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Seniors win in annual powderpuff game

Ari Blumenthal, Reporter November 9, 2022

After an hour of intense competition, the senior girls beat the junior girls in the CESJDS annual touch football powderpuff game with a score of 14-7. This game marked the Class of 2023’s second win,...

The Montgomery County Council discusses a resolution regarding the definition of antisemitism.

Class takes field trip to witness local government response to antisemitism

Simon Albert and Lena Nadaner November 9, 2022

The Montgomery County Council took a step towards combating antisemitism last week, a step that some CESJDS students were able to witness in person. On Nov. 1, the council voted on a new non-binding...

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COVID booster overview: Where and when should you get the shot?

Sam Berns, Reporter November 3, 2022

Experts expect there to be a new wave in COVID-19 cases this upcoming winter. Cases are rising in Europe which has typically been a sign that cases will rise in the United States. The new COVID-19 booster...

Senior Talia Sporkin participates in a dialogue between CESJDS and Bishop McNamara students.

CESJDS takes visit to Bishop McNamara

Harry Davidson, Managing Editor: Copy October 24, 2022

A select number of CESJDS students visited Bishop McNamara high school last Friday as part of a new partnership between the two schools. The students spent the day shadowing various classes and having...

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No work policy extended

Ella Waldman, News Editor October 18, 2022

CESJDS’s policy to not assign homework or assessments over the Jewish holidays was extended in the 2020-2021 school year to include all long weekends and breaks, and students have begun to notice differences...

Students waiting in line for school lunch in the Cafeteria

Lunch prices rise at JDS due to supply chain issues, inflation

Ari Kittrie, Reporter September 28, 2022

Food prices across America have spiked over the last year due to an array of reasons including inflation, shortage of truck drivers and the coronavirus. CESJDS has been largely able to stave off these...

Eighth grade students pose for a picture at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. during a field trip. The students participated in a scavenger hunt on the national mall.

Middle school students participate in community building field trips

Adin Halbfinger, News Editor September 20, 2022

Middle school students went on field trips Wednesday, Sept. 14 to help build their community and leadership skills. This was the second middle school field trip of the year, after the Lehman Day of Service...

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New attire guidelines implemented

Stella Muzin, Reporter September 15, 2022

This year, CESJDS implemented new attire guidelines, modifying the rules from the prior dress code.  These new guidelines give students a newfound freedom because they emphasize students' ability to...

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Queen Elizabeth dies at 96

Simon Albert, Assistant In Depth Editor September 11, 2022

Students bustled down the Cardo on Thursday upon hearing the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death. Clubs, preparation for the high school musical auditions, sports and eating all came to a pause as students...

Argentine adventures

Eitan Malkus, Editor-in-Chief September 9, 2022

After finals in late June, 11 CESJDS high school students spent a week touring Buenos Aires, Argentina for the Spanish Cultural Immersion Trip. After an inaugural trip in 2018, the school planned to run...

Rising in the ranks

Aliza Bellas , Reporter September 9, 2022

Victoria Simonetti, Head Athletic Trainer & Assistant Director of Athletics: As incoming Assistant Director of Athletics, Tori Simonetti looks forward to adding a new title to her existing role of...

Welcoming wellness

Ella Waldman, News Editor September 9, 2022

The Upper School guidance department is implementing several changes for the 2022-2023 school year to help support and accommodate the needs of more students. Former high school guidance counselors Rachel...

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