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In response to inauguration, students attend Women’s March

In response to inauguration, students attend Women’s March

Isaac Silber, News Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under News

As seniors celebrate their last day at CESJDS on Jan. 20, President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in at his inauguration as the 45th president of the United States just 25 miles away. In response to Trump’s election, a protest march in Washington, D.C. was organized via social media and will take ...

Local community fights anti-Semitism

Local community fights anti-Semitism

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under News

To combat bigotry of all kinds, and specifically anti-Semitism, Montgomery County authorities have reaffirmed their commitment to battling hate through law enforcement and education. Community leaders gathered on Jan. 4 to discuss the recent increase in local incidents of hate speech. The panel was h...

Schedule undergoes further revisions following survey

Schedule undergoes further revisions following survey

Jonathan Foldi and Miriam Minsk
January 19, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

When the second semester begins on Jan. 24, updates to the 2016-2017 schedule will be implemented for both the middle school and the high school. After CESJDS’ outside consultant Dr. Meredith Woocher evaluated the feedback from the schedule survey that was released in early November, High School ...

Forum on combating hate speech held at Upper School

Forum on combating hate speech held at Upper School

Ari Feuer, Style Editor
January 5, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Jan. 4 at the Upper School, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and CESJDS hosted a community forum on acts of anti-Semitism that have occurred at local schools and religious institutions. The event, “Combating Hate Speech, Racism, and anti-Semitism in Schools and Our...

Maryland governor visits Lower School

Maryland governor visits Lower School

Jonathan Foldi, Managing Editor, Copy
December 16, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visited the Lower School today where he spoke to the whole school and then fielded questions from fifth-graders in a mock press conference. Hogan is a first-term governor and has served in office since January 2015. According to Lower School Principal Rabbi Matthew ...

Ambassador Dennis Ross speaks to senior class

Ambassador Dennis Ross speaks to senior class

Jonathan Foldi, Managing Editor, Copy
December 7, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Ambassador Dennis Ross spoke to the senior class on Dec. 7 about the current political situation in the Middle East, the role of the United States in the region and the challenges that President-elect Donald Trump will face. He discussed the current situations in Egypt, Syria, Libya, Iran, Israel and ...

A new approach to STEM education

A new approach to STEM education

Amelia Davidson, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under News

As part of an initiative to rethink and improve the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program at the Lower School, CESJDS established a three-year partnership with George Washington University (GW) this summer. One Lower School faculty member from each grade will be mentored by ...

Families celebrate Shabbat Across JDS

Families celebrate Shabbat Across JDS

Isaac Silber, News Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under News

This year, over 145 CESJDS families gathered together at each other’s homes Friday night, Nov. 18, for Shabbat dinner as part of Shabbat Across JDS. Shabbat Across JDS is a set Shabbat where JDS families are encouraged to invite new or old friends over for Shabbat dinner or lunch as a way to build a se...

Administration surveys community about schedule changes

Administration surveys community about schedule changes

Addie Bard, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under News

Drastic changes were made to the middle and high school schedules for the 2016-17 school year, and the administration recently began the process of receiving formal feedback from students and faculty. A survey was sent out to middle school students and faculty on Oct. 31, while the high school recei...

Reactions to the results of the 2016 U.S. election

Reactions to the results of the 2016 U.S. election

Addie Bard, Amelia Davidson, Emily Cohen, Ari Feuer, and Rina Torchinsky
November 9, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

In reaction to Donald Trump being elected president last night, we asked high school students to share their responses in one word.compiled by Ari Feuer, Emily Cohen, Amelia Davidson and Addie Bard...