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Ninth Grade Elections Swayed by Campaign Posters

Ninth Grade Elections Swayed by Campaign Posters

Aliza Rabinovitz, Guest Writer
November 16, 2015
Filed under News

Designing campaign posters proved to be an essential component in the class of 2019’s grade government elections Nov. 4. Interim High School Principal Roz Landy told students to vote for the candidate they believed would work the hardest for the grade. Campaign posters and speeches were alternate wa...

Zman Kodesh starts earlier in accordance with daylight savings

Zman Kodesh starts earlier in accordance with daylight savings

Noah Green, Reporter
November 12, 2015
Filed under News

Students might have noticed something strange regarding last week’s schedule; Zman Kodesh (Z”K) took place at the beginning of the school day rather than after period one. The reason for this, according to structured study hall teacher Brett Kugler, who is also the middle school advisor for the...

War and Civilization class visits Gettysburg Battlefield

War and Civilization class visits Gettysburg Battlefield

Joey Shoyer, Reporter
November 11, 2015
Filed under News

It is said that the best way to learn is through experience. On Monday Nov. 2, seniors in the the War and Civilization history elective had the privilege of learning about the Civil War on a famous battlefield. These seniors took a full-day field trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania...

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News

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...