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Amid national debate, gender neutral bathroom installed

Amid national debate, gender neutral bathroom installed

Amelia Davidson, Reporter
August 30
Filed under News

When students return to the CESJDS Upper School for the new school year, there will be a variety of changes due to renovations over the summer. One of these changes is the addition of a gender-neutral bathroom. The bathroom is located in the sophomore hallway, near the science classrooms, and is...

An inside scoop

An inside scoop

Aliza Rabinovitz, Reporter
June 1
Filed under News, Showcase

After waiting in a long line on a rainy May 17, students made their way into a brightly colored ice cream shop. After asking for their favorite flavor, they savored a cold and sweet dessert as it melted away in their mouths. Celebrity Scoop Night, a fundraiser during which students and their families can...

On the campaign trail

On the campaign trail

Addie Bard, Reporter
June 1
Filed under News

Alumnus creates TV ads for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton   After graduating from CESJDS, alumnus Daniel Maughan (‘06) went into the field of political campaign advertising, and is currently working on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. In 2008, Maughan started interning w...

Spotlight illuminates CESJDS’ 50 years

Spotlight illuminates CESJDS’ 50 years

Gabe Krantz and Isaac Silber
June 1
Filed under News

After nearly two years of planning, CESJDS held the Spotlight celebration on Thursday, May 26 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The event was the culmination of the 50th anniversary celebrations for JDS. Over 1,000 people were in attendance, including current and former JDS faculty,...

Juniors participate in ‘Inside College Admissions’ program

Juniors participate in ‘Inside College Admissions’ program

Jonathan Foldi, Managing Editor, Copy
June 1
Filed under News

On May 18, the junior class participated in the second-ever Inside College Admissions program, organized by the College Guidance department. The program was led by admissions officers from 15 different colleges from across the country. The college representatives spoke to the juniors and their parent...

Hidden in the background

Hidden in the background

Isaac Silber and Rani Zimand
June 1
Filed under News

Lower School Math and Science Coordinator Hannah Viana was fired after CESJDS was notified that Viana lost her teacher’s license because of alleged inappropriate conduct with a student at her former school, Jordan Elementary School in Chicago. Head of School Rabbi Mitchel Malkus emailed the JDS commu...

Live stream of Zimriyah 2016

Live stream of Zimriyah 2016

Noah Green, Social Media and Visual Editor
May 12
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Zimriyah, CESJDS' celebration of Israeli Independence Day, will occur on Thursday, May 12 at 2 p.m. Watch the live video of this year's performances here:

Upper School campus in shelter in place mode after Montgomery County shootings

Upper School campus in shelter in place mode after Montgomery County shootings

Isaac Silber, News Editor
May 8
Filed under News, Showcase

The CESJDS Upper School campus went into a shelter in place drill at 1:47 p.m. Friday during Dor L’Dor day, after two reported shootings at Westfield Montgomery Mall and the Aspen Hill Shopping Center. The shelter in place at the Upper School lasted only 30 minutes, and the shooter has since been ...

Live Vigil for Yom HaShoah

Live Vigil for Yom HaShoah

James Schlackman, Director of Information Technology
May 5
Filed under News, Showcase

In honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the sophomore class is holding a vigil to remember those who were lost in the Holocaust. Watch the live vigil below:    ...

Fellows from The Washington Institute for Near East Policy speak to junior class

Fellows from The Washington Institute for Near East Policy speak to junior class

Talia Denicoff, News Editor
April 18
Filed under News, Showcase

Two fellows of The Washington Institute, a think tank which promotes policies for peace in the Middle East, came to speak to the junior class about the Arab-Israeli conflict on April 12. The two speakers were David Makovsky, an American Jew, and Ghaith al-Omari, an Arab. Makovsky previously worked as a...

A temporary move

A temporary move

Talia Denicoff, News Editor
April 15
Filed under News, Showcase

Last week, the sophomore class moved into their alcove for the last two months of the school year, even though they will not have it for their junior year. For the 2016-2017 school year, the tenth grade lockers will be where the ninth grade hallway currently is, and the seventh and eighth grade locker...

Old place, fresh start

Old place, fresh start

Ilana Jach, Guest Writer
April 14
Filed under News, Showcase

Rabbi Janet Ozur Bass, a seventh and eighth grade Jewish text teacher at CESJDS, will become the new assistant principal of the middle school for the 2016-2017 school year. After working at the school for twenty years, Ozur Bass is eager to move beyond her role in the classroom to a new leadership position. As ass...