The Lion's Tale

By the numbers: How the state of antisemitism affects American Jews

Montgomery County needs to make a greater effort to combat Antisemitism

Lena Nadaner and Lily Rulnick January 27, 2023

Our stomachs churn as we hear of another local antisemitic act, followed by the panic of texting our loved ones who could possibly be victims. This fearful sensation has been occurring more often in recent...

Students tune in for an interactive Minimester session with Middle School math teacher Madelyn Dahl.

Middle School students express their passions in annual Minimester program

Aliza Bellas, Opinion Editor January 27, 2023

The CESJDS Middle School Minimester is a two-week long program that allows students to develop creative projects surrounding a topic they are passionate about. Students plan, innovate and experiment with...

Krantz took his love for coin collecting outside of his YouTube channel and attended a numismatic conference in Baltimore in 2022.

Coin Kid: a look into one freshman’s unexpected hobby

Tyler Portnoy, Guest Writer January 25, 2023

As freshman Jake Krantz searches through the coins he has splayed across his desk, he isn’t just looking for a nickel or dime. As a coin collector, Krantz is searching for a piece of history. Collectors...

Junior Ari Blumenthal guards the ball in the Lions game against Berman on Jan. 19.

Berman defeats boys varsity basketball team in clean sweep

Julia Rich, Reporter January 24, 2023

Hundreds of CESJDS students, parents and teachers gathered to show their support for the boys varsity basketball team on Thursday, Jan. 19, against Berman Hebrew Academy. JDS lost the game 70-63. However,...

Senior Talia Sporkin rises up to block shot during the much-anticipated JDS vs. Berman matchup.

Girls varsity basketball team falls to rival Berman for the second time

Stella Muzin, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 24, 2023

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy have long been rivals, so when it came time for the annual Cougars vs. Lions game on Thursday, Jan. 19, the stands were packed....

Drakes newest album cover features model Qui Yasuka as the subject of the photo.

“Her Loss” is an incredible rap collaboration

Eitan Rattner, Reporter January 21, 2023

Drake and 21 Savage's new collaborative album, "Her Loss," which was released on Nov. 4, 2022, is an instant hit. The two rappers created an album filled with iconic songs ranging from slow R&B to...

While most parents drop their children off at school, Jacobs spends her day just a few lockers down from her daughter as Associate Director of College Guidance.

Profile: New Associate Director of College Guidance Rachel Jacobs

Stella Muzin, Arts and Entertainment Editor January 19, 2023

As Rachel Jacobs drops her daughter off at the Upper School, she doesn't drive away. Instead, she parks her car. She swipes her badge at the front desk and heads to the Guidance Suite to start her day...

At iHeart Radio Jingle Ball, Tai Verdes performs to an ecstatic crowd.

Fans need to be careful in the way they interact with and support celebrities

Ruby Kotok, Guest Writer January 18, 2023

In Harry Styles’ hit song “Treat People With Kindness,” Styles sings, “...And we can treat people with kindness.” When Styles received a Skittle to the eye during his performance at The Forum...


Spanish classes learn to salsa dance

Ella Waldman, In-Depth Editor, Director of Social Media January 17, 2023

Netflix released Ginny and Georgia Season 2 with a picture featuring Ginny and Georgia looking distressed, showing the conflict in their relationship this season.

“Ginny and Georgia” Season 2 disappoints viewers

Gigi Gordon, Sports Editor January 17, 2023

I was on the edge of my seat as I turned on the first episode of “Ginny and Georgia” season two, excited to have my questions finally answered. My initial excitement for the new season was met with...

Seniors from Harmoniah and Shir Madness sing “Don’t Forget Where you Belong” to conclude the winter concert.

Students flourish in annual winter concert

Simon Albert, News Editor January 13, 2023

The CESJDS community gathered last night, Jan. 12, in the theater to enjoy instrumental, choral and a capella performances during the annual winter concert. While the school hosts multiple celebrations...

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