The Boiling Point

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.

Ninth-grade ballerina twirls into four-minute role in Moscow Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Ninth-grade ballerina twirls into four-minute role in Moscow Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’

December 20, 2015

Going to sleep at midnight on a regular basis is not a rare event for most Shalhevet students, but try doing so after four rigorous hours of jazz, tap and ballet. This is no rarity for freshman Adira Waldman, who will perform in The Moscow Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Wiltern Theater on Dec. 20 and 21.

Drama prepares for one-acts in new theater

Drama prepares for one-acts in new theater

November 18, 2015

In some ways, this fall brings a re-birth to Shalhevet’s drama department.

Eli Broad: Rags-to-riches philanthropist

Eli Broad: Rags-to-riches philanthropist

October 18, 2015

The new Broad Museum is not the Broads’ first contribution to the arts and probably won't be the last. According to Forbes, Eli Broad is among the 200 most wealthy people in the ...

Hebrew letters on L.A. walls bring color to street scenes

Hebrew letters on L.A. walls bring color to street scenes

September 16, 2015

What does a medieval illuminated manuscript have to do with modern street art?

‘Insurgent’ a ho-hum run through Hollywood’s best green

‘Insurgent’ a ho-hum run through Hollywood’s best green

May 4, 2015

Shailene Woodley, playing a woman on the run, looks the leader of the government in the eye, runs at her, crashes through a glass window and suddenly th...

Unity meets competition as girls’ choirs sing at YULA

Unity meets competition as girls’ choirs sing at YULA

May 3, 2015

In an emotional performance that broke new ground for the group, the Lady Choirhawks took second place at the second annual “Neima: Sing It Forward”...

No stage?  No problem:  Drama invites audience to be flies on the wall at ‘Bart’s Birthday Bash’

No stage? No problem: Drama invites audience to be flies on the wall at ‘Bart’s Birthday Bash’

March 22, 2015

Traditional theaters, it seems, are too mainstream for Shalhevet Drama. In lieu of renting out a theater space as it did last fall for its mainstage production of 'Biloxi Blues,' the department will present its annual student-written One-Acts inside a private home in Beverly Hills.

Exodus movie echoes Prince of Egypt, not Bible

Exodus movie echoes Prince of Egypt, not Bible

February 25, 2015

By Mati Hurwtiz, Sports Editor The new film Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale, begins with Prince Ramses and his brother, Moses, returni...