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TRAVELING: Polina Vorona, 18, stopped to take a selfie in a restroom on her way from Ukraine to Poland in February. She and her grandmother traveled together from Kyiv, leaving behind Polinas father and grandfather. I know it’s really hard for Granny, Polina said, “[to] be separate [from] her husband, with my grandfather, for the first time in I don’t know, 40 years.

‘A sadness which you cannot explain with words’

By Tali Liebenthal, Community Editor May 20, 2022

It seemed natural for Shalhevet sophomore Arielle Gueorguiev to sign up for a program that would connect her with a teenager in Ukraine. Her mother and father are from there, and she needed community service...

BEGINNING: A child walked near a destroyed residential building in Kyiv on Feb. 25, the second day of the war. Russias unprovoked invasion of Ukraine surprised people in both countries.

War in Ukraine: Is there a Russian side of the story?

By Tali Liebenthal, Community Editor May 19, 2022

Yes, but perhaps not what you’d think. Science Department Chair Mr. Pavel Lieb – originally Russian himself – said he understands people’s anti-Russian sentiments. But citizens of Russia,...

Soldiers standing guard at Chabad of Kyiv on Purim March 17.

Shul and large JCC are now shelters, says Chief Rabbi of Kyiv

By Benjamin Gamson, Editor in Chief March 18, 2022

Purim came to Ukraine yesterday as it did to the entire Jewish world, and was observed at Chabad-Lubavitch of Kyiv with a seudah in a building that has also become both a shelter and a storehouse. The...

LAW: AB 101 was passed by the State Legislature in Sacramento in September.

Ethnic Studies curriculum not planned for Shalhevet, officials say

By Molly Menashe, 11th Grade January 30, 2022

With students and teachers divided on the subject, Shalhevet’s administration so far does not plan on implementing an ethnic studies course, as state public schools will soon be required to do, saying...

AGREEMENT: On Nov. 2, the second day of the COP26 climate conference, President Biden announced to the delegates that almost all had agreed on a Methane Emissions Reduction Action Plan.

World leaders vow to reduce methane leaks and deforestation by 2030 at UN COP26 climate conference

By Gabriella Gomperts, Senior Writer January 10, 2022

When dozens of countries committed to greatly reduce methane leaks by 2030, Science Department Chair Mr. Pavel Lieb was pleased. Methane, Mr. Lieb said, is a particularly dangerous greenhouse gas, accounting...

SHOOTING:    An ordinary day at Oxford High School in Michigan turned deadly when a student at the school killed four other students and injured six more, along with a teacher. A day earlier, the shooter been caught searching online for ammunition during class and was sent to the principal.

Shalhevet planning lockdown drill as school shooting in Michigan kills 4

By Benjamin Gamson, Editor-in-Chief December 29, 2021

After more than three years with no lockdown drills at Shalhevet, Chief Operating Officer Ms. Sarah Emerson says that school officials are in the midst of planning one for this school year.  “It...

CENTRAL:  A proposed hotel being voted on by a city panel today would fill most of the block just south of the intersection of Pico and Robertson boulevards, the central corner that gives the neighborhood its name.

Hotel or housing? City Planning Commission deciding future of key intersection tomorrow

By Joshua Gamson, Torah Editor November 17, 2021

Tomorrow, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission is expected to vote on whether to approve a hotel near the intersection of Pico and Robertson boulevards, which its developer says would serve both...

CONNECTED: Jewish service members join together to engage in prayer while deployed in Afghanistan in 2018. U.S. Army chaplain Rabbi David Becker, left, led services for the soldiers, including U.S. Army Maj. Moses Scheinfeld,
second from left; both live in Los Angeles. “I try to lift them up,” said Rabbi Becker, who taught at Shalhevet. “It’s a very difficult time in a soldier’s or military member’s life to be deployed so far from home and everything they know.”

Pride mixed with heartache for Jewish army officers who served in Afghanistan as US departs

By Keira Beller, Features Editor October 19, 2021

Watching with the rest of America as the Taliban swiftly took over Afghanistan last month were two members of Los Angeles’s Orthodox Jewish community who are currently on active duty in the U.S. Army. Major...

OVERLOOK: From the balcony of his dorm overlooking the Kotel, David Edwards 20 photographs smoke rising where fireworks had ignited grass fields after being launched from Silwan in East Jerusulam before Shabbat on May 14.

Israel Under Fire: Views of a War

By Keira Beller, Caroline Kboudi, and Tali Liebenthal August 23, 2021

On May 10, six rockets were fired into Israel from Hamas in Gaza. Two were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system, two fell inside the Gaza Strip, and two landed in open fields. In the...

BEFORE: Thousands of an estimated 100,000 Haredim and others at Mount Meron sang and swayed together around a huge Lag BOmer bonfire April 30.

Amidst dancing and ‘pure happiness,’ alumni saw tragedy unfold on Israel’s Mount Meron

By Keira Beller, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

Around 1:15 a.m. on April 30, Sam Rubanowitz tried to make his way down an overcrowded, slippery exit pathway from the Lag B’Omer celebration at Northern Israel’s Mount Meron. Twenty minutes...

NEIGHBORHOOD: The 54th Assembly district includes Beverlywood, Pico-Robertson, Westwood and other areas where most Shalhevet students live.

Debate for local Assembly seat finds differences on BDS, homelessness and other issues

By Talia Davoudian, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

“What is your view on U.S-Israel relations, California-Israel trade, and BDS, the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement?” When the two most prominent candidates running for state Assembly were asked...

REVIEW: At a White House briefing April 7, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, right, said policy toward TikTok is under active by the White House, along with the huge Chinese company Hauwei. Ms. Raimondo was introduced by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, left.

Biden administration is deciding what to do about TikTok; students not worried

By Olivia Fishman, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

The TikTok ban announced by President Donald Trump last August but never implemented is again on pause while the Biden administration decides how best to counter what both administrations see as China’s...

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