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The Lion's Tale

Student by day, barista by night

Lily Daroff and Ethan Chanin

October 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Senior Rachel Serfaty spends several afternoons per week working at Starbucks. Because she is often surrounded by coffee, she has become increasingly dependent on the caffeinated beverage. Learn more about Serfaty's job and her relationship with caffeine here:

Rep. Jamie Raskin speaks to students in contemporary issues class

Rep. Jamie Raskin speaks to students in contemporary issues class

Ilan Cohen, Style Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Jewish member of Congress who represents Maryland’s 8th District, visited CESJDS on Monday, Oct.16 to speak with students in a contemporary issues class. Two other classes joined Jewish History teacher Aaron Bregman’s eighth period contemporary issues class on Monday morning...

True Food Kitchen serves international cuisines with honest ingredients

True Food Kitchen serves international cuisines with honest ingredients

Ben Robinson, Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

True Food Kitchen, located in Bethesda, is an informal, eco-friendly chain that prides itself on serving organic and natural dishes. The restaurant does this in a manner that is so creative and delicious that I forgot I was even eating healthy food. The restaurant’s design is meant to reflect the...

Lions outplay Bengals in 5-2 senior night victory

Lions outplay Bengals in 5-2 senior night victory

Rina Torchinsky, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls varsity Lions celebrated senior night with a 5-2 victory over the Burke Bengals Tuesday at CESJDS. The spirited atmosphere began hours before the game, when the seniors walked into school dressed as princesses with shiny tiaras and black dresses, while underclassmen dressed in simple clothing...

Club fair promotes student involvement

Club fair promotes student involvement

Sara Sporkin, News Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Rather than basketballs and volleyball nets, the gym was filled with tables and posters during Community Time on Wednesday as students walked around learning about club opportunities from the organizations’ leaders. According to Dean of Students Roslyn Landy, more people wrote signed up for club...

Mind over matter: Psychology offers glimpse of human behavior

Mind over matter: Psychology offers glimpse of human behavior

Izzy May, Reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

Come December, tri-fold boards will decorate the shelves of the Levitt Library, each one portraying a different mental illness and listing several celebrities that might have it. Seniors are able to participate in this project if they choose to take psychology, a semester-long course in human behavior. For...

Shabbaton without Shabbat

Shabbaton without Shabbat

Ethan Chanin, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Seniors embarked on a retreat on Sept. 17 through Sept. 18 at Capital Camps and Retreat Center in Waynesboro, Pa. After dealing with a busy schedule and dodging an ACT testing day, the administration decided to schedule the Shabbaton on a Sunday, instead of having it over Shabbat, like past years. “One...

From Poland with Poems

From Poland with Poems

Rebecca Weiss, Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

When junior Selah Bickel lived in Poland for six months last year, she lost the comfort of a familiar language, but found creative inspiration for her poetry, especially on the public bus of Warsaw. “It’s really, really crowded and you’re like stuffed, and you have no room to breathe, and then p...

Lady Lions thrash Cougars in 5-1 victory

Lady Lions thrash Cougars in 5-1 victory

Isaac Silber, Managing Editor, Copy

September 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls varsity soccer Lions clobbered the Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars 5-1 on Monday to improve their record to 4-0 on the season. The girls got revenge on their arch rivals after the boys varsity team lost to the Cougars 6-0 last week. The Lions led from start to finish, including a...

Fashion Friday: Cute and comfortable

Fashion Friday: Cute and comfortable

Shira Godin, Style Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

Dressed in black jeans and a pale pink ripped sweater, junior Talia Mitre describes her style as "cute and comfortable." Scroll over the tags to see what Mitre wore on Sept. 15. ...

Lions fall to Cougars in 6-0 loss

Lions fall to Cougars in 6-0 loss

Lily Rosenberg, Reporter

September 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Lions boys varsity soccer were blown out in their first home game of the season on Sept. 12 against rival Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars by a score of 6-0. Berman opened the scoring a few minutes in when junior Jaim Magendzo broke the ball past senior goalie Zachary Gordon and into the back of the ne...

Car broken into in CESJDS parking lot

Car broken into in CESJDS parking lot

Ari Feuer, Isaac Silber, Rina Torchinsky

September 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Police were called to the CESJDS Upper School parking lot at 6:58 p.m. yesterday to respond to an alleged theft from a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country. The owner of the car, Lisa Stone, was at the Upper School to watch her son Ayden Stone play soccer for the Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars in their...