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Three CESJDS Mothers Recognized as “Jewish Women to Watch”

Three CESJDS Mothers Recognized as “Jewish Women to Watch”

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter
October 4, 2015
Filed under News

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...

Class of 2016 Has Final Shabbaton

Class of 2016 Has Final Shabbaton

Isaac Silber, Reporter
September 30, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Senior year is full of lasts. This past weekend, the senior class had their final shabbaton before they graduate in February. Starting in eighth grade, each grade at CESJDS goes on an annual shabbaton -- an overnight where students and teachers observe shabbat together as a community. The locations...

Yom Kippur Provides Unique Experiences for Students

Yom Kippur Provides Unique Experiences for Students

Izzy Friedland, Reporter
September 27, 2015
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Yom Kippur is a holiday about reflecting on one’s year, a time of remembering and remorse, but also a time for new memories to be made. Practices and traditions vary depending on denomination, but personal experience can be completely unique.

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Ride-On May Shut Down Bus Used by Many Students

Ride-On May Shut Down Bus Used by Many Students

Isaac Silber, Reporter
September 21, 2015
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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is currently mulling a decision to shut down the Ride-On bus 42 that services many CESJDS students. If the decision to shut down the bus is made, JDS students who live in Potomac and take the bus will need to find a new way to get home. JDS falls...

Middle School and High School Separated for Kabbalat Shabbat

Middle School and High School Separated for Kabbalat Shabbat

Liran Zimand, Reporter
September 21, 2015
Filed under News

On Friday, Sept. 18 Kabbalat Shabbat was divided into separate middle school and high school assemblies for the first time at CESJDS. As always, high school students reported to the gym for the assembly after Zman Kodesh, while the middle school held their assembly in the theater. This divided Kabbalat...

Which Presidential Candidates do Students Support?

Which Presidential Candidates do Students Support?

Miriam Minsk and Arielle Weinstein
September 21, 2015
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The Lion's Tale surveyed 82 students to see which presidential candidates they supported....

Meet the New Teachers

Meet the New Teachers

Miriam Minsk, News Editor
September 20, 2015
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Rudnick’s artistic side Aside from teaching, new science teacher Marla Rudnick has a great appreciation for art. Rudnick, whose mother enjoys painting portraits, grew up in a household where art was a common hobby. Once Rudnick realized that her drawing skills were not up to par with her mother...

JDS Responds to Release of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

JDS Responds to Release of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Isaac Silber, Reporter
September 16, 2015
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The new iPhone 6S and 6S plus will become available in stores on Sept. 25, though only a small amount of students are planning to purchase them. In a survey conducted of 80 students by the Lion’s Tale about 88 percent of students said they have an iPhone. This time around the iPhones will not...

Montgomery County Public Schools Cancel Finals, Will JDS Follow?

Montgomery County Public Schools Cancel Finals, Will JDS Follow?

Liran Zimand, Reporter
September 16, 2015
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On Tuesday Sept. 8, the Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously voted to end final exams in Montgomery County public schools. “While we can’t control the outside assessments that are imposed on us, we can control the assessments we impose on our kids,” Board President Patricia O’neill...

CESJDS Remembers 9/11

CESJDS Remembers 9/11

Miriam Minsk, News Editor
September 13, 2015
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Fourteen years ago from Friday began as an ordinary weekday morning. Students attended school, adults went to work and history teacher Michael Connell walked into the classroom to prep for his first class of the day at CESJDS. However, shortly before 9 a.m. terrorists hijacked four planes, three of...