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Community Reacts to Vandalization of Local Synagogue

Community Reacts to Vandalization of Local Synagogue

Jeremy Schooler, Sports Editor
April 10, 2015
Filed under News

The Washington Jewish community is reeling after a masked perpetrator vandalized Shaare Torah, a conservative synagogue in Gaithersburg, early Tuesday morning, scrawling anti-Semitic symbols and slurs, including “KKK here” and multiple large swastikas on the walls of the synagogue. The libelous...

Students Give Back On Families In Action Day

Students Give Back On Families In Action Day

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter
March 20, 2015
Filed under News

As eighth-grader Shoshana Scott spread sunbutter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless, others were singing songs for Holocaust survivors, making craft kits for children in hospitals, cleaning up parks and assisting the elderly with technology. Good Deeds Day, on March 15, is the Jewish Federation’s...

Netanyahu’s Decisive Victory

Netanyahu’s Decisive Victory

Yonatan Greenberg
March 19, 2015
Filed under News

The recent Israeli elections were largely seen as a referendum on Likud Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu; did voters want to keep the country on the same conservative path it had carved since Netanyahu entered office as Prime Minister for the second time in 2009, or were they fed up? Leading up to...

Confusion Over the Snow Day Policy

Confusion Over the Snow Day Policy

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter
March 11, 2015
Filed under News

The anticipation mounts; students wear their pajamas inside out and sleep with a spoon under their pillow. When they wake up in the morning, they flip on their TVs and check their emails hoping to hear the good news. But on Feb. 20, there was a surprise. Though CESJDS’s policy is to follow Montgomery...

Eighth Graders Participate in Annual Model Congress

Eighth Graders Participate in Annual Model Congress

Miriam Minsk, News Editor
March 11, 2015
Filed under News

Perhaps the United States Congress should learn from the CESJDS eighth graders. In their recently completed Model Congress simulation, a project they have been working on in history class for roughly a month, they were able to pass nine bills in only two days. Students were assigned partners and...

The Class of 2015’s last minutes of school

The Class of 2015’s last minutes of school

Matthew Litman
February 4, 2015
Filed under News, Uncategorized

http://youtu.be/6DJdZwXpbR0

Thoughts on upcoming Israeli elections

Naomi Cohen-Shields
December 17, 2014
Filed under News, Uncategorized

After abruptly firing cabinet members Yair Lapid and Tzipi Livni last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the dissolution of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, and for the creation of a new government. Consequently, Israel has scheduled new elections for the new government, settling...

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler speaks about gun control

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler speaks about gun control

Jonah Shrock, News Editor
December 17, 2014
Filed under News, Uncategorized

On Tuesday Dec. 9, Attorney General of Maryland Doug Gansler spoke to students in the Upper School library about gun violence and gun control in the U.S. His visit was planned by the Social Activism Club, which reached out to Gansler due to his work as Attorney General on the issue and his record...

Sixth grade to move to Upper School starting 2016-2017 school year

Sixth grade to move to Upper School starting 2016-2017 school year

Miriam Minsk, Reporter
December 16, 2014
Filed under News

The CESJDS administration has officially announced that the sixth grade will move to the Upper School campus in the 2016-2017 school year. The administration and the Middle School Redesign Team are currently working together to reform the middle school  in order to better suit the developmental needs...

Clubs-lunch schedule gets shifted, again

Clubs-lunch schedule gets shifted, again

Talia Horowitz, Reporter
December 16, 2014
Filed under News

With the most recent changes to minyan, clubs and lunch, it seems that the search for a permanent schedule is never-ending. Freshly altered, CESJDS’s hour-long club schedule was modified yet again to better fit the needs of students and staff. Earlier in the year, the schedule consisted of middle...

A look into the effects of the new minyan schedule

A look into the effects of the new minyan schedule

Arielle Weinstein, Reporter
December 15, 2014
Filed under News

Waking up to the loud buzzing sound of an alarm clock, you suddenly realize you overslept and are running late. Really late. You get dressed, grab a quick breakfast and jump into the car. Good thing your minyan leader is lenient with taking attendance. It’s a shame you have class first. The administration...