The Boiling Point

Purim talent show brought community together with costumes, nerves and cheers

Purim talent show brought community together with costumes, nerves and cheers

May 14, 2019

Freshman Victory Fuchs sat anxiously in her seat as she waited to be called up to the stage in front of the whole school last month for the Purim Talent...

To glimpse the future, hear the youngest at your own table

To glimpse the future, hear the youngest at your own table

April 18, 2019

Walt Disney once said, “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of children.”  But perhaps you are thinking that at your Passover Seder, th...

Getting paid on Shabbat: The work is fun, but is it legal?

Getting paid on Shabbat: The work is fun, but is it legal?

March 8, 2019

On a typical Shabbat morning in a typical synagogue in Los Angeles, dozens of small children are chatting and giggling, playing with toys and drinking app...

Adar 2: Fix the system, don’t discard it

Adar 2: Fix the system, don’t discard it

March 3, 2019

By Joshua H. Glettner, 10th grade Imagine you have a perfect system for completing all your work and always studying exactly enough to succeed. But wh...

Tu B’Shvat: Your reflection in the fruit

Tu B’Shvat: Your reflection in the fruit

January 21, 2019

In a sense, we are evaluating the potential of the tree on this first day of its new year, while reflecting on its previous year, and can likewise be evaluating our own past and potential improvement in the future.

Poll shows most students believe in God, search for meaning

Poll shows most students believe in God, search for meaning

December 3, 2018

For most Shalhevet students, belief in God is a given, and after they’ve been here for a while, they are likely to believe in God even more. That’s...

The Torah by heart: Students lain professionally in local shuls

The Torah by heart: Students lain professionally in local shuls

October 24, 2018

For most people who learn how to chant from a Torah scroll, it’s a skill to use for their bar or bat mitzvah -- something they either will never do it...

Rabbanit tells senior girls: ‘We need you within the Torah world’

Rabbanit tells senior girls: ‘We need you within the Torah world’

October 23, 2018

'In the 12th century, there was no holiday of Simchat Torah. In the 14th century, it was celebrated in part by pre-bar-mitzvah-age children lighting...

Fairness imposes penalties for missing davening

Fairness imposes penalties for missing davening

October 9, 2018

In response to a greater number of students ditching davening (prayer) last year, the Fairness Committee wrote a stricter policy regarding davening attendance,...

Ms. Segal is first female teacher to get Jewish title at school

Ms. Segal is first female teacher to get Jewish title at school

October 4, 2018

Yoetzet Halacha Atara Segal is Shalhevet’s first female Judaic faculty member to have a title other than Ms. or Morah, but neither she nor her husband,...

Her training completed, Yoetzet Segal finds new ways to teach and relate to students, female and male

Her training completed, Yoetzet Segal finds new ways to teach and relate to students, female and male

October 3, 2018

This story won a Best of SNO award. Last month in Israel, Ms. Atara Segal, who has been teaching Tanakh, Talmud, and Statistics for seven years, completed t...