The Lion's Tale

It’s all Greek to me: Language club adapts to new schedule

It’s all Greek to me: Language club adapts to new schedule

Ari Feuer, Style Editor

November 28, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Down the science corridor lies a classroom that on Wednesday afternoons is the site of curiosity at work. Under the guidance of science teacher Nick Miller, four freshmen learn how to read and speak classical Greek. For many years, Miller taught a club for middle-schoolers and high-schoolers about classi...

U.S. veteran interviews

U.S. veteran interviews

Jonathan Foldi, Noah Green, Eli Winkler, RJ Firestone, Daniel Baumstein, and Ethan Kane

November 12, 2016


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For history teacher Michael Connell’s War and Civilization class, seniors were assigned to interview a U.S. veteran. These are six of their stories: Colonel Charles McGee Colonel Charles McGee served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years, over which time he set the Air Force record for most combat missio...

JDS weighs in: Utilizing Office Hours

JDS weighs in: Utilizing Office Hours

Sara Sporkin, Reporter

November 1, 2016


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Infographic by Sara Sporkin

An inside look at the new middle school huggim program

An inside look at the new middle school huggim program

Ilana Kaplan, Guest Writer

October 28, 2016


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While one may not always associate school hours with looking at recipes for food on the web or watching broadway musicals, middle-schoolers now have a set time where they can meet people with shared interests, explore a hobby and learn. The program is called Huggim, designed by Middle School Principa...

When art and literature come together: Artist Debra Band visits middle school English class

When art and literature come together: Artist Debra Band visits middle school English class

Shira Godin, Reporter

October 21, 2016


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Artist Debra Band visited middle school English teacher Annette Lakein’s eighth grade English class on Oct. 10 to help students explore themes from Elie Wiesel’s “Night” through art. Band has published four books of Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, including “I Will Wake the Dawn.” “T...

He has the magic touch

He has the magic touch

Kate Sosland, Reporter

October 10, 2016


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Junior Aaron Liss skillfully shuffles his deck as he waits for the spectator to select a card: the five of spades. Without looking, Liss reorganizes the deck and pulls out the spectator’s card. Shocked applause from the audience echoes around the room. Liss has been practicing magic for four years...

Tips to survive the Yom Kippur fast

Tips to survive the Yom Kippur fast

Shira Godin, Reporter

October 10, 2016


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A day in the life of math teacher Andrew Goldman

A day in the life of math teacher Andrew Goldman

Andrew Goldman, Guest Columnist

October 10, 2016


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6:05 a.m. Alarm goes off. 6:06 a.m. Backup alarm goes off. Acknowledge, once again, that one of my resolutions this year was not to use the snooze button. Tomorrow, maybe. Put on some “Discover Weekly” and slump out of bed. 6:40 a.m. Tie or bowtie? Blue laces or black? Trick question — always...

Israeli Shaliach brings fresh perspective

Israeli Shaliach brings fresh perspective

Aliza Rabinovitz, Copy Editor

October 10, 2016


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Seeking a way to bring Israel to the classrooms, the CESJDS administration found their solution when the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington reached out to them and other local synagogues and schools about having an Israeli emissary, or shaliach, interact with students. Israeli Shaliach Itsik Sayag came to JD...

Cupcake queens

Cupcake queens

Josh Abramowitz, Reporter

September 19, 2016


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What began merely as an idea for a Bat Mitzvah project has quickly spiraled into a business opportunity for two young bakers. Upon entering the Upper School this year, seventh-graders Shoshana Greenblum and Dalia Siegel are hoping to popularize their cupcake business: “Cupcakes in Crime.” Origina...

Summer of service

Summer of service

Noah Green, Social Media and Visual Editor

September 14, 2016


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Domestically and internationally, some students, like senior Jonah Eisen and sophomore Abby Weisman, served the wider community over the summer. Here are their stories.  ...