The Boiling Point

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...

In varying sounds of the shofar, new opportunities and a fresh start

In varying sounds of the shofar, new opportunities and a fresh start

September 9, 2018

Rosh Hashanah is one of my favorite holidays, as it reminds me that I have a new year ahead of me full of new experiences, challenges and successes. It...

Teachers using ‘daf aleph’ give students a chance to check in

Teachers using ‘daf aleph’ give students a chance to check in

May 22, 2018

When reading the Talmud it is easy to notice that the book opens with daph bet, or page two. But rather than a typographical decision, teachers at Shalhevet and elsewhere believe that there is a deeper meaning that can be gained.

DVAR TORAH: Goodness is a commandment, not an option

DVAR TORAH: Goodness is a commandment, not an option

May 17, 2018

By Sharon Khalil, 11th grade Recently in my Tanach class with Rabbi Schwarzberg, we debated the following question: Is not doing good, ...

MINIMESTERS 2018: Short electives explore anti-semitism, women’s law and more to combat senioritis

MINIMESTERS 2018: Short electives explore anti-semitism, women’s law and more to combat senioritis

May 15, 2018

Zev Kupferman Mini-mesters have been an institution at Shalhevet for four years now, designed to combat “senioritis,” a supposed lack of intrinsic...

Can it be for God when it’s for a grade?

Can it be for God when it’s for a grade?

May 7, 2018

Enter a Shalhevet Judaic studies class at any given moment and you may hear the term “learning lishma”  or “learning for the sake of learning,...

The chametz in your closet: Mitzvot of Pesach in an age of freedom

The chametz in your closet: Mitzvot of Pesach in an age of freedom

March 28, 2018

There are many things that make the nights of Passover different from all other nights. The classic examples are: On other nights we don’t dip more...

Spotlight on Sephardic community with new Torah dedication

Spotlight on Sephardic community with new Torah dedication

March 9, 2018

Shalhevet welcomed its first-ever Sephardic Torah on Feb. 15, Rosh Chodesh Adar.  After a schoolwide davening in the gym, students, faculty and fami...

PURIM: At the crossroads of chance and fate

PURIM: At the crossroads of chance and fate

February 28, 2018

Among the five Megillot and the five books of Moses, the story of Esther transcends in complexity and uniqueness. Most women in Chumash and the Scroll...

Under twinkling lights, Green Team offers learning, food from garden and live performances for Tu B’Shvat

Under twinkling lights, Green Team offers learning, food from garden and live performances for Tu B’Shvat

February 3, 2018

“The mishnah of Rosh Hashanah says that Tu B’shevat is really a technical day, the day that marks the new year for trees,”  Rabbi David Block told...