The Boiling Point

Sukkot Lessons from Kohelet

Sukkot Lessons from Kohelet

October 11, 2019

It is custom among Jews of Ashkenazi descent to read Sefer Kohelet, or Ecclesiastes, from the Ketuvim on the Shabbat of Chol Hamoed or Shemini Atzeret....

Comp-Sci students present internship projects to realtors

Comp-Sci students present internship projects to realtors

October 6, 2019

At 2:15 p.m. on Sept. 27, when most students were rushing to their next class, four seniors could be seen leaving the parking lot in very formal attire...

Big crowd, small Shalhevet contingent joins worldwide walkout to protest inaction on climate change

Big crowd, small Shalhevet contingent joins worldwide walkout to protest inaction on climate change

October 4, 2019

  “We’re missing our lessons to teach you one,” read one sign at the Youth Climate March on Sep. 20. The streets of downtown LA were fi...

Roen is back!

Roen is back!

September 15, 2019

To the theme song of the Chicago Bulls, Mrs. Roen Salem walked among the Shalhevet staff to the front of the gym Aug. 28, welcomed by clapping and cheering stude...

New chesed director is also an athlete

New chesed director is also an athlete

September 11, 2019

Running marathons and finding zen in yoga are two hobbies of Mrs. Malkie Hametz, Shalhevet’s newest Tanakh teacher and new director of chesed, or comm...

School now charging for parking to subsidize overflow spaces in Petersen lot

School now charging for parking to subsidize overflow spaces in Petersen lot

September 4, 2019

For the first time in Shalhevet’s history, students driving their own cars to school are paying $750 for an annual parking pass, to partially cover the...

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...

The Just Community may be back

The Just Community may be back

June 13, 2019

By the Boiling Point Editorial Board Greek legend tells us of a mythical creature called the phoenix -- a flaming bird that every 500 years would self-i...

No bribes, but Shalhevet students have an edge for college

No bribes, but Shalhevet students have an edge for college

June 12, 2019

No Shalhevet students were involved in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. But merely attending Shalhevet almost certainly grants them an advan...

Famous choreographer brings professional experience to new dance club

Famous choreographer brings professional experience to new dance club

May 26, 2019

Technicolored lights illuminated the dancers, as one by one each was absorbed in the whirlwind of a new experience. Soon after warming up and practicing...