the Force

January 6, 2016

Audience members settled into their seats and the movie theater lights turned off. As the screen displayed a starry background, the Star Wars logo appeared, and the iconic theme composed by the legendary John Williams queued, slightly altered but familiar enough to raise excitement for a diverse crowd of adolescents, middle-aged men and even a couple of elderly folk, some dressed in Star Wars-themed costumes and T-shirts.

In first-ever trip, choir spreads Jewish a capella to Bay Area

In first-ever trip, choir spreads Jewish a capella to Bay Area

December 29, 2015

On the morning of Thursday, Dec. 3, the Choirhawks performed at Town Hall wearing loose sweatpants, hats, and casual T-shirts, in clear violation of the school dress code.