The Boiling Point

Shalhevet votes for president still up for grabs, according to poll

Shalhevet votes for president still up for grabs, according to poll

April 20, 2016

In the midst of an unconventional presidential election race, which includes surprisingly appealing Donald Trump of the Republicans and Bernie Sanders of th...

Israeli Cabinet Minister tells assembly of joint stem cell research with California

Israeli Cabinet Minister tells assembly of joint stem cell research with California

April 13, 2016

Feb. 8 was a busy day for Israel’s Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Ofir Akunis. In the afternoon, he signed an agreement on stem cell research between Israel and a California bio-tech firm. After that, he was heading to Washington, D.C., to meet with NASA in hopes of sending an Israeli astronaut to Mars. But before that, he had a date to speak with the student body at Shalhevet.

Worldwide video chat remembers terror victim Ezra Schwartz

Worldwide video chat remembers terror victim Ezra Schwartz

February 16, 2016

Shalhevet students gathered in the gym Dec. 21 to take part in a siyum with yeshivas across the world via Skype in honor of Ezra Schwartz, z”l.

Water work: School adjusts landscaping and kids take shorter showers

Water work: School adjusts landscaping and kids take shorter showers

February 11, 2016

About 20 percent of Shalhevet students say they have personally changed their habits because of the California drought, and nearly half say their families have made at least some changes.

Rams have some work to do to win fans from other teams

Rams have some work to do to win fans from other teams

January 27, 2016

Despite the excitement of the Rams coming to Los Angeles, many Shalhevet students will still support the team they already root for.

School security, already heightened, increased after attacks and LAUSD hoax

School security, already heightened, increased after attacks and LAUSD hoax

January 24, 2016

Random vehicle checks in carpool lanes, newly installed equipment in classrooms and an almost-missed day of school all resulted from increased terrorism fea...

Camp Ramah likely to house 400 child refugees from Central America beginning next week

Camp Ramah likely to house 400 child refugees from Central America beginning next week

December 16, 2015

Camp Ramah of California, a summer camp in Ojai attended by many Shalhevet students and faculty, may begin housing hundreds of child refugees from Central America starting as soon as next week, camp officials have confirmed to The Boiling Point.

Alumni live, learn and serve amid terror in Israel

Alumni live, learn and serve amid terror in Israel

November 12, 2015

Blood stains the streets of Jerusalem as IDF soldiers and medical personal tend to victims of terrorist stabbing attacks. During what has been colloquially called a “Third intifada,” public street stabbings shootings and car have become somewhat of a regular occurrence in Israel.

Local experts read the same words, draw different conclusions

Elon Glouberman, Outside News Editor

September 30, 2015

Mr. Yaki Lopez, Consul for Political Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, said the Iran deal will not work because the Iranians will not follow it.

A summer of argument as Iran deal polarized community

A summer of argument as Iran deal polarized community

September 11, 2015

Handshakes in Vienna, cheers in Tehran, disappointment in Israel, ambivalence in the U.S. -- diverse emotions and reactions burst into view after the announcement of one of the more historic diplomatic deals in U.S history July 14.

Student-led effort sends dollars to Nepal after earthquake

Student-led effort sends dollars to Nepal after earthquake

June 23, 2015

In just over two weeks, Shalhevet students raised almost $3,580 in donations for humanitarian organizations working in relief for the homeless and injured victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Students hear Bibi in D.C. and JCC

Students hear Bibi in D.C. and JCC

May 10, 2015

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress March 3, Shalhevet was ready to receive him. Junior Will Bernstein had made a successful push for the administration to show the speech live in the Auditorium, even though it meant cancelling first period.