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Fresh Faces: Welcoming new faculty

Fresh Faces: Welcoming new faculty

Rina Torchinsky and Aaron Schonfeld
August 30, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

To learn more about this year's new faculty members, scroll over the tags. Not pictured: Catherine Smith (math and robotics), Shira Zelinger (Jewish Text), Rebecca Philbrick (guidance)...

An immersion into politics: Eighth-grader as guest columnist for The Huffington Post

An immersion into politics: Eighth-grader as guest columnist for The Huffington Post

Shira Godin, Reporter
June 17, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

For eighth-grader Matthew Wieseltier, the summer of 2015 began with a lecture by the editor-in-chief and co-founder of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington. Matthew attended the talk about adult use of technology at the Aspen Idea Festival in Aspen, CO. After seeing how interested Matthew was in...

Fashion Friday: Chic and unique

Fashion Friday: Chic and unique

Emily Cohen, Style Editor
June 3, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Sophomore Dalia Handelman, who can often be spotted in ripped jeans and foreign jewelry, prides herself on her sense of style. Handelman likes to let her personality shine through her outfits, and tries to wear clothes that are "unique." To see what articles make up Handelman’s style, scroll over the tags. ...

An inside scoop

An inside scoop

Aliza Rabinovitz, Reporter
June 1, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

After waiting in a long line on a rainy May 17, students made their way into a brightly colored ice cream shop. After asking for their favorite flavor, they savored a cold and sweet dessert as it melted away in their mouths. Celebrity Scoop Night, a fundraiser during which students and their families can...

Before they were teachers: the uncut interviews

Before they were teachers: the uncut interviews

Rani Zimand and Emily Cohen, Copy Editor and Style Editor
June 1, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Listen to the recordings below to learn about what English teacher Avery Downing and History teacher Carl Atwood did before they became teachers.               History teacher Carl Atwood's interview:       English teacher Avery Downing's interview:  ...

Summer traveling

Summer traveling

Alexis Bell, Guest Writer
May 18, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

“I made it through,” sophomore Sophie Handloff was thinking after spending an entire night alone in the woods. This 15 hour solo was just one of the challenging adventures Handloff accomplished while on an eight day Outward Bound hiking trip in the Colorado Rockies last summer. The nine teens on...

Staying hydrated at school

Staying hydrated at school

Talia Mitre, Guest Writer
May 16, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Drinking sufficient amounts of water while attending a full day of classes at CESJDS can be very challenging.  As a solution, several students and teachers now bring water bottles to school every day. According to Eat Right Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, girls ages 14 to 18 should drink around ei...

Live stream of Zimriyah 2016

Live stream of Zimriyah 2016

Noah Green, Social Media and Visual Editor
May 12, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Zimriyah, CESJDS' celebration of Israeli Independence Day, will occur on Thursday, May 12 at 2 p.m. Watch the live video of this year's performances here:

Upper School campus in shelter in place mode after Montgomery County shootings

Upper School campus in shelter in place mode after Montgomery County shootings

Isaac Silber, News Editor
May 8, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The CESJDS Upper School campus went into a shelter in place drill at 1:47 p.m. Friday during Dor L’Dor day, after two reported shootings at Westfield Montgomery Mall and the Aspen Hill Shopping Center. The shelter in place at the Upper School lasted only 30 minutes, and the shooter has since been ...

Live Vigil for Yom HaShoah

Live Vigil for Yom HaShoah

James Schlackman, Director of Information Technology
May 5, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

In honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the sophomore class is holding a vigil to remember those who were lost in the Holocaust. Watch the live vigil below:    ...

Two different kinds of families

Two different kinds of families

Jessie Lehman, Reporter
May 1, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

As eighth-grader Ava Fradlin-Ryan walks downstairs for dinner at night, rather than feeling frustrated that she is an only child, she feels grateful for the opportunity to spend quality time with her parents. At the Upper School, there are students like Fradlin-Ryan who are only children, and ther...

Q&A with congressional candidate Aryeh Shudofsky

Q&A with congressional candidate Aryeh Shudofsky

Jared Bauman, Guest Reporter
April 25, 2016
Filed under Features, Q&A, Showcase

For this interview, guest reporter junior Jared Bauman sat down with Aryeh Shudofsky, a candidate for the Republican congressional nomination for Maryland’s Eighth District (in which CESJDS in located). The primary is on Tuesday, April 26. Jared Bauman: Just to start off, tell me a little about ...