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New middle school principal hired

New middle school principal hired

Amelia Davidson, News Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Following a multi-step search process, CESJDS announced that Eliana Lipsky will be the next middle school principal. This appointment comes three months after Rebecca Weisman, the current middle school principal, announced that she would be leaving the school following the 2016-2017 school year. J...

Pulse of JDS: Yom HaShoah

Pulse of JDS: Yom HaShoah

Rina Torchinsky, Editor-in-Chief
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The theater was unusually dark and nearly silent. The only sound that could be heard was the rustling of students’ shoes against the carpet as they looked for their seats. Within a couple minutes, the rustling had ceased and the presentation began. In order to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, ...

Local Jewish organizations request security funding

Local Jewish organizations request security funding

Ilan Cohen, Style Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under News

Following a rise in anti-Semitism across the United States and bomb threats targeting two Jewish centers within the county including the CESJDS Upper School, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has submitted a $225,000 security funding grant request on behalf of multiple Jewish institutions to the Mont...

Students, families to serve community on Families in Action Day

Students, families to serve community on Families in Action Day

Matthew Lawrenz, Guest Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Around 700 to 800 volunteers are expected to participate in CESJDS’ annual Families in Action Day on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Families can engage in a variety of activities that will help local and even international communities in need. Parent Association President Sue Longman has been leading an act...

In response to bomb threat, community members hold “Bagels not Bombs” rally

In response to bomb threat, community members hold “Bagels not Bombs” rally

Ari Feuer, Rina Torchinsky, Isaac Silber, and Addie Bard
March 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Around 50 community members gathered Wednesday morning, March 1, in the parking lot outside Moti’s Market to rally against the recent bomb threats and other acts of anti-Semitism in the Jewish community. The rally, titled “Bagels not Bombs,” was organized by Jewish community members Esther Schrader and ...

CESJDS receives bomb threat, no explosive found

CESJDS receives bomb threat, no explosive found

Ari Feuer, Rina Torchinsky and Isaac Silber
February 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, Feb. 27, at 9:22 a.m., CESJDS received an automated bomb threat over the phone. After a police investigation, no evidence of any explosive device was found and school activities were not disrupted. High School Principal and Associate Head of School Marc Lindner was informed of the threat a...

In response to inauguration, students attend Women’s March

In response to inauguration, students attend Women’s March

Isaac Silber, News Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under News

As seniors celebrate their last day at CESJDS on Jan. 20, President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in at his inauguration as the 45th president of the United States just 25 miles away. In response to Trump’s election, a protest march in Washington, D.C. was organized via social media and will take ...

Local community fights anti-Semitism

Local community fights anti-Semitism

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under News

To combat bigotry of all kinds, and specifically anti-Semitism, Montgomery County authorities have reaffirmed their commitment to battling hate through law enforcement and education. Community leaders gathered on Jan. 4 to discuss the recent increase in local incidents of hate speech. The panel was h...

Schedule undergoes further revisions following survey

Schedule undergoes further revisions following survey

Jonathan Foldi and Miriam Minsk
January 19, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

When the second semester begins on Jan. 24, updates to the 2016-2017 schedule will be implemented for both the middle school and the high school. After CESJDS’ outside consultant Dr. Meredith Woocher evaluated the feedback from the schedule survey that was released in early November, High School ...

Forum on combating hate speech held at Upper School

Forum on combating hate speech held at Upper School

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
January 5, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Jan. 4 at the Upper School, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and CESJDS hosted a community forum on acts of anti-Semitism that have occurred at local schools and religious institutions. The event, “Combating Hate Speech, Racism, and anti-Semitism in Schools and Our...