The Boiling Point

FRIEND: Hebrew teacher Shlomit Abrams is known for close relationships with students.

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...

LISTENER: Students said Ms. Katya Malikov is known for  having confidence in all students and for being a good listener.  She has taught at Shalhevet for six years.

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

April 21, 2017

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

SAS Biology teacher and year-old Head of Science Department taught an advanced Chemistry class, which was established mid-year for sophomores.

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: Ms. Sarah Emerson, has taken over as of last week. She is
the sister of YULA Boys Head of School.

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...

DEPARTED: After five years, Ms. Robyn Lewis, former Executive Director, has now moved to Beth Jacob.

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...

CONNECTED: Mrs. Helfand is married to Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi Avi Helfand and is the sister of YULA Boys Head of School Rabbi Dov Emerson. She spoke with Rabbi David Block during Open House Nov. 5.

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.

EXPERIENCE: Rabbi Abraham Lieberman has led YULA Girls High School since 2008.

Rabbi Lieberman to leave YULA Girls High School

November 3, 2016

YULA Girls High School has announced the resignation of Head of School Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, saying he would not return next year and would be replace...

SERVICE: Mrs. Sarah Leah Gormin's passion for Judaism led her to become religious as a college student.

New chesed coordinator plans out-of-state trips

October 30, 2016

As a high schooler, Mrs. Sarah Leah Gormin spent her time cheering for the Pacifica High School Seadogs in Orange County, creating art, making her own ...

ALIYAH: Mr. Jeremy Shine, a former IDF soldier, previously worked for the JDC helping the Russian community.

A history teacher who has already changed history

October 28, 2016

Some may say Jewish History is just a class, but for Mr. Jeremy Shine, it’s a way of life.

New Science Chair wants classes to do real research

New Science Chair wants classes to do real research

October 12, 2016

New Science Department Chair Mr. Ayden Jacob plans to move the department away from tests and lectures and towards labs and projects. He also plans on...

ENCOURAGE: Rabbi Tsaidi was inspired by his high school rabbi in Detroit to become a rabbi himself.

New Talmud teacher hopes to connect and inspire

September 27, 2016

Rabbi Yagil Tsaidi's path to becoming a rabbi was paved by a close rabbi of his growing up -- Rabbi Tzali Freedman, who was more than just his class rabbi. He always looked out for him outside of the classroom.

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