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NUANCE: Rabbi Block said his decision to censor the article had been difficult. “It’s not that I agree that such an article can never be shared or understand the other side... But to me, I provide education for our community, and so if our community can’t handle something, I do have to consider that.”

School censors story about LA Muslim teens and war

By Boiling Point Staff June 2, 2024

Sophomore Sophie Katz, the Boiling Point’s Outside News Editor, searched for three months for Muslim teenagers in Los Angeles to interview for a story about their experiences and feelings during the...

WORKING: Mrs. Keene perched at her desk in the Boiling Point office. She keeps a photo of her father with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (at right) for inspiration, as well as mugs with slogans and various newspapers.

​​Mrs. Keene, who led Boiling Point and Choirhawks for 21 years, leaves to boost journalism in more Jewish schools

By Sophie Katz, Outside News Editor June 1, 2024

After 21 years of leading the Boiling Point, directing the Choirhawks, and teaching classes, Mrs. Joelle Keene is leaving Shalhevet to continue and expand her work at the Jewish Scholastic Press Association,...

OFF: Students place their phones on tables in preparation for Town Hall March 5, ths first of three phone-free Town Hall after thtrials mandated by the Fairness and Agenda committees with administrative

After a three-week trial period, students vote two-to-one for no phones at Town Hall

By Martzi Hirsch and Joshua Gamson May 31, 2024

By a vote of 91 to 52, the Just Community voted in favor of removing their phones and leaving them aside for Town Hall henceforth after April 9.  The result, which took effect immediately and will...

GLASSES: Made of paper (not glass), the latest protective eyewear was shared with all students and staff who wanted to view the eclipse, enabling them to turn their gaze straight up to the sky.

School takes midday break to view partial eclipse – music included

By Mindy Nagel, 9th Grade May 19, 2024

Many students were already eagerly on the turf before 10:45 A.M. on Monday, April 8, to observe the solar eclipse, when classes were interrupted so the whole school could be present.  Once they arrived,...

SOCIAL: Mr. Reusch has an active social media account and wants to teach people how to think.  Students said he encouraged them to express and develop their opinions.

Mr. Reusch, social studies teacher and more, leaves to start a school online

By Eliana Vahedifar, Staff Writer May 16, 2024

Mr. William Reuch, the founder of Shalhevet’s Civics course, social studies teacher and Model Congress advisor, is leaving Shalhevet after 11 years, taking a step back from classroom teaching to launch...

SERVICE: Ivan Wolkind zl smiles as his daughter Nettie, now a Shalhevet senior, affixes his badge at his LAPD swearing-in ceremony July 2, 2014, as then-Chief Charlie Beck looks on. Mr. Wolkind was known in the Jewish community and beyond as a champion of safety and love of family.

Ivan Wolkind, Shalhevet dad, champion of community safety and liaison with law enforcement, dies at 56

By Mira Schulman, Features Editor May 15, 2024

Mr. Ivan Wolkind, father of current senior Nettie Wolkind and two Shalhevet alumni and former Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation, passed away suddenly on May...

REDO: Above, then-Agenda Chair Keira Beller led a debate last March about whether to create a framed, parchment display of the 2020 Constitution rewrite.

Town Hall passes revised proposal to make and display new Constitution, on parchment and framed

By Jojo Eisen, 10th grade February 17, 2024

The Agenda Committee’s new rule requiring submitted proposals to be more detailed prompted a student to rewrite an old proposal, adding in specifics needed for the Agenda Committee to successfully implement...

RETURN: Mr. Ross was in high spirits after several weeks of being sidelined with a broken collarbone. “The first day back was great,” he said shortly afterward.

Mr. Ross returns to school after two-month recovery from scooter accident

By Bella Graber, 9th Grade February 2, 2024

While English teacher Mr. Dylan Ross was scootering down National Boulevard near Midvale Avenue on Oct. 7,  he lost his balance and fell off his scooter, causing a severe injury to his collarbone.  He...

NEXT ACT: Ms. Chase has been both an actor and director around Los Angeles, and an original play she directed, titled Eight Nights, won two 2021 Ovation Awards.

Emily Chase, who led drama department for 31 years, has left for Crossroads

By Sonya Katzin, Arts & Culture Editor February 1, 2024

Ms. Emily Chase, who founded and developed the Shalhevet drama department while encouraging students to write and direct their own plays, has left for Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica...

UNIMPLEMENTED: Despite a proposal passed last year, Assistant to the Head of School Muriel Ohana continues to helm the student store. The proposal, if put into place, would have granted that responsibility to students.

Town Hall approves proposal to enforce proposals

By Jojo Eisen, 10th grade December 19, 2023

Shalhevet’s Just Community has approved a proposal to amend the school Constitution so that the Agenda Committee is responsible for making sure that passed proposals are actually being enacted. At...

SUBDUED: The atmosphere in shuls like the Happy Minyan on Pico Boulevard, pictured here on Oct. 6 before the holiday started, was restrained on Simchat Torah. Communities quelled the usually joyful holiday, taking the day’s events into account.

From Israel to Pico, Hamas terror flipped the switch on happiest holiday of the year

By Arieh Elad, Torah Editor December 7, 2023

In both Los Angeles and Israel, whether they went out to rejoice in the holiday or stayed in, everyone agreed that this year’s Simchat Torah celebrations were the exact opposite of what they were expected...

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