The Boiling Point

Standing against hate, on two continents

Nate Erez, Community Editor

March 11, 2011

There’s always something worse. As an African-American soldier fighting in WWII, then-Private Leon Bass nursed a sense of grievance over having to stand for 100 miles on a bus with empty seats because he wasn’t white. But when he witnessed the skeletal bodies dying of starvation at the Buchenwald concentration camp, his life would be forever changed. Shalhevet and...

Sophomore says shalom Israel for spring semester

Ariana Feder, Staff Writer

March 11, 2011

Sophomore Leora Nimmer last month left the doors of Shalhevet just after finals to join TRY, a program in Israel that allows high school students to study for a semester in Israel. After four years in both the Shalhevet middle and high schools, she felt compelled to change things up and spend the semester away from home. “Since I had been at Shalhevet since seventh grade,...

Favorite teacher will chair math department next year

Favorite teacher will chair math department next year

March 11, 2011

Ms. Ekaterina Malikov, part time Pre-Calculus Honors teacher, was appointed February 18 to become the new chair of the Math Department and begin teaching...

Director of curriculum leaves after one semester

Nate Erez, Community Editor

March 10, 2011

After one-and-a-half years at Shalhevet, Dr. Debora Parks, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, has not returned for the second semester. Always keeping cookies in her office for hungry students, Dr. Parks is remembered as kind and warm. She was General Studies Principal of the lower schools last year, but her position was shifted after their unexpected closure. This...

Letter announcing appointment of Ms. Malikov to lead math department

February 23, 2011

The following letter was sent to parents this morning from Shalhevet Board President Larry Gill and incoming head of school Rabbi Ari Segal. Dear Parents of Shalhevet, Shalhevet School is thrilled to annonce that Ms. Katerina Malikov will be joining the faculty as the Chair of the Mathematics Department beginning the 2011/2012 academic year. As many of you know and...

Mrs. Malikov to move to Shalhevet full time

Zev Hurwitz, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2011

According to numerous sources, Mrs. Ekatrina Malikov, currently a part-time Pre-Calculus honors teacher at Shalhevet, will leave her post at Maimonides Academy and teach full time at Shalhevet beginning next fall. While not yet announced at Shalhevet, the news was spread last Friday by Maimonides students who had found out through Mrs. Malikov directly. Many Maimonides students...

Through organ donation, a pink dot on your driver’s license could save a life if you unexpectedly lose yours

Tamar Willis, Staff Writer

January 5, 2011

“There is some talk in the Jewish community that donating organs is against halacha," said Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, opening a special Town Hall Nov. 4.  “Actually, by donating one’s organs, one is performing a great mitzvah--pikuach nefesh,” or saving a life. Dr. Danovitch, who also happens to be the father of Dean of Students Mr. Roy Danovitch, was addressing st...

School resumes Monday

January 5, 2011

Second semester classes begin at 7:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31.

After debates, new bell schedule ends school at 4:45

Jaclyn Kellner, Deputy Editor

January 4, 2011

An altered version of sophomore Daniel Schwartz's new bell schedule took effect Monday, Dec. 13, dismissing school at 4:45 p.m. instead of 5 for the first time in Shalhevet history. The news was met with disdain by some students but celebrated by others. The schedule shortens the school day Monday through Thursday and legthens it by 10 minutes on Friday. It resulted from...

Mock Trial team falls to county’s second-best

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Staff Writer

December 31, 2010

Cyber-bullying, First Amendment rights and assault charges were all elements of the case that Shalhevet debaters argued in the school’s third annual participation in the Mock Trial competition. For Shalhevet, the competition ended early, when they lost round two to Monroe High School of North Hills.  Ironically, they were excluded early because they did so well in Round...

Story of a Model Congress bill: Point, counterpoint, teamwork

Story of a Model Congress bill: Point, counterpoint, teamwork

December 31, 2010

Sitting in the “Red Senate,” one of four color-coded legislative bodies meeting in full session at Princeton Model Congress Nov. 21, Shalhevet’s...

Matt Weintraub, advisor and friend, leaves marketing post

Matt Weintraub, advisor and friend, leaves marketing post

December 31, 2010

Matt Weintraub, who in two years at Shalhevet reorganized the school’s communications department and was the only non-teacher to be a ma’agal advisor,...