Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Shalhevet rabbis clear students to attend newspaper award ceremony on Shabbat

by Jonah Lowenfeld

September 29, 2012 | 10:34 pm

Should the Shalhevet student newspaper win the National Scholastic Press Association’s Pacemaker award, the student-journalists attending the Fall National High School Journalism Convention in San Antonio will be able to accept the award in person, even though the ceremony is set to take place on Nov. 17, which is Shabbat.

Permission to attend the ceremony came from the rabbinical authorities at the Modern Orthodox private high school, whose newspaper, The Boiling Point, is one of nine finalists competing for nation’s most coveted award for a student newspaper.

“They're sending a Judaic Studies faculty member to help chaperone, and we'll be dressed for Shabbat,” Joelle Keene, The Boiling Point’s faculty adviser, wrote in an email to The Journal on Sept. 28.

The Boiling Point is competing in the category for broadsheets of 17 pages or more. Keene said the plans for the student-journalists that day include Shabbat morning prayers and a festive Sabbath lunch in advance of the award ceremony.

“It should be a day to remember,” Keene wrote.

Tracker Pixel for Entry

COMMENTS

We welcome your feedback.

Privacy Policy
Your information will not be shared or sold without your consent. Get all the details.

Terms of Service
JewishJournal.com has rules for its commenting community.Get all the details.

Publication
JewishJournal.com reserves the right to use your comment in our weekly print publication.

ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • Trending Blog Posts

    Hitler T-shirts ‘sell well’ at Montreal boutique

    SHARES

    Another Jerusalem-Washington eruption: on gossip, juvenility, and substance

    SHARES

    ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ and civility

    SHARES

    The Heschel Exchange, part 2: On the rabbi’s provocative rhetoric

    SHARES

    The Heschel Exchange, part 3: On Kaplan and the God of the Bible

    SHARES

    Sunday Reads: How popular is ISIS in the Middle East?, On the world’s first woman rabbi

    SHARES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

{blog_image:alt}

TnP is a spot for non-profit, independent journalism.

Sometimes the posts will be about the activities of nonprofit organizations. Other times not. Rarely, if ever, will the...

Read more