The Lion's Tale

Life as a rabbi’s child

Life as a rabbi’s child

Alysse Weinberg, Managing Editor, Design

January 31, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

For some kids, ‘bring your child to work day’ happens at the doctor’s office or the bank. For others, ‘bring your child to work day’ happens every Saturday. Junior Nadav Kalendar, whose father is a pulpit Rabbi at Congregation Olam Tikvah in Virginia, said that his home life revolves around...

The real cost of senior year

The real cost of senior year

Addie Bard, Reporter

January 24, 2016


Filed under Features

Parents typically spend years saving up money to send their children to college. Yet CESJDS senior year costs, adding up to about $18,000 on top of the standard tuition for the first semester, are not always taken into account. Between the Israel trip, prom expenses, yearbook ads, college applications,...

Q&A with Alan Gross

Q&A with Alan Gross

Ilan Cohen, Photographer

January 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Q&A

Exclusive Lion's Tale interview with Alan Gross, who discusses his imprisonment in Cuba.

Minchah cards draw full house

Minchah cards draw full house

Jonathan Foldi, In-Depth Editor

January 21, 2016


Filed under Features

During almost every lunch period and after school ends, Educational Support Specialist Brett Kugler can be seen handing out “Minchah cards” to students throughout the school. Kugler has been involved with Minchah, the traditional Jewish afternoon service, since he first came to JDS ten years ...

Spotlight: The Writing Center

Spotlight: The Writing Center

Jonathan Foldi, In-Depth Editor

January 6, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

During every lunch period in room 106, students can be seen working on anything and everything involving writing. From questioning Frankenstein’s morality to writing the ISearch, the Writing Center is a space where students can ask for help or just work quietly on their own. The CESJDS Writing Cent...

Onward March: Looking Towards a Future in the Military

Onward March: Looking Towards a Future in the Military

Aaron Schonfeld, Sports Editor

December 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

At the age of four, junior RJ Firestone fired his first gunshot. An M4 carbine to be exact. Since he was young, the military has played a significant role in Firestone's life. Whether it was his mother sitting him on her lap and recounting tales of Firestone’s grandfather in World War II, or spen...

Thoughts on Hannukah Bushes

Thoughts on Hannukah Bushes

Talia Horowitz, Features Editor

December 17, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

The "Hannukah bush" trend is a new winter favorite for some, but is detested by others. Check out what students and faculty have to stay about it below....

The Best Sufganiyot in the D.C. Area

Dahlia Lehman, Photo Editor

December 11, 2015


Filed under Features

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Coming to JDS Late in the Game: New Juniors and Seniors Find Their Way

Coming to JDS Late in the Game: New Juniors and Seniors Find Their Way

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter

December 8, 2015


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Walking through the doors of CESJDS on Sept. 1, junior Danielle Schwartz’s senses were overwhelmed with the unfamiliar faces and chattering voices of her new classmates. As Schwartz navigated her way through the bustling alcove, she was met with a pink note pasted on her locker. A message welcoming...

Q&A With a Jewish History Speaker: Rebecca Shimoni Stoil

Ariella Kulp, Chadashot Editor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Features

On October 28, CESJDS alumna Rebecca Shimoni Stoil, the Washington correspondent for the Times of Israel, returned to the school to speak with an eleventh grade class on the history of modern Israel. Below is an interview with Stoil, outlining her job, her goals, and her experience in the Israeli Def...

CESJDS Mad Libs

CESJDS Mad Libs

Talia Horowitz and Hannah Nechin

November 10, 2015


Filed under Features

The First Quarter Review

The First Quarter Review

Isaac Silber, Reporter

November 3, 2015


Filed under Features

We asked 6 JDS students for their impressions, goals and fears for the rest of the school year. Check out their answers in this clip.