The Boiling Point

Israel, California join forces on water crisis

Israel, California join forces on water crisis

February 19, 2015

The state of California and the government of Israel signed an agreement last spring on a large-scale plan that will bring Israeli expertise in a variety of areas -- especially water -- to California over the next couple of years.

Consul General says Palestinian ICC bid harms cooperation

Consul General says Palestinian ICC bid harms cooperation

February 15, 2015

"Once you decide to go to court, it's a completely new relationship," said Israeli Consul General David Siegel, describing the impact of the Palestinian...

Alan Gross returns home as part of Cuba deal

Alan Gross returns home as part of Cuba deal

February 13, 2015

When Alan Gross was released after five years in a Cuban prison on Dec. 17, alumni parent and former Shalhevet board member David Nimmer happened to b...

Local Republican with ties to Shalhevet will probably run again

Local Republican with ties to Shalhevet will probably run again

December 19, 2014

Elan Carr, a prosecutor and Republican with strong ties to Israel, the Jewish community and Shalhevet, lost the election for the overwhelmingly Democratic...

Reacting to Ebola, doctors say teens should get flu shots

Reacting to Ebola, doctors say teens should get flu shots

December 10, 2014

By Zev Kent and Hannah Jannol, Staff Writers Ebola grabbed headlines throughout October as the usually fatal disease spread out of Africa and into the...

Ms. Kong’s family joins Hong Kong democracy protests

Ms. Kong’s family joins Hong Kong democracy protests

December 3, 2014

“If I were in Hong Kong, I would definitely fight for democracy, and protest,” said mathematics teacher Ms. Jennifer Kong Oct. 7, when demonstrators...

SUMMER OF WAR: For Arab teens, a similar summer but with more death

SUMMER OF WAR: For Arab teens, a similar summer but with more death

September 18, 2014

For members of the Muslim community in Los Angeles, the summer was filled with no less worry, and much more grieving.  Muslim teens who’ve met with...

SUMMER OF WAR

SUMMER OF WAR

September 18, 2014

It wasn’t exactly summer vacation this year for members of the Shalhevet community, both inside and outside of Israel. From juniors on their long-awaited Israel summer programs to alumni serving in the Israel Defense Forces - and everyone else, it seemed - June and July were spent chained to iPhone news apps, following the latest reports of rockets and troop mobilizations and arguments in cyberspace over who was to blame.

A view from Israel, Part 3:  Surreality

A view from Israel, Part 3: Surreality

August 12, 2014

BEERSHEVA, Aug. 1: In the past few weeks since my last update, I have done a multitude of things. I completed a four-day army simulation, fired an M-16,...

A view from Israel, Part 2:  Safety guilt

A view from Israel, Part 2: Safety guilt

July 15, 2014

We are on our way to Jerusalem! Along the way, there are only two designated safe spots to stop in order to use the bathroom. Our tour guide just told us t...

In Israel’s North, staying safe means staying home for 250 underprivileged children

In Israel’s North, staying safe means staying home for 250 underprivileged children

July 14, 2014

NETANYA, Israel, July 14 -- Only a few weeks ago was I studying arduously for finals, but today it feels like months ago. For the past few weeks I have...

A view from Israel:  Who am I, who are we?

A view from Israel: Who am I, who are we?

July 11, 2014

My name is Noah Rothman, I am 16 and am spending my summer in Israel on the six-week Ramah Seminar program. However I will have been here for seven weeks...