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Eva Suissa

Eva Suissa , Torah Editor

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 words. In ninth grade, she won two national high school poetry contests for a poem titled "Crying With God." Aside from being an editor, Eva is the president of the Remember Us Teen Board, and a member of a competitive dance team. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, playing the piano and spending time with her four siblings.

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LEADING: Senior Benny Zaghi who started the Sephardic Minyan has help leading it from his classmate Ilan Bouskila (right), Rabbi Bouskila -- Ilans father (left), and juniors Isaac Kahtan and Sam Navon.

Sephardic minyan returns after four year hiatus

By Eva Suissa and Rachel Lasry, Staff Writer
November 6, 2017

At 7:10 a.m. Sept. 12, there was a new sound heard at Shalhevet -- the music of a Sephardic minyan. Every school day since...

YOM KIPPUR: Someone else we should forgive

By Eva Suissa, Torah Editor
September 29, 2017

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year. It is a day for repentance, atonement, forgiveness. But something has always...

SIXTEEN: Eva Suissa practiced driving in Culver City last week.

COLUMN: More than a traffic light

By Eva Suissa, Opinion Editor
May 24, 2017
Driving down Pico Boulevard on my way to school makes me feel independent, like an adult. But it also, surprisingly, makes me feel part of a community, because everyone follows the same rules on the road.
Ms. Halloran, who has been praised by students for her alternative teaching techniques, will be taking them to Harvard Westlakes middle school.

Suzanne Halloran, school’s longest serving math teacher, leaving for Harvard-Westlake

By Eva Suissa, Opinion Editor
May 19, 2017
Ms. Suzanne Halloran, one of Shalhevet’s longest serving teachers and known for her clear teaching, deep care of students and spirited classes, will be leaving Shalhevet next year to teach math at Harvard-Westlake School in grades eight and nine.
FRIEND: Hebrew teacher Shlomit Abrams is known for close relationships with students.

Shlomit Abrams, ‘teacher who cares,’ leaving after eight years

By Eva Suissa and Hannah Jannol
May 8, 2017

Ms. Shlomit Abrams, a warm and approachable Hebrew teacher who became a confidante for students, will not be returning to Shalhevet...

LISTENER: Students said Ms. Katya Malikov is known for  having confidence in all students and for being a good listener.  She has taught at Shalhevet for six years.

Malikov leaving after six years, will teach at new UCLA high school

By Eva Suissa, Opinion Editor
April 21, 2017

Ms. Katya Malikov, the Russian-trained champion of Shalhevet’s Math Department known for extreme kindness combined with equally...

STUDY:  Attorney Joseph Lipner applied the First Amendment to school newspapers in his talk, titled Freedom of the Press in Religious High Schools, in the Beit Midrash of B’nai David-Judea.

[Photo] Fourth JSPA conference tackles conflict of interest and criticism of news media

STUDY:  Attorney Joseph Lipner applied the First Amendment to school newspapers in his talk, titled Freedom of the Press in Religious...

LIFT: An ordinary car service ride took a surprising turn recently when a student revealed she was Jewish.

OPINION: Becoming an undercover Jew

By Eva Suissa, Opinion Editor
February 20, 2017

Growing up in a Modern Orthodox community in a free country, I’ve always been proud of my Judaism and have felt safe to express...

Live blog of Super Bowl commercials

Live blog of Super Bowl commercials

By Eva Suissa, Opinion Editor
February 5, 2017

7:25pm - The New England Patriots win the Super Bowl -- making an incredible comeback. 6:20pm - A commercial for Scientology?...

WINDOWS: The view from a seat on a recreation of the bus in Montgomery, Ala., where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in December, 1955.

OPINION: The King is still dreaming

By Eva Suissa, Staff Columnist
January 16, 2017

African-Americans seemed to gain full equality after the Civil Rights Movement, because they were granted the right to vote, and...

Sophomores’ four days in Arizona marks first-ever chesed trip

Sophomores’ four days in Arizona marks first-ever chesed trip

By Eva Suissa, Staff Columnist
December 27, 2016

Students travel for sports, debate, robotics, journalism and choir – so why not chesed – acts of service and kindness? That...

