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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 ...

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...

Soccer Captain Naomi Cohen-Shields Celebrated During Senior Night

Soccer Captain Naomi Cohen-Shields Celebrated During Senior Night

Isaac Silber, Reporter
October 26, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior captain Naomi Cohen-Shields stepped onto the soccer field for her second to last home game as member of the girls varsity soccer team on Thursday, Oct. 22. Although she had trotted out to her position many times before, this game was different. It was senior night, a game to celebrate all...

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...

A Story About Stories

A Story About Stories

Izzy Friedland, Reporter
October 20, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Noa Baum is an Israeli storyteller who lives in Silver Spring, Md. She has performed in schools and other venues across the country, and in a few other countries, too. Many of her stories draw on her Israeli/Jewish heritage. More info at noabaum.com. It was the ‘80s. An out-of-work actress took a jo...

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Community Disappointed With The Nationals

Community Disappointed With The Nationals

Bennett Bramson
September 30, 2015
Filed under Keep Up With the Nationals, Showcase, Sports

September coming to an end and October approaching means only one thing for baseball fans: playoffs. Although many Washington Nationals fans were hopeful that this season would yield a World Series championship for their home team, that hope was crushed on September 26th when the New York Mets beat the...

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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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