The Boiling Point

Heartbreak heroes: Girls and boys teams both dominate for most of their games, then lose in final seconds

Heartbreak heroes: Girls and boys teams both dominate for most of their games, then lose in final seconds

November 10, 2019

From tip-off to the final buzzer, they played their hearts out. They gave it their all. But it wasn’t enough.  In the Fifth Annual Steve Glouberma...

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

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

August 29, 2019

Soaked from knee to toe, 40 people stood outside a shiva home on Poinsettia Place Aug. 23 to take a stand against get refusal. Inside, a man who has r...

Rabbi Segal to make gradual departure for Israel beginning next year

Rabbi Segal to make gradual departure for Israel beginning next year

August 12, 2019

Rabbi Ari Segal, who transformed Shalhevet from an idealistic but financially struggling school housed in a former hospital to a stable and larger scho...

Text of school emails announcing Rabbi Segal’s departure and Rabbi Block’s succeeding him

Text of school emails announcing Rabbi Segal’s departure and Rabbi Block’s succeeding him

August 12, 2019

The following combined email -- the first section from Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal and the second from Board President Dr. Noam Drazin -- was sent to...

Beyond courtesy: Titles raise conundrum for schools and synagogues nationwide

Beyond courtesy: Titles raise conundrum for schools and synagogues nationwide

September 12, 2017

When Judaic Studies teacher Ilana Wilner arrived at Shalhevet in fall 2015, it wasn’t clear what she was going to be called. She did not want to b...

When you’re the child of a rabbi, who are you?

When you’re the child of a rabbi, who are you?

September 7, 2017

The already difficult pressures of being a teenager can be even greater when you have to meet the expectations not only of your parents, but of a whole communi...

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman arrives with experience and ‘gravitas’

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman arrives with experience and ‘gravitas’

August 31, 2017

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman loves dark chocolate. He believes he has tasted every available kosher, dark chocolate brand, and enjoys them all, but his favorite is Taza Chocolate, a brand based in Somerville, Mass.

Beth Jacob stance prevents break over women clergy after OU says no

Beth Jacob stance prevents break over women clergy after OU says no

March 28, 2017

For two weeks last month, Los Angeles Modern Orthodoxy held its breath as a statement from New York threatened to sew disunity in its rapidly growing, multi-faceted and yet tightly knit community.

Private schools playing catch-up on immunizations against measles

Private schools playing catch-up on immunizations against measles

March 22, 2017

Los Angeles’ latest measles outbreak, which was centered in the Orthodox Jewish community, has been over since early last month.  But low school immun...

Private schools playing catch-up immunizing against measles

Private schools playing catch-up immunizing against measles

March 22, 2017

Los Angeles’ latest measles outbreak, which was centered in the Orthodox Jewish community, has been over since early last month.  But low school immun...

New Executive Director has background in corporate law

New Executive Director has background in corporate law

January 11, 2017

Ms. Sarah Emerson Helfand, former Cedars-Sina Medical Center Senior Development Officer and the sister of Rabbi Dov Emerson, the Head of School at YUL...

Rabbi Lieberman to leave YULA Girls High School

Rabbi Lieberman to leave YULA Girls High School

November 3, 2016

YULA Girls High School has announced the resignation of Head of School Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, saying he would not return next year and would be replace...