The Boiling Point

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, outgoing head of YULA Girls High School, joining Shalhevet faculty next fall

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, outgoing head of YULA Girls High School, joining Shalhevet faculty next fall

June 17, 2017

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, who has been the head of YULA Girls High School since 2008, is set to join the Judaic faculty as a full-time as a teacher nex...

Ramie Smith, rabba at Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in NY, will join faculty next fall

Ramie Smith, rabba at Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in NY, will join faculty next fall

June 16, 2017

Yeshivat Maharat graduate Ramie Smith, who is known as Rabba Smith in her current position at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in New York, will be joining th...

Rachel Hecht, who started counseling program and removed its stigma, will not return next year

Rachel Hecht, who started counseling program and removed its stigma, will not return next year

May 26, 2017

Rachel Hecht, Shalhevet’s first guidance counselor, who has brought emotional anti-drinking and driving safety programs to school and meets with stud...

Dr. Smith leaving high school to go back to college

Dr. Smith leaving high school to go back to college

May 23, 2017

Part-time Judaic Studies teacher Dr. Sara Smith will move from high school to grad school next year, leaving her position as ninth grade Tanach teacher at Shalhevet to become assistant dean of the Graduate School for Jewish Education at American Jewish University in Bel Air..

Suzanne Halloran, school’s longest serving math teacher, leaving for Harvard-Westlake

Suzanne Halloran, school’s longest serving math teacher, leaving for Harvard-Westlake

May 19, 2017

Ms. Suzanne Halloran, one of Shalhevet’s longest serving teachers and known for her clear teaching, deep care of students and spirited classes, will be leaving Shalhevet next year to teach math at Harvard-Westlake School in grades eight and nine.

Shlomit Abrams, ‘teacher who cares,’ leaving after eight years

Shlomit Abrams, ‘teacher who cares,’ leaving after eight years

May 8, 2017

Ms. Shlomit Abrams, a warm and approachable Hebrew teacher who became a confidante for students, will not be returning to Shalhevet next year, she fir...

Malikov leaving after six years, will teach at new UCLA high school

Malikov leaving after six years, will teach at new UCLA high school

April 20, 2017

Ms. Katya Malikov, the Russian-trained champion of Shalhevet’s Math Department known for extreme kindness combined with equally extreme academic rigor, ...

Science Department chair Ayden Jacob announces he will not return next year

Science Department chair Ayden Jacob announces he will not return next year

March 14, 2017

In individualized letters written to  students in his SAS Biology class,  Science department chair Mr. Ayden Jacob  announced today  he will not...

Feld leaving to become head of school in Seattle area

Feld leaving to become head of school in Seattle area

January 31, 2017

Dean of Students Mr. Jason Feld has announced that he will leave Shalhevet next year to become Head of School at Northwest Yeshiva High School (NYHS) in...

New Executive Director has background in corporate law

New Executive Director has background in corporate law

January 11, 2017

Ms. Sarah Emerson Helfand, former Cedars-Sina Medical Center Senior Development Officer and the sister of Rabbi Dov Emerson, the Head of School at YUL...

Departing Executive Director leaves a legacy of elegance

Departing Executive Director leaves a legacy of elegance

December 28, 2016

As your mind drifts from numbers and formulas in math class, you peer at the ceiling and notice numerous long, puffy pipes and suspended air vents hovering...

Sarah Emerson Helfand named new Executive Director

Sarah Emerson Helfand named new Executive Director

November 6, 2016

Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal announced Friday that Ms. Sarah Emerson Helfand has been chosen as Shalhevet’s new Executive Director, replacing Mrs. Robyn Lewis who is leaving to become Executive Director of Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills. Ms. Helfand is the wife of Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi Avi Helfand.