The Boiling Point

2017-2018 Staff

Hannah Jannol

Hannah eats, breathes, sweats, bleeds Boiling Point. She has been writing since freshman year, and has been an editor of various sections since 10th grade. Now, she is the Editor-in-Chief and loves to ...

Hila Machmali

Hila Machmali has worked on the Boiling Point since her sophomore year and became Web Editor-in-Chief as a junior before taking over as Web Editor-in-Chief in her senior year. Hila is involved in man...

Jacob Feitelberg

Jacob Feitelberg has been a part of Boiling Point since his sophomore year. He originally started by reporting on Color War as a staff writer and then wrote for other sections, including as Outside Ne...

Noa Segal

Noa Segal started working with Boiling Point as a layout editor her freshman year. Now, as a senior, as Managing Editor she runs layout as well as oversees photography, illustrations, advertisements and videograp...

Benjamin Zaghi

Benjamin Zaghi has been on the Boiling Point all four years of high school. He was a staff writer for the first two, then was the editor of multiple sections, and now is Senior Editor. Benny leads the Sep...

Gilad Spitzer

After getting involved with the online aspect of the paper during his freshman year, Gilad became Social Media Editor as well as Deputy Web-Editor-in-Chief his sophomore year. Besides Boiling Point, Gilad ...

Aidel Townsley

Aidel Townsley has written for Boiling Point since she transferred to Shalhevet three years ago. Most proud of her advice pieces for the Boiling Point, she is now Opinion editor. Her other interests inc...

Tyler Ekaireb

Tyler has been working for the Boiling Point for two years, and is currently the Editor of Outside News. When he isn't writing a story or editing a Table Talk, you can probably find him in the robotics ...

Clara Sandler

Clara Sandler is Community Editor her junior year after spending freshman year as a Staff Writer, first semester sophomore year as Sports Editor and second semester as Torah Editor. Other than the Boil...

Eva Suissa

After serving as a staff writer, columnist and Opinion Editor, Eva Suissa is now the Torah Editor for The Boiling Point. Growing up with a father who's also a writer, she has always appreciated the power of ...

Lucy Fried

Lucy Fried joined The Boiling Point in her freshman year as a staff writer. Her sophomore year, she became Arts and Culture editor and now she is Features editor her junior year. Aside from her passion f...

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks. It's a mouthful right? Jacob has been writing for the Boiling Point since his first week of school, and has been Arts and Culture editor since the second semester of his freshm...

Tobey Lee

Tobey has been a part of Boiling Point since freshman year, especially writing sports stories. He is now editor of the Sports section, and is excited for this year in Boiling Point. Outside of journalism...

Neima Fax

Neima Fax joined Boiling Point as a photographer in ninth grade, and now, as a sophomore, she is the Deputy Photo Editor. Photography is one of Neima's main hobbies, as well as creative writing, art, and m...

Zev Kupferman

Zev is currently Graphics Editor and was the first freshman editor of his grade. He started graphics at Boiling Point with a big bang, contributing to the double-truck design about the presidential ...

Katia Surpin

From a young age, Katia has always loved photography. She has been taking photos for Boiling Point for two years as a staff photographer and is now the photo editor. She enjoys taking pictures for the newsp...

Maya Miro

Maya Miro joined The Boiling Point's layout team her sophomore year at Shalhevet. Her favorite part of layout is designing the creative and fun pages. Outside the Boiling Point, Maya is a Diller Teen F...

Sadie Toczek

Sadie always wanted to get involved in the boiling point. Freshman year, she started out as a writer. She then later found more of her voice being the lifestyle editor, where she could write the updates s...

Abbi Sentchuk

Abbi has been on the Boiling Point since her freshman year, and has been  layout editor for two years. She loves making creative double trucks and organizing the front page of the paper. Outside of t...

Alec Fields

In four years at the Boiling Point, Alec Fields has wrote stories for every section and won some of the top awards in high school journalism, including the Quill and Scroll Sweepstakes Award for best n...

Ma'ayan Waldman

Ma’ayan Waldman joined the staff of the Boiling Point in ninth grade and served as Arts Editor, Opinion Editor, Community Editor, and finally Co-Editor-in-Chief.  She won First Prize in New Writing...

Eric Bazak

After serving as staff writer, Features Editor, and Outside News Editor over the previous three years, Eric Bazak served as Editor-in-Chief for the 2015-16 school year. He is currently a freshman at ...

Goldie Fields

Currently a freshman at USC, Goldie kept the Boiling Point going for her entire four years at Shalhevet, putting her heart and soul into every role and and was very proud of everything the staff&...

Alexa Fishman

Now a freshman at Princeton University, Alexa Fishman joined the Boiling Point as a freshman and went on to serve as Community Editor and Features Editor before becoming Editor-in-Chief in 2014-15....

Joelle Keene

Joelle Keene, CJE, has been the faculty advisor of the Boiling Point since 2003, and is also the founding director of the Jewish Scholastic Press Association. She obtained her master's degree from Columbia U...

Tamar Willis

Tamar Willis is a junior at Princeton University where she writes and serves as business manager for the culture magazine Nassau Weekly. She joined the Boiling Point staff in ninth grade and served as...

Kalil Eden

Currently serving in the Israeli Defense Force, Kalil Eden was the Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor of the Boiling Point in the spring of 2013.  Before joining the IDF he spent his freshman year...

Zev Hurwitz

After serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Boiling Point in 2010-11 school year, Zev went on to UC San Diego where he was Editor-in-Chief of the campus paper, The Guardian.  He is currently the...

Leila Miller

Currently a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, Leila has already had a distinguished career in journalism, writing ground-breaking reports for the Miami Herald, Moment Magazine and the Jewish...

Lexi Gelb

Lexi Gelb was Editor-In-Chief of the Boiling Point for the 2009-10 school year and won awards from the National Scholastic Press Association and Quill and Scroll.  While at Shalhevet she was also...

Elana Eden

Elana Eden vowed never to write journalism again after her first catastrophic story for the BP’s Torah section but went on to become Editor-in-Chief during the 2008-09 school year. After spending...