The Boiling Point

Second letter from Board of Trustees to the Shalhevet Community

April 30, 2010

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

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

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...

Text of e-mail from the Board to the Shalhevet community

April 30, 2010

This is the text of the e-mail that was sent as an e-mail at 11:56 p.m. Thursday night. April 29, 2010 To: Shalhevet School Parent and Faculty The Board of Directors of the Shalhevet School has been diligently evaluating many aspects of the school during this past academic year. The Board recently made the difficult decision to close the Middle and Elementar...

BP wins gold medal from CSPA

Yonah Nimmer, 10th Grade and Jaclyn Kellner, Community Editor

March 18, 2010

The 2008-09 Boiling Point has been awarded a “Gold Medal” from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and last year’s editor-in-chief, Elana Eden, won one of just two George and Ophelia Gallup scholarships awarded nationally by Quill and Scroll, whose contests are judged by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. In another rating contest, last year’s paper...

Swine flu causes worry about kissing mezuzot

Swine flu causes worry about kissing mezuzot

January 6, 2010

This story is a National Winner in the News Story category of Quill and Scroll's 2010 International Writing and Photo Contest, judged by the American Soc...

Prop lists and perfectionism: Taking ‘A Shayna Maidel’ from the page to the stage

Prop lists and perfectionism: Taking ‘A Shayna Maidel’ from the page to the stage

January 5, 2010

"It’s the most stressful thing ever,” said junior Nathaniel Kukurudz, who played the father role of Mordechai Weiss in this winter’s drama main stage, A Sha...

For Mr. Tranchi, 10th grade Israel trip was a very different experience

Micah Gottlieb, Editor-in-Chief; Elana Eden, Opinion Editor;, and Penina Smith, Community Editor

March 16, 2008

One of the people on the sophomore Israel trip was General Studies Principal Phu Tranchi. While his experience was mainly a positive one, on his free weekend, Mr. Tranchi experienced discrimination. “Anyone who’s been discriminated against can understand what I mean when I say that people either stare at you or they stare right through you,” Mr. Tranchi told The Boi...

A better Zionism

BP Editorial Board

March 16, 2008

“And you shall love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 10:19) Zionism unites us all at Shalhevet, from the patriotic blue-and-white color scheme to the giant Bat Ami-crafted floor map of Israel in the foyer to the tearfully inspiring Yom Haatzmaut services every year. And why shouldn’t we love Israel? After all, it’s a land f...