The Boiling Point

College destinations for Shalhevet grads are mostly Modern Orthodox-friendly

November 1, 2010

TOP 12: Universities with the most Shalhevet grad enrollees from 2006 to the present. All have at least some Orthodox life and seven offer pretty much anything you can find in the neighborhoods around Shalhevet. Barnard and Columbia are listed together because their Jewish activities are combined. This sto...

Building bridges while deconstructing buildings in AJSS teen summer program

Jaclyn Kellner, Deputy Editor

August 31, 2010

Conflicting views on gender issues test principles of religious pluralism ... In an uninhabited farmhouse in the once-Jewish farming community of Marvell, Arkansas, the 21 members of my summer program, American Jewish Society for Service, sat in a circle to discuss how we should pray together. As the obse...

Volunteers share a hands-on summer in Arkansas

Volunteers share a hands-on summer in Arkansas

Jaclyn Kellner, Deputy Editor

August 30, 2010

... as teens learn how to help build homes by tearing them down In your steel-toed boots you walk through the maze of an old, abandoned furniture store in search of the hammer crowbar you left on the floor. You take your tools and begin ripping down a wall, using multiple successive jerking movement...

New school year, new styles

Leona Fallas, Arts Editor

August 26, 2010

We’re all sad to leave the sunshine for school, but the end of August does have a bright side: back-to-school shopping! I’m here to tell you what’s hot, because with the dress code crackdown, nobody wants to be caught and forced to change.  Luckily, this season’s styles fit in perfectly with...

Schnitzly: Only in Pico-Robertson

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Managing Editor

August 26, 2010

Restaurant review There’s something that I always look forward to when I go the Pico Robertson area (I know, I am Jewish -- but I don’t live there). I don’t know if it’s the synagogues on every corner and more. Maybe it’s the atmosphere. But when Schnitzly opened its doors on Pico just ea...

Cafri triplets, tied but separate, to go their own ways

Cafri triplets, tied but separate, to go their own ways

Leona Fallas, Photo Editor

June 30, 2010

Four-year-old Meir Cafri kicks his soccer ball around the backyard, which young Meital tries to steal. The third triplet, Meirav, uses her colored pencils to sketch the scene. Much has changed since their toddler days, but some things stay the same. The trio of Meir, Meital and Meirav Fishman Cafri...

AP Chemistry celebrates end of year with a tasty lab

AP Chemistry celebrates end of year with a tasty lab

Rebecca Asch, Torah Editor

June 30, 2010

If you think ice cream and chemistry have nothing to do with each other, guess again. After AP exams were over, the AP Chemistry class gathered in the junior parking lot May 24 to use chemistry to make bags of homemade ice cream. Mr. Tranchi, who teaches the class, has held this ice cream-making party...

Shalhevet’s still green behind the scenes

Rachel Lester, Features Editor

May 23, 2010

The trend of reusable bowls is dying out, the Environmental Sustainability Committee has not held any events all year, and it seems like many ideas that have been brought up that turned into empty promises. Is Shalhevet still going green? In a quiet way, it seems, the answer is yes. Over the last...

At hip-hop class ‘Urban Jam’, students exercise and have fun

Colleen Bazak, Staff Writer

May 23, 2010

If you go down to Shalhevet’s lowest floor after school on a Monday, you’ll hear pop, hip-hop, and R&B music coming from the physical education room. Follow the music and you’ll find a group of energized girls in the middle of a new dance routine. “Urban Jam” is a once-a-week cardio...

SushiKo: Japan on Pico

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Staff Columnist

May 23, 2010

Restaurant review Located on Pico Boulevard, Sushiko can pride itself on being the only kosher sushi restaurant in Los Angeles County. With that monopoly comes a big responsibility; it must be good enough to keep people coming and paying the extra price for being kosher, and not wandering off to th...

At school, be cute and tzniut

Eli Willis, Staff Columnist

May 23, 2010

It's time to rethink our relationship with skirts. There's always been that struggle of trying to get away with a skirt that’s just a little too short, but is just oh-so-adorable and matches your outfit perfectly. And there have been varying degrees of enforcement. But now that our new dress code enforcement...

‘La Gondola’ brings us Italy, but just misses

Nathaniel Kukurudz, Staff Columnist

March 18, 2010

Despite its relatively new location in Beverly Hills and everything it needs to make it a leading Kosher restaurant -- including being Italian -- La Gondola has many minor issues that are preventing it from reaching that top level. Ironically, the first of these issues is its location. A well-established...

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