The Lion's Tale

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: ...

Yoga workshop offers students opportunity for relaxation

Yoga workshop offers students opportunity for relaxation

Irit Skulnik, Reporter

February 9, 2018


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On Feb. 8 during lunch and Community Time, high school students were given the opportunity to take part in the third wellness workshop of the year. The workshop featured a yoga and mindfulness meditation taught by yoga teacher Lisa Danahy. Approximately 20 students and staff attended the workshop. The p...

Tu B’Shvat prompts food tasting and learning

Tu B’Shvat prompts food tasting and learning

Matthew Rabinowitz, Reporter

February 2, 2018


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Traditional holiday fruits were given out during both middle school and high school lunches on Jan. 31 as a way for CESJDS students to celebrate Tu B'Shvat. Tu B’Shvat is the Jewish new year for trees. The holiday has a large focus on nature, and it is customary to plant trees or eat certain fru...

Historic change to curriculum

Historic change to curriculum

Aliza Rabinovitz, In-Depth Editor

January 31, 2018


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Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, the CESJDS history department will require seniors to enroll in a new course, 21st Century American Identity, rather than allow them to choose from elective options as they do now. 21st Century American Identity will first be introduced as an elective for the hi...

Umttr holds assemblies on mental wellness in wake of tragedies in Montgomery County

Umttr holds assemblies on mental wellness in wake of tragedies in Montgomery County

Amelia Davidson, News Editor

December 12, 2017


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Following recent tragedies throughout the Montgomery County area, the umttr organization held mental health workshops for all CESJDS Upper School grades on Tues., Dec. 5 and Wed., Dec. 6. The umttr workshops had been scheduled in advance, but coincidentally were held after two suicides shook the ...

Middle school administration launches kindness initiative

Middle school administration launches kindness initiative

Aliza Rabinovitz and Sara Sporkin

October 24, 2017


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October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and the middle school administration decided to have a Middle School Community Building Day, called V'Ahavta Le'Rei'akha KamoKha, on Friday Oct. 20, in order to promote inclusivity in the CESJDS community. According to middle school history teacher and...

Student council holds charity auction for recent hurricane victims

Student council holds charity auction for recent hurricane victims

Sabrina Bramson, Reporter

October 20, 2017


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To assist victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the Student Council is auctioning off various prizes to raise relief money. The Council held an auction in 2005 in response to Hurricane Katrina, and Dean of Students Roslyn Landy wanted to reprise the auction in the wake of the recent natural...