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The Lion's Tale

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

The Lion's Tale

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

The Lion's Tale

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Lt. Col. Avi Levi presents on the Israel Air Defense System.
JDS hosts speakers from Israeli Embassy
Mia Forseter, Sports Editor • May 22, 2024

Following Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut, CESJDS invited three speakers from...

Sophomore Oliver Silver teaches his grandparents what hes been learning in math this year.
Dor L' Dor Day
Gila Safra, Reporter • May 22, 2024

Pro-Palestine protests at Columbia University force students to question their safety on campus.
Ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hamas continue
Eliana Wolf, Sports Editor • May 6, 2024

As competing pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel protests heat up at universities...

Joe Vogel speaking out to the community. Photo from
It takes a village
Adam Salomon, Reporter • May 22, 2024

While, door-to-door campaigning, Junior Rafi Seigel knocks on the door of a...

Dalia (23) and Ben (97) Greenblum sport their respective senior jerseys. Photo by Heather Greenblum, used with permission.
Keep it in the family: Hagshama students at JDS
Jonah Mellen, Reporter • May 13, 2024

CESJDS is home to a large population of Hagshama families, families where both...

Milner-Gillers and his dad met with a watch store owner who was interested in one of Milner-Gillers watch designs. Used with permission from Milner-Gillers.
Yedidya Milner-Gillers: STEM savant
Cati Werbin-Gradel, Arts & Entertainment Editor • May 9, 2024

When walking in the halls of CESJDS, one might notice someone gliding around...

Lions hold up banner after defeating Sandy Spring in the championship.
Varsity softball wins championship two years in a row
Tyler Portnoy, Reporter • May 19, 2024

Crack. The bat hits the ball and sophomore Carrine Shemesh sprints towards first...

The baseball team has two managers who can be found at the majority of the baseball teams games, Jordan Levy (‘24) and junior Josh Berl.
All bases covered: managers support the baseball team
Vivi Ducker, Features Editor • May 17, 2024

When in attendance at any of the CESJDS varsity baseball team’s games this...

Sports like softball require more specific gear than other sports, as freshman Yarden Wilkenfeld sports a lot equipment from gear stores in the area.
Where to find the best sports gear in the area
Gigi Gordon, In-Depth Editor • May 15, 2024

Finding high-quality, low-cost sports gear has become quite the challenge these...

Although they can be pricey, concerts are a great way to spend time and vibe to music with friends.
Upcoming concerts you should attend
Stella Muzin, Editor-in-Chief • May 8, 2024

We are only about three weeks out until summer break, and like everyone else,...

An experts guide to reality TV romance
An expert's guide to reality TV romance
Aliza Bellas, Managing editor, Copy • May 3, 2024

A day of matzo meals
A day of matzo meals
Sophie Schwartz, Opinion Editor • April 18, 2024

Many people dread Pesach time, when their beloved chametz (leaven) is replaced...

Summer vs. winter
Summer vs. winter
Eliana Abrams and Maya Greenblum May 20, 2024

Opinion: The CESJDS atmosphere is too competitive
Opinion: The CESJDS atmosphere is too competitive
Maiya Blumenthal, Opinion Editor • May 7, 2024

Contrary to what I expected, one of the most stressful parts of high school...

A photo of Zadehs mothers passport from when she was leaving Iran.
A Persian's perspective on the conflict between Iran and Israel
Sadaf Zadeh, Arts and Entertainment Editor • May 6, 2024

In 1986, my mother worked as a receptionist in a medical suite attached to a...