The Boiling Point

Call for emails to senators starts dispute over politics on Schoology

Call for emails to senators starts dispute over politics on Schoology

November 13, 2018

By Lucy Fried, Co-Editor-in-Chief, and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Community Editor Some have called the past two years the most divided time in Ameri...

Jewish school, summer camps damaged or destroyed in Woolsey fire

Jewish school, summer camps damaged or destroyed in Woolsey fire

November 11, 2018

Jewish schools and camps have been hit hard by Southern California’s fires, with at least one day school and two camps reporting significant damage in the three-day-old blaze. The Ilan Ramon Jewish Day School in Agoura Hills, which w...

Psalms and slow singing soften a day of broken hearts after Pittsburgh shooting

Psalms and slow singing soften a day of broken hearts after Pittsburgh shooting

November 1, 2018

Everyone had heard about how they died on the news. But on Monday morning, the Shalhevet community took time to appreciate the victims of the mass synagog...

Town Hall mostly defends Justice Kavanaugh as conversation stays civil

Town Hall mostly defends Justice Kavanaugh as conversation stays civil

October 22, 2018

A recent Town Hall discussing the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court turned out to be a serious and dignified conversation, and...

Summer construction: New colors, better acoustics and a space for non-profits at school

Summer construction: New colors, better acoustics and a space for non-profits at school

October 11, 2018

Artwork lines the basement hallway, red accents paint the pipes, and new offices mean more teachers now have space of their own. Summer at Shalhevet meant thi...

Fairness imposes penalties for missing davening

Fairness imposes penalties for missing davening

October 9, 2018

In response to a greater number of students ditching davening last year, the Fairness Committee wrote a stricter policy regarding davening attendance, and that policy will be...

Ms. Segal is first female teacher to get Jewish title at school

Ms. Segal is first female teacher to get Jewish title at school

October 4, 2018

Yoetzet Halacha Atara Segal is Shalhevet’s first female Judaic faculty member to have a title other than Ms. or Morah, but neither she nor her husband,...

Her training completed, Yoetzet Segal finds new ways to teach and relate to students, female and male

Her training completed, Yoetzet Segal finds new ways to teach and relate to students, female and male

October 3, 2018

This story won a Best of SNO award. Last month in Israel, Ms. Atara Segal, who has been teaching Tanakh, Talmud, and Statistics for seven years, completed t...

Screenwriter David Diamond brings Hollywood lessons to Shalhevet

Screenwriter David Diamond brings Hollywood lessons to Shalhevet

September 14, 2018

  While David Diamond is an accomplished screenwriter with credits in big-budget films, he tries to stay humble. One of his high school yearbook...

Remer replaces Ryan, but both coaches remain

Remer replaces Ryan, but both coaches remain

September 14, 2018

Coach Ryan Coleman and Coach Jeff Remer have partly switched jobs this year. Coach Remer, the girls basketball coach, has taken over as school Athletic...

2018-19 Just Community grade-level election results

2018-19 Just Community grade-level election results

September 13, 2018

The following people were elected today to represent their grades on the various Just Community committees. Freshmen SAC: Liad Machmali, Jacob Kahtan ...

Mr. Weslow now principal; Rabbi Block Assistant Principal, Judaic Studies

Mr. Weslow now principal; Rabbi Block Assistant Principal, Judaic Studies

September 13, 2018

Shalhevet’s administration still plans to operate as a team, but Mr. Daniel Weslow has become overall principal and Rabbi David Block has assumed responsibility...