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Shalhevet news online: When we know it, you'll know it

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Keira Beller

Keira Beller, Features Editor

Keira Beller, 11th grade, joined the Boiling Point at the end of her freshman year as a graphic designer and became a staff writer as a sophomore. After winning national awards for her articles from organizations such as Quill and Scroll, NSPA and Best of SNO, she now serves as Features Editor in her junior year. Outside of BP, Keira serves as Vice Chair of the Agenda Committee, is a member of the Model Congress team, volunteers with the American Cancer Society and enjoys listening to music and spending time with friends.

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BRIT: Ms. Verity Weisz used to teach third- and fourth-graders at a Jewish school in London.

New English teacher comes from England

By Keira Beller, Senior Writer
September 28, 2022

Shalhevet’s new English teacher from Liverpool, England, Ms. Verity Weisz, is loving her experience as a high school teacher...

MATH:   Mr. Tan started at Shalhevet on Oct. 19. When he was in high school, he had issues with homework and failed senior math.

New math and science teacher loved science but fell for math

By Keira Beller, Features Editor
January 4, 2022

Shalhevet’s new mathematics and physics teacher, Mr. Rico Tan, calls his winding journey to becoming a teacher a “trial by...

CONNECTED: Jewish service members join together to engage in prayer while deployed in Afghanistan in 2018. U.S. Army chaplain Rabbi David Becker, left, led services for the soldiers, including U.S. Army Maj. Moses Scheinfeld,
second from left; both live in Los Angeles. “I try to lift them up,” said Rabbi Becker, who taught at Shalhevet. “It’s a very difficult time in a soldier’s or military member’s life to be deployed so far from home and everything they know.”

Pride mixed with heartache for Jewish army officers who served in Afghanistan as US departs

By Keira Beller, Features Editor
October 19, 2021

Watching with the rest of America as the Taliban swiftly took over Afghanistan last month were two members of Los Angeles’s...

EMAIL: Ms. Singh, who has been at Shalhevet since fall 2021, announced her departure in an email to her students today at 4 p.m.

New college counselor happy to be on ‘the other side of the desk’

By Keira Beller, Features Editor
October 7, 2021

As a first-generation college graduate who had to navigate the application process on her own, new college counselor Ms. Priyanka...

OVERLOOK: From the balcony of his dorm overlooking the Kotel, David Edwards 20 photographs smoke rising where fireworks had ignited grass fields after being launched from Silwan in East Jerusulam before Shabbat on May 14.

Israel Under Fire: Views of a War

By Keira Beller, Caroline Kboudi, and Tali Liebenthal
August 23, 2021

On May 10, six rockets were fired into Israel from Hamas in Gaza. Two were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system,...

SERVICE: Mrs. Hametz gave instructions at a pie-baking event for Thanksgiving last November in the parking lot. She arrived at Shalhevet in 2019 and will teach at Berman Hebrew Academy this fall.

Mrs. Hametz, who taught feelings behind Torah stories, moving to Maryland

By Benjamin Gamson and Keira Beller
August 10, 2021

Mrs. Malkie Hametz, who taught students about the feelings and reactions of biblical figures and organized community service programs...

BEFORE: Thousands of an estimated 100,000 Haredim and others at Mount Meron sang and swayed together around a huge Lag BOmer bonfire April 30.

Amidst dancing and ‘pure happiness,’ alumni saw tragedy unfold on Israel’s Mount Meron

By Keira Beller, Staff Writer
May 25, 2021

Around 1:15 a.m. on April 30, Sam Rubanowitz tried to make his way down an overcrowded, slippery exit pathway from the Lag...

MORE: One in four residents of Los Angeles suffered from food insecurity during the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic, officials estimate. For low-income families, the percentage was almost half.

Essential workers, essential work: How local food banks learned to protect staff from Covid and still feed the hungry

By Keira Beller, Staff Writer
April 2, 2021

Almost exactly a year ago, Los Angeles schools, businesses, travel, and just about everything else shut down to keep people safe...

Same breath that carries the music now quiets the choir

By Keira Beller, Staff Writer
December 23, 2020

Nothing is the same for the Shalhevet Choirhawks, who are now completely barred from singing together, unable to have even just...

RECOVERED: Stolen political yard signs were set up on the front lawn of Amanda Kogan in Beverlywood Oct. 5 so people could pick them up. Ms. Kogan posted on NextDoor that shed found the signs, which had been dropped in a pile on Wooster and 18th streets.

YEAR OF THE YARD SIGN: Election’s conflicts and tensions are playing out on area front lawns

By Keira Beller, 10th Grade
November 4, 2020

Jill Lefferman woke up early Oct. 5 to discover one of the political yard signs had been stolen off her lawn in the heart of Beverlywood....

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