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Nicole Soussana

Nicole Soussana, Senior Writer

Nicole Soussana has been writing for the Boiling Point as a staff writer since freshman year and wasTorah Editor last semester. Aside from her work for the Boiling Point, Nicole is also involved in other extra curricular activities and organizations such as choir, Bnei Akiva, and Friendship Circle. She loves to sing but it's her dream to some day learn how to play the piano. During her free time she also enjoys golfing with her family and painting.

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CHANGE: Rabbi David Block responded to student surveys by handing out his slides. Now, students can pay attention and have good notes.

Anonymous surveys improve classes by giving students a voice

By Nicole Soussana, Senior Writer
April 6, 2017
Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi David Block likes to present basic information to his classes using slides, and then teach the ideas and concepts that tie these facts together.
Chanukah, 8 days above nature.

Chanukah, 8 days above nature.

By Nicole Soussana, Torah Editor
December 22, 2016

The number seven holds great significance in Judaism. It surrounds us all the time, in the days of the week, the days of creation,...

Rosh Hashanah starts tonight. Happy 5777 everyone from the Boiling Point!

Beyond apples and honey: Rosh Hashanah food traditions vary widely, student survey shows

By Nicole Soussana, Torah Editor
October 2, 2016

A diverse school comes with countless customs, and the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah is a chance to see them at their...

SINGER: Rabbi David Block performed alongside Judaic Studies teacher Noey Jacobson at the White House in 2011, and is now teaching Talmud, Tanach, and Jewish History at Shalhevet.

Maccabeat and creator of ‘Candlelight’ joins faculty as new ‘spiritual advisor’

By Nicole Soussana, Torah Editor
September 21, 2016
New Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi David Block is Shalhevet’s second mashgiach ruchani and its second Maccabeat.
SQUASH: Ninth-grade Tanach teacher Ms. Smith fell in love with squash, a raquetball-like sport, while at Brandeis.

Shalhevet ’04 valedictorian is back to teach Tanach

By Nicole Soussana, Torah Editor
September 13, 2016
When new Judaic Studies teacher Ms. Sara Smith was in high school, her teachers included Mrs. Roen Salem, Mrs. Joelle Keene, Mrs. Suzanne Halloran and Ms. Emily Chase.
ORGANIC: Instabrand tries to make the advertisements on social media seem natural and interesting. Above and at left, promoters carry 40 pounds to raise awareness about water shortages in Africa.

From promoting a pair of jeans, a $2.5 million company

By Nicole Soussana, Staff Writer
July 11, 2016
A man by the name of Cree Lane Jones posts a picture on Instagram of himself standing over the misty ocean, carrying his two children in a wide and rusty gray bucket. Why?
DANCE: Students celebrate with new Torah donated by Stacey Kent (center) and family after watching scribe Ronnie Siegar pen the last three words.

School gathers to celebrate newly completed Torah

By Nicole Soussana, Staff Writer
November 21, 2015
Shalhevet celebrated its first-ever Hachnasat Sefer Torah Oct. 29, with lively dancing and singing in the gym to welcome a newly completed scroll donated by the family of freshman Eytan and junior Zev Kent.
IVRIT: Haifa native Ms. Rabinov has been a teacher for 30 years and hopes to bring more Israeli culture to the school. The Hebrew department now has four teachers.

Ms. Rabinov brings 30 years of award-winning experience

By Nicole Soussana, Staff Writer
September 10, 2015
Remember when math teacher Ms. Katia Malikov won the Milken Jewish Educator Award last year? Well, Shalhevet’s newest Hebrew teacher, Ms. Mickey Rabinov, won it in 2013 while teaching at Beth Hillel Day School in Valley Village.
Satire finds a home at The Freezing Point

Satire finds a home at The Freezing Point

By Nicole Soussana, Staff Writer
May 4, 2015

On Facebook one night last December, Josh Goldner, Henry Wineburgh, Daniel Steinberg, Jacob Toczek and Gabe Silverstein were brainstorming...

COMMOTION: Mrs. Sunshine , who was at LAX on Nov. 1 when the shooting occured at 9:20 a.m., was stuck in the airport for six hours, despite being several buildings away from the scene.

Confusion and civility combine at LAX after shooting

By Nicole Soussana, Staff Writer
November 20, 2013

History teacher Mrs. Tove Sunshine and her son Nathan had just boarded their plane and were watching the remaining passengers...

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