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The junior class performs their song and hand motions for Zimriyah.

JDS celebrates Yom Haatzmaut with Zimriyah competition

Jessica Rosenberg, Reporter May 9, 2022

Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s day of independence, was celebrated throughout the school on May 5. As part of the festivities, Upper School grades competed in Zimriyah, a song and dance competition. Due to...

Along with the assembly, the school also participated in a vigil where students and teachers read the names of those who lost their lives in the holocaust.

CESJDS honors Yom HaShoah with meaningful assembly about resistance during the Holocaust

Stella Muzin, Reporter May 1, 2022

Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah, or Yom Hashoah, is an annual Holocaust Remembrance day observed throughout the world. As a Jewish day school, CESJDS takes their responsibility to educate students about...

Purim programs: Students connect to the holiday through school wide activities

Adin Halbfinger, News Editor April 11, 2022

Zman Kodesh The Purim school day began at 8 a.m. with Zman Kodesh. Minyanim held special programs to celebrate the holiday. For instance, the two Journaling Zmanei Kodesh joined together to play the game...

Car crimes on the rise

Aliza Bellas, Reporter April 11, 2022

On a regular day in Washington, D.C., Rakesh Patel, a 33-year-old doctor from Silver Spring, M.D, was trying to drop off a gift for his girlfriend when he turned around to see that someone had hopped into...

New course offerings

Ari Werbin-Gradel , Features Editor April 11, 2022

Along with over 150 courses currently offered at the high school, CESJDS will be offering a total of 11 new courses for the 2022-2023 school year. These will include a variety of courses ranging from a...

Middle school students rehearse for their upcoming Oliver Jr. performance.

Middle school musical “Oliver Jr.” opens this week

Jessica Rosenberg, Reporter March 22, 2022

Middle school thespians have waited a long time since taking the stage for a live performance. Their performance of “Once on This Island” came close to opening in March 2020, but was shuttered due...

The Class of 2022 on their Daniel and Irene Simpkins Senior Capstone Trip.

Forty-five seniors test positive for COVID-19 on Israel Capstone Trip

Reyut Wasserstein , Reporter March 17, 2022

Forty-five seniors on the Irene and Daniel Simpkins Senior Capstone trip to Israel tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 75 students who attended the program.  Senior Julia Peppe was the first senior...

Eighth grader David Satloff presents an amendment to his fellow representatives.

Eighth graders participate in annual Model Congress

Matthew Steindecker, Reporter March 14, 2022

The eighth grade participated in the annual eighth grade social studies Model Congress on Wednesday March 9 and Thursday March 10. In Model Congress, students work to simulate the legislation process from...

Sophomore Alec Silberg prepares to compete in the debate playoffs.

Three of JDS’ teams compete in debate playoffs

Ellie Fischman, Opinion Editor March 10, 2022

Self-assured and as prepared as he can be, sophomore Alec Silberg sits alone in a classroom. He logs onto the online meeting for debate playoffs and waits for the competition to begin. He has done this...

COVID-19 policies change due to a decline in cases.

JDS changes COVID-19 protocols as cases decrease after Omicron surge

Daniela Abrams, Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2022

CESJDS has announced an adjustment to COVID-19 protocols that will be implemented on Monday, March 7. The protocol includes optional masking in classroom settings and offices for faculty and students while...

Who Knows One?, hosted by Micah Hart, was part of CESJDSs game night on Feb. 27.

CESJDS hosts exciting game night featuring “Who Knows One?”

Lily Rulnick, Reporter March 1, 2022

On Feb. 27, parents, faculty and alumni engaged in friendly competition by playing the beloved game “Who Knows One?” “Who Knows One?” is the more official version of the commonly played game...

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