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This infographic outlines main components of Hogan's RELIEF Act.

Governor Larry Hogan announces emergency COVID-19 “RELIEF Act”

Lena Nadaner, Reporter February 25, 2021

Governor Larry Hogan announced his $1.7 billion emergency coronavirus “RELIEF Act of 2021” on Monday, Jan. 11. RELIEF stands for recovery for the economy, livelihoods, industries, entrepreneurs and...

After spending the season working on routines, the dance team filmed their final performance to be shown at Kabbalat Shabbat.

Dance team thrives during the pandemic, expanding from a winter only sport to a year round one

Gili Schisterman, Guest Writer February 24, 2021

Through difficult circumstances, the CESJDS high school dance team has used team practices as a way to stay connected with their friends and classmates through distance and now hybrid learning. Although...

Junior Zoe Fischman works on her math homework during an asynchronous period.

Opinion: There should be more asynchronous classes

Sam Sharp, Reporter February 22, 2021

Before I switched to CESJDS, my public school schedule in spring 2020 was heavy on asynchronous classes. In contrast, my schedule at JDS now includes a majority of synchronous classes. Because of both...

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“Cinnaholic Bakery” brings their “Shark Tank” famous cinnamon rolls to Gaithersburg

Lena Nadaner, Reporter February 18, 2021

With a new take on a classic dessert, “Cinnaholic Bakery” produces a rich, unique and mouth-watering treat that is truly terrific. The California-based vegan and kosher bakery brought its gourmet cinnamon...

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Two females join JDS wrestling team

Sophie Kaplan and Sasha Karasik February 17, 2021

For the first time in CESJDS history, there are two new female members of the varsity wrestling team. Although wrestling is typically a male-dominated sport, strides of progress are being made as sophomore...

With added stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, online school helps to relieve some of that stress.

Opinion: Online school is helpful in reducing stress

Ari Blumenthal, Guest Writer February 16, 2021

Throughout the past year, many teenage students have been struggling with a variety of different problems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including mental health and proper social interaction. However,...

JDS mandates teachers to get vaccinated

JDS mandates teachers to get vaccinated

Rochelle Berman and Jonah Beinart February 11, 2021

A new policy by CESJDS mandates that all teachers (with exceptions of special circumstances) must receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This policy went into effect recently and teachers are...

Without any parties to attend, many families got creative with their Super Bowl meals.

Without big parties, Super Bowl watchers had to find new ways to make the game fun

Max Schwartz, Reporter February 10, 2021

Although Super Bowl LV was still played amidst the pandemic, many had to watch and enjoy the game differently than they normally would. Many who would have previously held large super bowl parties had...

As talking about politics on social media becomes more common, we need to learn how to go about it in the right way.

Opinion: Learn to use social media to advocate in a positive way

Eitan Malkus, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 9, 2021

During my short breaks in a long virtual school day, I usually click on Instagram or TikTok to take a much-needed breather from long, strenuous classes, but recently, my feed has been filled with various...

The Media Center, also known as the library, now  serves as a classroom for in-person school.

The JDS library moves online, providing accessible resources and books to all

Nate Shemony , Reporter February 8, 2021

Without an in-person library to operate, as usual, the CESJDS librarians have been working tirelessly to transform the library of hard-copy books and resources to a more robust online website. Their goal...

Landy sent out an email to families of seniors at 11:54 a.m. on Friday announcing that the Capstone Israel Trip would be delayed.

Senior Israel trip delayed

Daniela Abrams, News Editor February 7, 2021

The Irene and Daniel Simpkins Israel Capstone Trip was delayed on Friday after Israeli cabinet officials made the decision to extend the lockdown on Ben-Gurion Airport until Feb. 20. Alexander Muss High...

The 17th season of

“Grey’s Anatomy” captures the reality of the pandemic in its new season

Lilli Libowitz, Reporter February 5, 2021

With only six episodes so far, “Grey’s Anatomy” is arguably one of the most COVID-19 centric series nowadays. The 17th season of ABC’s longtime medical series is vastly different from previous...

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