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Shir Madness performs at the Winter Concert.

CESJDS holds first in-person concert in two years

Nini Panner, Reporter January 20, 2022

The CESJDS annual winter concert has brought students and families together again to celebrate the work and achievements of student musicians in the upper school. The event showcased the talents of students...

New lunch policy to prevent students from stealing food from cafeteria

Sam Berns, Reporter January 7, 2022

After several students were caught stealing food from the cafeteria, the administration reversed its new policy which allowed students to reenter the line for seconds after they had already paid. Several...

Members of the JDS team celebrate their tournament result.

CESJDS places second in statewide school chess tournament

Daniela Abrams, News Editor January 4, 2022

While most high school students would have quickly entered their winter break mode and avoided all contact with the horrors of Zoom and any other affiliations with their school, a handful of avid chess...

Lower School holds Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice Day of Learning

Lower School holds Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice Day of Learning

Ari Werbin-Gradel, Reporter December 20, 2021

The Lower School held a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) day of learning this past Thursday. The day aims to teach kids more about cultures and traditions outside of their JDS bubble. In...

CESJDS holds vaccine clinics

CESJDS holds vaccine clinics

Zara Ducker, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 16, 2021

Shortly following the announcement that children ages five to 11 could be vaccinated, CESJDS held a vaccine clinic at the Lower School on Nov. 15 and Dec. 6. The clinic was sponsored by Safeway, who also...

Addressing the dress code

Maya Preuss, In-depth Editor December 16, 2021

High School Principal Dr. Lisa Vardi met with the GirlUp club in late October to discuss possible changes to the dress code. Similar discussions have been happening not only at CESJDS but in schools across...

Sulam partnership expanded

Mischa Trainor, Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2021

After years of turning away students with learning disabilities who require more intense support, CESJDS will now be offering a pilot program to accommodate those students. They will also continue professional...

During lunch, many students visited the exhibition hall to check out the thrift flip.

“Thrift flip” pop up allows students to give back to community while also revamping their wardrobe

Ella Waldman, Features Editor December 15, 2021

Senior Vanessa Mark combined her passion for fashion with her altruism by holding a “thrift flip” on Tuesday, Dec. 14. All the proceeds went to charity. Mark asked students to bring in old clothes...

During the Zoom students practiced their Hebrew speaking skills and learned the lasting impact of bullying.

Hebrew class meets Israeli anti-bullying influencer on Zoom

Matan Silverberg, Sports Editor December 3, 2021

A freshmen Hebrew class had the opportunity to Zoom with 16-year-old Israeli influencer Ofek Rishon, known for her leadership in organizations which aim to combat bullying. This meeting provided a unique...

Juniors work together on their math skills to solve the code for a zoom escape room.

STEM Day with a unique twist

Simon Albert, Guest Writer November 25, 2021

Students and faculty participated in a series of immersive activities and seminars about the complexities and diversity of the STEM field this Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Students chose between eight...

A student enters the school from the banned side doors.

Unapproved visitors at CESJDS

Max Schwartz, Reporter November 20, 2021

Around a month ago, two unauthorized visitors were ushered into the building by a group of students. These students remained in the building for an extended period of time, chatting with old classmates...

Students in Contemporary Issues in Israel welcomed chef Michael Solomonov on Zoom for a cooking demonstration and Q&A. The students cooked tabbouleh with kale, apple, walnuts and sumac-onion. Together with Jewish history teacher Aaron Bregman, Solomonov turned the cafeteria into a kitchen and classroom.

Turning the kitchen into a classroom

Eva Bard, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2021

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