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SOCIAL: Mr. Reusch has an active social media account and wants to teach people how to think.  Students said he encouraged them to express and develop their opinions.

Mr. Reusch, social studies teacher and more, leaves to start a school online

By Eliana Vahedifar, Staff Writer May 16, 2024

Mr. William Reuch, the founder of Shalhevet’s Civics course, social studies teacher and Model Congress advisor, is leaving Shalhevet after 11 years, taking a step back from classroom teaching to launch...

SERVICE: Ivan Wolkind zl smiles as his daughter Nettie, now a Shalhevet senior, affixes his badge at his LAPD swearing-in ceremony July 2, 2014, as then-Chief Charlie Beck looks on. Mr. Wolkind was known in the Jewish community and beyond as a champion of safety and love of family.

Ivan Wolkind, Shalhevet dad, champion of community safety and liaison with law enforcement, dies at 56

By Mira Schulman, Features Editor May 15, 2024

Mr. Ivan Wolkind, father of current senior Nettie Wolkind and two Shalhevet alumni and former Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation, passed away suddenly on May...

CHARACTERS: Nathan Soussana’s suave Don Lockwood was backed by an expert supporting cast throughout the show, among them Alexa Azran as Lina Lamont, pictured above to his right. The show’s 14 performers were highly practiced and their stage moves and dancing seemed effortless.

REVIEW: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ adds music, dancing to the best of Shalhevet drama

By Sonya Katzin, Arts and Culture Editor May 15, 2024

As the lights dimmed and the audience quieted, a hunched and elderly man emerged from the corner of the room, accompanied by a nurse. Slowly, they made their way to the center of the stage, where the man...

CHAVRUTA: Juniors and sophomores enjoy chicken wings with barbecue sauce while studying texts with Dr. Sheila Keiter Feb. 22 in the Beit Midrash.

Afternoon chevruta learning returns, this time with incentives

By Arieh Elad and Shevy Gomperts May 14, 2024

After a one-year hiatus, Judaic Studies staff brought back the bi-monthly Night Seder program this year, enticing more than 30 students for weekly Torah learning after school – plus cholent and poppers...

ULTIMATE: After losing to their crosstown rivals last year, Shalhevet’s possession of the YULA banner capped a happy comeback for the team.

Shalhevet girls volleyball sweeps annual YULA tournament

By Yonah Terech, 10th Grade May 13, 2024

The Firehawk girls volleyball team went undefeated at the YULA Girls Volleyball Tournament Shabbaton this year, defeating the Panthers in the final to redeem themselves from last year’s defeat. YULA...

SKATING: Chemistry teacher Mr. Khalil shows off his moves as part of his physics education on his YouTube, titled Hip Science.

Going social: Faculty take teaching beyond the classroom

By Zecharya Rosenthal, 9th Grade May 9, 2024

Three current teachers at Shalhevet – Mr. Will Reusch, Mr. Justin Khalil and Dr. M. Keith Harris – all have used social media accounts to teach about their subject of interest beyond the walls of school.   Dr....

Poetry barrage skews Schoology Score as Top Ten is dominated by faculty

Poetry barrage skews Schoology Score as Top Ten is dominated by faculty

By Max Messinger, Copy Editor May 2, 2024

English teacher Mr. Brian Forrester, having relentlessly posted a poem to Schoology every single day since the beginning of school, has taken a nearly 60-post lead over last year’s victor, Principal...

CONFLICT: Celebrities of all stripes have weighed in on the current Gaza war. Shalhevet students have had mixed reactions to statements made on social media. Pictured, in rows beginning at top center, are freshman Emily Gold, sophomore Lev Fishman, Susan Sarandon, Gigi Hadid, senior Yalee Schwartz, Natalie Portman, and Jerry Seinfeld.

Social media posts challenge students and faculty after Oct. 7

By Natalie Gul, 9th Grade May 2, 2024

On Oct. 8, the Jewish actress Natalie Portman posted about the previous day’s terror attack in Israel on her Instagram. “My heart is shattered for the people of Israel,” wrote Portman, whose most...

REDO: Above, then-Agenda Chair Keira Beller led a debate last March about whether to create a framed, parchment display of the 2020 Constitution rewrite.

Town Hall passes revised proposal to make and display new Constitution, on parchment and framed

By Jojo Eisen, 10th grade February 17, 2024

The Agenda Committee’s new rule requiring submitted proposals to be more detailed prompted a student to rewrite an old proposal, adding in specifics needed for the Agenda Committee to successfully implement...

TORAH: Nitzotzei Torah masterminds Etan Lerner and Ariel Mazar study peirushim (commentaries) for their publication’s divrei Torah (words of Torah).

Revived bi-monthly ‘Nitzotzei’ lets students send up sparks of Torah

By Arieh Elad, Torah Editor February 11, 2024

Inspired by the Shalhevet Torah magazine Orot Shalhevet, written mostly by faculty and alumni writers, sophomores Etan Lerner and Ariel Mazar wanted a publication of their own. “We saw that there...

RETURN: Mr. Ross was in high spirits after several weeks of being sidelined with a broken collarbone. “The first day back was great,” he said shortly afterward.

Mr. Ross returns to school after two-month recovery from scooter accident

By Bella Graber, 9th Grade February 2, 2024

While English teacher Mr. Dylan Ross was scootering down National Boulevard near Midvale Avenue on Oct. 7,  he lost his balance and fell off his scooter, causing a severe injury to his collarbone.  He...

NEXT ACT: Ms. Chase has been both an actor and director around Los Angeles, and an original play she directed, titled Eight Nights, won two 2021 Ovation Awards.

Emily Chase, who led drama department for 31 years, has left for Crossroads

By Sonya Katzin, Arts & Culture Editor February 1, 2024

Ms. Emily Chase, who founded and developed the Shalhevet drama department while encouraging students to write and direct their own plays, has left for Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica...

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