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The Class of 2021 participates in Holocaust Memorial Day programming during their trip to Israel this past spring.

Class of 2021 to graduate High School

Lilli Libowitz, Reporter June 7, 2021

The Class of 2021 will have their graduation ceremony at the Marriott North Bethesda in Rockville on June 13. The location change from Washington Hebrew Congregation is not the only change, as there will...

Ninth-graders work as a team on their first field trip in over a year at Calleva.

Ninth grade finally back on a field trip

Benny Hasenberg, Reporter May 28, 2021

For the first time since the school closed last year, CESJDS invited the 9th grade students on a field trip. The majority of the grade chose to go to the Calleva outdoor organization for a day filled with...

Sophomore Leila Espejo receiving her first shot.

Teens receive vaccinations

Harry Davidson, Assistant Copy Editor May 25, 2021

Upper School students have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines over the past few months, with many more students planning on getting them in the near future. Vaccinations will create a safer environment...

In-person academics next fall

Eva Bard, Editor-in-Chief May 25, 2021

Next school year, CESJDS will return to a pre-COVID-19 school week with in-person classes five days a week from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. After an unusual year and a half, students and faculty alike will have...

Tulane University in New Orleans, La., as seen by a prospective member of the class of 2026.

College campus quandary

Ivan Endelman, Features Editor May 25, 2021

As juniors begin their college search process, the pandemic hurdles that the class of 2021 faced are not fading away. With scarce in-person tours, students are once again attempting to find the right fit...

CESJDS' premier a cappella choir Shir Madness performs at Kolot Hayam, a Jewish high school choir showcase.

CESJDS’ Shir Madness Competes in Annual Kolot Hayam Event

Hannah May, Reporter May 23, 2021

A performance showcasing the vocal talents of many Jewish day schools, including CESJDS, took place Sunday, May 16 on Zoom. Although COVID-19 prevented the event from being a competition this year, each...

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, May 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...

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