The Boiling Point

Humans of Ninth Grade

June 3, 2020

Most of us make an extra effort to get to know the incoming freshman class each year. This year, that has been harder since we have been learning off campus. With the help of the spring Journalism elective, The Boiling Point is happy to be able to introduce to you to some of the ninth-graders you ought to get to know.  Looking forward to seeing you in person next year! -- Kate Orlanski, Features...

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In annual spring One-Acts, pandemic reshapes the platform — and some of the plots

Bayley Sandler, Staff Writer | May 28, 2020

When the Shalhevet Drama’s spring production was almost in tech week -- its final week of rehearsals before the live show -- COVID-19 came to Los Angeles. The students began to wonder if the show would still go on.  Drama teacher Ms. Emily Chase began looking for ways everyone could still see it the second that the stay-at-home order took effect on March 16.  Eventually, she confirmed...

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Students feel heard as school reshapes academic policies for COVID

Olivia Fishman, Ninth Grade | May 22, 2020

After a stressed-out start to Zoom learning in March, students are reporting lighter workloads and more free time for activities beyond school work since the administration instituted a new “Safety, Workload and Academics” policy after Passover break. The policy was announced on April 6 in a joint email from Associate Head of School Rabbi David Block and Principal Mr. Daniel Weslow, which said...

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Rabbi Lieberman elected faculty representative to new Judicial Review Subcommittee

Benjamin Gamson and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks | May 21, 2020

Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi Abraham Liberman was elected to be the first faculty member on the new Judicial Review Subcommittee and will serve for the remainder of this school year, the Fairness Committee announced last night.  Only faculty and staff participated in the election. They were invited to nominate other faculty members or themselves for the position. Nine faculty members, including...

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