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Around the rink with speed

Around the rink with speed

Isabelle May, Guest Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

At 6 p.m. every school night, freshman Ava Fradlin-Ryan sets aside her homework, laces up her skates and puts on her skinsuit, and is out on the ice with the rest of the Potomac Speedskating Club until 9:30 p.m. With much encouragement, and shouting, from coach Simon Cho, Fradlin-Ryan trains five days a...

Boys varsity basketball wins championship

Boys varsity basketball wins championship

Jessie Lehman and Devira Friedman
February 27, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS boys varsity basketball team won the PVAC championship on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Wootton High School in Rockville by a score of 76-65 in a game that was a lot closer for most of its duration than the final score shows. Take a look at how the Lions did it and how they celebrated. ...

Lions, meet Hoyas

Lions, meet Hoyas

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The middle school girls basketball team laced up their shoes for the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference championship against the Washington Waldorf Knights at 4 pm on Feb. 13. The team, coached by Upper School Learning Specialist Brett Kugler, may have lost this game 17-32, however, throughout the season ...

Lions make a splash

Lions make a splash

Sara Sporkin, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

Lions are not known for loving water, but that does not stop the members of the CESJDS varsity swim team from jumping into the pool. The swim team, which began in the fall of 2015, practices on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. The team consists o...

On the right track

On the right track

Devira Friedman, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Minutes before a cross country meet, senior Reuben Winston leaves the pre-race chaos by taking out his headphones, going to a quiet space and envisioning himself crossing the finish line. Winston first started running cross country in 2010 as a sixth-grader because of his sister’s involvement in t...

Pick(up) and roll into the weekend

Pick(up) and roll into the weekend

Miriam Minsk, Editor-in-Chief
January 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

When the bell rings at the end of school on Fridays, most students and teachers leave the building to immediately begin their weekend. Some, however, head over to the gym to participate in a long-standing CESJDS tradition. At this time every week, 10 to 20 students and faculty members stay after scho...

Dancing queens: Team performs at Kabbalat Shabbat

Dancing queens: Team performs at Kabbalat Shabbat

Ilana Kaplan, Guest Writer
January 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Chatter and giggles immediately cease as sophomore and dance team captain Dana Fishkin turns on the routine music and all 10 bodies begin to synchronously glide across the cafeteria floor. Unlike other sports teams at CESJDS, the dance team has no form of competition. The team consists of 10 members...

Boys varsity basketball team defeats Cougars

Boys varsity basketball team defeats Cougars

Jonathan Foldi and Miriam Minsk
December 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys varsity basketball team defeated the Berman Cougars 71-39 tonight. The Lions are now 5-1 in conference play and will take on St. Anselm's Abbey School at home on Jan. 4. ...

Lions come up short in rivalry match

Lions come up short in rivalry match

Jonathan Foldi, Managing Editor, Copy
December 20, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Tonight, the girls varsity basketball team’s undefeated season ended with a 35-33 loss to the Berman Cougars. The Lions are now 6-1 and will take on Washington Waldorf tomorrow at home. ...

Moms and alumni kick it with Krav Maga

Moms and alumni kick it with Krav Maga

Joel Vardon, Sports Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Upper School cafeteria echoed with kicks and punches as 18 CESJDS alumni and parents participated in a one-time Krav Maga class for women taught by Krav Maga Maryland. JDS Israeli Community Liaison Roni Samson organized and brought the Krav Maga session to JDS on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Prior to mov...

Lions head to Memphis

Lions head to Memphis

Danny Ingber, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Nadav Kalender caught the ball on the wing and effortlessly drained a three-pointer over his defender. Immediately after, he got the ball back off of a turnover and got the Lions out to an early lead, which they would hold on to en route to their first win at the 2016 Cooper Yeshiva High School N...

Powderpuff 2016 highlights

Powderpuff 2016 highlights

Noah Green and Bennett Bramson
November 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Nov. 3, the junior and senior girls faced off in the powderpuff touch football game. To see highlights from the game, watch the video and check out the photos below.