The Boiling Point

2019-2020 Staff

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

Editor-in-Chief

Some people have to discover their interests; others have no choice but to follow them. Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks has been a member of the Boiling Point staff since the first semester of his freshm...

Gilad Spitzer

Web Editor-in-Chief

After joining the Boiling Point in his freshman year, Gilad got involved with the online and social media aspects of the paper, creating the post of Social Media Editor and becoming Deputy Web Editor-in...

Zev Kupferman

Director of Production and Design

Zev has been the main graphic designer for the Boiling Point since the first issue of his freshman year. He started with a big bang: contributing to the double-truck design about the presidential election...

Nicholas Fields

Managing Editor

Nicholas Fields has been a member of the Boiling Point since freshman year. Starting off with a story about freshman orientation, he quickly fell in love with journalism. After serving as a staff writer...

Molly Litvak

Community Editor

Molly Litvak joined the Boiling Point in her freshman year as a staff writer and quickly fell in love with journalism. She was editor of Outside News in her sophomore year and won national multiple awards...

Alex Rubel

Senior Editor

Alex joined the Boiling Point as a staff writer in his sophomore year, rose to Sports Editor in his junior year and is serving as both Sports Editor and Senior Editor this year. Aside from journalism,...

Shayna Becker

Director of Reader Engagement

Shayna Becker started working for the Boiling Point during her first semester at Shalhevet and has gradually become more involved in reader engagement, through brainstorming out-of-the-box ways to best...

Sam Rubanowitz

Outside News Editor

Sam Rubanowitz joined the Boiling Point as a staff writer at the start of 11th grade, contributing artwork as well and winning awards for both writing and illustration. Last year he became BP’s first...

Liad Machmali

Torah Editor

Liad Machmali joined the Boiling Point during her freshman year as a staff writer and is now editor of the Torah section. As a freshman she wrote stories about the Young Americans for Freedom club and ...

Kate Orlanski

Features Editor

Kate Orlanski joined the Boiling Point as a staff writer during her freshman year and now serves as Features editor during her junior year. Outside of journalism, she is co-chair of the Young Americans...

Zach Helfand

Opinion Editor

Zach Helfand joined the Boiling Point as Opinion Editor in his senior year and is eager to make an impact in the time he has left at the school. Aside from Boiling Point, Zach participates in the scho...

Jolie Wineburgh

Arts & Culture Editor

Jolie Wineburgh joined the Boiling Point as a staff writer in her freshman year and is now serving as Arts and Culture editor.  In a world chock full of fake news and misleading stories, Jolie has ...

Zoey Botnick

Chief Photo Editor

Boiling Point was always a major point of interest for Zoey Botnick. Freshman year, she started out as a photographer, junior year she was a photo editor, and now heading into her final year she’s Head...

Sabrina Jahan

Chief Video Editor

Sabrina Jahan joined the Boiling Point as a sophomore, working as a staff videographer to feed her passion for journalism and filmmaking. As founder and president of Shalhevet’s film club, Sabrina expands...

Sarah Feuer

Chief Layout Editor

Sarah Feuer joined the Boiling Point freshman year and has been working on the layout team since. This year, As Chief Layout Editor, she is excited to push the limits of design and create beautiful and ...

Ellie Orlanski

Chief Layout Editor

Ellie Orlanski joined the Boiling Point freshman year as a layout editor and is now serving as Chief Layout Editor. She really enjoys creating page designs and seeing her visions come to life in t...

Neima Fax

Photo Editor

Neima Fax has been a part of the Boiling Point team for three years now, and cannot wait for her fourth. She started out as a photographer, spent two years as Photo Editor, and is now starting as the Creative...

Maia Lefferman

Photo Editor

Now a photo editor, Maia Lefferman joined the Boiling Point as a photographer in her junior year. Her skill and passion for photography have provided the BP with pictures of striking LAUSD teachers, election...

Alyssa Wallack

Social Media Editor

Alyssa Wallack joined the Boiling Point staff as a photo editor in her sophomore year and has fallen in love with it ever since. As the current Social Media Editor, Alyssa enjoys using the newspaper as...