The Boiling Point

At 69, Barry Manilow shows ‘Fanilows’ he still has it at Hollywood Bowl

August 4, 2012

By Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor I became a Fanilow on July 4, 2012. I know what you’re going to say.  How can I possibly be a Barry Manilow fan?   My response: ”Tame thy tongues!”   The July 4th concert at the Hollywood Bowl was chock full of L.A.’s finest mixed nuts and everyone, regardless of age, just loved Barry. My mom, who for years has immer...

Fanilows Unite to Celebrate the Fourth

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor

July 15, 2012

I became a Fanilow on July 4, 2012. I know what you’re going to say.  How can I possibly be a Barry Manilow fan?   My response: ”Tame thy tongues!”   The July 4th concert at the Hollywood Bowl was chock full of L.A.’s finest mixed nuts and everyone, regardless of age, just loved Barry. My mom, who for years has immersed my brothers and me in 70’s pop, had been...

HAREDI: Behind the label is a world apart

HAREDI: Behind the label is a world apart

June 14, 2012

Many girls at Bais Yaakov – an all-girls Haredi high school in West Hollywood – don’t know who Brad Pitt or Justin Bieber are. But they also don’t...

RAW REFLECTIONS: Seniors blog from Poland-Israel trip

RAW REFLECTIONS: Seniors blog from Poland-Israel trip

May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 31st, Holon and Tiberius, Israel This morning I woke up at around five a.m. in the same conditions many Israeli soldiers live in every da...

AP Art will be replaced with new ‘Honors Art’ class next year

Colleen Bazak, Features Editor

April 18, 2012

In what may or may not be a sign of things to come, AP Studio Art will not be offered as of next year and will be replaced by an honors art class designed for Shalhevet by Art teacher Roen Salem. Juniors enrolled in the two-year course now will be able to finish it next year, but no new students will enter the class. Instead, current sophomores who want to continue in art...

Going solo: New view of ‘kol isha’ lets girls sing on their own

Going solo: New view of ‘kol isha’ lets girls sing on their own

April 18, 2012

The Megillah reading was over, and in the Bet Midrash a party and talent show were in full swing. Suddenly the room was quiet, as a girl in a lace d...

Penn Model Congress: Shalhevet delegation wins 18 awards

April 1, 2012

The following Shalhevet students won awards at Penn Model Congress: Daniel Schwartz - Golden Gavel: Full Session; Honorable Mention: Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Jacob Ellenhorn - Golden Gavel: Full Session Justin Brandt-Sarif - Two Gavels: Judiciary and Supreme Court Leona Fallas - Gavel: Ethics Jordan Banafsheha - Gavel: Banking, Housing and Urban Affair...

Teens can learn if they’re carriers for Ashkenazic, Sephardic genetic diseases

Teens can learn if they’re carriers for Ashkenazic, Sephardic genetic diseases

March 30, 2012

Of every 27 Ashkenazi Jews, who make up about one half of the Shalhevet community, one is a carrier of the Tay-Sachs gene. If two carriers have a child,...

After Beren controversy, Firehawks must wear kippot during basketball games

Ari Feuer, Deputy Editor-in-Chief,, and Liat Bainvoll, Staff Writer

March 28, 2012

On the heels of Beren Hebrew Academy’s national controversy over competing on Shabbat, Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal has instituted a new rule requiring Shalhevet’s varsity basketball team to wear kippot at all games. The rule came into effect in time for the team’s appearance at the Red Sarachek Tournament, hosted by Yeshiva University, which started yesterday. Wearing...

Revamping the schedule, new ‘mini-mesters’ prepare seniors for Jewish life after high school

By Sarah Soroudi, Torah Editor

March 16, 2012

  It was Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg was telling a room full of seniors and faculty that their spring coursework had been created with the intention of “giving the knowledge and information for later on in your life, regardless of if you are religious or not at this moment.” At that moment, members of the cooking class scrambled in late, with...

Freshmen and seniors bond on the ice

Freshmen and seniors bond on the ice

February 23, 2012

About three-quarters of the way through lunch period Feb. 17, freshmen all around the school were surprised when music teacher Mrs. Joelle Keene's voice...

For Mr. Kangataran, science and indie rock are not worlds apart

By Deanna Grunfeld, Staff Writer

February 21, 2012

Third time’s a charm, or at least that’s what the newest science teacher, Mr. Sean Kangataran, and his 11th- and 12th-grade students are hoping. As the third Biology and Physiology teacher this year, Mr. Kangataran joined the faculty Feb. 16 and received warm applause and even some cheers at the next day’s Town Hall. Mr. Kangataran moved to Los Angeles a year ag...