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Shalhevet news online: When we know it, you'll know it

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SUBDUED: The atmosphere in shuls like the Happy Minyan on Pico Boulevard, pictured here on Oct. 6 before the holiday started, was restrained on Simchat Torah. Communities quelled the usually joyful holiday, taking the day’s events into account.

From Israel to Pico, Hamas terror flipped the switch on happiest holiday of the year

By Arieh Elad, Torah Editor
December 7, 2023

In both Los Angeles and Israel, whether they went out to rejoice in the holiday or stayed in, everyone agreed that this year’s...

COLUMN: Sleepless nights and random tears

COLUMN: Sleepless nights and random tears

By Temma Kirshbaum, Staff Columnist
October 23, 2023

Over the past week, I have found myself struggling to put emotions into words. Trying to find logic in a situation where you cannot...

VIEW: The deadly inferno was well ablaze as the Jacobsons waited in traffic on the road back toward Lahaina. “We were lucky we had gone on that day trip, because we were never really close to the fires,” said Ms. Jacobson.

A day hike in East Maui saves Shalhevet parents from fatal blaze

By Sophie Katz, Outside News Editor
October 19, 2023

Though the power was out that day in Lahaina where they were vacationing, Heather and Joel Jacobson had planned a day trip traversing...

SUPPORT: Shalhevet was well represented at the Oct. 10 StandWithUs rally, which also attracted non-Jews who were eager to back the State of Israel.

Shalhevet buses students to attend energetic StandWithUs rally in Westwood

By Sonya Katzin, Arts and Culture Editor
October 17, 2023

About 500 people of varying backgrounds – including three busloads of Shalhevet students – showed up Tuesday for a spirited...

SONG: During Tuesday’s kumzitz, Rabbi Block (standing) told students to find strength in mindfully fulfilling their normal commitments.

With somber song, Shalhevet stops to absorb tragedy in Israel

By Martzi Hirsch, Community Editor
October 13, 2023

On the first day of school after a two-week-long Sukkot break, Shalhevet students and faculty gathered in the gym as one on Oct....

Podcast: Season 4, Episode 1: SAC Chairs Atara Cohen and Adi Liebenthal plan a year of happiness

Podcast: Season 4, Episode 1: SAC Chairs Atara Cohen and Adi Liebenthal plan a year of happiness

By Jonah Delson and Etan Lerner
September 29, 2023

In Season 4 Episode 1, podcast host Jonah Delson interviews seniors Adi Liebenthal and Atara Cohen, co-chairs of the Student...

GOLD: In New York City, Chief Layout Editor Tehilla Fishman and Co-Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Gamson held the Boiling Points 11th Consecutive Crown Award as BP editors and photo staff celebrated opposite Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Journalism. The award, for combined print-and-mobile news media, was Shalhevets ninth Gold crown and honored work published during the 2021-22 school year.

Boiling Point, topping 30 national awards this year, went east for CSPA, JSPA

By Eliana Vahedifar, 9th Grade
June 20, 2023

For the combined work of the staff as well as individual stories, photos and design, the Boiling Point won record numbers of awards...

ACTUAL: From left, Shalhevet Judaic Studies staff Natalie  Ravanshenas, Mrs. Tova Goldman, Dr. Sheila Keiter and Ms. Mika Shalom wearing what they wore to work that day. Vogue Magazines photo, at left below, showed Jennifer Lopez and three models in similar garb.

Vogue Magazine finds something trendy in ‘Torah-Teacher aesthetic’

By Tali Liebenthal, Co-Editor-in-Chief
June 1, 2023

  A recent article in Vogue magazine entitled “It’s not modest dressing, it’s the Torah Teacher aesthetic” describes...

WIN: From left, Coaches Adam Plax, Andrew Schultz, Ryan Coleman and Jena Laolagi with Shalhevet founder Dr. Jerry Friedman, center, holding the championship trophy plaque after the Firehawks won the CIF Southern Regional Championship at a home game in the gym March 7.  Coaches Plax, Schultz and Laolagi all will start new head coaching jobs in area high schools next year.

After Championship win, three coaches are leaving at once to take head coach positions elsewhere

By Martzi Hirsch, Sports Editor
May 29, 2023

  Six weeks after the Firehawks varsity girls team won the CIF Division IV state basketball championship, three out of...

BOLD: Freshman Sam Jacobson, left, makes a move against senior Alon Keiter in the chess club’s championship match April 24.

Keiter defeats Jacobson in fast-moving school chess championship

By Martzi Hirsch, Sports Editor
May 18, 2023

Senior Alon Keiter defeated freshman Sam Jacobson to defend his title as champion in Shalhevet’s annual Chess Tournament April...

JOURNEY: Shalhevet seniors and others beside a dome made from victims ashes at the Majdanek concentration camp in Poland May 15, where the ashes are contained in a massive circular urn.

SENIORS IN POLAND: Colors of death

By Jack Metzger, Staff Writer
May 16, 2023

Poland. The beautiful, awful country. A country that has both life and death. Poland, a country of green grounds scattered with...

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