The Lion's Tale

Environmental club pushes students to think hard before they discard

Environmental club pushes students to think hard before they discard

Sabrina Bramson, Reporter

January 31, 2018


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The small, blue bins in every classroom have one purpose: to be used for recycling. When junior Dora Mendelson looks inside most of the recycling bins, however, she often finds recyclables mixed with food products and other non-recyclable items. According to Director of Facilities Israel Mos...

Auvi-Q auto-injector offers affordable alternative to EpiPen

Auvi-Q auto-injector offers affordable alternative to EpiPen

Daphne Kaplan, Guest Writer

December 11, 2017


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When freshman Sami Himmelfarb went over to her family friend’s house one day in 2004 for dinner, she reacted with hives from peanut butter and immediately went to the doctor’s office. She was unaware her life was in danger. After realizing her life could be in jeopardy from an allergic reaction,...

New club aims to protect environment

New club aims to protect environment

Kate Sosland, Features Editor

November 28, 2017


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In order to promote the preservation of the environment at CESJDS, two juniors pioneered the Environmental Awareness Club. Juniors Dora Mendelson and Addie Bard began the club at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. The club meets every other Monday during Community Time. Bard and Mendelso...

Sophomores reflect on their Shabbaton

Emily Cohen, Features Editor

November 16, 2017


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Video: Student by day, barista by night

Video: Student by day, barista by night

Lily Daroff and Ethan Chanin

October 20, 2017


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Senior Rachel Serfaty spends several afternoons per week working at Starbucks. Because she is often surrounded by coffee, she has become increasingly dependent on the caffeinated beverage. Learn more about Serfaty's job and her relationship with caffeine here:

From Poland with Poems

From Poland with Poems

Rebecca Weiss, Reporter

September 20, 2017


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When junior Selah Bickel lived in Poland for six months last year, she lost the comfort of a familiar language, but found creative inspiration for her poetry, especially on the public bus of Warsaw. “It’s really, really crowded and you’re like stuffed, and you have no room to breathe, and then p...

Journey to Jordan: Arabic student embarks on cultural exploration in the Middle East

Journey to Jordan: Arabic student embarks on cultural exploration in the Middle East

Rebecca Weiss, Reporter

September 1, 2017


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When a taxi driver casually asked Ari Gershengorn his religion, the CESJDS junior looked out the window, and as the Arabic street signs whizzed past him in Amman, Jordan, he said: “Christian.”   “I probably didn’t need to lie, but I didn’t need the complication in my life,” Gershengor...

Message in the bottle: S’well water bottles now trending

Message in the bottle: S’well water bottles now trending

Rebecca Weiss, Guest Writer

April 5, 2017


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When asked if she owned a S’well, freshman Olivia Plotnek smirked and waved her purple water bottle. “Is that even a question?” Plotnek said, gripping the S’well. “S’well is the best invention of life, and that’s the only reason I’m breathing.” S’well water bottles inspire...

Will to succeed

Will to succeed

Sabrina Bramson, Reporter

April 5, 2017


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Upper School Help Desk Engineer Will Wilson has been working at CESJDS since 2015. Zoom in on the infographic above to learn about his storied past.