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CESJDS Sophomores and Juniors Take PSAT

CESJDS Sophomores and Juniors Take PSAT

Ari Feuer, Reporter
October 27, 2015
Filed under News

With the fall holidays finally over, CESJDS students are just starting to get back into the usual routine. However, for sophomores and juniors, a monkey wrench was thrown into this acclimatization: Wednesday’s PSAT. Sophomores and juniors across the country take the PSATs, which are created by th...

Founders’ Day Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Founders’ Day Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Arielle Weinstein, News Editor
October 27, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Just as the building seemed emptied of students, last night the halls were yet again buzzing with activity. The cardo had flooded with current and former faculty members, alumni and parents of students that attended CESJDS in its earliest years as a school, all greeting each other and embracing enthus...

Hispanic Heritage Week

Hispanic Heritage Week

Ari Feuer, Reporter
October 27, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Last week, as students hurried to get to their classes before they were marked tardy, they were serenaded by the sound of Spanish lyrics, part of CESJDS’ celebration of Hispanic Week. The goal of Hispanic Week, which was Oct. 19-23, is to acknowledge the cultural contributions that the Hispanic ...

CESJDS Looks to Boost Admissions With Annual ‘Bring Your Own Friend’ Day

CESJDS Looks to Boost Admissions With Annual ‘Bring Your Own Friend’ Day

Gabe Krantz, Reporter
October 16, 2015
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Middle school students will be hosting non-CESJDS students for the annual admissions-led “Bring Your Own Friend” (BYOF) day this Friday. According to Admissions Director Miriam Stein, the day is aimed at giving students who do not attend JDS the opportunity to see and experience the school with...

Landmark Music Festival Raises Money for the National Mall

Landmark Music Festival Raises Money for the National Mall

Ari Feuer, Reporter
October 4, 2015
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For the first time in years, the general public was only able to enter the National Mall complex if they paid. On September 26th and 27th, West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. hosted the Landmark Music Festival. The main purpose of the festival was to raise money for the maintenance and care of the...

Three CESJDS Mothers Recognized as “Jewish Women to Watch”

Three CESJDS Mothers Recognized as “Jewish Women to Watch”

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter
October 4, 2015
Filed under News

Out of the ten extraordinary Jewish women selected by Jewish Women International as “Jewish Women to Watch,” three CESJDS mothers have been recognized as “Jewish Women to Watch” for their inspirational achievements. Lynn Morgan, Laurie Moskowitz and Paula Shoyer will be honored at a brunch on...

Incoming High School Principal Visits CESJDS

Incoming High School Principal Visits CESJDS

Yonatan Greenberg, Managing Editor, Copy
October 2, 2015
Filed under News

Marc Lindner, who will be the principal of the CESJDS high school next year, visited the Upper School today, beginning to acquaint himself with the faculty and staff before he starts his job here next July. Lindner currently lives in California, where he is the Middle School Director of the Abraham Joshua...

New Clubs Begin After Holidays

New Clubs Begin After Holidays

Liran Zimand, Reporter
September 30, 2015
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Unlike past years at CESJDS, there will be no club fair this year to showcase JDS’s clubs. However, clubs will still officially start on Oct. 20 and will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during an extended lunch period. While many of the clubs will be continued from previous years, there are...

Class of 2016 Has Final Shabbaton

Class of 2016 Has Final Shabbaton

Isaac Silber, Reporter
September 30, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Senior year is full of lasts. This past weekend, the senior class had their final shabbaton before they graduate in February. Starting in eighth grade, each grade at CESJDS goes on an annual shabbaton -- an overnight where students and teachers observe shabbat together as a community. The locations...

Yom Kippur Provides Unique Experiences for Students

Yom Kippur Provides Unique Experiences for Students

Izzy Friedland, Reporter
September 27, 2015
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Yom Kippur is a holiday about reflecting on one’s year, a time of remembering and remorse, but also a time for new memories to be made. Practices and traditions vary depending on denomination, but personal experience can be completely unique.

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Ride-On May Shut Down Bus Used by Many Students

Ride-On May Shut Down Bus Used by Many Students

Isaac Silber, Reporter
September 21, 2015
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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is currently mulling a decision to shut down the Ride-On bus 42 that services many CESJDS students. If the decision to shut down the bus is made, JDS students who live in Potomac and take the bus will need to find a new way to get home. JDS falls...

Middle School and High School Separated for Kabbalat Shabbat

Middle School and High School Separated for Kabbalat Shabbat

Liran Zimand, Reporter
September 21, 2015
Filed under News

On Friday, Sept. 18 Kabbalat Shabbat was divided into separate middle school and high school assemblies for the first time at CESJDS. As always, high school students reported to the gym for the assembly after Zman Kodesh, while the middle school held their assembly in the theater. This divided Kabbalat...