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BONDS: Shalhevet students said they felt comfortable talking to Mrs. Honig and often approached her for advice.

[Photo] Mrs. Natalie Honig, who helped students overcome distance during Covid, leaves to direct Admissions at Maimonides

By Tali Liebenthal, Co-Editor-in-Chief
August 28, 2022

BONDS: Shalhevet students said they felt comfortable talking to Mrs. Honig and often approached her for advice.

BONDS: Shalhevet students said they felt comfortable talking to Mrs. Honig and often approached her for advice.

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BONDS: Shalhevet students said they felt comfortable talking to Mrs. Honig and often approached her for advice.

Bystanders took photos of people cleaning graffiti on Fairfax Avenue Sunday.  Countywide curfews were ended as of Thursday, though peaceful protests continued.

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Bystanders took photos of people cleaning graffiti on Fairfax Avenue Sunday. Countywide curfews were ended as of Thursday, though...

Also attacked was the Chase bank branch at the corner of Wilshire and La Cienega boulevards.

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Also attacked was the Chase bank branch at the corner of Wilshire and La Cienega boulevards.

Workers boarded up the entrance to the Rodeo Collection on Wilshire Boulevard at Rodeo Drive Sunday after luxury stores were looted in Beverly Hills Saturday night.

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Workers boarded up the entrance to the Rodeo Collection on Wilshire Boulevard at Rodeo Drive Sunday after luxury stores were looted...

A protestor carried a  home-made sign on Fairfax Avenue Sunday afternoon.

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A protestor carried a home-made sign on Fairfax Avenue Sunday afternoon.

Citizens painted peace signs and messages of support Sunday on the boarded-up windows of a restaurant that had been attacked on Fairfax Avenue.

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Citizens painted peace signs and messages of support Sunday on the boarded-up windows of a restaurant that had been attacked on...

Demonstrators wearing masks scrubbed sidewalks to remove graffiti on Fairfax Avenue Sunday, most wearing masks to avoid transmitting COVID-19.

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Demonstrators wearing masks scrubbed sidewalks to remove graffiti on Fairfax Avenue Sunday, most wearing masks to avoid transmitting...

Members of the California National Guard arrived downtown yesterday to protect government buildings.

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Members of the California National Guard arrived downtown yesterday to protect government buildings.

Some protestors attempted social distancing and some did not.

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Some protestors attempted social distancing and some did not.

The downtown crowd spread out over a wide area of government buildings, including two courthouses. Part of the protest was against LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who has been accused of being lenient with police who are accused of wrongdoing.

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The downtown crowd spread out over a wide area of government buildings, including two courthouses. Part of the protest was against...

UNITED: People of all ages and races converged on the Hall of Justice near City Hall downtown yesterday to protest police brutality against African-Americans. Seniors Maia Lefferman and Avital Jacobson were part of the crowd, which media reports estimated at more than 3,000 people.

[Photo] George Floyd protests, both peaceful and violent, reach Shalhevet neighborhoods

June 4, 2020

UNITED: People of all ages and races converged on the Hall of Justice near City Hall downtown yesterday to protest police brutality...

ADAPTED: For Yishai Thaus play Speak Now, about a graduation party, a professional videographer created an animated screen using photos of the actors.  From left, Hannah Poltorak, Talya Kukurudz and Neima Fax played graduating seniors.

[Photo] In annual spring One-Acts, pandemic reshapes the platform — and some of the plots

By Bayley Sandler, Staff Writer
May 28, 2020

ADAPTED: For Yishai Thau's play 'Speak Now,' about a graduation party, a professional videographer created an animated screen...

ENDING: On seniors’ last day of school, the school gathered on Zoom for slow singing and farewells. More than 200 faculty and students of all grades logged on.

[Photo] Students feel heard as school reshapes academic policies for COVID

By Olivia Fishman, Ninth Grade
May 22, 2020

ENDING: On seniors’ last day of school, the school gathered on Zoom for slow singing and farewells. More than 200 faculty and...

DECORATIONS: Seniors Ben-Tsion Oliel and Noah Hertzberg plastered their cars with Israeli flags and blue and white balloons before the parade. The goal was to celebrate while observing social distancing.

[Photo] A blue-and-white parade of cars celebrates Israel Independence Day in the age of Covid

By Molly Litvak and Alex Rubel
May 7, 2020

DECORATIONS: Seniors Ben-Tsion Oliel and Noah Hertzberg plastered their cars with Israeli flags and blue and white balloons before...

FOUNDER: You can’t delegate liking the school, you either like it or don’t, said Dr. Jerry Friedman, who along with his wife Jean Friedman co-founded Shalhevet. And it’s the staff up on top together with the students that create that atmosphere. There has to be that mutual trust and that mutual respect. A full transcript his interview with the Boiling Point appears at the bottom of this story.

[Photo] Dr. Jerry Friedman and the roots of Shalhevet democracy

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief
May 5, 2020

FOUNDER: "You can’t delegate liking the school, you either like it or don’t," said Dr. Jerry Friedman, who along with his...

