The Lion's Tale

Administration joins Student Council meetings

Sam Schwartz, Reporter

May 31, 2019


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Associate Head of School and High School Principal Dr. Marc Lindner will now join the Student Council during their weekly meetings. The Student Council currently has eight student representatives who are committed to sharing both the suggestions and concerns of the student body while making positive...

Seniors reflect on their capstone trip to Israel

Maya Preuss, Reporter

May 30, 2019


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Seniors and parents voice concerns in meeting with AMHSI administrators

Seniors and parents voice concerns in meeting with AMHSI administrators

Oren Minsk and Matthew Rabinowitz

May 27, 2019


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Alexander Muss High School in Israel (HSI) administrators spoke with around 70 senior parents and students on Thursday evening regarding the recent expulsion of CESJDS seniors from their capstone trip for two hours and twenty minutes. CESJDS Head of School Rabbi Mitchel Malkus and High School Principal and As...

Change in Color: Color War changes to increase attendance

Change in Color: Color War changes to increase attendance

Irit Skulnik and Jonathan Morris

May 24, 2019


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Color War this year incorporated several changes, notably having four teams instead of two; red, silver, blue and gold. There were also many changes to the schedule including a relay race and a bucket brigade. High school math teacher and this year’s Color War coordinator Tori Ball hoped to infuse mor...

Eighth-graders’ STEM device showcased in international Cadena Initiative competition

Eighth-graders’ STEM device showcased in international Cadena Initiative competition

Lincoln Aftergood, Reporter

May 23, 2019


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Eighth-graders Remy and Samantha Eidelman traveled to Mexico with Upper School STEM Coordinator Cassandra Batson to compete in the international Cadena Initiative competition this past weekend. Students in the Cadena Initiative elective had to design prototypes of devices meant to assist victims d...

Shavuot disrupts final exams

Mischa Trainor, Reporter

May 23, 2019


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The schedule for high school final exams has changed this year due to Shavuot falling during what is typically the week of finals. The administration created a schedule with the goal of ensuring that all students, regardless of religious observance, have the necessary time to study for exams. This year,...

Service hour change draws confusion

Jessica Gallo, Reporter

May 23, 2019


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Middle school students will no longer be able to earn up to 20 indirect service hours that count towards their graduation requirement as a result of a policy change that went into effect at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Only recently have students become aware of the change. When freshman...

Israel trip expulsions draw backlash towards AMHSI

Israel trip expulsions draw backlash towards AMHSI

Oren Minsk and Alex Landy

May 17, 2019


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Seven graduating seniors were expelled from the Irene and Daniel Simpkins Senior Capstone Israel Trip on April 14 for drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana, both of which violate the rules of Alexander Muss High School in Israel (HSI). Israel has a legal drinking age of 18. Three more students were expelled fro...

Zimriyah in photos: CESJDS celebrates Israel’s 71 years of existence

Zimriyah in photos: CESJDS celebrates Israel’s 71 years of existence

Daphne Kaplan, In-Depth and Design Editor

May 9, 2019


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Upper School students from the sixth through 11th grades enthusiastically gathered in the gymnasium on Thursday to perform a song and dance related to the theme, Eurovision, in honor of Israel hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019. For nearly 25 years, Zimriyah, CESJDS’ Israeli song and dan...

“Poem In Your Pocket Game” concludes with confusion

“Poem In Your Pocket Game” concludes with confusion

Izzy May and Matthew Rabinowitz

May 6, 2019


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The “Poem In Your Pocket Game” ended with slight confusion: some students wondered if seventh-grader Sean Levitan, the competition’s champion, was awarded first place fairly. However, the competition was an overall success due to its large turnout, paving the way for a new one next year. ...

CESJDS educates on the Holocaust in new, interactive way this Yom HaShoah

CESJDS educates on the Holocaust in new, interactive way this Yom HaShoah

Jessica Gallo, Reporter

May 2, 2019


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In addition to CESJDS’ annual commemoration programs that are typical on Yom HaShoah, the school explored a new way to teach students about the Holocaust this year. To further the way students learn about the Holocaust, high school students explored an exhibit of Holocaust artifacts during their second...