The Lion's Tale

Montgomery County Students Advocate for Gay Rights in Response to Westboro Baptist Church Visit

Montgomery County Students Advocate for Gay Rights  in Response to Westboro Baptist Church Visit

Miriam Minsk, News Editor

November 9, 2015


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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a group from Kansas notorious for railing against gays, Jews and others, will be protesting at Churchill High School on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. Students had initially organized a counter protest, but the administration forbade them from conducting it d...

Students wear blue to promote bullying awareness

Students wear blue to promote bullying awareness

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter

November 3, 2015


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While October is usually known as breast cancer awareness month, on Thursday Oct. 29, CESJDS students substituted their pink shirts for blue clothing to show solidarity with a national wave of bullying prevention.   Before students stepped through the front doors of school last Thursday, they re...

Q&A with alumnus Stephen Krupin

Q&A with alumnus Stephen Krupin

Carol Silber, Editor-In-Chief

November 2, 2015


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Alumnus Stephen Krupin, who has previously worked as chief speechwriter for Secretary of State John Kerry, director of speechwriting on President Obama’s re-election campaign, and chief speechwriter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, spoke with The Lion's Tale when he visited CESJDS as part of ...

Students React to Recent Terror Attacks in Israel

Students React to Recent Terror Attacks in Israel

Gabe Krantz, Reporter

October 29, 2015


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Many CESJDS students wore blue and white clothing on Monday, Oct. 19 to show support for Israel during the current wave of terrorist attacks devastating the country. The initiative was sparked by a Facebook event created by Hebrew Academy sophomore Eliana Lebson. The event, whose description read “...

CESJDS Sophomores and Juniors Take PSAT

CESJDS Sophomores and Juniors Take PSAT

Ari Feuer, Reporter

October 27, 2015


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With the fall holidays finally over, CESJDS students are just starting to get back into the usual routine. However, for sophomores and juniors, a monkey wrench was thrown into this acclimatization: Wednesday’s PSAT. Sophomores and juniors across the country take the PSATs, which are created by th...

Founders’ Day Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Founders’ Day Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Arielle Weinstein, News Editor

October 27, 2015


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Just as the building seemed emptied of students, last night the halls were yet again buzzing with activity. The cardo had flooded with current and former faculty members, alumni and parents of students that attended CESJDS in its earliest years as a school, all greeting each other and embracing enthus...

Hispanic Heritage Week

Hispanic Heritage Week

Ari Feuer, Reporter

October 27, 2015


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Last week, as students hurried to get to their classes before they were marked tardy, they were serenaded by the sound of Spanish lyrics, part of CESJDS’ celebration of Hispanic Week. The goal of Hispanic Week, which was Oct. 19-23, is to acknowledge the cultural contributions that the Hispanic ...

CESJDS Looks to Boost Admissions With Annual ‘Bring Your Own Friend’ Day

CESJDS Looks to Boost Admissions With Annual ‘Bring Your Own Friend’ Day

Gabe Krantz, Reporter

October 16, 2015


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Middle school students will be hosting non-CESJDS students for the annual admissions-led “Bring Your Own Friend” (BYOF) day this Friday. According to Admissions Director Miriam Stein, the day is aimed at giving students who do not attend JDS the opportunity to see and experience the school with...

Landmark Music Festival Raises Money for the National Mall

Landmark Music Festival Raises Money for the National Mall

Ari Feuer, Reporter

October 4, 2015


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For the first time in years, the general public was only able to enter the National Mall complex if they paid. On September 26th and 27th, West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. hosted the Landmark Music Festival. The main purpose of the festival was to raise money for the maintenance and care of the...

Three CESJDS Mothers Recognized as “Jewish Women to Watch”

Three CESJDS Mothers Recognized as “Jewish Women to Watch”

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter

October 4, 2015


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Out of the ten extraordinary Jewish women selected by Jewish Women International as “Jewish Women to Watch,” three CESJDS mothers have been recognized as “Jewish Women to Watch” for their inspirational achievements. Lynn Morgan, Laurie Moskowitz and Paula Shoyer will be honored at a brunch on...

Incoming High School Principal Visits CESJDS

Incoming High School Principal Visits CESJDS

Yonatan Greenberg, Managing Editor, Copy

October 2, 2015


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Marc Lindner, who will be the principal of the CESJDS high school next year, visited the Upper School today, beginning to acquaint himself with the faculty and staff before he starts his job here next July. Lindner currently lives in California, where he is the Middle School Director of the Abraham Joshua...

New Clubs Begin After Holidays

New Clubs Begin After Holidays

Liran Zimand, Reporter

September 30, 2015


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Unlike past years at CESJDS, there will be no club fair this year to showcase JDS’s clubs. However, clubs will still officially start on Oct. 20 and will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during an extended lunch period. While many of the clubs will be continued from previous years, there are...