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Minchah cards draw full house

Minchah cards draw full house

Jonathan Foldi, In-Depth Editor
January 21, 2016
Filed under Features

During almost every lunch period and after school ends, Educational Support Specialist Brett Kugler can be seen handing out “Minchah cards” to students throughout the school. Kugler has been involved with Minchah, the traditional Jewish afternoon service, since he first came to JDS ten years ...

Spotlight: The Writing Center

Spotlight: The Writing Center

Jonathan Foldi, In-Depth Editor
January 6, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

During every lunch period in room 106, students can be seen working on anything and everything involving writing. From questioning Frankenstein’s morality to writing the ISearch, the Writing Center is a space where students can ask for help or just work quietly on their own. The CESJDS Writing Cent...

Onward March: Looking Towards a Future in the Military

Onward March: Looking Towards a Future in the Military

Aaron Schonfeld, Sports Editor
December 21, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

At the age of four, junior RJ Firestone fired his first gunshot. An M4 carbine to be exact. Since he was young, the military has played a significant role in Firestone's life. Whether it was his mother sitting him on her lap and recounting tales of Firestone’s grandfather in World War II, or spen...

Thoughts on Hannukah Bushes

Thoughts on Hannukah Bushes

Talia Horowitz, Features Editor
December 17, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

The "Hannukah bush" trend is a new winter favorite for some, but is detested by others. Check out what students and faculty have to stay about it below....

The Best Sufganiyot in the D.C. Area

Dahlia Lehman, Photo Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under Features, Video

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Coming to JDS Late in the Game: New Juniors and Seniors Find Their Way

Coming to JDS Late in the Game: New Juniors and Seniors Find Their Way

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter
December 8, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Walking through the doors of CESJDS on Sept. 1, junior Danielle Schwartz’s senses were overwhelmed with the unfamiliar faces and chattering voices of her new classmates. As Schwartz navigated her way through the bustling alcove, she was met with a pink note pasted on her locker. A message welcoming...

Q&A With a Jewish History Speaker: Rebecca Shimoni Stoil

Ariella Kulp, Chadashot Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under Features

On October 28, CESJDS alumna Rebecca Shimoni Stoil, the Washington correspondent for the Times of Israel, returned to the school to speak with an eleventh grade class on the history of modern Israel. Below is an interview with Stoil, outlining her job, her goals, and her experience in the Israeli Def...

CESJDS Mad Libs

CESJDS Mad Libs

Talia Horowitz and Hannah Nechin
November 10, 2015
Filed under Features

The First Quarter Review

The First Quarter Review

Isaac Silber, Reporter
November 3, 2015
Filed under Features, Video

We asked 6 JDS students for their impressions, goals and fears for the rest of the school year. Check out their answers in this clip.

The Karate Kid: JDS style

The Karate Kid: JDS style

Liran Zimand and Izzy Friedland
October 27, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

One last kick, a shattered board and then the only sound that can be heard is applause. As the audience jumps to their feet to join the crowd clustered at the front of the gym, freshman Josh Pizer lowers his arms to his sides, and with a determined look on his face, bows to his audience, signaling the...

Living Past the Terror

Living Past the Terror

Talia Weiss, Guest Columnist
October 22, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Alumna Talia Weiss ('15), who is spending a year abroad in Israel through Young Judaea's gap year program, reflects on living in Israel over the last few weeks. I woke up this morning to yet another Haaretz notification about another attack in Jerusalem. Sadly, this has become my norm. Half awa...

Two Truths and a Lie – Faculty Style

Two Truths and a Lie – Faculty Style

Liran Zimand, Reporter
October 21, 2015
Filed under Features

Answers: 1.b, 2.a, 3.b, 4.c, 5.c, 6.a...