The Boiling Point

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...

Jojo Rabbit:  Sparks of love in a world of hate

Jojo Rabbit: Sparks of love in a world of hate

December 15, 2019

After sitting through an opening scene featuring at least 10 “Heil Hitler”’s, few would expect a film that evokes uncontrollable laughter and tears....

Eight gift ideas for the eight nights

Eight gift ideas for the eight nights

December 10, 2019

It’s time to get lit--literally! Hanukkah is Dec. 22 through Dec. 30. While the Festival of Lights offers the usual Jewish-holiday delicious foods...

Greta Thunberg finds local angle on climate change

Greta Thunberg finds local angle on climate change

December 3, 2019

Thousands of protesters gathered outside of Los Angeles City Hall Nov. 1 heard the leader of the world’s youth climate change movement connect wildfi...

Rabbi Block to be Head of School starting next year

Rabbi Block to be Head of School starting next year

November 26, 2019

Musical, close to students and known for both humility and a sharp mind, Head of School-designate Rabbi David Block hopes to make his own mark on Shalhev...

Princeton Model Congress debaters take 6 awards, including first in novice committee

Princeton Model Congress debaters take 6 awards, including first in novice committee

November 24, 2019

Maya Tochner and Rachel Metzger won gavels and a freshman won an honorable mention as Shalhevet’s 20-delegate Model Congress team took home six awards...