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Indonesian Muslims visit through U.S. State Department

Indonesian Muslims visit through U.S. State Department

Talia Denicoff and Miriam Minsk
October 21, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

A group of five Indonesian Muslim scholars and teachers, including one translator, visited CESJDS on Oct. 13 as part of a twelve-day tour of American schools. The U.S. State Department hosted the Indonesian Muslims and contacted JDS to request that they open their doors to the visitors. Many of th...

Real-time reactions to the third presidential debate

Real-time reactions to the third presidential debate

Ilan Cohen and Sara Sporkin
October 20, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, Opinion, Showcase

Reporters Sara Sporkin and Ilan Cohen share their real-time reactions to the third presidential debate. Ilan Pre-Debate: I’m wondering if there is going to be a handshake tonight. I’m assuming not. Sara Pre-debate: According to a CNN update on my phone, “Clinton will try to stay out of the mud....

Musical assemblies commemorate journalist Daniel Pearl

Musical assemblies commemorate journalist Daniel Pearl

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

On Friday, Oct. 14 CESJDS commemorated Daniel Pearl's legacy by participating in Daniel Pearl World Music Day, a national initiative to honor the journalist who was killed in a terrorist attack in 2002.

Movie review: “Denial”

Movie review: “Denial”

Kate Sosland, Reporter
October 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Hitler was the Jews’ best friend, according to notorious Holocaust denier David Irving. In 1996, Irving sued historian Deborah Lipstadt for her book about Holocaust deniers called “Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory.” The suit put history itself on trial and, twenty yea...

Real-time reactions to the second presidential debate

Real-time reactions to the second presidential debate

Isaac Silber and Jared Bauman, News Editor and Guest Columnist
October 11, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, In-Depth, Opinion, Showcase

Two of the many students who tuned into Sunday night’s presidential debate, guest columnist Jared Bauman and news editor Isaac Silber, share their real-time reactions. Jared Pre-debate: Rumor has it first question will go to Hillary, and it will be about Trump’s leaked comments. I despise...

Play review: “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Play review: “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Devira Friedman, Reporter
October 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

As the sound of feet disappeared, the lights gradually faded leaving the stage dark and empty. Just seconds before, the actors’ chatter and laughter came abruptly to a halt as the Nazi soldiers marched onto the stage to take the Frank family and their friends to their death. On Sept. 28 I got the opp...

High school musical preparation kicks off

High school musical preparation kicks off

Ben Savarick, Reporter
September 29, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Audiences attending this year’s school play will not just watch the performance, they will also get to choose the ending. “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” a musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel of the same name, is unique in that audience votes will determine the story’s outcome. “In pic...

TV show review: “Stranger Things”

TV show review: “Stranger Things”

Shira Godin, Reporter
September 26, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

A few months ago the name “Stranger Things” began to pop up on almost every social media website. I tried to ignore the unceasing ads, but recently I gave up and decided to watch the Netflix series. Within 48 hours, I completed all eight 50 minute episodes Some may be reluctant to watch “St...

The Upper School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Week

The Upper School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Week

Isaac Silber, News Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Check out the photos below to see how the Upper School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Week.

Crossing over to high school

Crossing over to high school

Devira Friedman, Reporter
September 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

While one might find it uncommon to see middle school and high school students interact often, most days eighth-grader Abby Alter can be found on the girls' varsity soccer field. Abby started playing soccer from the young age of three years old, and continues to play on a year-round club soccer tea...