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With added stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, online school helps to relieve some of that stress.

Opinion: Online school is helpful in reducing stress

Ari Blumenthal, Guest Writer February 16, 2021

Throughout the past year, many teenage students have been struggling with a variety of different problems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including mental health and proper social interaction. However,...

JDS mandates teachers to get vaccinated

JDS mandates teachers to get vaccinated

Rochelle Berman and Jonah Beinart February 11, 2021

A new policy by CESJDS mandates that all teachers (with exceptions of special circumstances) must receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This policy went into effect recently and teachers are...

Opinion: CESJDS should not mandate the COVID-19 vaccine

Opinion: CESJDS should not mandate the COVID-19 vaccine

Benny Hasenberg , Reporter February 3, 2021

As JDS students prepared to return to in-person learning, the school required that every student received a flu shot before returning to campus. Now, the teachers will be required to be vaccinated as soon...

Junior Naomi Gould helps her brother, Freshman Jonathan Gould, with distance learning.

Older siblings take on more responsibility during pandemic

Sela Wertlieb , Guest Writer February 1, 2021

For many students, getting their own work done is challenging under normal circumstances, but now during the pandemic, some students are taking on the responsibility of helping their younger siblings with...

Sophomore Jonah Gross watches a baseball game from home with no fans in the crowd.

With limited fans, sports games just aren’t the same

Harry Davidson, Assistant Copy Editor January 28, 2021

Throughout the past year, all the major American sports leagues have undergone drastic changes in the presentation of their sports games, including banning or limiting fans from attending games. The absence...

JDS Medical Advisory Committee offers guidance on hybrid learning plan

JDS Medical Advisory Committee offers guidance on hybrid learning plan

Hadas Kabik, Reporter 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...

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

Zooming from home to school

Alec Silberg, Guest Writer 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...

Students in the Sephardi Minyan set their virtual backgrounds to Synagogues from around the world.

Sephardi Minyan connects virtually with worldwide Synagogues

Ivan Endelman, Features Editor 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 members hike along the Appalachian Trail,

Outdoor Club flourishes during pandemic

Ari Blumenthal, Guest Writer 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...

CESJDS families joined together to celebrate Hanukkah with several virtual events including candle lighting.

JDS celebrates Hanukkah through virtual events

Lincoln Aftergood, Reporter 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 learn for the first time in-person since March.

High school students return to in-person learning

Harry Davidson, Reporter 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...

A BBYO chapter meetings during the pandemic have had to adopt new safety precautions.

BBYO teen group adapts during pandemic

Lena Nadaner, guest writer 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....

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