The Boiling Point

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.

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 ...