The Lion's Tale

Lions narrowly lose to Knights

Lions narrowly lose to Knights

Matthew Rabinowitz, Guest Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys JV basketball team fell six points short to the Washington Waldorf Knights on Monday, with a score of 43-49. The Lions were more cautious with the ball than the Knights in the first quarter; they made an effort to pass more before taking a shot. The Lions gained a 2 point lead by the...

Lions secure fifth consecutive victory against Red Devils

Lions secure fifth consecutive victory against Red Devils

Irit Skulnik, Guest Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity girls basketball Lions narrowly defeated the Washington International School Red Devils on Wednesday with a score of 37-33. This was the Lions' fifth consecutive win of the season, giving them a record of 5-0. Senior Dani Bernstein scored the first basket of the game. From the start,...

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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 ...

Auvi-Q auto-injector offers affordable alternative to EpiPen

Auvi-Q auto-injector offers affordable alternative to EpiPen

Daphne Kaplan, Guest Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

When freshman Sami Himmelfarb went over to her family friend’s house one day in 2004 for dinner, she reacted with hives from peanut butter and immediately went to the doctor’s office. She was unaware her life was in danger. After realizing her life could be in jeopardy from an allergic reaction,...

Lions continue three game win streak against Eagles

Lions continue three game win streak against Eagles

Daphne Kaplan, Guest Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls varsity basketball Lions defeated the Model Secondary School for the Deaf Eagles (MSSD) 42-24 on Wednesday afternoon. This was the Lions (3-0) third consecutive win. Off the tip, Model jumped out to an early 2-0 lead. Throughout the first quarter, the Lions played aggressively, driving the...

Lions thwart Red Devils in opening win

Lions thwart Red Devils in opening win

Sophia Miller and Sally Rogal

December 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls middle school basketball team dominated the Washington International School Red Devils 22-8 Tuesday. The Lions won their first game of the season even though this year’s team features many new players and only has two returning players. “There is obviously the adjustment to being on...

Lions come up short against Eagles

Lions come up short against Eagles

Oren Minsk, Guest Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys junior varsity basketball team (3-1) fell to the Grace Brethren Eagles 45-26 on Monday. This was the Lions’ first loss of the season after three straight wins. Throughout the game, the Eagles kept a comfortable lead, as the Lions fought to narrow the gap. Lions’ coach Brian Westerman...

Lions nab first win of the season against Bengals

Lions nab first win of the season against Bengals

Alex Landy, Guest Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Thursday, the boys varsity basketball team (1-3) defeated the Edmund Burke Bengals 47-34. This win was the Lions’ first of the season after three frustrating close losses and has the potential to push the team toward PVAC success. Throughout the exhilarating home game, the score constantly fluctuated,...

New club aims to protect environment

New club aims to protect environment

Kate Sosland, Features Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

In order to promote the preservation of the environment at CESJDS, two juniors pioneered the Environmental Awareness Club. Juniors Dora Mendelson and Addie Bard began the club at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. The club meets every other Monday during Community Time. Bard and Mendelso...

Lions fall to Wildebeests in season-opener

Lions fall to Wildebeests in season-opener

Jessie Lehman, Sports Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Lions fell two points short in their season-opener against the Sandy Spring Friends School Wildebeests. The team’s hopes fell as junior point guard and captain Dani Offer’s desperation heave fell into senior center Matthew Landy’s hands, ending the game at 56-54 in favor of the Wildebeests....