The Lion's Tale

Junior Talia Sporkin scrolls through her Tik Tok feed.

The danger of TikTok

Ellie Fischman, Opinion Editor June 3, 2022

Many teenagers find that it’s quite easy to get addicted to TikTok. Junior Tory Boles is no exception. They spend hours scrolling through brief videos, dipping into the comments to add their opinion...

The stage crew during the middle school production of Oliver! Photo by Reyut Wasserstien, LT.

Camera, Lights, Action: Behind the scenes with stage crew

Lena Nadaner , Feautures Editor May 24, 2022

Moments before the curtains opened, panic ran through the backstage of the Middle School show, Oliver!, as the stage crew frantically tried to fix five broken lights that could have ruined the production.  Behind...

Sophmore Dalya Brickman spends time with children in Kenya.

How students get SSL Hours

Matthew Steindecker and Lilli Libowitz May 10, 2022

Sophomore Dalya Brickman spent part of last summer working at a children’s home in Kenya, where she helped children with their schoolwork. She felt very passionate about her work there, as she made genuine...

Club of the Month: Commercial Real Estate Club

Club of the Month: Commercial Real Estate Club

Cati Werbin-Gradel, Reporter May 6, 2022

Sophomore Aaron Gallo took his passion for real estate and housing and created the Commercial Real Estate Club.  Around eight members regularly attend meetings to learn about good investments, marketing...

Seniors Ba-Aretz

Matan Silverberg, Managing Editor, Copy April 11, 2022

Amid a Covid-19 outbreak, the seniors managed to make their Israel trip a success full of learning, exploring and culture. Every year, the senior class embarks on a trip to Israel that is viewed by many...

Dress code committee examines policies

Cati Werbin-Gradel, Reporter April 11, 2022

In mid-December 2021, High School Principal Dr. Lisa Vardi formed a dress code committee in order to address the widespread criticism and controversy of the high school’s dress code. The committee consists...

Juniors Max Schwartz and Harry Davidson selling raffle tickets at the front of the school to support Ukraine.

What JDS is doing to help Ukraine

Gigi Gordon, Reporter April 8, 2022

For the past month and a half, students and parents in the CESJDS community have been notified of a multitude of fundraisers occurring. All the proceeds from these fundraisers will be going towards helping...

Fisanich at the Eastern Regional Karate championship with her trophies.

From school to the studio

Simon Albert, Reporter April 4, 2022

Instead of going home after a relentless day on her feet, high school English teacher Melissa Fisanich prepares for the intense, yet fulfilling martial arts workout she is about to take on. Fisanich holds...

Junior Talia Sporkin performs a song in Hebrew to the high school.

CESJDS holds first ever Kabbalat Shabbat in Hebrew

Ari Kittrie, Reporter March 23, 2022

CESJDS’ all-in-Hebrew Kabbalat Shabbat was a new linguistic twist for a regularly English-spoken event. Hebrew Kab Shab, as it is colloquially known, was the brainchild of Upper School Hebrew Language...

Many CESJDS students have found themselves dozing off in class recently. With such busy schedules, it is difficult to get on a healthy sleep schedule, though, there are some things that you could do to improve your schedule.

In honor of National Sleep Awareness Month, here are some tips to improve your sleep schedule

Gigi Gordon, Reporter March 10, 2022

While sitting in class, watching your teacher lecture, all of a sudden you see the teacher float up into the sky. At first, there is a lot of confusion until your eyes open and you understand what is happening....

Presidents Devorah Freeman, Elana Skolnick-Einhorn and Ella Kotok at the National Museum of the American Indian in November 2021.

Club of the month: History Club

Ari Blumenthal, Reporter March 9, 2022

Educational TikToks, interesting history presentations and captivating field trips are only a few of the engaging activities that the members of the History Club partake in.  Led by its Tri-Presidents;...

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