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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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Eighth grade visits Capitol Hill
Eighth grade visits Capitol Hill
Jonah Mitre, Reporter • April 17, 2024

To put their learning from government class into perspective, eighth grade students...

Local Jewish communities show their support for Israel from afar.
Iranian attack on Israel
Sadaf Zadeh, Arts and Entertainment Editor • April 16, 2024

Alarms sounded across Israel at around 2 a.m. on April 14, just hours after...

A couple of minutes before the solar eclipse occurred, students look to the sky in anticipation.
Students experience solar eclipse
Adam Salomon, Guest Writer • April 11, 2024

Upper School students stared at the solar eclipse at 3:17 p.m. on April 8, watching...

Arditi Zarouk (second from left) celebrates the 50-year anniversary of Perach with her team at the residence of Israeli President Herzog. Used with permission from Arditi Zarouk.
Former students and staff readjust to Israel in the wake of war
Mia Forseter, Sports Editor • April 19, 2024

The Israeli embassy and military send over emissaries every year, and many of...

Seventh grades My Family Story Hebrew project
Seventh grade's "My Family Story" Hebrew project
Sophia Leinwand April 15, 2024

As the judges make their way over to her table, seventh grade student Rebecca...

English teacher Dr. Dory Fox (‘09) and freshman grade dean and high school biology teacher Melissa Andrew share a laugh over coffee. Photo by Maya Greenblum
Faculty Friendships
Maya Greenblum, News Editor • April 8, 2024

Rabbi Barer & Dr. Rosenthal Connected by a shared interest in Judaics,...

Nathan celebrates after breaking the school record for the 3,200 meter race. Used with permission from Nathan Szubin.
Student breaks school record in track race
Mia Forseter, Sports Editor • April 21, 2024

When junior Nathan Szubin stepped up to the line of the 3,200 meter race in...

Junior Evan Klepper gets ready for his WIS opponent to serve
Lions tennis fall short to WIS
Isaiah Segal-Geetter, Reporter • April 18, 2024

“Twenty four on 3, Mashiach on 6,” junior and tennis captain Evan Klepper...

Zimmet pitched a total of six innings against the Falcons with 10 strikeouts.
Varsity baseball defeats Field Falcons at home
Jordana Dauber, Reporter • April 11, 2024

At the bottom of the sixth inning during the varsity baseball home game against...

A&E
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...

Conan Grays latest album disappoints
Conan Gray's latest album disappoints
Lily Rulnick, Editor-in-Chief • April 9, 2024

Like many other Conan Gray fans, I stayed up until 12:00 a.m. on April 5 to...

The area around the JDS Upper School Campus offers many food for students to explore.
Meet some hidden-gem restaurants near the JDS campus
Jonah Mitre, Reporter • April 5, 2024

Whether it be spicy Indian, innovative Mediterranean, traditional Japanese or...

At the college fair on April 7, Pitzer College representatives boasted about their Students Justice for Palestine (SJP) club to a Jewish student.
Opinion: Colleges need to support Zionist students
Stella Muzin, Editor-in-Chief • April 16, 2024

On April 7, I attended the Washington Area Independent Schools College Fair,...

High school english teacher Melissa Fisanich helps her student with an upcoming assignment.
Beyond the classroom: the benefits of writing center and math lab
Lindsey Shapiro, Reporter • April 15, 2024

Sitting at my desk frustrated, I couldn’t think of any ways to improve my...

Here are a couple of examples of Holocaust education films to watch instead of resorting to humor.
Opinion: Holocaust jokes are not okay
Maiya Blumenthal, Opinion Editor • April 12, 2024

From swastikas found in Jewish spaces, to hate speech on the internet, Jewish...