The Lion's Tale

Lions mercy Mustangs after slow start

Lions mercy Mustangs after slow start

Hannah Davis, Guest Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As freshman Avital Friedman ran into home base after hitting a home run, her teammates cheered and chanted her name. The girls varsity softball team started the game off a little slow, but quickly got into their grove, and mercied McLean 15-5. Friedman scored a home run in the first and fifth innings and wa...

Lions take sizable win against Burke behind Gross’ big day at the plate

Lions take sizable win against Burke behind Gross’ big day at the plate

Hailey Block, Guest Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After scoring a season-high 24 runs, the boys varsity baseball team proudly took home a win against the Burke Bengal Tigers on Monday, April 15. The Bengal Tigers scored only two runs, and the game was in the Lions’ favor just after the start of the game, with a final score of 12-0. The Lions now...

Altar’d State of mind: A Jewish view on a Christian store

Altar’d State of mind: A Jewish view on a Christian store

Maia Zimmers, Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

A trendy clothing store stocked with boho-chic apparel is an oasis from the hectic energy of the mall. The pastel colors and faux handwritten plaques create a homey vibe. It appears to be a normal clothing store targeting teens and young adults, but take a closer look at the plaques, and you will re...

Don’t let Lush’s anti-Israel opinions stop you from buying their products

Don’t let Lush’s anti-Israel opinions stop you from buying their products

Charli Galkin, Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Feb. 11, 2019, United Kingdom-based cosmetics brand Lush posted a video on their Instagram that lost loyal customers and provoked controversy. The video was in support of a Palestinian charity, and Lush introduced a product in which the funds would be donated to the organization Canaan. Accord...

Arts Chai Lights features musical performances, student work

Arts Chai Lights features musical performances, student work

Mischa Trainor, Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Arts Chai Lights, CESJDS’ annual arts fair, took place this past Thursday and featured musical performances, showcased student artwork and had art-making stations. This year’s performances included Shir Madness, the high school and middle school choir, Israeli dance and the Lower School and Upper ...

CESJDS continues NCAA Tournament championship bracket challenge tradition

CESJDS continues NCAA Tournament championship bracket challenge tradition

Sabrina Bramson, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Keeping with CESJDS tradition, the school has resumed its NCAA Championship bracket challenge between students in classes across grades and subjects this year. The tradition started as a kehillah activity, according to math teacher Tori Ball, who organizes the challenge each year. This year, history teach...

Glossier is the bomb dot com

Glossier is the bomb dot com

Charli Galkin, Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Style

There has been no shortage of fun and unique products for New York-based makeup and skincare brand Glossier. Since their debut in 2014, Glossier has released seven balm dot com lip balms with a variety of flavors including original, birthday cake, cherry, mango, rose, mint and coconut. Honestly, the...

Lions fall to Field Falcons in third game of season

Lions fall to Field Falcons in third game of season

Rachel Dori, Guest Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys varsity tennis team lost five matches to none to the Field School in their third match of the season on Tuesday. The boys hope to use this tough loss as a learning experience. Co-captain and junior Matthew Lawrenz lost first singles to opponent Harry Kittredge by a score of 10-2. Kittredg...

Library introduces “Poem In Your Pocket Game”

Library introduces “Poem In Your Pocket Game”

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

CESJDS’ new “Poem In Your Pocket Game,” a variation of the popular game “Assassins,” began today in honor of National Poetry Month and is lead by Assistant Library Media Specialist Mirele Kessous. “Media centers in the United States and libraries try to come up with programs that rais...

Arabic students commemorate Arabic Heritage week

Arabic students commemorate Arabic Heritage week

Maya Preuss, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

This past week, Arabic classes engaged in several activities to commemorate and learn about Arabic heritage. These educational activities ranged from visiting the Omani Cultural Center to having Arabic and Mediterranean food in the cafeteria for lunch each day. All Arabic classes visited the Omani...

CESJDS English teacher takes on unique hobby: karate

CESJDS English teacher takes on unique hobby: karate

Sophie Kaplan, Guest Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Students often imagine English teachers reading books with a cat in their lap; certainly, students do not imagine them as being a brown belt in karate. However, English teacher Melissa Fisanich breaks that stereotype.   Fisanich has been taking karate since the summer of 2014 when she started compe...

CESJDS hosts STEM challenge modeled after ‘The Amazing Race’

CESJDS hosts STEM challenge modeled after ‘The Amazing Race’

Adam Drexler and Matthew Rabinowitz

April 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Over 50 students from 11 different middle schools in the DMV gathered together to participate in a STEM event at CESJDS on Sunday modeled after the television show "The Amazing Race." Three to four participants were grouped into teams that competed in a race to metaphorically cross the finish line fir...