The Lion's Tale

Haley Cohen interviewing former Consul General to Israel in New York Dani Dayan

Alumna (’12) Haley Cohen works as correspondent and breaking news editor for the Jerusalem Post

Lena Nadaner, Incoming Features Editor January 19, 2022

After a long day of running around the city because her editor told her to “go find a story,” Haley Cohen (‘12), New York Correspondent and Breaking News Editor for the Jerusalem Post, waited until...

Members of the JDS team celebrate their tournament result.

CESJDS places second in statewide school chess tournament

Daniela Abrams, News Editor January 4, 2022

While most high school students would have quickly entered their winter break mode and avoided all contact with the horrors of Zoom and any other affiliations with their school, a handful of avid chess...

Sophomore Ben Weiss traveled to Puerto Rico for winter break in 2019, and will return this year.

Winter break preview

Kaylah Goldrich, Incoming Sports Editor December 22, 2021

With more people getting their booster shots, the organization AAA Travel expects over 109 million Americans to travel this winter break. The CESJDS community is no exception, multiple students plan to...

Coming full circle

Ari Kittrie, Reporter December 16, 2021

When alumnus English teacher Dr. Dory Fox (‘09) told her friends from CESJDS that she was returning as an English teacher, they asked two questions: whether Dean of Students Roslyn Landy was still there,...

Sophomore Arielle Fellner gets her weekly COVID-19 test by Registered Nurse and COVID-19 Tester Ela Kahe.

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

Simon Albert, Reporter December 16, 2021

Every Monday at 12:50 p.m., high school students, teachers and faculty hurry to the cardo to get tested for COVID-19. As they approach the front of the line, they are given a sticker before walking to...

The Jewish on Campus C-Suite traveled to the World Jewish Congress New York Office to discuss their partnership.

Opposing antisemitism

Adin Halbfinger, Reporter December 16, 2021

One Saturday night sticks out among the many college memories of Tufts University sophomore Micah Gritz (‘20). An unfamiliar student approached him and asked, “You’re a Zionist, right?”  “Okay,...

Partnership Minyan paves the way to student excitement

Partnership Minyan paves the way to student excitement

December 2, 2021

Participants of the newly created Partnership Minyan are happy with its unique format. High school math teacher Robert Shorr has recently brought the new Zman Kodesh option to CESJDS. It is a traditional...

Students in Contemporary Issues in Israel welcomed chef Michael Solomonov on Zoom for a cooking demonstration and Q&A. The students cooked tabbouleh with kale, apple, walnuts and sumac-onion. Together with Jewish history teacher Aaron Bregman, Solomonov turned the cafeteria into a kitchen and classroom.

Turning the kitchen into a classroom

Eva Bard, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2021

Samantha and Remy Eidelman discuss a lesson in class.

Double trouble

Reyut Wasserstein, Guest Writer November 17, 2021

The chances of having a twin are about one in 250. But at CESJDS, there are multiple pairs in the high school alone, and several of these twins share academic and elective classes together. Sophomore...

Inside the music room

Inside the music room

Sadie Coxe, guest writer November 10, 2021

At every Kabbalat Shabbat, a  group of musicians perform behind a main singer or on their own; a group unofficially titled “the Kab Shab Band.” It's a group of talented student musicians that we listen...

Back in the spotlight

Ivan Endelman, Features Editor November 9, 2021

Immediately, sophomore Netanya Shaffin heard a difference in Harmoniah’s rehearsals. Whereas before each singer would listen to a specific track of their melody, now the different parts were overlaid...

Anything but cliché

Max Schwartz, Reporter November 9, 2021

Junior Jaren Goldberg and his band, Clishae, want everyone to know that they are anything but cliché. Clishae, which entered the Fairfax, Virginia scene almost a year ago, enthuses the crowds with their...

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