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The Lion's Tale

The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

CESJDS must implement diversity programming otherwise it will cause a gap between JDS students and the greater world.

CESJDS needs to implement more education on diversity

Sadaf Zadeh, Reporter November 28, 2023

Private school students worldwide face the same issue after graduation: being sheltered. After years of growing up around the same general group of people, private school students lack important experience...

JDS students from Shepherd Park travel about 7 miles to and from school each day.

Neighborhood creates intricate carpool system to adapt to long commute

Maya Greenblum, Reporter November 28, 2023

Although a lot of the CESJDS community resides in nearby Montgomery County, over 20 of its families commute daily from a neighborhood located in Washington, D.C.’s northwest quadrant: Shepherd Park....

The American public responds with their opinions on celebrities voicing opinions on politics

Celebrities need to educate themselves before making statements on political issues

Sophie Schwartz, Reporter November 28, 2023

Celebrities have a tremendous influence on society. From the shoes they wear to who they should vote for, celebrities have the ability to sway large groups of people’s decisions and actions. However,...

The new restaurant brings an interesting mix of Persian and American food, serving kabobs along with burgers and fries.

New Z-Burger, Maman Joon disappoints

Kaylah Goldrich, Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2023

Taking over the space that was previously home to Taco Bar and Jerry’s Subs & Pizza,  sister restaurants Z-Burger and Maman Joon Kabob recently opened in Olney this October. These two restaurants...

Israeli performer Ishay Ribo performs for thousands during teen pre-rally.

Community participates in the March For Israel rally

Aliza Bellas, Opinion Editor November 15, 2023

On Nov. 14, over 290,000 Jews and allies gathered on the National Mall to voice support for Israel during its ongoing conflict with Hamas, demand the immediate return of hostages from Gaza and denounce...

Sophomore Amalia Netter uses magnetic granite power to uncover her fingerprint in the Forensic Crime Scene Investigation session

JDS hosts fifth annual STEM day

Gila Safra, Reporter November 10, 2023

The CESJDS high school gathered in the auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to kick off the 5th annual STEM Day conference. Everyone had the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Maya Lieber (‘12), a civil...

A deeper look into how U.S. government education affects the population today

High school should offer government course

Maiya Blumenthal, Reporter November 8, 2023

This past summer when I was at camp, the head of my age group presented us with famous Supreme Court cases to discuss each morning. When I sat next to my friends who attended CESJDS middle school, they...

Senior’s grab powder puff win

Vivi Ducker, Reporter November 8, 2023

Display showcases high-chairs, chairs, flowers and a sign for all viewers to see.

D.C. Jewish community gathers by Lincoln Memorial to show recognition for the hostages

Mia Forseter, Reporter November 7, 2023

Four high chairs and over 100 empty chairs surrounded a Shabbat table set in front of the Lincoln Memorial, representing the hostages in Gaza who cannot enjoy Shabbat. The empty chairs represented only...

JDS students sit with students from Bishop Mcnamara High School to engage in a meaningful conversation

JDS students and faculty visit Bishop McNamara high school in continued partnership

Cati Werbin-Gradel, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 7, 2023

CESJDS’ partnership with Bishop McNamara High School continued this past week, with 19 students and seven faculty members visiting their campus on Nov. 2. Last year, a group of students and faculty visited...

Taylor Swift continues to uphold her legendary status and demonstrates growth as an artist in 1989 (Taylors Version).

“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” is so much more than a re-recording

Lilli Libowitz, In-Depth Editor November 1, 2023

Taylor Swift, who was born in 1989, has been on a journey of re-releasing her initial six albums to gain ownership of her music. On Oct. 27, she introduced "Taylor's Version" of her fourth re-released...

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