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Welcome to ‘The Talking Point’

Welcome to ‘The Talking Point’

Sam Rubanowitz, Executive Producer

April 2, 2020

Given that society is so different right now under COVID-19, the Boiling Point is offering a new way for the community to access our news coverage. Welcome to the Talking Point. The Talking Point will cover the ongoings at Shalhevet and around the globe, providing interviews with students, fac...

Shalhevet to delay decision on reopening in-person school until after Pesach, Rabbi Segal says

Shalhevet to delay decision on reopening in-person school until after Pesach, Rabbi Segal says

Sam Rubanowitz and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

April 2, 2020

Shalhevet officials will defer a decision on whether to reopen on-campus school this year until after Passover,  Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal said this week, adding that if things haven't changed by then, "in all likelihood," online-only classes would continue until the end of May. Asked...

California state superintendent says it ‘appears’ public schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year

California state superintendent says it ‘appears’ public schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year

Sam Rubanowitz, Senior Editor

March 31, 2020

California schools will likely remain closed for the rest of the school year, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond wrote in a letter to public school superintendents on Tuesday. The letter was obtained by various news sources including the San Francisco Chronicle, The Mercury News,...

Shalhevet’s robot ‘Chaya Leia’ advances to national championship in Houston, but coronavirus cancels the event

Shalhevet’s robot ‘Chaya Leia’ advances to national championship in Houston, but coronavirus cancels the event

Molly Litvak, Community Editor

March 27, 2020

As part of a trio with two other teams, the Shalhevet Robotics Team won the Los Angeles Regional “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” (FIRST) Robotics competition in El Segundo March 6 - 8,  and was headed to a national finals round before further contests were cancelled...

Schedule change hopes to restore more normal hustle and bustle to online school day

Schedule change hopes to restore more normal hustle and bustle to online school day

Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

March 24, 2020

As the school started its second week of online-only learning, administrators announced changes to the schedule that they hoped would restore more of the normal hustle-and-bustle of free periods, club meetings and of course, Town Hall.  A virtual Town Hall has been scheduled for today, Tuesday, thoug...

YULA student tests positive for coronavirus after Bnei Akiva shabbaton; Rabbi Segal says spread to Shalhevet ‘inevitable’

YULA student tests positive for coronavirus after Bnei Akiva shabbaton; Rabbi Segal says spread to Shalhevet ‘inevitable’

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2020

According to a late Saturday email from Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles, a student at Yeshiva University of LA (YULA) Girls High School has tested positive for coronavirus. Then on Sunday, both Hatzolah of Los Angeles and Shalhevet Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal sent out emails saying the virus, also known...

Good morning! Welcome to your first day of (online) school

Good morning!  Welcome to your first day of (online) school

March 16, 2020

With classes being held online this entire week due to the coronavirus outbreak, teachers, members of Ed Support, and College Counseling took to Schoology to announce what to expect. Here is your guide to the first day of official online learning at Shalhevet. All links can be found on Schoology or...

God, fragility and coronavirus: senior Tanach class seeks religious meaning of quarantine

God, fragility and coronavirus: senior Tanach class seeks religious meaning of quarantine

Sam Rubanowitz, Senior Editor

March 16, 2020

Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg’s senior Tanach class held a Schoology discussion forum last Thursday on the religious significance of quarantine from the coronavirus. “Given the craziness and uncertainty of our current reality,” Rabbi Schwarzberg wrote in the discussion description, “I'd like you all t...

Natalie Weiss, ‘welcoming face’ and creator of new initiatives in admissions, will leave May 1

Natalie Weiss, ‘welcoming face’ and creator of new initiatives in admissions, will leave May 1

Benjamin Gamson, Staff Writer

March 15, 2020

Director of Admissions Natalie Weiss, who for 10 years has guided student transitions from recruitment to graduation and managed the school’s expansion from 163 students to 258, announced on Schoology March 5 that she would be leaving Shalhevet, her last day being May 1.  Ms. Weiss, who is k...

No on-campus classes next week as school joins accelerating shutdown of L.A. due to coronavirus

No on-campus classes next week as school joins accelerating shutdown of L.A. due to coronavirus

Sam Rubanowitz, Senior Editor

March 13, 2020

Classes will move online starting next Monday for at least a week, school officials announced today, after two all-day training sessions for online learning and following news that most other Jewish schools and synagogues in the area had closed or would be closing beginning today. Also this morning,...

Remer: All school sports shut down to contain coronavirus

Remer: All school sports shut down to contain coronavirus

Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

March 13, 2020

Athletics at Shalhevet have been suspended indefinitely, in response to the intensifying coronavirus outbreak, Athletic Coordinator Jeff Remer told the Boiling Point Friday morning.  “I would have to say that sports -- more or less -- will be shut down completely,” said Coach Remer.  ...

Shalhevet to announce that school will not meet on campus next week

Shalhevet to announce that school will not meet on campus next week

March 13, 2020

Below is the complete text of the email that will be going out shortly.   ...

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