The Boiling Point

The rabbi, the coach and the media

The rabbi, the coach and the media

June 17, 2019

By the Boiling Point Editorial Board There are few figures at school more beloved than Coach Ryan Coleman. Adored for his devotion to his players, revered ...

The Just Community may be back

The Just Community may be back

June 13, 2019

By the Boiling Point Editorial Board Greek legend tells us of a mythical creature called the phoenix -- a flaming bird that every 500 years would self-i...

EDITORIAL: Beware the Madness of March

EDITORIAL: Beware the Madness of March

March 14, 2019

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board Every year, 68 Division I college basketball teams meet for an adrenaline-filled, nationwide extravaganza to deter...

EDITORIAL: Reaching out to heal the world, wherever

EDITORIAL: Reaching out to heal the world, wherever

March 7, 2019

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board When 12 volunteers from B’nai David Judea Congregation flew to Arizona last month to welcome 30 families w...

EDITORIAL: A Just Community not only for students

EDITORIAL: A Just Community not only for students

February 8, 2019

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board    A week ago, the administration announced a new addition to the Student Handbook, which has not yet been upd...

EDITORIAL: Pittsburgh, Parkland and your bar mitzvah

EDITORIAL: Pittsburgh, Parkland and your bar mitzvah

December 5, 2018

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board    Shock, horror, confusion, despair. When we hear news of mass shooting, and these days that’s regularly...

EDITORIAL: Unity and equality through the Glouberman tournament

EDITORIAL: Unity and equality through the Glouberman tournament

November 29, 2018

By The Boiling Point Editorial Board There’s something in the air during the five days of Glouberman, when the East Coast yeshiva league -- formally k...

A great step for the school makes us want more

A great step for the school makes us want more

October 4, 2018

By the BP Editorial Board Having Judaic role models for both genders at a co-ed school is crucial. We have wonderful rabbis here at Shalhevet, and we a...

We were strangers in the land of Egypt

We were strangers in the land of Egypt

September 28, 2018

By the BP Editorial Board As Shalhevet students, we are constantly being reminded of the weight our voices hold in the world and our responsibility to sta...

EDITORIAL: Gaza and the perils of polarization

EDITORIAL: Gaza and the perils of polarization

June 13, 2018

Our school is full of passionate and spirited supporters of Israel. We celebrate Israeli culture, and recognize the religious importance of the nation. But we have gotten to a point where that same emotion bleeds into our discussions of the political side of Israel.

EDITORIAL: Thanks and farewell to 11 years of greatness and gravitas

EDITORIAL: Thanks and farewell to 11 years of greatness and gravitas

June 11, 2018

A recent yet untraceable colloquialism which has entered the lexicon of many Shalhevet students is the term “Old Shalhevet.” There is no exact year which divides “old Shalhevet” from “new Shalhevet” -- perhaps the new building, or changes in faculty and leadership.

Just Community takes a step in the right direction

Just Community takes a step in the right direction

May 23, 2018

Dead. That’s the word a lot of people use to describe the Just Community and its three branches. But in a rare and admirable feat of liveliness and action, the Agenda Committee recently proposed a referendum to allow three Student Activities Committee co-chairs, instead of two, and to have two vice chairs, as opposed to one as in previous years.