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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:    ...

Two different kinds of families

Two different kinds of families

Jessie Lehman, Reporter
May 1
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

As eighth-grader Ava Fradlin-Ryan walks downstairs for dinner at night, rather than feeling frustrated that she is an only child, she feels grateful for the opportunity to spend quality time with her parents. At the Upper School, there are students like Fradlin-Ryan who are only children, and ther...

Q&A with congressional candidate Aryeh Shudofsky

Q&A with congressional candidate Aryeh Shudofsky

Jared Bauman, Guest Reporter
April 25
Filed under Features, Q&A, Showcase

For this interview, guest reporter junior Jared Bauman sat down with Aryeh Shudofsky, a candidate for the Republican congressional nomination for Maryland’s Eighth District (in which CESJDS in located). The primary is on Tuesday, April 26. Jared Bauman: Just to start off, tell me a little about ...

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...

Twinning!

Twinning!

Amelia Davidson, Reporter
April 18
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

The majority of CESJDS students understand the perks and struggles of having a sibling. While most siblings have some degree of separation in their lives, twins must coexist in many situations they face. The 12 pairs of twins in the Upper School have to share both their academic and social lives. B...

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...

Art through a Jewish lens

Art through a Jewish lens

Devira Friedman, Reporter
April 12
Filed under Showcase, Style

As part of CESJDS’ 50th anniversary celebration, David Moss, a famous Jewish calligraphy artist, led art programs with students and faculty alike the week of March 28. JDS invited Moss to the school as a way for students to learn from his experiences, skills and perception of art as a professi...

Bridging boundaries: Arab-Israeli delegation interacts with juniors

Bridging boundaries: Arab-Israeli delegation interacts with juniors

Aliza Rabinovitz, Reporter
April 12
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

CESJDS juniors had the opportunity to learn about Israel outside of the classroom when the Spark of Change Foundation delegation joined them on their Shabbaton this year. The delegation consisted of four Northern Israeli teenagers: two Arabs and two Jews, who arrived on Thursday, March 31 and left...

Q&A with Seth Eisenstein

Q&A with Seth Eisenstein

Sara Sporkin, Reporter
April 11
Filed under Q&A, Showcase, Sports

Lion’s Tale: How long have you been playing tennis? Seth Eisenstein: I’ve been playing for about nine years, since I was five or six. LT: Why were you interested in playing tennis? SE: My cousin was a really big tennis player and she got me my first racquet, so that’s how I started. I used to hit [te...

New high school principal meets with students

New high school principal meets with students

Sara Sporkin, Reporter
April 8
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

New High School Principal Marc Lindner visited the Upper School on Wednesday, March 30, and took the opportunity to speak with high school students during lunch. During Lindner’s visit with over 20 high school students, he asked them about themselves and what they liked about CESJDS. He also asked...

Washington Nationals Season Preview

Washington Nationals Season Preview

Joel Vardon, Sports Editor
April 4
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Coming off a disappointing year plagued with injuries, bullpen struggles and clubhouse controversy, the Washington Nationals look to rebound in 2016. After firing former manager Matt Williams, the Nationals brought in Dusty Baker to revamp the club. Baker boasts an impressive resume having won three...