The Boiling Point

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,...

A slice of Shalheaven: When it comes to charity, it’s complicated

Rachel Lesel, Staff Columnist

December 31, 2010

Living in Los Angeles, Christmas entangles us in its green and red blanket. Most of the attention is on gifts, flashy lights, and coffee shop specials that we all enjoy. From Toys for Tots to a man dressed up as Santa Claus asking for donations of street corners, Christmas does try and promote generosity to those in need as an underlying theme. Judaism always encourages...

Stuart Rogoff, new Director of Development has varied background

Sarah Soroudi, Staff Writer

December 31, 2010

From fundraising at City of Hope hospital, to becoming the director of development at a Solomon Schechter Day School, to being vice president of development for the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Stuart Rogoff has had plenty of experience with fundraising, and that’s what Shalhevet’s new Director of Development plans to do here. Hoping to raise money to strengthen...

Late nights, leftovers and plastic plates: Traveling with the debate team

Sarah Soroudi, Staff Writer

December 31, 2010

From the moment Shalhevet’s 26 debaters stepped off of the airplane at Dulles Airport in Washington D.C., they knew the conference wasn’t going to be easy, and not only the debating. The long hours, the stress of presenting a bill, hoping to tour Washington and even simply trying to stay awake were all going to be a challenge. It was obvious that food – and not just...

Debate team finishes strongly at  Princeton Model Congress in D.C.

Debate team finishes strongly at Princeton Model Congress in D.C.

December 31, 2010

At Princeton Model Congress, Shalhevet’s delegation raked in nine awards, earning three Gavels and six Honorable Mentions, marking the school’s second...

Q and A with Daniel Schwartz, the face behind the new bell schedule

Q and A with Daniel Schwartz, the face behind the new bell schedule

December 31, 2010

Boiling Point: How do you feel now that the new schedule, based on your proposal, is finally in place? Daniel Schwartz: I feel mixed emotion...

Finally! Three months of give and take yield a compromise new schedule

Adam Kellner, Staff Writer

December 31, 2010

Many students were furious when they arrived on the first day of school and saw the year’s new bell schedule, which consisted of nine 45-minute periods for the first time ever with only one break, a shorter, 40-minute lunch, and a mandatory in-school Mincha for the first time since 2007-08. The complaints were far-ranging and deep. “If you’re buying your lunch,...

Athletic Director Dave Paradzik to be replaced by Coach Ronnie “Flava” Winbush

December 16, 2010

This letter was sent to the Shalhevet community Dec. 16 by Interim Head of School Nathan Reynolds.   As of January 2, 2011, David Paradzik will be leaving Shalhevet to become Director of Tennis for the City of Manhattan Beach.  We are sorry to see David leave, he has done a superb job as Shalhevet's Athletic Director. Happily, Ronnie Winbush is available to assume the job of Athlet...

New bell schedule will dismiss school at 4:45 starting tomorrow

Zev Hurwitz, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2010

If all goes as planned, gradually over the next 10 days the long-awaited new bell schedule will come into effect -- but with a 4:45 p.m dismissal time instead of the 4:30 that students and faculty voted in October to approve. It will be similar to the one proposed by sophomore Daniel Schwartz, including a 55-minute lunch and Thursday Town Hall. General Studies Principal...

BP wins NSPA Multimedia Story of the Year, 1st Place

BP wins NSPA Multimedia Story of the Year, 1st Place

November 15, 2010

With screams of delight and high-fives, Boiling Point staff learned last Saturday that coverage of Rabbi Weinbach's resignation had been named Multimedia...

Mazal tov to Rabbi Leubitz and family on their new baby boy

November 5, 2010

Rabbi Leubitz's new son, Ezra Moshe Leubitz, was born Oct. 31, weighing 8 lbs., 11 ounces.  The brit was Nov. 7 in the Media Center, which was filled to overflowing with Shalhevet students and faculty as well as Rabbi Leubitz's family and friends.  It was followed by a seudat mitzvah in the Beit Midrash. Rabbi Leubitz and his wife, Florence, also have two daughters, Eliana a...

Boiling Point wins awards

Colleen Bazak, Staff Writer

November 1, 2010

Five Shalhevet students have been named finalists for Story of the Year by the National Scholastic Press Association, and the Boiling Point has also won recognition for its overall coverage throughout the 2009-10 school year. Alumna Lexi Gelb '10 and current students Zev Hurwitz, Jaclyn Kellner, Yonah Nimmer and Adam Ashkenazi were nominated together in the Multimedia Category...