The Boiling Point

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

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...

SUMMER OF WAR

SUMMER OF WAR

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.

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

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

Filed under Award-winners, Opinion

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...

EXODUS: Jewish population wanes in South Africa

EXODUS: Jewish population wanes in South Africa

January 19, 2014

Although Shalhevet did not formally commemorate the passing of legendary human rights leader and statesman Nelson Mandela, the five minutes in between class...

If the earth is warming, why is it freezing out?

If the earth is warming, why is it freezing out?

January 14, 2014

Jumping out of the car 20 feet from the door of school last month, there was one thought in many students’ heads: run inside  Recently, the U.S. has ex...

On mosque visit, class views a different culture of the Middle East

On mosque visit, class views a different culture of the Middle East

January 12, 2014

Seven juniors spent an afternoon looking at Middle Eastern culture through the lens of a local mosque, on a field trip last month to Culver City that was...

What’s in a pseudonym?

What’s in a pseudonym?

November 20, 2013

Melissa transformed into Mah Lissa. Natalie rechristened herself Nah Tally, and Kaili became Kay Lee...in cyberspace, that is. With college application...

Mother and daughter who sparked tefillin debate respond to Rabbi Segal’s decision

Mother and daughter who sparked tefillin debate respond to Rabbi Segal’s decision

November 17, 2013

Q: What do you and your daughter think of Rabbi Segal’s decision, which would have encouraged your daughter to use tefillin at home but not allowed it...

Some variety in how Modern Orthodox schools see tefillin issue

Some variety in how Modern Orthodox schools see tefillin issue

November 16, 2013

Out of six other Modern Orthodox high schools contacted by The Boiling Point, only one has ever allowed women to wrap tefillin at school, and that was...

Girls will not wear tefillin at Shalhevet, Rabbi Segal decides

Girls will not wear tefillin at Shalhevet, Rabbi Segal decides

November 16, 2013

Three weeks after his initial email raising the question to the Shalhevet community, Rabbi Segal announced Nov. 14 that he would not let female students...