The Boiling Point

DEBUT: At its first performance of the year, Shalhevet Choir walks on to open the dedication of the new Los Angeles Museum of Holocaust in Pan Pacific Park Oct.14. Mayor Villaraigosa and City Councilman Eric Garcetti, right of podium, were among leaders who addressed the crowd. Note: The main photo for this story won a national photojournalism award from Quill and Scroll.

Shalhevet Choir sings at dedication of new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

November 1, 2010

Mayor, councilmen share the stage as 50-year effort to open new museum bears fruit Dressed in black and white clothes that harmonized perfectly with th...

College destinations for Shalhevet grads are mostly Modern Orthodox-friendly

November 1, 2010

TOP 12: Universities with the most Shalhevet grad enrollees from 2006 to the present. All have at least some Orthodox life and seven offer pretty much anything you can find in the neighborhoods around Shalhevet. Barnard and Columbia are listed together because their Jewish activities are combined. This story won a National Award for In-Depth Reporting by an Individual in ...

How Time Magazine doesn’t care about journalism

Jenny Newman, Staff Columnist

October 31, 2010

“In the week that three Presidents, a King and their own Prime Minister gather at the White House to begin a fresh round of talks on peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the truth is, Israelis are no longer preoccupied with the matter,” writes Karl Vick, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for Time Magazine. The story that goes with that statement (,...

DEAD-SETt: Opposite Netanyahu’s residence, the Gilad Shalit volunteer-run headquarters tent (left) sits adjacent Noam and Aviva Shalit’s tent (right), which they will be camping out in every night until their son’s release.

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

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

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

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...

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