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Sophomore Lindsay Shell receiving her first shot at the Wheaton Recreational Center.

CESJDS to host vaccination clinic

Lilli Libowitz, Reporter May 13, 2021

CESJDS sent out an announcement on May 7 saying that they scheduled a COVID-19 vaccine clinic to take place on Friday, May 14 at the Upper School. The FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, April 10...

Junior Elyon Topolosky planting a flower in the garden.

Green Team plants garden

Daniela Abrams, News Editor May 5, 2021

The Green Team planted a small garden consisting of flowers and herbs at CESJDS,  on Wednesday, April 28. The club got the idea to plant this garden after attending the Montgomery County Climate Action...

A group of sophomores sit in a cirlce outside the JDS Upper School as they enjoy the Israeli-style food in honor of Yom Haatzmaut (Israeli Independence Day).

Zimriyah cancellation leads to picnic

Nate Shemony, Reporter April 18, 2021

In honor of Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, the middle and high school attended separate Israeli-themed picnics to celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday. The picnic replaced the annual Zimriyah...

Seniors in the same pod gather outside at the AMHSI campus. The seniors are currently on their seventh of quarantining.

Seniors quarantine in Israel

Lincoln Aftergood, Reporter April 12, 2021

The Class of 2021 is beginning their Irene and Daniel Simpkins Senior Capstone trip by quarantining at Alexander Muss High School for 10 days after their arrival on April 6.  The class is quarantining...

During the Yom HaShoah assembly, sophomores Maiyan Lyani and Noam Zarouk present Eva Ebin's identification bracelet from a concentration camp.

School commemorates Yom HaShoah with meaningful Zoom

Zara Ducker, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 9, 2021

Although the CESJDS community could not gather as usual on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), the community still came together on Zoom for a meaningful commemoration. “I think we are all suffering...

Seniors depart for Israel Trip amid pandemic

Seniors depart for Israel Trip amid pandemic

Daniela Abrams, News Editor March 25, 2021

After an extended delay, the Class of 2021 will depart for  Israel for the Irene and Daniel Simpkins Senior Capstone trip on Monday, April 5. The seniors will be leaving just after Passover ends and will...

After spring break, middle school will expand  on-campus learning from two to three days.

Middle school to attend a third day of in-person learning

Julia Rich, Guest Writer March 23, 2021

Middle school students will be attending classes on-campus for a third day each week starting April 12. Since December, both middle and high school students attended classes on campus for two days each...

Junior Nathan Gershengorn dresses professionally for debates on Zoom, just as he would if debate was in-person.

Debate team finishes the virtual season with a two-day playoff tournament

Eva Bard, Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2021

Seven pairs from the Margolius Family Debate Team competed in debate playoffs on Wednesday, March 17. After a long afternoon, two of these seven pairs qualified to proceed to the final 16 on Thursday,...

MCPS will begin reopening on April 6 in three phases.

MCPS will begin reopening in phases

Sam Sharp , Reporter March 11, 2021

All Montgomery County Public Schools high schools will reopen on April 6, more than 16 weeks after CESJDS reopened the Upper School. Given the obstacles JDS faced, public schools face even larger obstacles,...

Freshman Darya Dayanim and junior Ariana Ravitz, members of the Engineering Club, work on their submission for the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.

Rube Goldberg team to enter in upcoming competition

Ellie Fischman, Reporter March 8, 2021

To finalize their entry for the national Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, a subgroup of the engineering club gathered their work to assemble into a single machine. They were frenzied to assemble a Rube Goldberg...

Guest speaker Dr. Akselrod presented a powerpoint about climate change on Zoom.

STEM guest speaker gives students a new outlook on climate change

Lielle Coombe, Reporter March 5, 2021

Dr. Hana Akselrod, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, led a Zoom meeting Monday, March 1. The meeting...

Science teacher Sara Tullis teachers a lesson to her sixth grade students. Tullis currently teaches science to sixth-graders and seventh-grades along and Jewish Journeys and Collage.

Science teacher Sari Tullis accepts Head of School position in Oregon

Ella Waldman, Features Editor March 2, 2021

Science teacher Sari Tullis’s days have become quite busy as she prepares for her final day at CESJDS on March 24, while also preparing for her new position as Head of School at Neskowin Valley School...

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