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SUCCESSOR:   Rabbi David Block, currently Assistant Principal for Judaic Studies, will transition gradually into the role of Head of School, officials announced today.

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...

PRIVILEGE: Mr. Eli Shavalian is one of two college counselors at Shalhevet. Only a third of public schools have even one.

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...

STARS: Junior Sheyna Schusterman danced her scene in the Wildfire Theater May 9 while being professionally videotaped, a first for Shalhevet dancers. The Dance Club’s teacher is Erica Klein, famous for modern dance choreography on television and social media.

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...

CELEBRATE:     Students set up decorations on the roof of the Union Rescue Mission Feb. 28.  A city report found 2,473 minors living in shelters in Los Angeles in 2018.

Lighting up the night for homeless kids on Skid Row

May 5, 2019

Banners hung all around, decorating the rooftop space. Lights flashed and music played loudly, the bass trembling. The tall buildings of downtown LA l...

SUBMERGED: Water in Room B101 was about 3 inches deep at 1:30 p.m. today.

FLOOD: All basement classrooms under inches of water after city main breaks

April 2, 2019

A huge gush of water from a burst city pipe poured through a basement wall and into a storage room early this morning, overflowing into two basement l...

Firehawks at Glouberman 2018: How they did it

January 16, 2019

By The Boiling Point Staff It was a full-team effort when the Firehawks won the boys championship at this year's Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament...

BACTERIA: Bordetella Pertussis bacteria are responsible for the disease known as whooping cough.  It is easily cured with antibiotics, which can be given even before a diagnosis is confirmed.

Third case of whooping cough diagnosed at school

November 29, 2018

A third Shalhevet student has been diagnosed with pertussis, extending the time recommended for students to avoid babysitting until Dec. 9, and increasing th...

DOMINANT:    Asher Dauer, No. 33, jumped for a bucket in the closing minutes of Sunday's championship game against the SAR Sting. The Firehawks led the entire game and won the boys' tournament easily, with 11 points their smallest margin of victory over four games.


November 5, 2018

For the first time in school history, the Shalhevet Firehawks boys team have won the championship of the tournament their own school hosts and founded, t...

PAUSE:    Firehawk boys basketball team members paused on the court before the first game as Rabbi Block led 11 seconds of silence in honor of victims of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.  Star guard Zack Muller, second from right in blue, did not play, but the Firehawks won anyway.

Glouberman opens with more teams, more fans and two victories for the Firehawks

October 31, 2018

The fourth annual Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament began tonight with a Firehawk boys victory over the Valley Torah Wolfpack and a girls victory ov...

AFTERMATH:    Red Sox players meet the news media in Dodger Stadium after winning the World Series four games to one  Oct. 29.  The stands above them, which had been a sea of blue and white, had mostly emptied out -- except for Boston fans, dressed in red.

World Series loss saddens most – but not all – Shalhevet baseball fans

October 31, 2018

UPDATED Nov. 11, 2018 The drought continues. With the Dodgers coming fresh out of a critical, 5-1 Game 7 victory against the Milwaukee Brewer...

FUNDRAISING:  Ms. Wolf plans to introduce an intergenerational women’s luncheon featuring A Girl’s Lounge founder Shelley Zalis as a speaker.  BP photo by Zoey Botnick

New Development Director hopes to raise $1.3 million this year

September 8, 2018

Bored during a free period? New Director of Development Cheryl Wolf has candy on her desk and wants students to come and talk with her. Ms. Wolf has...

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