LIVE: Agenda Chair David Edwards led a discussion on proposals at Town Hall in the gym Feb. 4. It turned out to be one of the last times that the entire Shalhevet community gathered in person this year.

[Photo] Candidates to lead Agenda, Fairness and SAC next year all running unopposed

By Benjamin Gamson, Staff Writer
April 27, 2020

LIVE: Agenda Chair David Edwards led a discussion on proposals at Town Hall in the gym Feb. 4. It turned out to be one of the...

MEMORY: Seniors Maya and Jonah Tochner light a candle in honor of their grandmother, who was a survivor of the Shoah. Stories and artifacts submitted by 40 students and teachers can be seen at the bottom of this page.

[Photo] Zoom assembly sparks daylong outpouring of family stories, inspiration for Yom Hashoah

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief
April 23, 2020

MEMORY: Seniors Maya and Jonah Tochner light a candle in honor of their grandmother, who was a survivor of the Shoah. Stories...

NOW: As Pesach begins in this difficult moment, it is up to us to decide how to move forward.

[Photo] Who suffers, who perseveres

By Rachel Lasry, Staff Writer
April 8, 2020

NOW: As Pesach begins in this difficult moment, it is up to us to decide how to move forward.

PREPARED: Civics and Government teacher Mr. William Reusch taught his Government and Economics class remotely during last Mondays preparedness drill. All classes went online today until further notice.

[Photo] Good morning! Welcome to your first day of (online) school

March 16, 2020

PREPARED: Civics and Government teacher Mr. William Reusch taught his Government and Economics class remotely during last Monday's...

OPEN: Ms. Weiss, whose office near the foyer has been a place where students came to talk and grab a snack, has been in charge of Admissions and graduation since 2010.

[Photo] Natalie Weiss, ‘welcoming face’ and creator of new initiatives in admissions, will leave May 1

By Benjamin Gamson, Staff Writer
March 15, 2020

OPEN: Ms. Weiss, whose office near the foyer has been a place where students came to talk and grab a snack, has been in charge...

CROWD: According AIPAC’s website, more than 18,000 people, including 51 Shalhevet students, attended AIPAC’s annual policy conference in Washington, D.C., last week. Also there were some who had been in contact with a coronavirus patient in New York, and who were quarantined on their return.

[Photo] Three coronavirus cases in people returning from AIPAC; one is in Los Angeles

CROWD: According AIPAC’s website, more than 18,000 people, including 51 Shalhevet students, attended AIPAC’s annual policy...

FRIENDS: Juniors Alessandra Judaken and Lenny Wolkind talked on the turf last week. As part of the avodat hanefesh unit for Rabbi Tsaidi, Alessandra decided to focus on shomer negiah.

[Photo] Rabbi Tsaidi’s Gemara classes work on improving mitzvah observance

By Bayley Sandler, Staff Writer
February 23, 2020

FRIENDS: Juniors Alessandra Judaken and Lenny Wolkind talked on the turf last week. As part of the avodat hanefesh unit for Rabbi...

DEFENSE: Firehawk players Jacob Pofsky and Jacob Benezra attempt to block a layup by Buena guard and forward Austin Schliecher at Wednesday’s playoff game in the gym. The Firehawks have advanced to the next round of the CIF playoffs and will play Westlake on Saturday night.

[Photo] Boys basketball team advances in CIF playoffs

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor
February 13, 2020

DEFENSE: Firehawk players Jacob Pofsky and Jacob Benezra attempt to block a layup by Buena guard and forward Austin Schliecher...

FUTURE: Ms. Walls implemented essay-writing workshops and other initiatives to ease the college admissions process.

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FUTURE: Ms. Walls implemented essay-writing workshops and other initiatives to ease the college admissions process.

MEDIA: Mr. Yang spoke to a group of reporters inside the store.

[Photo] Politics meets streetwear as presidential candidate Andrew Yang comes to Fairfax

By Sam Rubanowitz, Senior Editor
January 31, 2020

MEDIA: Mr. Yang spoke to a group of reporters inside the store.

PEOPLE: Mrs. Honig coniders herself a ‘people person’ and has also worked selling wigs and teaching people how to paint.

[Photo] New Tanakh teacher says the ‘bubble’ is a good thing

By Liad Machmali, Torah Editor
September 22, 2019

PEOPLE: Mrs. Honig coniders herself a ‘people person’ and has also worked selling wigs and teaching people how to paint.

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[Photo] New chesed director is also an athlete

By Jolie Wineburgh, Arts and Culture Editor
September 11, 2019

PARTICIPATE:     Student Life and Admission Coordinator, Tushar Dwivedi participated in the protest as he held and vocalized a sign shaming the get-refuser, Meir Kin.

[Photo] Rabbis, others demonstrate against ‘get refuser’ while he is sitting shiva

By Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Editor-in-Chief
August 29, 2019

PARTICIPATE: Student Life and Admission Coordinator, Tushar Dwivedi participated in the protest as he held and vocalized a...

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