The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

Life outside the Promised Land

Life outside the Promised Land

Aliza Rabinovitz, Copy Editor
August 30
Filed under Features

When sophomore Hallel Samson’s father transferred to Israeli Aerospace Industries North America two years ago, she and the rest of her family moved to a place very different than their home in Modi’in, Israel: Potomac, Md. Since the 2011-2012 school year, approximately 85 Israeli students have attend...

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
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...

BBY-Go? Council president sits out Israel trip

BBY-Go? Council president sits out Israel trip

Maya Cohen-Shields, Guest Writer
June 1
Filed under Features

It was 7 p.m. on a Monday night, and instead of traveling around Israel with his classmates, alumnus Harris Block (‘16) was leading a meeting of BBYO D.C. Council members. When the Class of 2016 left for their journey to Israel over three months ago, Harris did not join them. Instead, he made the...

Breaking the rules

Breaking the rules

Talia Horowitz and Miriam Minsk
June 1
Filed under Features

With their diplomas in hand, seniors may feel that a heavy weight has been lifted off of their shoulders. There are no classes to attend, homework assignments to complete or school rules to follow. But with this new freedom comes new responsibilities. In recent years, some CESJDS students have abus...

Growing to new heights

Growing to new heights

Aliza Rabinovitz, Reporter
June 1
Filed under Features

Next year, an additional 61 students will arrive at the Upper School, struggling to open their lockers and find their new classes. At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, sixth-graders will be joining the Upper School community. The addition of the sixth grade to the Upper School is made possible...

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
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
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
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
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:

Q&A with congressional candidate Aryeh Shudofsky

Q&A with congressional candidate Aryeh Shudofsky

Jared Bauman, Guest Reporter
April 25
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 ...

Bridging boundaries: Arab-Israeli delegation interacts with juniors

Bridging boundaries: Arab-Israeli delegation interacts with juniors

Aliza Rabinovitz, Reporter
April 12
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

CESJDS juniors had the opportunity to learn about Israel outside of the classroom when the Spark of Change Foundation delegation joined them on their Shabbaton this year. The delegation consisted of four Northern Israeli teenagers: two Arabs and two Jews, who arrived on Thursday, March 31 and left...

Something to munch on: a glimpse into the meal-making process

Something to munch on: a glimpse into the meal-making process

Addie Bard, Reporter
March 23
Filed under Features

The CESJDS cafeteria provides lunch for students on a meal plan five days a week. Below is a glimpse of what goes into making those meals. ...