The Boiling Point

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet grads go Greek?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: Should Shalhevet grads go Greek?

May 8, 2015

No: A way to unlearn honor and midot Half of students involved in Greek life report their academics suffer due to excessive partying on school nights. Twenty-one p...

Penn Model Congress: Shalhevet delegation wins 18 awards

April 1, 2012

The following Shalhevet students won awards at Penn Model Congress: Daniel Schwartz - Golden Gavel: Full Session; Honorable Mention: Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Jacob Ellenhorn - Golden Gavel: Full Session Justin Brandt-Sarif - Two Gavels: Judiciary and Supreme Court Leona Fallas - Gavel: Ethics Jordan Banafsheha - Gavel: Banking, Housing and Urban Affair...

Second postponement for Reynolds' Town Hall appearance

Second postponement for Reynolds’ Town Hall appearance

May 12, 2011

For the second time, health problems prevented Interim Head of School Nat Reynolds from speaking at Town Hall last week. He did not appear as planned ...

Letter announcing appointment of Ms. Malikov to lead math department

February 23, 2011

The following letter was sent to parents this morning from Shalhevet Board President Larry Gill and incoming head of school Rabbi Ari Segal. Dear Parents of Shalhevet, Shalhevet School is thrilled to annonce that Ms. Katerina Malikov will be joining the faculty as the Chair of the Mathematics Department beginning the 2011/2012 academic year. As many of you know and...

Through organ donation, a pink dot on your driver’s license could save a life if you unexpectedly lose yours

By Tamar Willis, Staff Writer

January 5, 2011

“There is some talk in the Jewish community that donating organs is against halacha," said Dr. Gabriel Danovitch, opening a special Town Hall Nov. 4.  “Actually, by donating one’s organs, one is performing a great mitzvah--pikuach nefesh,” or saving a life. Dr. Danovitch, who also happens to be the father of Dean of Students Mr. Roy Danovitch, was addressing st...

Shalhevet, YULA hear Israeli vice prime minister

By Ariana Feder, 10th Grade

January 5, 2011

Moshe Ya’alon, Vice Prime Minister of Israel, spoke to students of Shalhevet and YULA at B’nai David-Judea Dec. 8 about the concept of heroism and the political situation in the Holy Land. The synagogue’s large sanctuary was filled with excitement as students reunited with friends from elementary school whom they don’t get to see on a regular basis. The seating was...

School resumes Monday

January 5, 2011

Second semester classes begin at 7:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31.

After debates, new bell schedule ends school at 4:45

By Jaclyn Kellner, Deputy Editor

January 4, 2011

An altered version of sophomore Daniel Schwartz's new bell schedule took effect Monday, Dec. 13, dismissing school at 4:45 p.m. instead of 5 for the first time in Shalhevet history. The news was met with disdain by some students but celebrated by others. The schedule shortens the school day Monday through Thursday and legthens it by 10 minutes on Friday. It resulted from...

Mock Trial team falls to county’s second-best

By Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Staff Writer

December 31, 2010

Cyber-bullying, First Amendment rights and assault charges were all elements of the case that Shalhevet debaters argued in the school’s third annual participation in the Mock Trial competition. For Shalhevet, the competition ended early, when they lost round two to Monroe High School of North Hills.  Ironically, they were excluded early because they did so well in Round...

Story of a Model Congress bill: Point, counterpoint, teamwork

Story of a Model Congress bill: Point, counterpoint, teamwork

December 31, 2010

Sitting in the “Red Senate,” one of four color-coded legislative bodies meeting in full session at Princeton Model Congress Nov. 21, Shalhevet’s...

Matt Weintraub, advisor and friend, leaves marketing post

Matt Weintraub, advisor and friend, leaves marketing post

December 31, 2010

Matt Weintraub, who in two years at Shalhevet reorganized the school’s communications department and was the only non-teacher to be a ma’agal advisor,...

A slice of Shalheaven: When it comes to charity, it’s complicated

By Rachel Lesel, Staff Columnist

December 31, 2010

Living in Los Angeles, Christmas entangles us in its green and red blanket. Most of the attention is on gifts, flashy lights, and coffee shop specials that we all enjoy. From Toys for Tots to a man dressed up as Santa Claus asking for donations of street corners, Christmas does try and promote generosity to those in need as an underlying theme. Judaism always encourages...

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