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Rep. Jamie Raskin speaks to students in contemporary issues class

Rep. Jamie Raskin speaks to students in contemporary issues class

Ilan Cohen, Style Editor

October 18, 2017


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Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Jewish member of Congress who represents Maryland’s 8th District, visited CESJDS on Monday, Oct.16 to speak with students in a contemporary issues class. Two other classes joined Jewish History teacher Aaron Bregman’s eighth period contemporary issues class on Monday morning...

Club fair promotes student involvement

Club fair promotes student involvement

Sara Sporkin, News Editor

September 27, 2017


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Rather than basketballs and volleyball nets, the gym was filled with tables and posters during Community Time on Wednesday as students walked around learning about club opportunities from the organizations’ leaders. According to Dean of Students Roslyn Landy, more people wrote signed up for club...

Shabbaton without Shabbat

Shabbaton without Shabbat

Ethan Chanin, Reporter

September 25, 2017


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Seniors embarked on a retreat on Sept. 17 through Sept. 18 at Capital Camps and Retreat Center in Waynesboro, Pa. After dealing with a busy schedule and dodging an ACT testing day, the administration decided to schedule the Shabbaton on a Sunday, instead of having it over Shabbat, like past years. “One...

Car broken into in CESJDS parking lot

Car broken into in CESJDS parking lot

Ari Feuer, Isaac Silber, Rina Torchinsky

September 13, 2017


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Police were called to the CESJDS Upper School parking lot at 6:58 p.m. yesterday to respond to an alleged theft from a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country. The owner of the car, Lisa Stone, was at the Upper School to watch her son Ayden Stone play soccer for the Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars in their...

9/11 Commemoration includes flag lowering ceremony in honor of emergency responders

9/11 Commemoration includes flag lowering ceremony in honor of emergency responders

Ethan Chanin, Reporter

September 11, 2017


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In order to commemorate the 9/11 terror attacks that took place sixteen years ago, students quietly assembled outside following Z’man Kodesh for the ceremonial lowering of the American flag. The program included a prayer, chanted by Jewish text teacher Rabbi Rosenbaum, and a moment of silence in honor...

New high school students gain head start on school year

New high school students gain head start on school year

Jesse Edberg, Reporter

August 29, 2017


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While some returning students spent their final day of summer at the beach or by the pool, others spent it helping incoming students get ready for a successful year. High school orientation was held on August 28. It included many activities which helped integrate new high school students into the...

Remembering Senesh Magill

Remembering Senesh Magill

Ari Feuer, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2017


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In one word, Senesh Magill’s friends described her as “happy.” In more than one word, their praise for Senesh was effusive. She was positive, always enthusiastic and made bad days better just with her presence and her smile. Senesh passed away at the age of 12 on May 26, 2017, a day that was su...

Despite MCPS change, administration stands pat on finals policy

Despite MCPS change, administration stands pat on finals policy

Addie Bard, Copy Editor

May 24, 2017


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After Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) decided to end finals for the 2016-17 school year, questions arose within the CESJDS community regarding the future of finals. The county chose to get rid of finals in order to maximize instructional time, former school board president Patricia O’Neill...

Middle school principal appointed

Middle school  principal appointed

Amelia Davidson, News Editor

May 24, 2017


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Following a multi-step search process, CESJDS announced that Eliana Lipsky will be the next middle school principal. The appointment came on April 25, three months after Rebecca Weisman, the current middle school principal, announced that she would leave the school after the 2016-2017 school year. Lipsky...

Connection that lasts

Connection that lasts

Aliza Rabinovitz, In-Depth Editor

May 24, 2017


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Now in its 51st year, CESJDS has over 3,000 alumni spread out across the world. This growing network of graduates is continuously engaged through frequent communication and events. There were two recent alumni events. On May 7, West Coast alumni and their families were invited to a meet-up on a beach...

New middle school principal hired

New middle school principal hired

Amelia Davidson, News Editor

May 3, 2017


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Following a multi-step search process, CESJDS announced that Eliana Lipsky will be the next middle school principal. This appointment comes three months after Rebecca Weisman, the current middle school principal, announced that she would be leaving the school following the 2016-2017 school year. J...

Pulse of JDS: Yom HaShoah

Pulse of JDS: Yom HaShoah

Rina Torchinsky, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2017


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The theater was unusually dark and nearly silent. The only sound that could be heard was the rustling of students’ shoes against the carpet as they looked for their seats. Within a couple minutes, the rustling had ceased and the presentation began. In order to commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, ...