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Amy Adams plays Anna Fox, a woman with a severe anxiety disorder, in the new Netflix film,

Review: Netflix’s “Woman in the Window”, a psychological thriller with many twists

Ari Werbin-Gradel , Reporter June 8, 2021

Released this past month on Netflix, “The Woman in the Window” hooks the viewer in from the start into a plot full of intrigue, mystery, and surprise.  The movie revolves around protagonist Anna,...

Softball athletes come together before the game begins.

Softball Season Wrap-Up

Matthew Steindecker, Guest Writer June 7, 2021

In an abridged season, the CESJDS girls varsity softball team finished with a winning record of three wins and two losses. Despite the lack of a full season, the team found the season to be a positive...

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...

Track athletes compete against other schools during their first meet of the season.

Track & Field Season comes to a close

Aaron Waldman, Guest Writer June 4, 2021

Despite the unusual circumstances, the Spring Track and Field team has been able to practice and even race in two meets including championships this season. “Because of the past year, you don't really...

Learning specialist Brett Kugler and his family parasailing.

Looking ahead to summer

Elliot Bramson, Reporter June 2, 2021

As freshman Dalya Brickman sits in class for the final two weeks of the school year, her mind is racing with excitement for her summer trip to Kenya.  Summer vacation is almost here, and students like...

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...

Rothstein and her family hike through Franklin Canyon before the pandemic.

Teachers leave JDS to move closer to home

Ella Waldman, Features Editor May 27, 2021

English teacher Abigail Rothstein was used to being on her own. Originally from Los Angeles, she moved across the country eight years ago to attend Brandeis University in Boston. Three years ago, she settled...

Junior Zackary Shpilman warms up during the last baseball game in his high school career.

Varsity baseball team takes big win on final game of the season

Adin Halbfinger, Guest Writer May 26, 2021

After a near canceling due to inclement weather, the Lions Varsity Boys Baseball team won their last game of the season today against The Field School. The two junior players on the team played the last...

Soccer players scrimmage during practice as part of their routine.

Soccer season wrap-up

Julia Rich, Guest Writer May 26, 2021

Despite challenges presented by the pandemic and a coaching position vacancy, the high school soccer team wrapped up a productive spring season. The co-ed team, which consists of mainly underclassmen,...

Opinion: Fast fashion is unethical and should be avoided

Opinion: Fast fashion is unethical and should be avoided

Zara Ducker, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 24, 2021

Fast fashion clothing companies have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Critics of these companies focus on their negative impact on the environment and their use of unethical child labor....

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...

Chess club members play virtually using the online platform

Chess club thrives virtually

Jared Schreiber, Reporter May 20, 2021

Logging onto Zoom with the online platform open on his computer, sophomore and founder of the chess club Josef Kay prepared for a meeting he did not imagine having prior to the coronavirus pandemic....

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