The Lion's Tale

Congressman Jamie Raskin presents to progressive club

Congressman Jamie Raskin presents to progressive club

Sophia Miller, Reporter

April 11, 2018


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On Tuesday, April 10 during Community Time, Congressman for Maryland's 8th Congressional District Jamie Raskin visited CESJDS and spoke to the progressive club about the current political climate and his experiences in Congress. See the infographic below for a student and faculty responses to his presentation. ...

March for Our Lives in pictures

March for Our Lives in pictures

Kate Sosland, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2018


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Lessons beyond the classroom: Faculty begins brain science workshops

Oren Minsk, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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As a new professional development initiative, CESJDS is partnering with the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School to educate teachers about applying brain science to teaching and learning. During the spring and summer of 2018, JDS faculty will be participating...

Spanish Department heads south: Administration confirms educational trip to Argentina for summer 2018

Sophia Miller, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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This summer, nine CESJDS students will travel to Argentina for a one-week trip to Buenos Aires. This trip is meant to give students cultural exposure and teach them what Jewish life is like in a Latin American country, according to Spanish teacher and World Languages Department Chair Silvia Kurlat Ares. On...

Junior class dresses up tradition

Junior class dresses up tradition

Daphne Kaplan, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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Students in grades 8-11 were found dancing, posing on the red carpet and socializing on Saturday, March 3 at the first CESJDS Semi-Formal. This dance was hosted by the junior class government at Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Silver Spring, Md. In past years, there has been an annual MORP: an informal...

Middle school student’s computer overheats during class, causes recall

Middle school student’s computer overheats during class, causes recall

Alex Landy, Reporter

March 19, 2018


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On Friday, March 16, eighth-grader AviShai Dayanim’s computer overheated towards the end of the day and caused a schoolwide recall of every middle school students’ Lenovo Yoga laptop to prevent a similar incident from occurring. After Dayanim’s computer began to overheat and release an odd ...

Junior runs for Kansas governor

Junior runs for Kansas governor

Matthew Rabinowitz, Reporter

March 18, 2018


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Ilan Cohen, a 17-year-old junior at CESJDS, is running to be governor of Kansas, even though he has never even visited the state. When Cohen’s friend told him that minors and non-Kansas residents could run for governor of Kansas, he decided to file for his campaign. “It just started off as a ...

Administration shifts position on student walkout

Administration shifts position on student walkout

Amelia Davidson, News Editor

March 11, 2018


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On Thursday, March 8, the CESJDS administration announced in an email that they will allow students to hold a walkout in response to the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. This announcement came a day after Head of School Mitchel Malkus signed a letter from Jewish heads of school cal...

Town Hall sparks discussion of student involvement

Town Hall sparks discussion of student involvement

Josie Stein, Guest Writer

March 9, 2018


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Students discussed their concerns and grievances during a town hall led by the student council on Thursday, March 8. During the meeting, High School Principal and Associate Head of School Marc Lindner, Dean of Students Roz Landy and student council adviser Rachel Bergstein listened as 16 students e...

CESJDS administration condemns planned student walkout

CESJDS administration condemns planned student walkout

Kate Sosland, Aliza Rabinovitz, Amelia Davidson, Addie Bard, and Izzy May

February 22, 2018


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A planned student walkout in response to the gun violence at Stoneman Douglas High School was discouraged by the CESJDS school administration on Thursday, Feb. 22. High school students planned this walkout to push for gun control and show solidarity with the Florida students. The walkout, which was spearheaded by junior...

Game show activity scores big with students

Game show activity scores big with students

Ethan Kulp, Reporter

February 15, 2018


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On Thursday Feb. 15, CESJDS high schoolers participated in a game show to celebrate the beginning of the month of Adar. To learn more and hear from participants, scroll over the tags below: ...