The Lion's Tale

A cake of the character Pikachu is one example of Cohens creative creations.

Baking with a purpose

Aaron Gallo, Sports Editor October 7, 2021

For junior Brooke Cohen, baking creative cakes are not only a hobby but a form of charity as well. Cohen’s business is called Baked by Brooke and offers customers the option to pick a charity for a portion...

JDS families navigate new in-person services

JDS families navigate new in-person services

Sophie Kaplan, News Editor September 20, 2021

With an increase in isolation over the last two years, it has become difficult for families to stay connected to their religious communities. Although Zoom has worked for some Jews, others have not had...

Eager for info on Israel

Eager for info on Israel

Julia Rich, Reporter September 10, 2021

Love of Israel has always been a core value of CESJDS. During their education, students pretend to take a trip to Israel in kindergarten, celebrate Israeli holidays and plan for the senior capstone trip. But...

Head of School Rabbi Mitchel Malkus gives a speech to high-school students during the first multi-grade assembly since the pandemic began. There were multiple speakers, and Shir Madness performed as well.

Back to School Photo Gallery

Kaylah Goldrich, Reporter August 31, 2021

Learning specialist Brett Kugler and his family parasailing.

Looking ahead to summer

Elliot Bramson, Reporter June 2, 2021

As freshman Dalya Brickman sits in class for the final two weeks of the school year, her mind is racing with excitement for her summer trip to Kenya.  Summer vacation is almost here, and students like...

Rothstein and her family hike through Franklin Canyon before the pandemic.

Teachers leave JDS to move closer to home

Ella Waldman, Features Editor May 27, 2021

English teacher Abigail Rothstein was used to being on her own. Originally from Los Angeles, she moved across the country eight years ago to attend Brandeis University in Boston. Three years ago, she settled...

Fresh voices

Jared Schreiber, Reporter May 25, 2021

Watch out, Shir Madness, there’s a new choir in town: Harmoniah. In addition to the beloved a cappella group Shir Madness, the music department increased their offerings this year by adding a non-competitive...

Delayed Departure

Sam Berns, Reporter May 25, 2021

The seniors cheered with joy as they left the building on Jan. 22, their last day of school, eager for their capstone trip to Israel. They went home to pack and prepare but ended up waiting over two months...

Employees concentrate on baking an assortment of goods for their customers.

Baking for a better future

Aaron Waldman, Reporter May 25, 2021

Employees at Sunflower Bakery, bake not only to give their customers delicious treats but to learn valuable skills as well. All the workers at Sunflower Bakery have learning disabilities. With extensive...

Chess club members play virtually using the online platform

Chess club thrives virtually

Jared Schreiber, Reporter May 20, 2021

Logging onto Zoom with the online platform open on his computer, sophomore and founder of the chess club Josef Kay prepared for a meeting he did not imagine having prior to the coronavirus pandemic....

The club chooses to read non-fiction books instead of fiction. This exposes teachers who may not have read much non-fiction to the genre.

Faculty book club allows a new opportunity for teachers to socialize

Lincoln Aftergood, Opinion Editor May 12, 2021

The faculty book club brings a variety of teachers together through a shared love of reading. The club, running once every six weeks, encourages reading for teachers and offers them a chance to socialize...

The Biomed Club meets every other Thursday at 4 p.m. on Zoom.

New club explores biology and medicine

Matthew Steindecker, Guest Writer April 21, 2021

As shouting, talking points and opinions are lobbed on a Thursday afternoon, a heated debate goes back and forth between student biomed enthusiasts discussing the legalization of medical marijuana. Biomed...

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