The Boiling Point

Celebrating Israel’s diversity

Rose Bern, Staff Writer

May 22, 2010

Globs of henna smeared on students’ arms, the sweet smell of Moroccan fried pastries hanging in the air, and tie-dyed t-shirts let Shalhevet students feel the diversity and unity of Israeli Jewry on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, which was celebrated on April 20. The day started out with a grand flag-raising ceremony on the new Sport Court and the annual Bat...

Celebrating the IDF on Yom Yerushalayim

Celebrating the IDF on Yom Yerushalayim

May 22, 2010

To commemorate Yom Yerushalayim, a day celebrating the reunification of Jerusalem, Israeli Consul General Jacob Dayan addressed Shalhevet students during...

Yom Hazikaron

Rose Bern, Staff Writer

May 18, 2010

The Shalhevet community came together on Yom HaZikaron to mourn the loss Israeli soldiers who passed away fighting to establish and protect Israel. A Bat Ami-organized assembly featured Rachel Sharabi, one of Hillel’s Bat Ami, telling the Shalhevet community about her brother, Gil Sharabi, who died in a tragic helicopter accident in February 1997, while on his way to Lebanon...

Yom HaShoah

Rose Bern, Staff Writer

May 16, 2010

It seemed like a normal day at Shalhevet, with the exception of the overwhelmingly melancholy atmosphere, as students gathered in an assembly to commemorate the people that had perished in the Holocaust on April 11. During the assembly, five students and Director of Student Life Mr. Yossi Kastan each shared stories about a family  member who survived the Holocaust, lighting...

Fall 2010 Boiling Point staff positions have been announced

May 6, 2010

Congratulations to all those who have obtained positions. If you didn't make it, don't give up. Keep working on Boiling Point, prove yourself, and apply again next semester for Spring staff positions. Editor-in-chief: Zev Hurwitz, Deputy Editor: Jaclyn Kellner, Web Editor: Michael Silver, Managing Editor: Nathaniel Kukurudz, Community Editor: Jaclyn Kellner, Opinion Editor:...

A letter to students from Mr. Tranchi

May 5, 2010

I mentioned last week that it is important for everyone to step and do what they can to help the community in a time of need.  On the part of the students, you contribute by being students. I need to ask more of you now and you might even consider it a personal favor.  We have many prospective families and guests coming through this week and we need to exhibit behavior that...

New letter from Rabbi Weinbach to parents and faculty

May 4, 2010

Below is a letter sent out on May 4 by former head of school Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach. The letter was sent to Shalhevet parents and faculty: Dear Parent, As parents, we are called upon to make many sacrifices on behalf of our children. Especially when it comes to our child’s Jewish education, we sacrifice luxury and comfort to afford this central piece of what makes...

Rabbi Weinbach resigns

May 2, 2010

At four minutes to midnight last Thursday, April 29, the Shalhevet Board announced via e-mail that Head of School Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach would “be...

Mazel Tov: Mr. Tranchi, Ms. Berkey welcome baby boy

Leona Fallas, Photo Editor, and Jaclyn Kellner, Community Editor

May 1, 2010

After years of “what-ifs,” curious inquiries, and baby-bump rumors,  English Department Chair Melanie Berkey and General Studies Principal Phu Tranchi welcomed their son Oliver Bui Berkey Tranchi into the world on April 18. Born at 5:07 a.m on a Sunday morning, he weighed six pounds, 10 ounces. "It's been nothing but excitement, and staring at him," says new father...

Second letter from Board of Trustees to the Shalhevet Community

April 30, 2010

This story is part of the coverage that was named 2010 Multimedia Story of the Year by the National Scholastic Press Association and American Society of News Editors. April 30, 2010 MESSAGE TO THE SHALHEVET COMMUNITY Shalhevet High School was founded in 1992 to fill a clear need in the Los Angeles Jewish Community: the need for a  co-educational, Zionisti...

Letter from Rabbi Weinbach to the Shalhevet Community

Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach

April 30, 2010

This story is part of the coverage that was named 2010 Multimedia Story of the Year by the National Scholastic Press Association and American Society of News Editors. Dear friends and members of the Shalhevet community, It is with deep personal regret and sadness that I submit my resignation as Head of School effective at the end of the school year. Over the short ti...

NSPA, Quill and Scroll awards for BP

Jaclyn Kellner, Community Editor

April 30, 2010

In the past few weeks, The Boiling Point added six awards to its 2009-10 tally: a runner-up "Best in Show" award for its Special Edition on the lower schools closing, and five awards in Quill and Scroll's International Writing and Photo Contest, judged by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The Best in Show award was given at the annual spring convention of the National...