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The Lion's Tale

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

The Lion's Tale

Due dates may be a thing of the past as work will not be penalized for being late.
Administration introduces new grading policy
Stella Muzin and Nini Panner September 21, 2023

This year, the high school administration is implementing new grading policies...

Antisemitic graffiti was found within a mile of Congregation B’nai Israel, CESJDS, Bender JCC and the Ring House on Aug. 27.
Antisemitic graffiti found in North Bethesda
Vivi Ducker, Reporter • September 12, 2023

Antisemitic graffiti was found under a bridge in North Bethesda on Josiah Henson...

The school is enforcing the kippot policy for male-identifying students.
JDS makes efforts to enforce kippot policy
Talia Loeffler, Reporter • September 12, 2023

This year, the administration is making an extra effort to enforce the school’s...

Senior Simon Reich builds a makeshift lighthouse at the Madatech science museum. Students on the SciTech program spent much of their time working at the Madatech museum.
Summer in science
Aliza Bellas, Opinion Editor • September 8, 2023

This past summer, Israel’s Technion University held a science and technology...

Subject to change
Subject to change
Kaylah Goldrich and Ella Waldman September 8, 2023

Several high school courses and programs are getting significant updates this...

Batson takes a stroll in D.C. with her family.
Principal Powerhouse
Ellie Fischman, Managing Editor, Copy • September 8, 2023

In her eight and a half years as a science teacher and four years as Upper School...

Students learn their newest Hebrew lesson. The Hebrew Lab is available for anyone who wants help with anything related to the Hebrew language, whether that be for class or just in general.
New Hebrew lab open during lunch
Simon Albert, News Editor • September 21, 2023

For many students, learning does not cease during lunch. Instead, they make...

Stepping up to a bigger stage
Jonah Beinart September 21, 2023

When senior Shiri Cohen saw that she was nominated for best actress for the...

The foyer of the RBG exhibition serves as a monument to her legacy. Photo by Imagine Photography. Used with permission.
Not so ancient history
Adin Halbfinger September 21, 2023

After over a decade of planning, networking and construction, the Lillian and...

Chicken breasts are one of upside foods cultivated dishes. Photo by Upside Foods Press Kit. Used with permission.
Make it meat(less?)
Ruby Kotok September 21, 2023

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? For Upside Foods, the answer is neither. The...

English teacher David Carrington maintains a writing routine that fits his schedule.
Sorry, I'm booked
Sophie Schwartz September 21, 2023

As Jewish text teacher Rabbi Reuvane Slater walked into a bookstore in Monsey,...

CESJDS faculty members came to the National Theater to support Shiri Cohen in the competition.
Junior competes in regional theater competition
Penelope Terl, Reporter • June 7, 2023

As junior Shiri Cohen takes the stage at the National Theatre as part of the...

Senior Abby Greenberg has the ball for girls varsity soccer team. The team came back from a 2-1 deficit to tie the game.
First girls varsity soccer game ends in a draw
Matthew Steindecker, Reporter • September 13, 2023

The girls varsity soccer team forced a 2-2 draw in their opening match of the...

Sprinting to success
Eliana Wolf, Reporter • June 5, 2023

Zoomin Szubin: Sophomore Nathan Szubin sprints to the finish at the end of...

Flip out
Gila Safra, Reporter • June 5, 2023

As junior Sam Miller gets ready to learn a new trick, he is inevitably nervous....

Bass passes the ball from the top of the key during the championship game at the Israel Becker Tournament in Toronto this past season.
Fully committed
Matthew Steindecker and Aaron Waldman, Reporter and Sports editor • June 5, 2023

Standing outside Alexander Muss High School in Israel, Benjamin Bass (23’)...

Co-Captain junior Todd Lazoff hits the ball during the PVAC championship.
Boys volleyball wins PVAC championship
Ari Blumenthal, Reporter • May 30, 2023

Despite being down 2-1 in a loud, rowdy and unfriendly environment, the boys...

LEADERSHIP: Junior Benny Hasenberg screams after winning a big point as junior Todd Lazoff pats his teammates on the back. Although the Lions lost the first set 25-14, they started to get momentum in the second set bit by bit, in a close semifinal game against St. Paul VI Catholic High School.
Photo Gallery: Boys varsity volleyball semifinals
Ari Werbin-Gradel May 21, 2023


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CESJDS has 42 different student-led clubs that range from Current Events Club to Yiddish Club.
CESJDS has too many clubs
Jonah Beinart, Features Editor • September 21, 2023

Student-led clubs are a necessary part of any school atmosphere. They encourage...

The new school attire policy, in effect, bans short shorts and tank tops.
Is there a gender bias in the school attire policy?
Cati Werbin-Gradel, Arts and Entertainment Editor • September 14, 2023
Weed-ing out misconceptions
Lily Rulnick, Features Editor • September 8, 2023
The Charmery is based in Baltimore, but a new location has recently opened in Chevy Chase.
Jewish-owned ice cream shop delivers delicious flavors
Ellie Fischman, Managing Editor, Copy • September 22, 2023

With a rotating menu and creative flavors, Baltimore-based The Charmery is a...

Award-winning Andys Pizzas offers a vast variety of flavors you may not find at other pizza places.
Bethesda's Andy's Pizza is worth a visit
Lena Nadaner, Editor in Chief • September 19, 2023

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