The Boiling Point

OPINION: Titles are important, and women deserve them

May 1, 2015

When Shalhevet brings in a prospective Judaic Studies teacher and everyone loves her, the assumption is that she will be hired—especially because Shalhevet is always looking to add more females to the Judaic faculty. And when Ramie Smith, soon to complete Yeshivat Maharat in New York, visited Shalhevet last January, she immediately clicked with students and faculty alike. She was clearly knowledgeable about Jewish Law and Torah Study, and all agreed that she would be a valuable asset to the Shalhevet Community.

LEADERS: Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold,left,works at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal. Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman, right, works at Congregation Ohev Sholom: The National Synagogue in Washington, D.C. All graduates of Yeshivat Maharat have found positions where they can use their title.

Evolution of a title ensnares potential new faculty hire

April 27, 2015

When Ms. Ramie Smith visited Shalhevet as a prospective teacher this past January, she met with students, teachers, parents and the board of Shalhevet. ...

STAGE: Lacking a theater this year, Drama's will stage its spring one-acts in various rooms of this home in Beverly Hills. Student playwrights are adapting scenes to what is there, and audience members will walk from room to room.  The scenes are all related and revolve around a birthday party.

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.

What We're Wearing:  For Timeless Fashion, Follow The Don

What We’re Wearing: For Timeless Fashion, Follow The Don

February 15, 2015

One day last month, as I entered Advanced Gemara Shiur, the brilliant and fashion-forward Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg turned to me and asked a question. “Micah,...

CHANGE: Alissa-Thomas Newborn outside B'nai David Judea in 2015, where she serves as spiritual leader.

In a first for Los Angeles, B’nai David adds a clergy intern who is female

February 11, 2015

“We believe that women can bring something to the table that men cannot and vice versa,” said Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky of B’nai David-Judea Congregation,...

OPINION:  From Charlie Chaplin to Charlie Hebdo, satire is crucial force for change

OPINION: From Charlie Chaplin to Charlie Hebdo, satire is crucial force for change

January 14, 2015

Humor and satire diffuse the tension surrounding an issue, make the issue more comprehensible, and thus make engaging in the controversy more palatable for a larger audience.

Buckley says he resigned rather than accept playoff game suspension

December 1, 2014

Science and math teacher Mr. Christopher Buckley suddenly resigned Oct. 29, leaving behind Model Congress, Mock Trial and Boys and Girls Flag Football,...

GONE: Founding flag football coach, longtime debate coach, and teacher Chris Buckley resigned from Shalhevet Oct. 29.

BUCKLEY RESIGNS: Longtime teacher and flag football coach quits day before team’s first playoff appearance

October 30, 2014

An integral member of the Boys’ Flag Football Team will not take his place on LACES field tonight when the undefeated Firehawks open their first-ever...



September 18, 2014

It wasn’t exactly summer vacation this year for members of the Shalhevet community, both inside and outside of Israel. From juniors on their long-awaited Israel summer programs to alumni serving in the Israel Defense Forces - and everyone else, it seemed - June and July were spent chained to iPhone news apps, following the latest reports of rockets and troop mobilizations and arguments in cyberspace over who was to blame.

ROBBERY: Alumna Annie Asch ‘14 appears on KTLA news after robbers broke into her home July 22. She hid in her closet and was afraid to come out even after police arrived.  Suspects escaped despite a police perimeter.

Alumna safe after LAPD takes 25 minutes to arrive at home invasion robbery in Beverlywood

September 10, 2014

It took around 25 minutes for police to arrive at alumna Annelise Asch’s house on Tuesday afternoon, July 22. Annie spent those minutes locked in her...

Lonna Kin, my grandmother and me

By Shana Chriki, 11th grade

May 16, 2014

My grandma would tell me many stories about my mom’s childhood, but whenever I brought up my grandfather she was reluctant to speak.

Penn Model Congress: It’s everyone’s fault

Penn Model Congress: It’s everyone’s fault

February 1, 2014

When the administration told the Model Congress team it would not be allowed to go on its spring trip to Penn MC, the world was shocked (okay, maybe no...

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