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First confirmed Covid case in Shalhevet student this year is contained

SYMPTOMS: A Shalhevet student who tested positive for Covid-19 told the Boiling Point having the virus felt like a
By Molly Litvak, Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2021

Shalhevet’s first confirmed Covid-19 case of the school year was announced in an email sent out Oct. 19 by Chief Operating Officer Sarah Emerson to parents of 10th- and 11th-graders.  The student...

Covid Tracker – January 5-6

POLL: View a slideshow of poll results by clicking through the Gallery box below.
By Benjamin Gamson, Molly Litvak, and Eli Weiss January 15, 2021

The Boiling Point is conducting a Covid-19 tracking project to watch how Covid cases are progressing not only at school but among friends, family and personal acquaintances of Shalhevet community members.  The...

Protest fights purchase by Beverlywood developer in Baldwin Hills

NEIGHBORS: Protestors marched peacefully from Circle Park on Sunday, Nov. 29. Some residents complained that they were frightening people.
By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor January 13, 2021

  About 45 peaceful protesters gathered at Circle Park in Beverlywood Nov. 29 to protest a planned purchase of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall by Asher Abehsera, a real estate developer...

Same breath that carries the music now quiets the choir

By Keira Beller, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

Nothing is the same for the Shalhevet Choirhawks, who are now completely barred from singing together, unable to have even just a little of what they used to as the school’s touring, concertizing, and...

Covid Tracker – December 15-16

POLL: View a slideshow of poll results by clicking through the Gallery box below.
By Benjamin Gamson, Eli Weiss, and Molly Litvak December 19, 2020

The Boiling Point is conducting a Covid-19 tracking project to watch how Covid cases are progressing not only at school but among friends, family and personal acquaintances of Shalhevet community members.  The...

Medical Task Force works to steer school through changing Covid pandemic

LIVE: Rabbi Abraham Lieberman taught 10th-grade Modern Jewish History Dec. 3 in the Sarah tent on the third-floor patio. According to a Nov. 27 Los Angeles “Health Officer Order,
By Juliet Wiener, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

When Sarah Emerson, Shalhevet’s Chief Operating Officer, first came to the school four years ago, she never imagined that fending off a deadly disease would be part of her job description.  At that...

When it comes to Chanukah gift-giving, the ritual is whatever you grew up with

HOME: A Boiling Point survey found that all kinds of Jews give presents -- and don’t.
By Liad Machmali, Life and Featured Editor December 14, 2020

This Chanukah 5780, senior Yael Rubin’s family will be exchanging gifts among aunts, uncles and cousins. Dean of Students Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg will be giving gifts just to his wife and kids. Freshman...

Chanukah: It’s not just the oil

MEANING: The real message of the lights is that God's miracles are everywhere.
By Amalia Zucker, 9th Grade December 13, 2020

Of all Jewish holidays, Chanukah is one of the most well-known to non-Jews. Holidays like Yom Kippur, Purim, and Sukkot seem to go unnoticed, but Chanukah is different, perhaps because it’s easy to lump...

Exciting, live and ‘weird,’ in-person school reopens outside in tents

BACK: Rabbi Block taught his senior Advanced Jewish Philosophy class in person for the first time Dec. 1, in the ‘Sarah’ tent outside the Beit Midrash on the third floor.  Outdoor temperatures that day were in the upper 60s.
By Molly Litvak, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2020

In the thousands of years that Jews have studied in chevruta, probably never before have partners been forced to learn from six feet apart while almost shouting to hear each other’s voices.  “I...

Chesed Committee changes course to follow school constitution

CHESED: Then-juniors Maya Miro ‘19 and Mikey Khatan ‘19 volunteered with Mr. Reusch at the Lynn project in June 2018.
By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor December 11, 2020

In a possible turning point for the Shalhevet democracy, a summer election for representatives to this year’s Chesed Committee was nullified before school started this year, after it was determined that...

School stays open but Open House is cancelled as Mayor Garcetti issues new orders to fight Covid-19

CANCELED: Prospective students and their families arrived in the foyer Nov. 22 at the first of three Open Houses that had been scheduled for this admission season.
By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor December 3, 2020

As Covid cases hit another all-time high in LA County last night, Shalhevet cancelled its second open house for prospective students until further notice as well as a Kabbalat Shabbat event, school officials...

Covid Tracker – December 1-2

POLL: View a slideshow of poll results by clicking through the Gallery box below.
By Benjamin Gamson, Molly Litvak, and Eli Weiss December 3, 2020

The Boiling Point is conducting a Covid-19 tracking project to watch how Covid cases are progressing not only at school but among friends, family and personal acquaintances of Shalhevet community members.  The...

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