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March Madness tradition grinds to a halt due to Coronavirus

March Madness tradition grinds to a halt due to Coronavirus

Eitan Malkus, Guest Writer

March 31, 2020

Every March, tensions run high at school as students and teachers fill out their March Madness Brackets in anticipation of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. But this year, all of that anticipation came to a sudden halt when the tournament was canceled on March 12 due to coronavirus ...

QuaranTEENed – This May Be A While

QuaranTEENed – This May Be A While

Addie Bassin and Jonathan Morris

March 26, 2020

In this episode, students and teachers reflect on their first week and a half of distance learning. This episode we hear from freshmen Sammy Schreiber and Dalya Offer, sophomores Dalia Siegel and Elyon Topolosky and juniors Jane Trainor and Josh Bachrach, and revisit junior Tess Mendelson on how she h...

Lindner to leave after this school year

Lindner to leave after this school year

Matthew Rabinowitz, Managing Copy Editor

March 26, 2020

High School Principal and Associate Head of School Dr. Marc Lindner will be leaving CESJDS after this school year to be the head of school at Los Angeles’ Sinai Akiba Academy. At the start of this school year, Lindner and his wife started discussing how the distance between Washington, D.C. and ...

Class of 2020 capstone trip cut short by coronavirus

Class of 2020 capstone trip cut short by coronavirus

Matthew Rabinowitz, Managing Copy Editor

March 24, 2020

The CESJDS capstone trip was cut short due to U.S. fears that Israel would shut its borders and lock the alumni in Israel.  JDS alumni on their capstone trip were woken up at 3 a.m. IST on March 15 to emails from their parents giving them permission to board a privately-chartered jet home to the ...

Principals host Zoom call for parents on coronavirus updates

Principals host Zoom call for parents on coronavirus updates

Eva Bard, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2020

CESJDS principals held a school-wide Zoom call for 300 JDS parents from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. The meeting addressed questions and concerns raised by parents about the future of the school year during the pandemic.  High School Principal and Associate Head of School Dr. Marc Lindner began t...

“Fauda” gains popularity within school community

“Fauda” gains popularity within school community

Daniela Abrams, Guest Writer

March 20, 2020

“Fauda,” a popular Israeli show about the Arab-Israeli conflict, has been steadily gaining an American audience, including the CESJDS community. This Netflix original was created in 2015 due to an increased death toll of children in the West Bank.  Shlicha Tal Greenberg feels connected to the...

QuaranTEENed – This is Just the Beginning

QuaranTEENed – This is Just the Beginning

Addie Bassin and Jonathan Morris

March 18, 2020

Right now, the world is in the midst of a pandemic. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is quite literally taking the world by storm. States have been shutting schools down all across the United States, and on March 12, Governor Larry Hogan announced the same for Maryland public schools. That day, CESJD...

Talia Sporkin: Singer-songwriter since birth

Talia Sporkin: Singer-songwriter since birth

Maya Preuss, News Editor

March 17, 2020

Singer. Song-writer. Varsity basketball and soccer player. Freshman class president. Freshman Talia Sporkin has been involved with music her entire life, writing her first song when she was just 10 years old and continuing to write songs now.  Having so many extracurriculars can often have its difficulties,...

All around the globe: World languages at JDS

All around the globe: World languages at JDS

Sally Rogal, Features Editor

March 13, 2020

While many students choose to fill their elective slots with arts or sciences, junior Danielle Azachi decided in freshman year to enroll in both Spanish and Arabic as her electives. In addition to being fluent in English and Hebrew, Azachi wanted to increase her communication skills with people around the w...

Fears of coronavirus causes JDS, statewide school closure for nearly two weeks

Fears of coronavirus causes JDS, statewide school closure for nearly two weeks

Sophie Kaplan, Style Editor

March 12, 2020

This afternoon, the administration sent an email to parents announcing that in accordance with all Maryland public schools, CESJDS will be closed from March 16 until March 27. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the statewide order for public schools in a press conference this afternoon.  The novel ...

Juniors start new outdoor nature club

Juniors start new outdoor nature club

Oren Minsk, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Juniors Jacob Svoysky and Jack Weitzner recently started a nature club that goes on hikes outside of school and is meant to be a place for students to relax. “There were no clubs that embraced nature and gave an opportunity to relax from the stresses of life in the natural environment,” Svoysky...

Where Netflix Originals Fall on the Hit or Miss Scale

Where Netflix Originals Fall on the Hit or Miss Scale

Irit Skulnik, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Netflix has recently been releasing original content to its streaming service. Here’s a guide to navigate through some of the most popular originals, and to learn what to watch and what to skip.    “Miss Americana” - Hit A recent addition to the plethora of Netflix originals, “Miss America...

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