Editorial Staff

Sarah Horvath is one of the co-editors-in-chief of the Helios. She joined in ninth grade because she wanted to be informed about what was happening within the Heschel community and write about it. Sarah became a news editor halfway through her freshman year and co-editor in chief towards the end of tenth grade. Sarah loves Helios because of the way it fosters the fun and communal aspect of Heschel, as well as covering important speakers and introducing new opinions to the school. Outside of Helios, Sarah is involved in Student Government, Interfaith, Moot Beit Din, Math Team, Hockey, and a peer advisor!

Anna Dubey is a co-Editor-in-Chief of the Heschel Helios. She became a News Editor at the end of her freshman year and an Editor-in-Chief at the end of her junior year. Her favorite part of Helios is the enthusiasm that the writers and editors bring to the publication. Anna is also a leader of numerous other clubs, including the Environmental Club, Debate Team, and Epitome Literary Magazine. In her free time, Anna likes to ride her bike and work on creative writing.

Raphaela (Raphi) Gold is a Senior at Heschel and one of the three co-editors-in-chief of the Helios.  She joined Helios in freshman year due to her love of writing and wish to focus specifically on journalism. Raphi loves being a part of Helios because she gets to learn more about the inner workings of Heschel and keep the rest of the school informed. She became a news editor in freshman year and co-editor-in-chief toward the end of 10th grade.  In addition to her role on the newspaper, she is a co-President of the Environmental Club, a co-captain of the Debate team, a co-captain of the Heschel track and Field team, and a member of the Book Club. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, embroidery, and playing the ukulele. 

Sophie Fisher, a Heschel senior, is the News Editor of Helios. She joined the newspaper in freshman year because of her love for writing and her desire to be well informed about what’s going on at Heschel and keep the student body informed as well. She enjoys the behind-the-scenes insight that working for Helios provides and is excited to help newer members of the newspaper now that she is an editor. Aside from Helios, Sophie is a member of the Hesed council, serves as the president of Dorot and is a Peer Advisor.

Zoe Singer ’23 is the Assistant News Editor on the Helios editorial board. Zoe enjoys writing and editing news articles, as they keep her informed about current events at Heschel and around the world. Aside from Helios, Zoe is also a freshman Captain of the Debate Team, a member of the Mock Trial Team, a member of Student Government, and a photographer for Epitome. Outside of school, Zoe is the co-leader of the non-profit organization Art With A Heart, which offers different art classes to young children from under-resourced families. She also tutors children who require extra support in literacy through the JCC.

Sophie Rasol is a Junior and the sports editor of Helios. She joined Helios her sophomore year, and loved getting to know everyone. Outside of Helios, she is on the basketball, hockey, volleyball team, and a part of the Programming Council. Being the sports editor has already taught her so much about professional and Heschel sports! She’s excited to get to know new writers and read their articles. 

Ariel is the Assistant Sports Editor for the Heschel Helios. He really enjoys writing for the newspaper. Outside of Helios, Ariel likes playing baseball, and making donuts.

Eliza Fisher ’23 is the Assistant Features Editor for the Heschel Helios. She really enjoys writing for the newspaper and editing the wide variety of articles that her co writers produce. Other than Helios, Eliza is a freshman captain for Heschel’s Debate team. Outside of school, Eliza is extremely passionate about many styles of dance in addition to musical theater.


Emma Jonas is thrilled to be one of the online editors this school year! She is a sophomore and joined helios in the middle ninth grade after reading a few issues! She loves engaging with students through the Instagram and website.  She hopes to reach Helios to all Heschel students this year! Emma serves as a grade representative, is a member of the spirit council, and is a student ambassador. She also is a member of the debate team, an avid participant in AIPAC club, and plays for the Heschel Floor Hockey team. Outside of Heschel, Emma spends most of her time in musical theater rehearsals and classes.

Anna Khorets is a Junior and the Co-Online Editor. She has been on Helios since her sophomore year. She loves managing the Instagram, and trying to engage everyone to read it. Later on in life, she hopes to be in marketing so managing the Instagram is a perfect fit for her! She is also involved in the Programming Council and Entrepreneurship Club. Outside of school, she loves to watch reality TV and play with her dog. She is so excited to continue to get more readers for this amazing Newspaper!

Neri Frank is the Assistant Layout Editor of Helios. In addition, he enjoys writing theater reviews and arts related articles. Besides Helios, Neri is part of the Gender Equality club, Harmonizers, Latin American Culture Club, and Riverdale Rising stars, a theater group in Riverdale. In his freetime, Neri likes to bake, sing, and draw.

Hilary Goldman-Lori is the Art Editor for the Heschel Helios. She really enjoys drawing for the newspaper. Outside of Helios, Hilary enjoys working on her architecture portfolio.