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  • Chanukah: The Twitter holiday?

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    Chanukah is both the most powerful and most precarious of Jewish holidays. For one thing, the simple act of lighting Chanukah candles and making them visible to the outside world symbolizes the greatest lesson in Judaism — the call for the Jewish people to be a light unto the...

  • Back to school, sort of: Shalhevet students start their year under unorthodox conditions

    By Ryan Torok

    October 20, 2014 | 11:40 am

    Chaos has brought community to the Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC), where Shalhevet High School is operating for its 2014-2015 school year as construction proceeds on its actual campus.

    Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg, a Shalhevet Judaic studies teacher, dryly remarked that sharing...

  • World traveler, community journalist: Tamar Willis

    June 11, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    Shalhevet High School

    Going to: Hevruta Partnership in Global Jewish Learning; Princeton University

    Calling Tamar Willis a global citizen doesn’t go far enough, even though she’s spent time in Africa and Israel. This Shalhevet High School senior spent the past four years...

  • Grad’s goal: A better world

    June 12, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    Tis the graduation season, but unlike most 17-year-olds wrapping up their high school careers in recent days and weeks, Daniel Schwartz knows exactly what he wants to do with his life. 

    “I want to go to law and business school and receive a JD and an MBA,” the recent graduate of...

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  • A passionate voice

    June 12, 2013 | 3:18 pm

    Rose Bern isn’t afraid to fight for her values.

    The 17-year-old, who recently graduated from Shalhevet High School and lives in Westwood, has strong convictions when it comes to feminism, justice and fairness. 

    In the ninth grade, she gave a passionate speech at her school...

  • Shalhevet student journalists get the OK to attend award ceremony on Shabbat

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 3, 2012 | 4:24 pm

    Last week in these pages, we reported that The Boiling Point, the Shalhevet High School student newspaper, is one of nine finalists for the prestigious National Scholastic Press Association’s Pacemaker award, but that since the prize will be announced on Nov. 17, a Saturday, the...

  • Student newspaper finalist for national prize

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 27, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    On Sept. 21, the day the space shuttle Endeavour flew past local landmarks on its way to Los Angeles International Airport, every media outlet in the city had dispatched multiple reporters to look to the skies.

    The Boiling Point, Shalhevet High School’s student newspaper, which...

  • Shalhevet looks for financial security in property sale

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 12, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    Shalhevet high school is close to finalizing a deal to sell more than half of its 2.4 acres to a property developer who plans to build an apartment complex on the lot at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard.

    The plan will put Shalhevet on firmer financial...

  • Fixing the world, one extracurricular at a time

    By Ryan Torok

    June 8, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    On the Web site for The Boiling Point, Shalhevet High School’s student newspaper, Jaclyn Kellner’s biography says she spends more time at school than most of the teachers do.

    That’s because Kellner, who will spend five months working with Eco-Israel, an agricultural program...

  • Class Notes: Book burning inspires book fair; Shalhevet scribes score; Rocket scientists among us

    By Julie G Fax

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    From Book Fire to Book Fair

    The students at Milken Community High School's Middle School threw a massive book fair for 250 kids from Sylvan Park Elementary School, whom they've been tutoring through the KOREH L.A. reading preparedness program. The seventh- and eighth-graders created...
  • Briefs: Rabbi Woody Allen; Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem case nears decision

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi's Billboard Run Cut Short

    The Holy Rabbi is gone. For a week, his face graced a billboard above Alvarado Street and Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. The black hat, long beard and sidelocks belonged to Woody Allen, poached from a scene in "Annie Hall." Beside his face, the...
  • The Agony, Ecstasy of School Awards

    By Jane Ulman

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Before 18 year-old Sara Smith graduated last June, she made multiple trips to the stage to receive multiple honors at Shalhevet High School's awards brunch for graduating seniors. In addition to being named class valedictorian, she received the excellence in math award, two Bureau of...

  • Heroes’ Return

    By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Add Shalhevet 10th-grader Sara Smith to the list of Israeli sharpshooters.

    She pulled the trigger of her M-16 semi-automatic rifle and scored a bull's-eye in "boot camp," part of a three-week educational adventure in Israel.

    "I never want to see a gun again," confessed Smith, who...

  • Young and Independent

    By William Yelles

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Notes from a visit with a senior class: After seeing friends and peers smoking marijuana and using other drugs , students at Shalhevet High School didn't wait for their parents or teachers to educate them about the harmful effects of narcotics. Instead, they undertook the challenge...
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