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Review: Tatte Bakery amazes with diverse menu

Tatte Bakery offers a wide array of both entree-type meals and baked goods.

Jonathan Morris, Features Editor

September 17, 2020

Tucked in D.C.’s West End between George Washington University and Rock Creek Park, sits a picturesque bakery and cafe with Israeli influence. Tatte (rhymes with latte) is a bakery and cafe founded by Israeli Chef Tzurit Or. Alongside standard fare like croissants, sandwiches and salads, you ...

New students face tougher transition with virtual school

Students appear on a Zoom class on their first day back to school after summer vacation.

Ella Waldman, Reporter

September 11, 2020

Starting at a new school is often quite hard. New students are surrounded by new peers, new teachers and a new environment. But starting at a new school amid the coronavirus pandemic is even harder.  The CESJDS admissions office has been changing its practices to help new students as they face the ...

Students start online craft apparel stores

Olivia Cohen, Guest Writer

September 8, 2020

While quarantining, many students have started businesses to fill their free time, some of the most popular being jewelry and accessory shops. In addition to making money and gaining business skills, some teens have found that running a business has made their overall mood better and added some e...

Two freshman start backyard summer camp

Shani Schwartz, Reporter

August 26, 2020

With many long summer days ahead of us, rising freshmen Yaeli Greenblum and Dalya Brickman have chosen to fill their free time by hosting a backyard camp for eight to ten year olds. The camp will be held in Greenblum’s backyard in Potomac. The schedule includes arts and crafts, swimming, hiking, a...

Freshman runs bike repair business

Jonah Beinart, Reporter

August 26, 2020

Covered in bike grease alongside a myriad of tools, rising freshman Alex Reichmann works for hours in his garage repairing bikes for his customers. While some people are trying to relax during quarantine, Reichmann took the initiative and started his own business.  Reichmann received a bike stand for his birt...

Grade governments take initiative during Covid-19 crisis

Grade governments take initiative during Covid-19 crisis

Jessica Gallo, Opinion Editor

May 8, 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, CESJDS grade governments have been stepping up to help those in need throughout the community and staying connected during this time.  The junior class grade government recently organized a food drive to alleviate pressures on those who have lost their jo...

Profile of history teacher Matt Cohen

Profile of history teacher Matt Cohen

Irit Skulnik, News Editor

April 29, 2020

Imagine a history teacher who hated history as a high-schooler, but now it is his profession. High school history teacher Matt Cohen fits the description. Cohen is new to the CESJDS staff this school year, and previously worked in Chicago.  In Chicago, Cohen worked as both a Hebrew and social studies tea...

Talia Sporkin: Singer-songwriter since birth

Freshman Talia Sporkin performs one of her original songs in front of a live audience.

Maya Preuss, News Editor

March 17, 2020

Singer. Song-writer. Varsity basketball and soccer player. Freshman class president. Freshman Talia Sporkin has been involved with music her entire life, writing her first song when she was just 10 years old and continuing to write songs now.  Having so many extracurriculars can often have its difficulties,...

All around the globe: World languages at JDS

Almost 100 JDS students are enrolled in a language other than Hebrew, with the vast majority being enrolled in Spanish.

Sally Rogal, Features Editor

March 13, 2020

While many students choose to fill their elective slots with arts or sciences, junior Danielle Azachi decided in freshman year to enroll in both Spanish and Arabic as her electives. In addition to being fluent in English and Hebrew, Azachi wanted to increase her communication skills with people around the w...

Your guide to choosing a last-minute Purim costume

English teacher Ms. Naomi Allemann wears social media icons on Purim last year.

Lielle Coombe, Guest Writer

March 6, 2020

Purim is just a few days away, so students who are stuck for original, trendy and yet affordable costumes may want to take inspiration from last year’s celebration.  Middle School English teacher Naomi Allemann thinks that group costumes are really fun and are a recurring trend. Last year, the Engl...

Profile of new Jewish history teacher Julie Tonti

Julie Tonti has joined the Jewish history department as Rachel Bergstein's replacement until she returns from maternity leave.

Adam Drexler, Features Editor

February 20, 2020

Imagine having to wake up at 3 a.m. to research a Holocaust-related question from a student as well as new material from three different curriculums every night, and then coming to school bright and early the next morning to teach the newly-learned material to five high school classes. For new Jewish ...

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