The Boiling Point

THE SPIN: Open letter to the process we all know and hate

THE SPIN: Open letter to the process we all know and hate

January 23, 2020

Dear College Admissions Process, I could have started this letter while I was in the middle of completing your vital, yet aggravating, work. Instead...

Suspect in Nessah religious vandalism incident had no known ties to hate groups, BHPD says

Suspect in Nessah religious vandalism incident had no known ties to hate groups, BHPD says

January 17, 2020

Banging on his door around 7 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 14, a congregant waited anxiously to inform Rabbi David Shofet that it was not going to be a typical...

Aviva Walls leaving, will lead day school in Fairfax, Virginia, next year

Aviva Walls leaving, will lead day school in Fairfax, Virginia, next year

January 15, 2020

Ms. Aviva Walls, Shalhevet’s Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of College Counselling, will be leaving next year to become Head of School at Ges...

Fairness Committee may ban students from empty classrooms after teacher files complaint over food mess and poster vandalism

Fairness Committee may ban students from empty classrooms after teacher files complaint over food mess and poster vandalism

January 14, 2020

Responding to food left in classrooms after lunch and vandalism against posters, the Fairness Committee is considering a two-week-long schoolwide puni...

Firehawks beat Panthers 3-2 in heated rivalry matchup

Firehawks beat Panthers 3-2 in heated rivalry matchup

January 12, 2020

In their annual rivalry matchup Jan. 11, the Shalhevet Firehawks (3-2-2) beat the YULA Panthers (5-6-1) 3-2 in a game that players said could have gone...

New play explores trauma’s impact across generations and cultures

New play explores trauma’s impact across generations and cultures

January 8, 2020

The Holocaust is arguably the most common subject and setting of Jewish art. Eight Nights, written by Jennifer Maisel and directed by Shalhevet’s own thea...

Firehawk girls win their first-ever Milken basketball championship

Firehawk girls win their first-ever Milken basketball championship

January 6, 2020

For the first time in school history, the Shalhevet Firehawks have won the annual Milken Classic Basketball Tournament, beating the Notre Dame Lady Gry...

Visit from Rav Judah sheds a Hasidic light on prayer

Visit from Rav Judah sheds a Hasidic light on prayer

January 5, 2020

When Rabbi Judah Mischel made his annual visit this year, students once again engaged with a Hasidic perspective that they don’t always encounter in the...

Murder mystery ‘The Real Inspector Hound’ uses satire to show the real value of theater

Murder mystery ‘The Real Inspector Hound’ uses satire to show the real value of theater

January 2, 2020

In a good thriller mystery, you expect to hear gasps at the climax of the story. That one moment of pure surprise is so revered in mystery storytelling that ...

10 stories that shaped the 2010’s

10 stories that shaped the 2010’s

December 31, 2019

As a disclaimer, I was only eight years old at the onset of the 2010’s and live in America, so there is a degree of bias in my selections. But I try...

With last candle, thoughts on taking Hanukkah into the rest of the year

With last candle, thoughts on taking Hanukkah into the rest of the year

December 29, 2019

As Modern Orthodox Jews, we’re all well versed in the practice of combining our authentic selves with who we feel we are supposed to be. We’re constan...

Move to revise Just Community constitution debates who should decide what’s debatable

Move to revise Just Community constitution debates who should decide what’s debatable

December 17, 2019

After being talked about by Agenda committees and chair candidates since 2016, a proposed rewriting of Shalhevet’s constitution was finally begun on...