The Boiling Point

New Bat Ami finds niche

Esther Levy, 9th Grade

March 18, 2010

Filed under Community, News

From Kfar Vradim, a small Israeli town located south of the border with Lebanon, 19-year-old Aviya Cohen joined Shalhevet on Jan. 12. Aviya came to replace Ravit Roseman, who returned to Israel in November complaining of homesickness. In the year and a half before coming to Shalhevet, Aviya volunteered helping students at a school near her hometown.  “It’s different...

Lindi Berman joins staff as new fundraising chief

Nathaniel Erez, Staff Writer

March 18, 2010

Filed under Community, News

The new, bright office lighting up the annex is now the office of recently hired Lindi Berman, the new Executive Director of Development and Marketing. Ms. Berman arrived Feb. 2 and works with Matt Weintraub, the current director of development, mainly on fundraising but also to educate the public about Shalhevet. She is currently working on projects such as dedicating...

Newly decorated sports van sparks school pride

Newly decorated sports van sparks school pride

March 18, 2010

Shalhevet’s aging white sports van received a splash of new, vibrant colors and vinyl stickers when two workers from “Car Wraps and Above” traveled...

BP wins gold medal from CSPA

Yonah Nimmer, 10th Grade and Jaclyn Kellner, Community Editor

March 18, 2010

Filed under Award-winners, Community, News

The 2008-09 Boiling Point has been awarded a “Gold Medal” from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and last year’s editor-in-chief, Elana Eden, won one of just two George and Ophelia Gallup scholarships awarded nationally by Quill and Scroll, whose contests are judged by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. In another rating contest, last year’s paper...

Model UN team sees issues from varied perspectives

Jenny Newman, Outside News Editor

March 18, 2010

Filed under Community, News

Shalhevet’s Model United Nations team returned Feb. 23 from the Yeshiva University Model United Nations (YUNMUN) conference with two awards for the 10-delegate team, representing the United States and Sierra Leone in a wide range of committees and organizations.  Senior David Soroudi won a gavel in the Committee on Worldwide Events, representing the United States, while...

Treat senioritis with a grain of salt

Aliza Kellerman, Staff Columnist

March 18, 2010

Filed under A slice of Shalheaven, Columns, Community, News

Wake up in the morning feelin’ like P.Diddy. Except not. Because you’re actually a senior at Shalhevet, and the last thing you feel like doing is getting out of bed. No, the last thing you feel like doing is taking a test. Actually, the last thing you feel like doing is coming to school. Why get up when you’ve already sent in your college applications (and double checked...

Senior prank makes it a beautiful day in the ‘bubble’

Kalil Eden, Staff Writer

March 18, 2010

Filed under Community, News

Life in the bubble took on new meaning Tuesday, March 9, when the class of 2010 treated the school to a lavishly enacted prank in which the main building was turned into Pico Boulevard and other hot-spots frequented by Shalhevet students. Arriving in the morning, students were welcomed with a bubble rave in the car line, and the main hallway greeted them with fragrances...

Internet is back — with new filters and protections

By Jaclyn Kellner, Community Editor and Toby Bern, 11th Grade

January 9, 2010

Filed under Community, News

Shalhevet students were happy to finally receive internet access on November 9, after 75 percent of students brought in the signed forms and administration decided that was close enough. However, because Shalhevet reformed its internet policy to be safer and more law-abiding, access is now limited by filters and blocks to keep the internet running and to keep internet use...

No, clothing is a form of expression

No, clothing is a form of expression

January 5, 2010

By Benny Balasz, Staff Columnist   Uniforms have no place in Shalhevet. The one and only Jewish school whose main purpose is to help students form their own identities cannot be one with ...

Sudden loss of an old friend, Beatrice Levavi

Rebecca Asch, Features Editor

September 3, 2009

Filed under Community, News

About 300 people dressed in dark formal clothes sat out on former headmaster Dr. Jerry Friedman’s tennis court on the cool summer evening of August 5 to share their memories of former director of admissions Mrs. Beatrice Levavi, who passed away suddenly on July 26 from pancreatic cancer. The crowd sitting in the backyard of Dr. Friedman’s Beverly Hills estate laughed...

After three busy years, Rabbi Avi Greene will miss students most

Jeremy Lowe, Arts Editor

June 16, 2008

Filed under Community

After three years as Principal of Judaic Studies, Rabbi Avi Greene is leaving Shalhevet. Since arriving at the beginning of the 2005-06 school year, he has done everything from curriculum development and teaching Tanach to organizing Color War and chaperoning many school trips. “Being at Shalhevet has been a tremendous opportunity to learn from teachers, students and peers,”...

For Mr. Tranchi, 10th grade Israel trip was a very different experience

Micah Gottlieb, Editor-in-Chief; Elana Eden, Opinion Editor;, and Penina Smith, Community Editor

March 16, 2008

Filed under Award-winners, Community

One of the people on the sophomore Israel trip was General Studies Principal Phu Tranchi. While his experience was mainly a positive one, on his free weekend, Mr. Tranchi experienced discrimination. “Anyone who’s been discriminated against can understand what I mean when I say that people either stare at you or they stare right through you,” Mr. Tranchi told The Boi...