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An inside look at the new middle school huggim program

An inside look at the new middle school huggim program

Ilana Kaplan, Guest Writer
October 28
Filed under Features

While one may not always associate school hours with looking at recipes for food on the web or watching broadway musicals, middle-schoolers now have a set time where they can meet people with shared interests, explore a hobby and learn. The program is called Huggim, designed by Middle School Principa...

When art and literature come together: Artist Debra Band visits middle school English class

When art and literature come together: Artist Debra Band visits middle school English class

Shira Godin, Reporter
October 21
Filed under Features, Showcase

Artist Debra Band visited middle school English teacher Annette Lakein’s eighth grade English class on Oct. 10 to help students explore themes from Elie Wiesel’s “Night” through art. Band has published four books of Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, including “I Will Wake the Dawn.” “T...

He has the magic touch

He has the magic touch

Kate Sosland, Reporter
October 10
Filed under Features

Junior Aaron Liss skillfully shuffles his deck as he waits for the spectator to select a card: the five of spades. Without looking, Liss reorganizes the deck and pulls out the spectator’s card. Shocked applause from the audience echoes around the room. Liss has been practicing magic for four years...

A day in the life of math teacher Andrew Goldman

A day in the life of math teacher Andrew Goldman

Andrew Goldman, Guest Columnist
October 10
Filed under Features, Guest Column

6:05 a.m. Alarm goes off. 6:06 a.m. Backup alarm goes off. Acknowledge, once again, that one of my resolutions this year was not to use the snooze button. Tomorrow, maybe. Put on some “Discover Weekly” and slump out of bed. 6:40 a.m. Tie or bowtie? Blue laces or black? Trick question — always...

Israeli Shaliach brings fresh perspective

Israeli Shaliach brings fresh perspective

Aliza Rabinovitz, Copy Editor
October 10
Filed under Features

Seeking a way to bring Israel to the classrooms, the CESJDS administration found their solution when the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington reached out to them and other local synagogues and schools about having an Israeli emissary, or shaliach, interact with students. Israeli Shaliach Itsik Sayag came to JD...

Cupcake queens

Cupcake queens

Josh Abramowitz, Reporter
September 19
Filed under Features, Showcase

What began merely as an idea for a Bat Mitzvah project has quickly spiraled into a business opportunity for two young bakers. Upon entering the Upper School this year, seventh-graders Shoshana Greenblum and Dalia Siegel are hoping to popularize their cupcake business: “Cupcakes in Crime.” Origina...

Summer of service

Summer of service

Noah Green, Social Media and Visual Editor
September 14
Filed under Features, Showcase

Domestically and internationally, some students, like senior Jonah Eisen and sophomore Abby Weisman, served the wider community over the summer. Here are their stories.  ...

Organizing the odds and evens

Organizing the odds and evens

Sara Sporkin, Reporter
September 13
Filed under Features, Showcase

Organization is a key to success in school, and with the new high school schedule, it can be a challenge for students to figure out how to arrange materials for different classes. The schedule this year differs from last year’s block schedule in that students have some classes every day from Monda...

Getting to know High School Principal and Associate Head of School Dr. Marc Lindner

Getting to know High School Principal and Associate Head of School Dr. Marc Lindner

Shira Godin, Reporter
August 30
Filed under Features

Fun facts about High School Principal and Associate Head of School Dr. Marc Lindner Linder is originally from Long Island, N.Y. where he attended Northport High School. Lindner’s daughters, seventh-grader Sophia and sophomore Jade, started CESJDS this year. Lindner’s favorite movie i...

Fresh Faces: Welcoming new faculty

Fresh Faces: Welcoming new faculty

Rina Torchinsky and Aaron Schonfeld
August 30
Filed under Features, Showcase

To learn more about this year's new faculty members, scroll over the tags. Not pictured: Catherine Smith (math and robotics), Shira Zelinger (Jewish Text), Rebecca Philbrick (guidance)...