The Boiling Point

Sarah Cardenas previously worked as receptionist at Yavneh Hebrew Academy in Hancock Park.

New receptionist Sarah Cardenas brings love for people – and the Dodgers – to Shalhevet foyer

September 24, 2020

Watching over school comings and goings from the entryway of the building’s three-story lobby is Sarah Cardenas, the new receptionist. And though th...

<strong><span style=HONOR: Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, who has been teaching for over four decades, accepted the Jewish Educator Award from Mr. Richard Sandler, executive vice president of the Milken Family Foundation." />

Rabbi Lieberman wins $15,000 Milken Jewish Educator Award

November 4, 2019

Students were already wondering why a last-minute special schedule had been posted when Rabbi Segal announced on Schoology that there was a “very import...

For Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, it’s back to the future

For Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, it’s back to the future

October 28, 2019

When Rabbi Yitzchak Etschalom began teaching at Shalhevet the first time, the school wasn't even a year old. Twenty-eight years later, he is teaching ...

Spreadsheets, songs and school-running: Nachum Joel

Spreadsheets, songs and school-running: Nachum Joel

October 23, 2019

Shalhevet’s apparent love for former singers has surfaced again with the arrival of Mr. Nachum Joel, who has joined the staff as a teacher and administr...

<strong><span style=LITERATURE: Mr. Reynolds, a lover of great literature and the arts, hosted poetry seminars for students and faculty during his time at Shalhevet." />

Nat Reynolds, former Head of School, teacher, mentor, has died

October 7, 2019

Mr. Nathan Reynolds, who founded Shalhevet’s General Studies department, recruited the first student body and years later left retirement on three sepa...

<strong><span style=WRITER: Mr. Forrester is teaching American Literature this year. " />

New English teacher brings a worldwide upbringing and a passion for playwriting

September 23, 2019

He may teach English, but new Shalhevet teacher Mr. Brian Forrester has a passion for theater, or more specifically, playwriting. Ever since college, h...

PEOPLE: Mrs. Honig coniders herself a ‘people person’ and has also worked selling wigs and teaching people how to paint.

New Tanakh teacher says the ‘bubble’ is a good thing

September 22, 2019

As someone who did not always connect to either Judaism or Jewish school but eventually fell in love with both, new Judaic Studies teacher Mrs. Natalie Ho...

New chesed director is also an athlete

New chesed director is also an athlete

September 11, 2019

Running marathons and finding zen in yoga are two hobbies of Mrs. Malkie Hametz, Shalhevet’s newest Tanakh teacher and new director of chesed, or comm...

<strong><span style=SCHOLAR: Yoetzet Halacha Atara Segal in 2013 became the first woman to teach Gemara in an Orthodox school in Los Angeles." />

Ms. Segal is first female teacher to get Jewish title at school

October 4, 2018

Yoetzet Halacha Atara Segal is Shalhevet’s first female Judaic faculty member to have a title other than Ms. or Morah, but neither she nor her husband,...

<strong><span style=ROLE: Ms. Atara Segal plans to be a role model for both boys and girls." />

Her training completed, Yoetzet Segal finds new ways to teach and relate to students, female and male

October 3, 2018

This story won a Best of SNO award. Last month in Israel, Ms. Atara Segal, who has been teaching Tanakh, Talmud, and Statistics for seven years, completed t...

<strong><span style=TEACH: Mr. Diamond just finished co-writing a book that explains the business of screenwriting. BP Photo by Jonathan Diamond. " />

Screenwriter David Diamond brings Hollywood lessons to Shalhevet

September 14, 2018

  While David Diamond is an accomplished screenwriter with credits in big-budget films, he tries to stay humble. One of his high school yearbook...

<strong><span style=EXPERIENCE: Coach Remer comes to Shalhevet with over 10 years of work in athletics. BP Photo by Neima Fax. " />

Remer replaces Ryan, but both coaches remain

September 14, 2018

Coach Ryan Coleman and Coach Jeff Remer have partly switched jobs this year. Coach Remer, the girls basketball coach, has taken over as school Athletic...

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