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Dressed in black uniform, Shir Madness performs an acapella song at the 2022 Spring Concert, which was held in the Upper School auditorium on June 8.

The 2022 Spring Concert recap

Julia Rich, Reporter June 13, 2022

Following Arts Chai Lights, the Spring Concert marked the end of the school year and featured live entertainment from the Middle and High School bands and choirs. On Wednesday, June 8, the first in-person...

Students accept their awards during the ceremony.

Students are inducted into the Spanish and Arabic honor societies

Ella Waldman, News Editor June 1, 2022

On May 17 at 7:30 p.m. the World Languages Department hosted honor societies inductions and an awards recognition ceremony for Spanish and Arabic students.  The awards recognition ceremony began with...

Hundreds of supporters from the Bnei Akiva youth-group gather on 5th Avenue for the annual Israel Day Parade.

JDS students celebrate with thousands of others for the annual Israel Day Parade

Simon Albert, Reporter June 1, 2022

Thousands of participants gathered on New York’s 5th avenue on May 22 for the annual Israel Day Parade. They marched with pride as they supported the state of Israel’s 74th year of independence, its...

Eighth graders Josh Dori and Tyler Portnoy perform during the Art Chai-Lights celebration.

Arts Chai-Lights takes place with contributions from across the JDS community

Nini Panner and Simon Albert May 31, 2022

Students, staff and parents were transfixed, as they walked through the door of the CESJDS building and were met with the sights and sounds of Arts Chai Lights. Visitors of all ages buzzed through the...

Students on the hiking trip stop for lunch at Annapolis Rock.

JDS celebrates Lag B’Omer with various field trips

Nini Panner, Reporter May 30, 2022

Students and staff celebrated Lag B’Omer on May 19 this year with a range of field trips that took students out of their normal schedule and into nature and the community. This was the first year CESJDS...

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...

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