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THE SPIN: To the process we all know and hate

THE SPIN: To the process we all know and hate

January 23, 2020

Dear College Admissions Process, I could have started this letter while I was in the middle of completing your vital, yet aggravating, work. Instead...

Suspect in Nessah religious vandalism incident had no known ties to hate groups, BHPD says

Suspect in Nessah religious vandalism incident had no known ties to hate groups, BHPD says

January 17, 2020

Banging on his door around 7 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 14, a congregant waited anxiously to inform Rabbi David Shofet that it was not going to be a typical...

Aviva Walls leaving, will lead day school in Fairfax, Virginia, next year

Aviva Walls leaving, will lead day school in Fairfax, Virginia, next year

January 15, 2020

Ms. Aviva Walls, Shalhevet’s Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of College Counselling, will be leaving next year to become Head of School at Ges...

Fairness Committee may ban students from empty classrooms after teacher files complaint over food mess and poster vandalism

Fairness Committee may ban students from empty classrooms after teacher files complaint over food mess and poster vandalism

January 14, 2020

Responding to food left in classrooms after lunch and vandalism against posters, the Fairness Committee is considering a two-week-long schoolwide puni...

Move to revise Just Community constitution debates who should decide what’s debatable

Move to revise Just Community constitution debates who should decide what’s debatable

December 17, 2019

After being talked about by Agenda committees and chair candidates since 2016, a proposed rewriting of Shalhevet’s constitution was finally begun on...

Rabbi Block to be Head of School starting next year

Rabbi Block to be Head of School starting next year

November 26, 2019

Musical, close to students and known for both humility and a sharp mind, Head of School-designate Rabbi David Block hopes to make his own mark on Shalhev...

Princeton Model Congress debaters take 6 awards, including first in novice committee

Princeton Model Congress debaters take 6 awards, including first in novice committee

November 24, 2019

Maya Tochner and Rachel Metzger won gavels and a freshman won an honorable mention as Shalhevet’s 20-delegate Model Congress team took home six awards...

‘Midnight madness’ planned for championship games as Glouberman gears up for Wednesday start

‘Midnight madness’ planned for championship games as Glouberman gears up for Wednesday start

November 5, 2019

With this year’s Fifth Annual Steve Glouberman Tournament set for tip-off on Wednesday night, not much has changed. As always, school spirit is contagious and the competition is expected to be fierce.  But there are also ...

Rabbi Lieberman wins $15,000 Milken Jewish Educator Award

Rabbi Lieberman wins $15,000 Milken Jewish Educator Award

November 4, 2019

Students were already wondering why a last-minute special schedule had been posted when Rabbi Segal announced on Schoology that there was a “very import...

Getty Fire closes Milken and other Jewish campuses, winds as high as 80 mph expected tonight

Getty Fire closes Milken and other Jewish campuses, winds as high as 80 mph expected tonight

October 29, 2019

At 6 a.m. Oct. 28, senior Leah Alkin was woken up by her dad and told they needed to evacuate the house because of a big fire nearby. After packing up some clothes, books and pictures, ...

For Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, it’s back to the future

For Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, it’s back to the future

October 28, 2019

When Rabbi Yitzchak Etschalom began teaching at Shalhevet the first time, the school wasn't even a year old. Twenty-eight years later, he is teaching ...

About this fob thing…

About this fob thing…

October 25, 2019

First off, I want to thank the Boiling Point for offering me this opportunity to share my ideas. Now all of you are trapped hearing the crazy thoughts...