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The Lion's Tale

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

The Lion's Tale

Israeli performer Ishay Ribo performs for thousands during teen pre-rally.
Community participates in the March For Israel rally
Aliza Bellas, Opinion Editor • November 15, 2023

On Nov. 14, over 290,000 Jews and allies gathered on the National Mall to voice...

Sophomore Amalia Netter uses magnetic granite power to uncover her fingerprint in the Forensic Crime Scene Investigation session
JDS hosts fifth annual STEM day
Gila Safra, Reporter • November 10, 2023

The CESJDS high school gathered in the auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to kick...

Display showcases high-chairs, chairs, flowers and a sign for all viewers to see.
D.C. Jewish community gathers by Lincoln Memorial to show recognition for the hostages
Mia Forseter, Reporter • November 7, 2023

Four high chairs and over 100 empty chairs surrounded a Shabbat table set in...

JDS students sit with students from Bishop Mcnamara High School to engage in a meaningful conversation
JDS students and faculty visit Bishop McNamara high school in continued partnership
Cati Werbin-Gradel, Arts and Entertainment Editor • November 7, 2023

CESJDS’ partnership with Bishop McNamara High School continued this past week,...

Screenshot of the live streamed memorial for Omer Balva on CESJDS Youtube.
School holds memorial ceremony for Omer Balva
Penelope Terl, Reporter • November 1, 2023

Nearly four hundred people gathered in the Upper School auditorium on Oct. 26...

Students learn how to integrate AI into their learning in productive ways.
Teachers navigate AI usage in classroom
Stella Muzin, Arts and Entertainment Editor • November 1, 2023

Instead of worrying about student’s copying off of each other’s work, school...

JDS students from Shepherd Park travel about 7 miles to and from school each day.
Neighborhood creates intricate carpool system to adapt to long commute
Maya Greenblum, Reporter • November 28, 2023

Although a lot of the CESJDS community resides in nearby Montgomery County,...

The cannon at Tufts University, painted blue and white to represent Israels colors, promotes messages of peace and love.
Alumni face acts of antisemitism on college campuses
Lily Rulnick, Features Editor • October 27, 2023

After Hamas' initial attacks on Israel, the entire CESJDS Upper School community...

High school students write supportive letters to IDF soldiers on the front lines of the current conflict.
How school has responded to the Israel-Hamas war
Gila Safra and Maiya Blumenthal October 20, 2023

After the Hamas attack on Oct. 7, CESJDS head administrators sent out a solidarity...

A change in tune
Maiya Blumenthal, Reporter • October 20, 2023

When Upper School Vocal Music Teacher and Musical Director Sammy Grob performed...

Middle school matters
Penelope Terl, Reporter • October 20, 2023

Middle schoolers now have the chance to participate in a leadership program...

Sophmore Ella Longman works at Baskin Robbins in Potomac Woods.
A balancing act: how students are able to juggle academics and outside jobs
Eliana Wolf, Reporter • September 28, 2023

Instead of sleeping in on a weekend morning, senior Darya Dayanim is up before...

Family Photo: The boys and girls varsity cross country teams pose for a picture before their state championship races. After their PVAC and State Championship wins last year, they were looking for success. The teams previously came in second and third place in the PVAC championship two weeks ago, helping to prepare them for this race.
Cross country comes up short at state championships
Gigi Gordon, Sports Editor • November 15, 2023

Senior's grab powder puff win
Vivi Ducker, Reporter • November 8, 2023

Girls varsity soccer takes on Spencerville in one of their final league games.
Fall sports recap
Gigi Gordon, Sports Editor • October 31, 2023

Getting handed the PVAC champion banner is a feeling unlike any other, one that...

Freshman Dylan Kobrin scores the clutch game-winner minutes into extra time to end the game 1-0, prompting the team to rush the field. The goal and exciting celebration exemplify the teams persistence. “Sending the boys farther into the playoffs and out of relegation felt great as it was the result of us pushing until the very end,” Kobrin said.
Varsity boys soccer win thrilling quarterfinals match, but lose in semis
Ari Blumenthal, Reporter • October 30, 2023

Sophomore Matty Stillman getting ready to face a pitch in game.
Baseball joins new fall league
Eitan Rattner October 25, 2023

The varsity baseball team joined a fall baseball league for the first time in...

The Lions meet during halftime to come up with a strategy for the second half.
Girls varsity soccer moves on to the semifinals
Maya Greenblum, Reporter • October 24, 2023

In continuation of their winning streak against the Edmund Burke Bengals, the...


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CESJDS must implement diversity programming otherwise it will cause a gap between JDS students and the greater world.
CESJDS needs to implement more education on diversity
Sadaf Zadeh, Reporter • November 28, 2023

Private school students worldwide face the same issue after graduation: being...

The new restaurant brings an interesting mix of Persian and American food, serving kabobs along with burgers and fries.
New Z-Burger, Maman Joon disappoints
Kaylah Goldrich, Editor-in-Chief • November 28, 2023

Taking over the space that was previously home to Taco Bar and Jerry’s Subs...

Kaylah Goldrich poses in front of a butterfly wall, with the clothing, editing and background exuding cheugyness. Goldrich was in middle school at this time, when these types of photos were trendy.
Gen-Z is not #livelaughloving the cheugy style
Nini Panner, Multimedia Editor • October 26, 2023

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