The Boiling Point

School stays open but Open House is cancelled as Mayor Garcetti issues new orders to fight Covid-19

CANCELED: Prospective students and their families arrived in the foyer Nov. 22 at one of three Open Houses this admission season.
By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor December 3, 2020

As Covid cases hit another all-time high in LA County tonight, Shalhevet cancelled its second open house for prospective students until further notice, according to an email sent by Admissions officials...

After delay, in-person school to start tomorrow with one grade at a time instead of two

NAMES: New tents set up to accommodate in-person outdoor learning are named after the patriarchs and matriarchs. Tents Sarah and Abraham are on the third-floor patio; tents Leah, Yaakov, and Rachel are on the turf; and tents Yitzchak and Rivka are in the parking lot.
By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor November 30, 2020

Thirteen days after Shalhevet unexpectedly “paused” a planned reopening of on-campus Judaic Studies classes, the administration announced Friday that students would return to campus after all -- but...

Covid Tracker – November 24-26

POLL: View a slideshow of poll results by clicking through the Gallery box below.
By Benjamin Gamson, Eli Weiss, and Molly Litvak November 28, 2020

The Boiling Point is conducting a Covid-19 tracking project to watch how Covid cases are progressing not only at school but among friends, family and personal acquaintances of Shalhevet community members....

Covid Tracker – November 17-18

POLL: View a slideshow of poll results by clicking through the Gallery box below.
By Benjamin Gamson, Eli Weiss, and Molly Litvak November 20, 2020

The Boiling Point is conducting a Covid-19 tracking project to watch how Covid cases are progressing not only at school but among friends, family and personal acquaintances of Shalhevet community members....

Partial reopening of in-person school is cancelled after LA Covid cases spike

PAUSED: New tents in the parking lot last Thursday night waited for students who would have started on-campus Judaic Studies classes yesterday if not for a last-minute cancellation.
By Molly Litvak and Benjamin Gamson November 18, 2020

UPDATED Nov. 24 -- At a meeting that lasted less than an hour, school officials decided Sunday to cancel yesterday’s scheduled reopening of on-campus Judaic Studies classes because of a sudden steep...

Covid Tracker – October 20-28

POLL: View a slideshow of poll results by clicking through the Gallery box below.
By Molly Litvak and Eli Weiss November 3, 2020

The Boiling Point conducting a Covid-19 tracking project to watch how Covid cases are progressing not only at school but among friends, family and personal acquaintances of Shalhevet community members....

Poll shows only two Covid cases so far among Shalhevet extended community

POLL: View a slideshow of poll results by clicking through the Gallery box below.
By Molly Litvak and Benjamin Gamson October 19, 2020

On Oct. 13, the Boiling Point began a Covid-19 tracking project to watch how Covid cases are progressing not only at school but among friends, family and personal acquaintances of Shalhevet community members....

From backyard minyans to distanced dinners, Covid Rosh Hashanah will look and feel different

OUTSIDE: Rosh Hashanah starts tomorrow night. With synagogues closed, many Shalhevet community members will be praying in socially distanced groups outdoors.
By Olivia Fishman and Tehilla Fishman, 10th Grade September 17, 2020

Shalhevet Dean of Students Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg thinks that it will be especially difficult to connect to God during the High Holidays this year. “There is a certain mood and certain energy that...

For the Shalhevet building, spring vacation ended in summer

SAFETY: Dr. Josh Sharfman taught Computer Science in the Wildfire Theater during the first week of the summer classes. Desks were spaced six feet apart, and new plexiglass shields aimed to keep students’ air to themselves.
By Benjamin Gamson and Yael Schechter September 6, 2020

The Shalhevet campus came back to life this summer as students filled the science lab, theatre, cafeteria and room 216 for a summer enrichment program while a day camp met in the gym and on the third...

COVID 2.0: Online classes, after-school “camp” and Zoom shofar-blowing welcome new school year

SAFETY: Plexi-glass dividers built by Maintenance Head Jose Flores have been installed around desks in larger classrooms.
By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor August 25, 2020

With endless trips, Shabbatons, pep rallies and spontaneous kumzitzes in the hallways, Shalhevet always feels a little like camp.  This year, for parts of the day, it actually is. Although...

For COVID-19 nurses on opposite sides of the world, keeping families away is the hardest part

STRONG: Sydney Miller ’13 is ready for her shift at  NYU-Lagone Hospital’s coronavirus unit April 20.
By By Juliet Wiener, Staff Writer June 28, 2020

Shalhevet alumna Sydney Miller ‘13 is a nurse at the NYU Langone Hospital in New York. Typically, she finds enjoyment in sitting next to an anxious patient and comforting him or her through conversation....

A blue-and-white parade of cars celebrates Israel Independence Day in the age of Covid

DIFFERENT: Seniors and a few faculty drove down Cresta Drive in the Yom Haatzmaut car parade April 29. A total of 46 vehicles joined the line, which zig-zagged for 4.9 miles.
By Molly Litvak and Alex Rubel May 7, 2020

Throughout Pico-Robertson and Beverlywood last Thursday, Shalhevet families, alumni and others stood outside their homes carrying signs and Israeli flags, and waiting to celebrate Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s...

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