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Shalhevet news online: When we know it, you'll know it

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Noah Elad

Noah Elad, Outside News Editor

Noah Elad, 12th grade, joined the Boiling Point freshman year as a staff writer and became Sports Editor during the second semester of his sophomore year. He served as Sports Editor throughout his junior year, and now as a senior is Senior Editor and Outside News Editor. Outside of the Boiling Point, Noah is a captain of the baseball team and guitarist for the school band. When not in school Noah enjoys following sports, playing guitar and spending time with friends and family.

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MERCH: From left to right, Kai Belhassen, Alfie Drucker and Adam Westerman wore Kanyes Yeezy Slides at school last week. Out of 20 students  surveyed who have them, 11 said theyd stopped wearing them because of the rappers antisemitic tweets.

Most Yeezys stay home as students respond to Kanye’s, Kyrie’s antisemitism

By Noah Elad, Senior Editor
December 7, 2022

More than half of Shalhevet students surveyed who own Kanye West (Ye) apparel have stopped wearing it in response to his Tweet...

LINGUIST: Dr. Birbaum speaks Arabic, German and French, in addition to English and Hebrew.

New Hebrew teacher Dr. Birnbaum sees the world through cinema and travel

By Noah Elad, Senior Editor
September 13, 2022

With a niche interest in learning history through cinema, new Hebrew teacher Dr. Sariel Birnbaum hopes to bring more creativity...

FAREWELL: Mrs. Rabinov received flowers and wishes from students and staff in the Beit Midrash on her last day at Shalhevet June 1.

Mickey Rabinov, award-winning Hebrew teacher, returns to Israel

By Noah Elad, Senior Editor
August 30, 2022

Mrs. Mickey Rabinov, who for seven years was Hebrew Language Coordinator and was known for her caring presence throughout the...

DRIVE: Junior Avi Halpert, who plays point guard for the Firehawks, dribbled to the basket against DRS March 24. The Firehawks lost the game 56-42.

In first Sarachek Tournament since 2019, Firehawks plunge in second game

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
March 30, 2022

The Red Sarachek Basketball Tournament returned for the first time since 2019, but the Firehawks didn’t receive the outcome...

EFFORT: Senior Talia Tizabi, who plays center and is a team captain, drove to the hoop and scored a layup. She led the team with nine points in the first-ever appearance by a Jewish high school team in a CIF girls basketball championship.

Firehawks come close in historic CIF run but fall short of State Championship win

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
March 22, 2022

In a low-scoring, back and forth game, with hundreds of opposing fans in attendance and an enthusiastic but small contingent...

CHAMPS: Coach Ryan Coleman, along with Coach Andrew Schultz on the right, pose with the team in the Victory Christian gym in Chula Vista after defeating the Victory Christian Knights 62-52 on Tuesday, March 8.

Firehawks make school history, head to State Championship tomorrow morning in Sacramento

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
March 10, 2022

The Firehawk girls basketball team has made school and state history, winning the CIF Southern Region Championship and apparently...

DRIVE: Sophomore Yalee Schwartz ran to the basket and scored a layup during the Firehawks first-round game against the Larchmont Charter Timberwolves on March 1. Yalee had 24 points and the Firehawks won 71-15.

After defeating Verdugo Hills in semifinals, Firehawks will play tonight for spot in State Championship

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
March 8, 2022

In a nail-biting contest, the Firehawk girls basketball team was able to pull through and advance to the CIF Southern State Region...

CATCH: Junior Talia Tibi catches a pass in her first game back from injury as the Firehawks defeated the Banning Broncos 48-29 last Wednesday night.

Firehawk girls defeat San Jacinto Wolves, advance to tonight’s CIF semifinal game

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
February 22, 2022

The Firehawks girls’ team advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division 4A semifinals...

VICTORY: Super Bowl MVP wide receiver Cooper Kupp celebrated after the win with raining confetti behind him. He scored two touchdowns during the game.

Rams’ Super Bowl victory a big step in winning over LA fans

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
February 17, 2022

Both the Lakers and the Dodgers have won championships over the past few years, with both teams winning in 2020. The Rams have...

PLAYOFFS: Photographed after defeating the Compton High School Rising Phoenix on Sunday, the Firehawks will be playing the Garey Vikings this afternoon in Pomona. Not pictured are coaches Armando Guttierez and Oscar Lawrence.

Girls Firehawks advance to CIF Division 7 soccer playoffs, will face the Garey Vikings this afternoon in Pomona

By Zane Mendelson and Noah Elad
February 10, 2022

The Firehawk girls soccer team is going to the CIF playoffs for the second time since 2020 after defeating the Compton High School...

AGGRESSIVE: Junior Nathan Sellam drove to the hoop in front of the YULA crowd as the Shalhevet Firehawks defeated the YULA Panthers 51-43 last Thursday night. Nathan had eight points, the second-most on the team.

Firehawks see two wins as both varsity teams defeat YULA

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
January 11, 2022

This week featured three classic Shalhevet - YULA basketball rivalry matchups. The Firehawks came away with two wins, the girls...

CELEBRATE: The Firehawks bench erupted in enthusiasm as the final buzzer went off in the championship game against the Milken Wildcats in the Milken Classic Basketball Tournament. The Firehawks won 55-46 with Avi Halpert scoring 26 points.

Firehawk boys win championship at Milken basketball tournament

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
December 13, 2021

For the second time in school history, the Shalhevet boys Firehawks have won the annual Milken Classic Basketball Tournament...

POWER: Firehawk co-captain Talia Tizabi dribbles around a Ramaz defender in the quarterfinals game on Friday. The Firehawks won that game 60-47, and Talia went on to be named tournament MVP. To see more pictures, click on Gallery above.

