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The Lion's Tale

A Story About Stories

A Story About Stories

Izzy Friedland, Reporter
October 20
Filed under Features, Showcase

Noa Baum is an Israeli storyteller who lives in Silver Spring, Md. She has performed in schools and other venues across the country, and in a few other countries, too. Many of her stories draw on her Israeli/Jewish heritage. More info at noabaum.com. It was the ‘80s. An out-of-work actress took a jo...

Exploring Body Modifications Through the Lens of Judaism

Exploring Body Modifications Through the Lens of Judaism

Emily Cohen, Reporter
October 7
Filed under Features

Hoops are nothing new for basketball player and senior Brian Shorr. Yet there is a certain kind of hoop that lands far out of Shorr’s court -- hoop earrings, or any sort of body modification. "I think people have a right over their own body and should choose the ways in which they want to express...

Sukkot around CESJDS

Sukkot around CESJDS

Joey Shoyer, Reporter
October 4
Filed under Features

A Q&A With Gigi Becker

A Q&A With Gigi Becker

Emily Cohen, Reporter
September 22
Filed under Features

LT: Everyone knows that you are pretty competitive in ice skating, but what exactly is the sport that you do? GB: My brother and I do ice dancing. It’s not where you jump, we skate together and it’s more like dancing on ice. There are no times when he throws me or we jump, but we do lifts together. L...

Summer Programs in Israel Bring New Understanding

Summer Programs in Israel Bring New Understanding

Izzy Friedland
September 17
Filed under Features

To many students, a trip to Israel largely consists of squeezing through markets packed as tightly as falafel, enough tear-shed to dilute the Dead Sea, and family quarrels so intense they redefine the term “Six-Day War.” Some students, however, visit Israel through programs such as BBYO or Nesiya,...

Sophomore Jordan Teitelbaum Finds Freedom in Parkour

Sophomore Jordan Teitelbaum Finds Freedom in Parkour

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter
September 16
Filed under Features

Unlike many students, sophomore Jordan Teitelbaum did not spend his summer relaxing, but he did spend it kicking back--literally. Teitelbaum was working on a stunt called a “cast back;” a parkour move that requires kicking his legs off a wall followed by a backflip. Parkour is a sport commonly...

An Inside Look at Color War

An Inside Look at Color War

Miriam Minsk, News Editor
May 24
Filed under Features

When most students and faculty think of Color War, they imagine intense tug-of-war competitions, funny videos and spirited cheers. Little do they know of the preparations taking place behind the scenes. In early spring, over 20 students in the junior class competed for eight Color War captain positions...

How Did the JDS Community Spend Their Spring Break?

How Did the JDS Community Spend Their Spring Break?

Bennett Bramson, Reporter
April 12
Filed under Features

Ryan Bauman As spring approached, seventh grader Ryan Bauman and his family prepared for their trip to Florida. Bauman and his family went to visit his grandmother in Florida, whom they visit about once every two years. “I think we’re going deep sea fishing and just going to stay in, probably g...

Keeping Up With the Class of 2015

Keeping  Up With the Class of 2015

Dahlia Lehman, Photo Editor
March 19
Filed under Features

Keeping up with the senior Israel trip has never been easier. Since the senior class’s arrival in Israel on Feb. 23, senior Matt Litman, with the help of some classmates, has been documenting the trip through a video blog. Every day of the trip, Litman brings along his Canon s120 camera. He shoots...

Class of 2015 Graduation and Siyum!

Class of 2015 Graduation and Siyum!

Josh Paretzky, Managing Editor, Web
March 3
Filed under Features

Photo of the day 1/6/15 – #snowdayselfie

Alysse Weinberg, Features Editor
January 6
Filed under Features, Photo of the day

Pictured from left: Sam Winkler ('23), Rachael Schindler ('15) and her mother Susan Kahalas Schindler, Rana Bickel ('16), Ari Feuer ('18), Justin Marks ('18), Isaac Silber ('18) and Daniel Weiss ('18), Annie Rodney ('16), Talya Kravitz ('16), Danielle Bernstein ('18) and Elianna Bernstein ('16)....