The Boiling Point

New caterer has taken over the kitchen

New caterer has taken over the kitchen

October 26, 2011

Say goodbye to cardboard boxes and aluminum tins: Shalhevet has found a new on-site caterer to provide breakfast and lunch cooked on campus. After three...

Kaparot: Ancient ritual for ‘transferring’ sins debuts on the Sport Court

Sarah Soroudi, Torah Editor

October 10, 2011

On a sunny Friday afternoon, sophomore Yarden Harel was standing on the Sport Court holding a chicken upside-down, moving it in circles over his head, and reading what seemed to be an incantation. “Zeh chalifati, zeh tamarati, zeh kaparati.” Yarden said. “This is my exchange, this is my substitute, this is my expiation…” No, it wasn’t a lesson on kashrut ...

Fall TV Preview: Can stewardesses and bunnies replace real housewives and bromance?

By Jacob Ellenhorn, Arts Editor

October 3, 2011

Now that Entourage (HBO’s series about bromance and the entertainment biz) is over, you might find yourself wondering what to watch instead.  You have no idea how many weeks this writer has spent wondering the same thing.  The fall season lineup has been announced and there are three options that sound especially promising. This fall I’ll be watching two dramas with ret...

Coach of a different ‘Flava’

Coach of a different ‘Flava’

August 26, 2011

When Coach Ronnie Winbush was younger, he always did things a bit differently – with a different “flavor,” one could say. If his friends were walking...

In death, new respect for Amy Winehouse

Eden Braunstein, Staff Writer

August 22, 2011

If you're like me, before this summer you probably didn't know much about Amy Winehouse, and you knew even less about her music. The only song of hers you knew was "Rehab," in which she stubbornly rejects going into rehabilitation for her alcohol and drug addictions. Winehouse, who died in July at the age of 27, was raised in a Jewish home in London, and if you watched the...

Four new Judaic teachers have wide range of educational backgrounds

Leila Miller, Outside News Editor

June 29, 2011

Three rabbis and one rebbetzin,  whose backgrounds include studies at Harvard, Columbia, Yeshiva University, Stern College and Israeli yeshivot, are among the replacements for five departing Judaic Studies faculty members. Rabbi Ari Segal, head of school as of August 1, introduced the new teachers in an e-mail sent to the Shalhevet community June 17. Although they are all...

Caps and gowns, tears and cheers at graduation

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Staff Writer, and Nate Erez, Community Editor

June 14, 2011

Cameras flashed and tears of joy traveled down parents’ faces as the class of 2011 marched several seconds apart down the aisles of Nessah Synagogue June 12,  to the music of the European soccer federation’s “Champion’s League Song.” Welcomed in by cheers and a sense of pure accomplishment, all 38 Shalhevet seniors marched in wearing dark blue caps and gowns,...

Lady Gaga: Uplifting the ‘little monsters’ in all of us

Eden Braunstin, 9th Grade

June 4, 2011

Lady Gaga, or Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is the queen of controversy, wacky outfits, and catchy songs.  But she has an underlying message in everything she does: Be yourself, and flaunt it. Many students at Shalhevet oppose Lady Gaga, saying she’s a man, or just a rip-off of Madonna.  But few actually take the time to acquaint themselves with Lady Gaga’s philosophy. ...

Student-organized Sunday picnic forges Muslim-Jewish friendships

Leona Fallas, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2011

"Is that some kind of religious thing?" a fellow 16-year-old asked junior Josh Meisel, who was wearing his tzitzit hanging outside of his shirt.  Josh took the whole garment off, threading it out from under his white v-neck, and began explaining symbolism of the 32 strands of braided thread as his questioner and a few friends looked on. Not so unusual, perhaps, for a religious...

Sh’koyach! After-school club serves Torah, brisket

Rachel Lester, Features Editor

June 3, 2011

“Sh’koyach,” casually meaning “congratulations” or “good job,” isn’t just a popular Shalhevet expression anymore. It’s the name of school’s newest club, and the first mishmar the school has seen in three years. “We need a more  yeshivish idealogy,” said sophomore Daniel Schwartz, who speerheaded the project. “We need more Judaism in the school....

Boycott, sit-in challenge non-renewal of Rabbi Richler, apparently without success

Boycott, sit-in challenge non-renewal of Rabbi Richler, apparently without success

June 3, 2011

Long-time rabbi says he’s ‘touched’ and administrators say they’re listening, but so far no success in drive to keep school’s last long-bearded rab...

Girls’ Chorus: New singers, more songs, no boys

Girls’ Chorus: New singers, more songs, no boys

June 3, 2011

Ever since choir president Ariella Benji announced at Town Hall that the energetic singing group was in grave danger of being cancelled unless drastic...