The Boiling Point

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...

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...