As I See It: A Slumberless Sleepover

As I See It: A Slumberless Sleepover

By Eva Suissa, Staff Columnist
November 21, 2016

 It’s easy to learn from your own mistakes. But what happens when you see someone else make one? Can you still learn from...

SERVICE: Mrs. Sarah Leah Gormins passion for Judaism led her to become religious as a college student.

New chesed coordinator plans out-of-state trips

By Eva Suissa, Staff Writer
October 30, 2016

As a high schooler, Mrs. Sarah Leah Gormin spent her time cheering for the Pacifica High School Seadogs in Orange County, creating...

By Eva Suissa, Staff Columnist
October 27, 2016
Daughter Is A Democrat, So Some Things Are Better Not Discussed
PASSIONATE: Sophomore David Mazouz said that he acts and goes to auditions simply out of enjoyment

‘Gotham’ star and sophomore, David Mazouz, balances stardom with studies

By Eva Suissa, Staff Columnist
October 6, 2016
Last year Shalhevet welcomed a superstar into its family — then freshman, now sophomore, David Mazouz.
Hand-me-down: Vintage coats and Judaica for sale at the Council Thrift Shop on Fairfax. The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) operates the shop, along with others, and uses proceeds to fund social justice projects.

At neighborhood shops, thrift with a Jewish twist

By Eva Suissa, Staff  Writer
June 21, 2016
Walk into the Council Thrift Shop on Fairfax Avenue and you’ll see studded belts, colorful coats and blue jeans. But unlike the average thrift store, you’ll also see menorahs and dreidels.
Shir taking everything in in Forest Park.

SENIOR SNAPSHOT: From music to forests, Shir Zahavi embraces unusual pathways

By Eva Suissa, Staff Writer
June 19, 2016
Instead of spending her winter break with friends like the average student, Shir Zahavi spent her break alone in Portland, Oregon. This is one example of what makes her different and more mature than her peers.
DISPLAY: Poems written by students on poster boards during MLK Day hang on the walls of the second-floor main hallway since that day.

No holiday, but three hours of learning and immersion commemorate Dr. King

By Eva Suissa, Staff Writer
May 3, 2016

“They say wait … Brutality. They say wait … Oppressed. They said wait … Unsolved. No more wait.” Combining words drawn...

UNEVEN: Junior Sarit Ashkenazi admires her Reuschbucks on Snapchat last month. Students worked toward the same goal, but some started with only a few dollars while others were given many.

Taxes, loans, money-laundering…in class?

By Eva Suissa, Staff Writer
February 10, 2016
If you happen to spot paper bills on the floor with the head of History teacher Mr. William Reusch on them, pick them up. They may not be very useful at a Starbucks or clothing store, but "Reuschbucks" are pretty valuable to certain students in Mr. Reusch's classes.
FUEL: Hashkama students take breakfast from the new, healthier selection. Items available on different days include almonds, Greek yogurt, fruit and protein bars.

Sugar cereal breakfast bites the dust

By Eva Suissa, Staff Writer
November 16, 2015
The sugar content is going down at Shalhevet. This year, instead of sweetened morning cereals like Frosted Flakes and Fruit Loops, Shalhevet has introduced healthier choices like fresh fruit, yogurt and almonds.
ROOFTOP: Ninth graders carrying folders with their new schedules get head to the spiral staircase to tour the building at Freshman Orientation Aug. 26.  Most of the program was held on the rooftop patio under Chinese lanterns.

Up on the roof, Freshman Orientation turns reflective

By Eva Suissa, 9th Grade
September 8, 2015
“It’s not about rules, it’s about values,” said Principal Reb Noam Weissman at Freshman Orientation on Aug. 26.
IMPROVISED: Seventh- and eighth-graders spent three Sunday mornings learning from co-curricular teachers. (Eva Suissa)

Middle-schoolers try out Shalhevet co-curriculars at ‘Winterm’

By Eva Suissa and Jordan Fields
March 14, 2014

There were people jumping, dribbling and dunking the ball, although there was no actual ball. In fact, there was not one sound...

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