Editorial Staff

Raphaela (Raphi) Gold is a Junior at Heschel and one of the two editors-in-chief of 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 as well. 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, Raphi is a Co-President of the Environmental Club, a captain of the Debate team, and a member of the Book Club, as well as a runner on the Heschel Track and Field team in the spring. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, cooking, and playing ukulele, plus she’s a big Mets fan!  

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 a grade rep, the captain of Moot Beit Din, a peer advisor, and a member of the Debate team, the gender equality club, the Spirit Council, and the interfaith club. 

Anna Dubey is a news editor for the Helios and has been since freshman year. She loves editing all of the diverse opinions and perspectives in the Helios. Anna also serves as a grade rep, debate captain, Programming Council member, co-president of the Environmental Club, and co-president of the Book Club. In her spare time, she likes to do art and, so far unsuccessfully, learn computer coding.

Hana Halff is a junior and a news editor for Helios. Hana joined Helios in ninth grade and has loved contributing to the paper ever since. Every issue, Hana looks forward to reading articles written by her peers and exploring new perspectives. She is also involved in the Hesed council, Environmental Club, and The Bell, an organization that advocates for integration of and equal funding for NYC public schools. 

 Zev Lonner is a senior and the sports editor at Helios. Outside of Helios, Zev is cohead of the Finance Club with fellow Helios editor Michael Schwab. Zev is excited to be on the editorial staff because he enjoys analyzing sports and offering his own opinions, as well as hearing the views of others.  

Michael Schwab is a senior at Heschel and the debates editor of Helios Michael joined Helios because of his strong belief in enabling the free exchange of ideas and because of his outspoken support for Israel. Outside of the newspaper, Michael is the Co-President of the Young Conservatives Club and the Co-President of the Finance Club. In his spare time, Michael enjoys reading riveting  books about corporate finance and the Middle East.

Talia Levin is a senior. She hails from Teaneck, New Jersey. Talia is Vice President of the Student Affairs Council, as well as a peer advisor and a student ambassador. She is also involved in Model UN, interfaith, Dorot, Moot Beit Din, and of course, Helios! She got involved with Helios her sophomore year because she loved reading the newspaper (it’s one of the reasons she chose to come to Heschel for high school!) and wanted to contribute. Talia is now the online editor, running the website and social media. Talia loves Helios because it’s a great opportunity to shed light on what’s happening in Heschel and highlight its unique culture. Outside of school, she is very involved with her synagogue, USY, and Ramah. 

Julia Schwarz is a senior at Heschel and is the layout editor of Helios. Julia joined Helios in junior year and has enjoyed finding fun and exciting ways to display and format  the newspaper’s interesting and informative articles! Outside of Helios, Julia is the Chief editor of the Yearbook, a peer advisor, a student ambassador, a member of the Hesed council, gender equality club, coding club, and a proud team member of the Girls’ Volleyball team. She looks forward to an exciting year of Heschel news!!

Daniel Diamond is a senior at Heschel, and the art editor for Helios. Daniel joined Helios because of his own artistic interests and his skills in managing contributing artists. Outside of Helios, Daniel is part of the Model UN, the musical, Epitome, Finance club, Real Estate Club, Young Conservatives, and the Harmonizers. In his spare time he likes to research the financial and real estate markets domestically and abroad. He looks forward to an exciting year with the newspaper!