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Summer traveling

Summer traveling

Alexis Bell, Guest Writer
May 18, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

“I made it through,” sophomore Sophie Handloff was thinking after spending an entire night alone in the woods. This 15 hour solo was just one of the challenging adventures Handloff accomplished while on an eight day Outward Bound hiking trip in the Colorado Rockies last summer. The nine teens on...

Staying hydrated at school

Staying hydrated at school

Talia Mitre, Guest Writer
May 16, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Drinking sufficient amounts of water while attending a full day of classes at CESJDS can be very challenging.  As a solution, several students and teachers now bring water bottles to school every day. According to Eat Right Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, girls ages 14 to 18 should drink around ei...

Live stream of Zimriyah 2016

Live stream of Zimriyah 2016

Noah Green, Social Media and Visual Editor
May 12, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Zimriyah, CESJDS' celebration of Israeli Independence Day, will occur on Thursday, May 12 at 2 p.m. Watch the live video of this year's performances here:

Upper School campus in shelter in place mode after Montgomery County shootings

Upper School campus in shelter in place mode after Montgomery County shootings

Isaac Silber, News Editor
May 8, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The CESJDS Upper School campus went into a shelter in place drill at 1:47 p.m. Friday during Dor L’Dor day, after two reported shootings at Westfield Montgomery Mall and the Aspen Hill Shopping Center. The shelter in place at the Upper School lasted only 30 minutes, and the shooter has since been ...

Live Vigil for Yom HaShoah

Live Vigil for Yom HaShoah

James Schlackman, Director of Information Technology
May 5, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...