Jonah Gershman (‘19) overlooks the Red Sea in Eilat, Israel. The Israeli flag wrapped around his back showcases his patriotism to the country where will enlist into the Israeli Defense Forces later this year.

Many graduates to enlist in the Israeli Defense Forces

Matthew Rabinowitz, The Lion's Tale, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
July 21, 2020
A different kind of dance show: 2019 Israeli dance showcase

A different kind of dance show: 2019 Israeli dance showcase

Kayla Nickfardjam, The Roar, Milken Community Schools
July 21, 2020
BRAID: Helped by volunteers from Los Angeles and elsewhere, asylum seekers who had been held in detention before being cleared to enter the U.S. were welcomed with their first showers and hot meals at the Casa de Oracion No. 2 church in northern Phoenix Jan. 16. Above, Marian Merritt braided one girl’s hair.

Welcoming the stranger with hot food, scissors and applause

Sam Rubanowitz, The Boiling Point, Shalhevet High School
July 21, 2020
Nechumi Yaffe giving a talk at Princeton. She starts at Tel Aviv University next month. Photos courtesy of Nechumi Yaffe

Pioneering Chasidic Woman Returns To Israel As Tenure-Track Professor

Julie Levey, New York Jewish Week, the Spence School
July 21, 2020
RIVALRY: Firehawk and Wolfpack players fought for position to get a rebound in the Firehawks’ 55-41 victory over the Wolfpack on the opening night of the Glouberman Tournament last fall. Following Shalhevet’s CIF quarterfinal loss 56-48 to Palm Springs in February, allegations surfaced that the Valley Torah coach gave the Palm Springs coach information about Shalhevet prior to the game, though Valley Torah denies any “malicious” encounter.

Shalhevet announces it has suspended play against Valley Torah in basketball

Alex Rubel, The Boiling Poinf, Shalhevet High School
July 21, 2020
Senior Jeremy Ashagian chanted from the Torah scroll as Rabbi David Block followed along watching for errors. Many students know how to do this, and a few do it professionally on a regular basis at synagogues like B’nai David-Judea and Young Israel of North Beverly Hills.

The Torah by heart: Students lain professionally in local shuls”

Clara Sandler, The Boiling Point, Shalhevet HS
October 30, 2019
So You Thought the 13th Amendment Freed the Slaves?

So You Thought the 13th Amendment Freed the Slaves?

Medad Lytton, Palette, Atlanta Jewish Academy
September 25, 2019
ROLE: Ms. Atara Segal plans to be a role model for both boys and girls.

Her training completed, Yoetzet Segal finds new ways to teach and relate to students, female and male

Tobey Lee and Lucy Fried, The Boiling Point, Shalhevet High School
September 21, 2019
Hamas leaders called on the crowds to cross into Israel during the 2018 Gaza war. IDF sniper fire killed more than 100, most but not all fighters.

Was IDF Gaza action justified? Students struggle but most say yes

Nicholas Fields, The Boiling Point, Shalhevet High School
September 11, 2019
FOCUSED: Sophomore Kikuyo Shaw took notes during Rabbi David Block’s Gemara class last fall. All schools surveyed grade their Judaic Studies, classes, but some, including Shalhevet, offer additional Judaic learning with different or no incentives.

Can it be for God when it’s for a grade?

Lucy Fried, The Boiling Point, Shalhevet High School
September 7, 2019
CHANT: Shalhevet High School senior Jeremy Ashagian chanted from the Torah scroll as Rabbi David Block followed along watching for errors. Many students know how to do this, and a few do it professionally on a regular basis at synagogues like B’nai David-Judea and Young Israel of North Beverly Hills.

The Torah by heart: Students lain professionally in local shuls

Clara Sandler, The Boiling Point, Shalhevet High School
September 1, 2019
KOSHER: Above, A Jewish family shops for Shabbos wine at The Cask, a wine and liquor store on Pico Boulevard. (Photo by Gaby Benelyahu, Shalhevet High School)

Kiddush clubs: Old tradition is scrutinized in a new way

Alec Fields, The Boiling Point, Shalhevet High School
July 6, 2017
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