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CESJDS continues NCAA Tournament championship bracket challenge tradition

CESJDS continues NCAA Tournament championship bracket challenge tradition

Sabrina Bramson, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

Keeping with CESJDS tradition, the school has resumed its NCAA Championship bracket challenge between students in classes across grades and subjects this year. The tradition started as a kehillah activity, according to math teacher Tori Ball, who organizes the challenge each year. This year, history teach...

CESJDS English teacher takes on unique hobby: karate

CESJDS English teacher takes on unique hobby: karate

Sophie Kaplan, Guest Writer

April 5, 2019

Students often imagine English teachers reading books with a cat in their lap; certainly, students do not imagine them as being a brown belt in karate. However, English teacher Melissa Fisanich breaks that stereotype.   Fisanich has been taking karate since the summer of 2014 when she started compe...

JDS Foodies promote satirical commentary on cafeteria food

JDS Foodies promote satirical commentary on cafeteria food

Abigail Katz, Guest Writer

April 2, 2019

JDS Foodies, an Instagram account run by  student Adrian* about food from the CESJDS cafeteria, has been gaining popularity throughout the year and has attracted the attention of the student body and has over 200 followers and counting. “I actually have a friend who goes to Capital Camps, and [they...

New Art and Wellness Z’man Kodesh combines creativity and Judaism

New Art and Wellness Z’man Kodesh combines creativity and Judaism

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

March 18, 2019

Soon after the bell rings, students in the new art and wellness Zman Kodesh gather in a circle to find their “Chi,” or balance, by practicing the ancient art of Tai Chi. Born out of middle school art teacher Jessie Nathans’ passion for art and Judaism, the new art and wellness Zman Kodesh fills...

Teens take the wheel

Teens take the wheel

Jessica Gallo, Reporter

March 15, 2019

When junior Emma Ash drove to school by herself for the first time, she felt a whirlwind of emotions. She was scared about merging on the highway, but felt exhilarated as she tried out her new skill independently in her daily routine for the first time. Learning to drive is something most kids, includi...

Double duty for Davison

Double duty for Davison

Mischa Trainor, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Whether she is showcasing different cultures in World Literature or helping out a student with the college process, English teacher and college counselor Alison Davison is always making an impact on juniors and seniors as she teaches and counsels. She has a deeply rooted motivation behind her job becau...

Preparing for the annual Purim Spiel

Preparing for the annual Purim Spiel

Lincoln Aftergood, Reporter

March 11, 2019

The annual Purim Spiel, performed by math department, is the highlight of the Purim festivities every year and the brainchild of math teacher Victoria Ball. “Usually what I try to do is I try to interview a bunch of students, and we just try to get a sense for what sorts of things people find fu...

Many graduates to enlist in the Israeli Defense Forces

Many graduates to enlist in the Israeli Defense Forces

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

February 12, 2019

“I’m definitely nervous. I know it’s gonna be one of the most challenging things I ever do, and I’m definitely nervous because it’s so unpredictable,” Jonah Gershman (‘19) said about his decision to join the Israeli Defense Forces. Gershman lived in Israel earlier in his life and wanted to help ...

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