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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...

After returning to Maryland from Philadelphia, Freshman Oren Israel attended Milton Jewish Day School and then, switched to JDS for freshman year.

How foreign and local transfers adapted freshman year

Adin Halbfinger, Guest Writer April 16, 2021

The jump from middle to high school is often a hard and stressful one. Beginning school virtually during a pandemic only made this transition harder, especially for someone who just moved to Maryland from...

Freshman Shiri Cohen performs her original song

Shiri Cohen releases five original songs in a mini album

Yael Greenblum , Guest Writer April 6, 2021

With just a keyboard, a beautiful voice and a talent for composing music, freshman Shiri Cohen wrote and released an E.P. (mini album), all while mostly in the solitude of her basement.  “The Moment...

For many families this year, the seder table is not complete without a computer for Zoom.

Celebrating Passover during the pandemic, again

Miriam Goldel, Reporter March 24, 2021

Although celebrating Passover last year was different than anyone could have once imagined, freshman Sela Wertlieb found a silver lining in the one-of-a-kind experience. Since Wertlieb’s family did a...

Junior Brandon Portnoy usually attends the opening game for the Yankees ever spring break. This year, however, spring break plans have changed for many.

Families spend spring break differently this year due to COVID-19

Max Schwartz, Reporter March 23, 2021

As spring break approaches, many are looking forward to a week filled with quality family time and sunny destinations. However, many families have had to make the tough choice of deciding whether to go...

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