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Calling all pinball wizards

Calling all pinball wizards

Miriam Minsk, Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Style

Since VÜK’s May opening in Bethesda, Md., authentic New Yorkstyle pizza and pinball are only a short drive away from the Upper School campus. VÜK is located on St. Elmo Avenue, in the slightly older part of Bethesda. It’s a small restaurant, seating 64 people, and is filled with bright neon sign...

Upcoming concerts and festivals

Upcoming concerts and festivals

Talia Horowitz and Gabe Krantz

August 30, 2016


Filed under Style

Flume After headlining the Sweetlife Music Festival back in May, the Australian Future Bass superstar Flume will return to the DMV. He will perform at the 9:30 Club on back-to-back nights (Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3). Break the Internet Fest The annual rap festival in Southeast D.C. at the St...

Bringing school meals to the kitchen table

Bringing school meals to the kitchen table

Joel Vardon, Sports Editor

August 30, 2016


Filed under Style

With Friday afternoons filled with work and picking up kids from school, families often scramble last minute to put a Shabbat meal on the table. Last year, in attempt to resolve this issue, Head of Food Services Erick Gilbert and the CESJDS kitchen, led by Chefs Rubir Vega and Elmer Vega, started a “...

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. ...

Kabbalat Shabbat hand-crafted

Kabbalat Shabbat hand-crafted

Kate Sosland, Reporter

June 1, 2016


Filed under Style

Every Friday morning, students pour into the gym for Kabbalat Shabbat. What they do not see, however, is the preparation that goes on behind the scenes. At the very beginning of the year, Director of Jewish Life Stephanie Hoffman, the coordinator of Kabbalat Shabbat, formulated a calendar marked wi...

Rolling out new furniture

Rolling out new furniture

Jessie Lehman, Reporter

June 1, 2016


Filed under Style

As CESJDS reaches its 50th year anniversary, the administration decided to roll out some new furniture for the 2016-2017 school year. The Upper School has had the same furniture since the campus was created in 2000. Since then, the condition of the chairs and tables has deteriorated, and as the school...

Art through a Jewish lens

Art through a Jewish lens

Devira Friedman, Reporter

April 12, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Style

As part of CESJDS’ 50th anniversary celebration, David Moss, a famous Jewish calligraphy artist, led art programs with students and faculty alike the week of March 28. JDS invited Moss to the school as a way for students to learn from his experiences, skills and perception of art as a professi...

Fashion Friday: A personal philosophy

Fashion Friday: A personal philosophy

Joey Shoyer, Style Editor

April 8, 2016


Filed under Style

Every morning, junior Eytan Layman dresses according to his personal philosophy. “Comfort,” Layman said. “That is the key to any clothing style. If you’re not comfortable, you’re not going to look good.” Sporting comfortable jeans and a sweater-jacket, he focuses on looking good but making ...

Restaurant review: Zoës Kitchen

Restaurant review: Zoës Kitchen

Shira Godin, Reporter

April 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Style

Zoës Kitchen has always been a go-to restaurant for my family. Being 10 minutes away from my house it is convenient as well. With its modern decor and fast service, Zoës Kitchen has never let me down. The food at Zoës Kitchen is created based on a Mediterranean-style menu. The menu consists of d...

Groggers, hamantaschen and spiels! Oh my!

Groggers, hamantaschen and spiels! Oh my!

Emily Cohen, Style Editor

March 27, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Style

graphic by Emily Cohen

Fashion Friday: Timeless

Fashion Friday: Timeless

Emily Cohen, Style Editor

March 27, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Style

With his bright green pants, freshman Liam Shemesh adds some St. Patrick’s Day flair to his usual style. Shemesh describes this everyday style as “timeless,” and said he wants to be able to look back at what he wears with no regrets and still be able to say that it looks good. To see what articles...