Backed by cheering crowd, Firehawk girls defeat Berman Cougars to win their second Glouberman championship

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
November 12, 2021

At around 11 o’clock Saturday night, the frenzied cheers of the home crowd swept through a packed gym as the Shalhevet Firehawk...

HYPE: Junior Dani Kunin cheers into the microphone during the pep rally Friday as students and players get excited for the upcoming Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament, which starts Nov. 3.

Spirit, swag and real competition are back as Glouberman returns to gym

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
November 2, 2021

Students will once again be seen peeking down from the second-floor hallway into the gym trying to catch a glimpse of a basketball...

DEFENSE: Firehawk players chased YULA’s kick returner after Asher Taxon’s kickoff.  The Sept. 13 game was played at Rancho Cienega Sports Complex in South Los Angeles.

Firehawk boys, girls flag football teams trounce YULA in first games since 2019

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
October 13, 2021

Both boys and girls Shalhevet Firehawks flag football teams came out victorious against the YULA Panthers last month, the girls...

PROJECT: Ms. Jasmine Ezagui previously worked as a pastry chef in Israel and was also an office manager for a fundraising platform in Brooklyn.

New projects manager was a pastry chef in Israel

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
October 7, 2021

Organizing some of Shalhevet’s special events this year is Ms. Jasmine Ezagui, the school’s new Project Manager, who has taken...

AGGRESSIVE: Senior Ze’ev Remer dribbles into the paint in a hard-fought CIF semifinals game against the Marina Vikings. He scored 37 points in the game at Marina High School in Huntington Beach.

Firehawks fall just short of advancing to CIF Div. 3A championship, losing to Marina Vikings 76-74

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
June 4, 2021

The Shalhevet Firehawks fell just short of advancing to the CIF Div. 3A championship, losing in a nail-biting game to the...

TOP: Avi Halpert scored 28 points, the most in the game.

Firehawks advance to CIF Div. 3A semifinals as gym capacity rebounds from pandemic

By Noah Elad and Mai Sultan
June 3, 2021

The Shalhevet Firehawks advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division 3A semifinals after...

LOCAL: Shalhevet Athletic Coordinator Coach Jeff Remer, shown in 2018, was one of three officials who confirmed tonight that Glouberman would or probably would be played in Los Angeles later this month after all.

Glouberman basketball tournament likely will happen in Los Angeles, not Phoenix

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
May 4, 2021

The Steve Glouberman Basketball Tournament, postponed from last November due to Covid and then planned for May 23-27 in Phoenix,...

SLAM: Firehawk volleyball freshman Atara Cohen hit the ball as the JV Firehawks topped YULA 2-1 on April 19.

Two weeks, eight teams, 23 games as all Firehawk team sports resume

By Noah Elad, Sports Editor
May 4, 2021

The past two weeks have been the first time in over a year when eight Shalhevet sports teams played in games. There were 23 games...

REBOUND: Firehawk forward Jacob Benezra ‘20 went for a rebound in November 2019 as the Frisch Cougars topped the Firehawks 56-51 in the championship game. A large crowd filled the Shalhevet gym, including a new seating area added that year for overflow.

Could Glouberman be back?

By Noah Elad and Jack Metzger
April 25, 2021

The Steve Glouberman Annual Basketball Tournament, one of the most energetic and ruach-filled events of the Shalhevet year, is...

RESUMED: Firehawk shooting guard Jacob Pofsky launched a basket over the heads of defenders from Buena High School in Ventura Thursday night. Due to Covid rules, only 40 spectators, at left, were able to watch in person. Others watched a live but private video feed.

For victorious Firehawks’ after their first game in a year, the bigger win was getting to play

By Noah Elad, Staff Writer
March 21, 2021

Shalhevet basketball is back! After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, the Firehawk boys varsity team roared back to action in...

ONLINE: Town Halls this year have been held over zoom on Tuesday’s, with attendance averaging at around 200-225

Town Hall changes back, halfway — will meet three weeks out of four

By Noah Elad, Staff Writer
October 22, 2020

In an attempt to gather the entire school together as frequently as possible, the Agenda Committee decided Sept. 30 to hold Town...

TODAY: JC rep elections were postponed from Oct. 10 to today during Town Hall.

Something old: JC elections will be conducted same way as last spring – on Zoom

By Noah Elad, Staff Writer
September 27, 2020

At a time when everything seems new, elections for Just Community grade-level representatives, set for Tuesday, are planned to...

DISCUSSION: David Edwards, last year’s Agenda Chair, led a Zoom Town Hall on May 13 about a proposed new Just Community Constitution.

For now, Zoom Town Hall will be every other week

By Noah Elad, Staff Writer
September 14, 2020

When Town Hall convenes tomorrow morning, it will be the second time this year. But the first time wasn’t last Tuesday. It was...

Talia Tizabi, left, and Hilla Lasry, right, pictured at the 2019 Glouberman Tournament on Nov. 8, both said they support what the NBA players did.

Firehawk athletes support pros’ Jacob Blake walkouts

By Noah Elad, Staff Writer
August 31, 2020

Shalhevet Firehawk athletes were unanimously supportive of professional athletes’ boycotting games in response to the shooting...

PROUD: A flag of Argentina hangs in Dani Kunin’s room.

Dani Kunin: Argentinian growing up in Los Angeles

By Noah Elad, Ninth Grade
June 2, 2020

“So my great-great-grandparents are all from Western and Eastern Europe, and in the late 1800’s they moved to Argentina. My...

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