The Boiling Point

Head of School Rabbi Weinbach resigns, citing family; Mr. Tranchi and Rabbi Leubitz take reins

Head of School Rabbi Weinbach resigns, citing family; Mr. Tranchi and Rabbi Leubitz take reins

May 23, 2010

Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach, who was credited with helping put Shalhevet on a more secure financial footing and strengthening its Modern Orthodox identity,...

Debate vs. New Jew may foreshadow a Jewish league

Debate vs. New Jew may foreshadow a Jewish league

May 23, 2010

Four of Shalhevet’s champion debaters faced tough local competition on March 24 from New Community Jewish High School in an event that may become a model...

Purple and orange? For 2010, SAC offers Color War in a new light

Purple and orange? For 2010, SAC offers Color War in a new light

May 23, 2010

Flocks of students cheered, raced, and stomped through school and La Cienega Park painted purple and orange in a kaleidoscopic display of school spirit,...

Harvard, Penn, Columbia, Wash. U., Hopkins top list of seniors’ college acceptances

Harvard, Penn, Columbia, Wash. U., Hopkins top list of seniors’ college acceptances

May 23, 2010

Despite the ever-growing competition to get into colleges, this year’s senior class has done remarkably well in the college process, compiling a list...

An interview with Rabbi Weinbach

An interview with Rabbi Weinbach

May 22, 2010

The Boiling Point asked Rabbi Weinbach for an interview in early May about his decision to resign, and he asked to be interviewed in writing.  This in...

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...

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