The Boiling Point

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...

Basement is back, along with new bleachers and a larger robotics lab

Basement is back, along with new bleachers and a larger robotics lab

October 24, 2019

While students and faculty were away for the summer, Shalhevet’s maintenance crew of expanded the robotics lab, added bleachers to the schoo...

Spreadsheets, songs and school-running: Nachum Joel

Spreadsheets, songs and school-running: Nachum Joel

October 23, 2019

Shalhevet’s apparent love for former singers has surfaced again with the arrival of Mr. Nachum Joel, who has joined the staff as a teacher and administr...

Nat Reynolds, former Head of School, teacher, mentor, has died

Nat Reynolds, former Head of School, teacher, mentor, has died

October 7, 2019

Mr. Nathan Reynolds, who founded Shalhevet’s General Studies department, recruited the first student body and years later left retirement on three sepa...

Comp-Sci students present internship projects to realtors

Comp-Sci students present internship projects to realtors

October 6, 2019

At 2:15 p.m. on Sept. 27, when most students were rushing to their next class, four seniors could be seen leaving the parking lot in very formal attire...

School installs new scanner system to track who’s in tefillah

School installs new scanner system to track who’s in tefillah

September 25, 2019

Before grabbing a siddur and picking a seat, Shalhevet students now must scan themselves into davening by pressing a small blue fob against a rectangular ...

New English teacher brings a worldwide upbringing and a passion for playwriting

New English teacher brings a worldwide upbringing and a passion for playwriting

September 23, 2019

He may teach English, but new Shalhevet teacher Mr. Brian Forrester has a passion for theater, or more specifically, playwriting. Ever since college, h...

New Tanakh teacher says the ‘bubble’ is a good thing

New Tanakh teacher says the ‘bubble’ is a good thing

September 22, 2019

As someone who did not always connect to either Judaism or Jewish school but eventually fell in love with both, new Judaic Studies teacher Mrs. Natalie Ho...

Town Hall vote puts Fairness Committee in charge of Just Community elections

Town Hall vote puts Fairness Committee in charge of Just Community elections

September 13, 2019

After years of dilemmas, complications and mistakes in the running of elections, the Shalhevet community voted this week to appoint the Fairness Committ...

New chesed director is also an athlete

New chesed director is also an athlete

September 11, 2019

Running marathons and finding zen in yoga are two hobbies of Mrs. Malkie Hametz, Shalhevet’s newest Tanakh teacher and new director of chesed, or comm...