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CALENDAR: Every year, Yom Hashoah is followed a week later by Yom HaZikaron, a remembrance day for soldiers and victims of terror, which is then followed by Israeli Independence Day one day later.

Three days that remember a century: Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, Yom HaAtzmaut

By Etan Lerner, 9th Grade
April 26, 2023

For the Jewish world, the 20th century was incredibly dynamic and Jewish life changed fundamentally. Out of everything that happened,...

FIRST: Ms. Etshalom, who co-teaches the 12th-grade Beit Midrash class this year, had lunch with students in January on the turf.

School hopes new GPATS fellow will set an example of women’s learning

By Olivia Petlak, Ninth Grade
April 7, 2022

It is the first full in-person school year since March of 2020, and the seniors at Shalhevet are learning through Zoom from a...

DISTANT: It took their bus three hours in traffic for the girls basketball team and Head Coach Ryan Coleman to get to last Wednesdays game in Pomona, but they were still happy to be further into the CIF playoffs than they ever had before.

In their first CIF semi-finals, Firehawk girls fall to top-seeded Pacifica Christian

By Zane Mendelson, Staff Writer
February 25, 2022

The atmosphere was riveting. On one side of the gym you had the Triton fans who, no matter what, would not stop cheering – ...

SWING: Above, Josh Harrison hits a game-ending single to left centerfield at the bottom of the seventh inning at East Valley Baseball Fields last Sunday

Walk-off single by Josh Harrison lifts Firehawks over Panthers 6-5

By Benjamin Gamson, News Editor
May 21, 2021

It was around 2 p.m. at the bottom of the seventh, and the Shalhevet Firehawk baseball team was down 5-4 against the YULA Panthers...

LIGHT: Rabbi Benny Lau says the instructions and meaning of Torah can guide all kinds of people, whatever their sexuality or gender identity.

For Orthodox LGBTQ, Rabbi Lau offers a guide to both religious and family life

By Joshua Gamson, Staff Writer
April 23, 2021

There is no map in Judaism to guide an LGBTQ person in family life, but Rabbi Benny Lau has tried to create one, blending what...

COUNTRIES: Shalhevet’s debaters represented Israel and Japan at last month’s Yeshiva University Model UN conference, held Feb. 14-15 over Zoom. Dr. Harris took this screen shot of a team meeting just before the conference began.

Moving screens, louder voices and ‘breakout’ committee rooms as debate teams move online

By Gabriella Gomperts and Yael Schechter
March 3, 2021

Shalhevet’s Model Congress, Mock Trial and Model UN teams have all competed virtually this year due to Covid-19. And though...

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.

George Floyd protests, both peaceful and violent, reach Shalhevet neighborhoods

By Molly Litvak, Community Editor
June 4, 2020

In a weeklong outburst of frustration, protest and fear that reached into the heart of Shalhevet neighborhoods, Americans...

HIGHLIGHT: Attending the annual Red Sarachek Tournament is a big event not only for Shalhevet players but for their fans, many of whom fly to New York for the event.  Above, Firehawk then-captain and MVP Zack Muller leapt over rival YULA players in YU’s Max Stern Athletic Center in 2018.

Sarachek Tournament cancelled as coronavirus outbreak closes YU

UPDATED MARCH 5: Next week’s Red Sarachek Basketball Tournament at Yeshiva University has been cancelled due to fears of the...

EMOTIONAL:  From left, seniors Nicole Klausner, Eliana Mizrahi and Shayna Becker were among Firehawk fans worrying in the final moments of Shalhevet girls’ 65-61 semi-final loss to the SAR Sting in the Glouberman Tournament Nov. 9. The Firehawks led by as many as 16 points before halftime but were unable to eke out a win in a nail-biting repeat of last year’s tournament. The Maimonides MCATS won the girls tournament, and the Frisch Cougars beat the Firehawk boys to win the boys.

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

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

LONGER:  Freshmen Amalia Abecassis, Zoe Miller and Tehilla Fishman worked on a class project last month. This year, girls are wearing midi, maxi and uniform skirts after Shalhevet changed its dress code to ban knee-length pencil skirts.

School cracks down on pencil skirts; midis and maxis preferred

By Liad Machmali, Torah Editor
October 25, 2019

Shalhevet changed its girls dress code over the summer, announcing that girls would no longer be allowed to wear pencil skirts...

Sukkot Lessons from Kohelet

Sukkot Lessons from Kohelet

By Joshua Glettner, Staff Writer
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...

PRESENTERS:   From left, seniors Evan Rubel, Kiku Shaw, Sam Rubanowitz, and Gilad Spitzer sat onstage in front of over 120 people when they presented their projects from this summer.

Comp-Sci students present internship projects to realtors

By Rachel Metzger, Staff Writer
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...

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