The Lion's Tale

Students travel abroad for service

Students travel abroad for service

Sally Rogal, Features Editor

June 6, 2019

Wellness works

Wellness works

Maya Preuss and Rochelle Berman, Reporter and Guest Writer

May 23, 2019

The administration brought back the Quiet Room to help alleviate stress due to the continued emphasis on mental health throughout the school. This change is in addition to the Wellness Palooza and the Mental Health Awareness Zman Kodesh. The Quiet Room offers many opportunities for relaxation, including...

Making of a mural

Making of a mural

Josie Stein, Features Editor

May 23, 2019

As students and faculty walk past the theater towards the cafeteria, they can’t help but notice a major project taking form. The art department has been painting a mural that spans the length of the wall between the cafeteria and music room. The idea to paint a mural on an Upper School wall was...

Artist expresses vision on canvas and through camera

Artist expresses vision on canvas and through camera

Hailey Block, Reporter

May 22, 2019

When junior Boaz Schwartz found out he was among the 30 finalists in the National Geographic magazine teen contest, he called his mom to tell her the news. Schwartz’s anticipation grew as officials directing the contest looked thoroughly at each finalist’s submission, narrowing the list down to the ...

Altar’d State of mind: A Jewish view on a Christian store

Altar’d State of mind: A Jewish view on a Christian store

Maia Zimmers, Guest Writer

April 16, 2019

A trendy clothing store stocked with boho-chic apparel is an oasis from the hectic energy of the mall. The pastel colors and faux handwritten plaques create a homey vibe. It appears to be a normal clothing store targeting teens and young adults, but take a closer look at the plaques, and you will re...

CESJDS continues NCAA Tournament championship bracket challenge tradition

CESJDS continues NCAA Tournament championship bracket challenge tradition

Sabrina Bramson, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

Keeping with CESJDS tradition, the school has resumed its NCAA Championship bracket challenge between students in classes across grades and subjects this year. The tradition started as a kehillah activity, according to math teacher Tori Ball, who organizes the challenge each year. This year, history teach...

CESJDS English teacher takes on unique hobby: karate

CESJDS English teacher takes on unique hobby: karate

Sophie Kaplan, Guest Writer

April 5, 2019

Students often imagine English teachers reading books with a cat in their lap; certainly, students do not imagine them as being a brown belt in karate. However, English teacher Melissa Fisanich breaks that stereotype.   Fisanich has been taking karate since the summer of 2014 when she started compe...

JDS Foodies promote satirical commentary on cafeteria food

JDS Foodies promote satirical commentary on cafeteria food

Abigail Katz, Guest Writer

April 2, 2019

JDS Foodies, an Instagram account run by  student Adrian* about food from the CESJDS cafeteria, has been gaining popularity throughout the year and has attracted the attention of the student body and has over 200 followers and counting. “I actually have a friend who goes to Capital Camps, and [they...

New Art and Wellness Z’man Kodesh combines creativity and Judaism

New Art and Wellness Z’man Kodesh combines creativity and Judaism

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

March 18, 2019

Soon after the bell rings, students in the new art and wellness Zman Kodesh gather in a circle to find their “Chi,” or balance, by practicing the ancient art of Tai Chi. Born out of middle school art teacher Jessie Nathans’ passion for art and Judaism, the new art and wellness Zman Kodesh fills...

Teens take the wheel

Teens take the wheel

Jessica Gallo, Reporter

March 15, 2019

When junior Emma Ash drove to school by herself for the first time, she felt a whirlwind of emotions. She was scared about merging on the highway, but felt exhilarated as she tried out her new skill independently in her daily routine for the first time. Learning to drive is something most kids, includi...

Double duty for Davison

Double duty for Davison

Mischa Trainor, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Whether she is showcasing different cultures in World Literature or helping out a student with the college process, English teacher and college counselor Alison Davison is always making an impact on juniors and seniors as she teaches and counsels. She has a deeply rooted motivation behind her job becau...