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Shavuot, Ruth and Ms. Rodri

Shavuot, Ruth and Ms. Rodri

May 30, 2017

What does Ruth have to do with Shavuot? We saw part of the answer when 'kindertransport' survivor Michelle Rodri spoke in on Yom Hashoah.

Matzah: Crunchy, dry and transforming

Matzah: Crunchy, dry and transforming

April 7, 2017

By Eliezer Lasry, 11th Grade To most Jewish adults, matzah symbolizes the redemption of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. To most Jews a few thousand ye...

Chanukah, 8 days above nature.

Chanukah, 8 days above nature.

December 22, 2016

The number seven holds great significance in Judaism. It surrounds us all the time, in the days of the week, the days of creation, and the menorah in the...

YOM KIPPUR VIDEO: Shalhevet’s Repenters

October 6, 2016

Yom Kippur is next Tuesday night, and like Jews everywhere, Shalhevet's students are reviewing the year and taking stock of what they've done wrong.  ...

Beyond apples and honey: Rosh Hashanah food traditions vary widely, student survey shows

Beyond apples and honey: Rosh Hashanah food traditions vary widely, student survey shows

October 2, 2016

A diverse school comes with countless customs, and the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah is a chance to see them at their most diverse.  That's b...

The sound that calls the inner voice

The sound that calls the inner voice

September 22, 2016

We can open our mouths all we want to articulate our views and beliefs. We can scour passages of commentators and religious texts with our eyes to take a scholarly approach to religious growth. But real change happens when we act from our ears.

Purim marks first women’s Megillah reading at school in six years

Purim marks first women’s Megillah reading at school in six years

May 1, 2016

By Clara Sandler, Staff Writer Women have been playing an important role in the story of Purim since Vashti and Queen Esther, so it seemed fitting wh...