CESJDS Tradition Kicks Off a Sweet New Year of Learning

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Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) in Rockville, Maryland, welcomed back Rennie Gottesman for the annual Gottesman Honey Stick Ceremony with this year’s kindergarten students. A retired teacher and parent of CESJDS alums, Gottesman shared the personal story of how her father would put a drop of honey on her tongue on the first day of school “so learning would be sweet.” She presented each kindergartener with a honey stick and book about the Aleph-Bet to take home and share with their families.