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Gilad Shalit’s father praises LA Mayor Villaraigosa in Boiling Point interview

Gilad Shalit’s father praises LA Mayor Villaraigosa in Boiling Point interview

August 30, 2010

Noam Shalit, father of the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, will not stand for Israel’s inaction regarding his son’s four-year captivity. So...

Head of School Rabbi Weinbach resigns, citing family; Mr. Tranchi and Rabbi Leubitz take reins

Head of School Rabbi Weinbach resigns, citing family; Mr. Tranchi and Rabbi Leubitz take reins

May 23, 2010

Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach, who was credited with helping put Shalhevet on a more secure financial footing and strengthening its Modern Orthodox identity,...

A stronger school, but broken-hearted

The Boiling Point Editorial Board

May 23, 2010

Filed under Award-winners, Opinion

When Rabbi Weinbach abruptly announced his resignation – at first effective immediately, then effective at the end of the year – we were shocked. And when his departure lacked the comprehensive explanation and openness that accompanied the similarly surprising news of the lower schools closing, our shock was joined by feelings of confusion, disappointment, and betrayal. But...

An interview with Rabbi Weinbach

An interview with Rabbi Weinbach

May 22, 2010

The Boiling Point asked Rabbi Weinbach for an interview in early May about his decision to resign, and he asked to be interviewed in writing.  This in...

Shalhevet Board introduces new administrative team, announces search for new head of school

May 13, 2010

This video is part of the multi-media package that was named 2010 Story of the Year in the Multimedia Category given by the National Scholastic Press Ass...

Rabbi Weinbach addresses the Shalhevet community [summary report]

May 7, 2010

This video is part of the multi-media package that was named 2010 Story of the Year in the Multimedia category, awarded by the National Scholastic Press As...

A letter to students from Mr. Tranchi

May 5, 2010

Filed under Award-winners, Community, News

I mentioned last week that it is important for everyone to step and do what they can to help the community in a time of need.  On the part of the students, you contribute by being students. I need to ask more of you now and you might even consider it a personal favor.  We have many prospective families and guests coming through this week and we need to exhibit behavior that...

New letter from Rabbi Weinbach to parents and faculty

May 4, 2010

Filed under Award-winners, Community

Below is a letter sent out on May 4 by former head of school Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach. The letter was sent to Shalhevet parents and faculty: Dear Parent, As parents, we are called upon to make many sacrifices on behalf of our children. Especially when it comes to our child’s Jewish education, we sacrifice luxury and comfort to afford this central piece of what makes...

Rabbi Weinbach resigns

May 2, 2010

At four minutes to midnight last Thursday, April 29, the Shalhevet Board announced via e-mail that Head of School Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach would “be...

Second letter from Board of Trustees to the Shalhevet Community

April 30, 2010

Filed under Award-winners, Community, News

This story is part of the coverage that was named 2010 Multimedia Story of the Year by the National Scholastic Press Association and American Society of News Editors. April 30, 2010 MESSAGE TO THE SHALHEVET COMMUNITY Shalhevet High School was founded in 1992 to fill a clear need in the Los Angeles Jewish Community: the need for a  co-educational, Zionisti...

Letter from Rabbi Weinbach to the Shalhevet Community

Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach

April 30, 2010

Filed under Award-winners, Community, News

This story is part of the coverage that was named 2010 Multimedia Story of the Year by the National Scholastic Press Association and American Society of News Editors. Dear friends and members of the Shalhevet community, It is with deep personal regret and sadness that I submit my resignation as Head of School effective at the end of the school year. Over the short ti...

NSPA, Quill and Scroll awards for BP

Jaclyn Kellner, Community Editor

April 30, 2010

Filed under Award-winners, Community, News

In the past few weeks, The Boiling Point added six awards to its 2009-10 tally: a runner-up "Best in Show" award for its Special Edition on the lower schools closing, and five awards in Quill and Scroll's International Writing and Photo Contest, judged by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The Best in Show award was given at the annual spring convention of the National...