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JDS Medical Advisory Committee offers guidance on hybrid learning plan

JDS Medical Advisory Committee offers guidance on hybrid learning plan
January 20, 2021

Schools around the world have been in the difficult position of having to decide when it is safe to reopen their doors. CESJDS had help in making that decision from a medical advisory committee that included...

Zooming from home to school

Freshman Todd Lazoff stands at the front a classroom with many of his peers participating through Zoom.
January 13, 2021

Sitting at home in his desk chair on a Tuesday morning, freshman Ron Nuriely Kimel Zooms into his first-period class. Thanks to a host of new technology in the classroom, Kimel is able to see and hear...

Sephardi Minyan connects virtually with worldwide Synagogues

Students in the Sephardi Minyan set their virtual backgrounds to Synagogues from around the world.
January 4, 2021

It is eight in the morning, but before students in the Sephardi Minyan transition into their day of virtual learning, a video of a Rabbi in Hong Kong giving a virtual tour of his synagogue is broadcasted...

Outdoor Club flourishes during pandemic

Outdoor Club members hike along the Appalachian Trail,
December 21, 2020

After a long week of Zoom classes, senior and co-president of the CESJDS Outdoors Club Jacob Svoysky stands on a cliff overlooking the beautiful farmland scenery at the end of the trail he hiked with his...

JDS celebrates Hanukkah through virtual events

CESJDS families joined together to celebrate Hanukkah with several virtual events including candle lighting.
December 18, 2020

This week, CESJDS has hosted a slew of virtual events to celebrate Hanukkah and bring the community closer together through various activities. The Zoom calls included activities in which participants...

High school students return to in-person learning

High school students learn for the first time in-person since March.
December 17, 2020

For the first time since last March, high school students have returned to the CESJDS campus for in-person learning. Now, all Upper School students have had the option to be in person at least once since...

BBYO teen group adapts during pandemic

A BBYO chapter meetings during the pandemic have had to adopt new safety precautions.
December 17, 2020

Teenagers stare at a screen for another hour, their heads aching from the bright light. They then open an additional Zoom link in hope of seeing familiar friends and strengthening their connection to Judaism....

Mobile food pantry helps families during pandemic

The mobile food pantry takes place on a Sunday afternoon.
December 10, 2020

It’s 2 p.m. on a rainy Sunday afternoon, and Betsy Binckes, President of the Board for Mid-County United Ministries (MUM), is reminding volunteers at the mobile food pantry to maintain social distancing....

Slideshow: High School students begin hybrid learning

Senior Yoav Even looks at his computer screen during a class.
December 9, 2020

High school students attended in-person classes on Dec. 9 and 10 for the first time since March.

High school returning to hybrid learning on Dec. 8

Junior Avital Friedman gets tested for Covid-19.
December 7, 2020

On Dec. 8, the high school will be reopening as hybrid learning will begin. Teachers and students will be coming back to campus, and everyone will be adapting to this completely new experience. The current...

Mock Trial club goes virtual

Mock Trial club goes virtual
November 30, 2020

Staring at a computer screen on a Thursday evening to participate in a group discussion led by coaches and captains on the preparation material for this year's case has become the new normal for members...

Head of School Circle Celebration reaches more people with virtual event

CESJDS celebrates its annual Head of School Circle Celebration over livestream with speeches from alumni and a performance by Shir Madness.
November 19, 2020

For the first time online, CESJDS held its annual Head of School Circle Celebration on Wednesday. This event celebrates the success of the past alumni and the lessons JDS has taught them that influence...

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