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Fashion Friday: Prepitude

Fashion Friday: Prepitude

Emily Cohen, Reporter
November 9, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Style

It is not uncommon to find freshman Josh Block sporting khaki pants, boat shoes and a Vineyard Vine piece or two. Block who categorizes his styles as "very preppy," has found that his clothing makes him feel more comfortable and self assured. To see what articles make up Block's fashion, scroll over the...

Students wear blue to promote bullying awareness

Students wear blue to promote bullying awareness

Rina Torchinsky, Reporter
November 3, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

While October is usually known as breast cancer awareness month, on Thursday Oct. 29, CESJDS students substituted their pink shirts for blue clothing to show solidarity with a national wave of bullying prevention.   Before students stepped through the front doors of school last Thursday, they re...

Q&A with alumnus Stephen Krupin

Q&A with alumnus Stephen Krupin

Carol Silber, Editor-In-Chief
November 2, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Alumnus Stephen Krupin, who has previously worked as chief speechwriter for Secretary of State John Kerry, director of speechwriting on President Obama’s re-election campaign, and chief speechwriter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, spoke with The Lion's Tale when he visited CESJDS as part of ...

Fashion Friday: Bringing edgy back

Fashion Friday: Bringing edgy back

Emily Cohen, Reporter
October 30, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Style

Edgy yet soft: while the two adjectives may seem like polar opposites, this is how sophomore Talia Cohen categorizes her style. To see what articles make up Cohen’s fashion, scroll over the tags. ...

Students React to Recent Terror Attacks in Israel

Students React to Recent Terror Attacks in Israel

Gabe Krantz, Reporter
October 29, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Many CESJDS students wore blue and white clothing on Monday, Oct. 19 to show support for Israel during the current wave of terrorist attacks devastating the country. The initiative was sparked by a Facebook event created by Hebrew Academy sophomore Eliana Lebson. The event, whose description read “...

Founders’ Day Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Founders’ Day Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Arielle Weinstein, News Editor
October 27, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Just as the building seemed emptied of students, last night the halls were yet again buzzing with activity. The cardo had flooded with current and former faculty members, alumni and parents of students that attended CESJDS in its earliest years as a school, all greeting each other and embracing enthus...

Hispanic Heritage Week

Hispanic Heritage Week

Ari Feuer, Reporter
October 27, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Last week, as students hurried to get to their classes before they were marked tardy, they were serenaded by the sound of Spanish lyrics, part of CESJDS’ celebration of Hispanic Week. The goal of Hispanic Week, which was Oct. 19-23, is to acknowledge the cultural contributions that the Hispanic ...

The Karate Kid: JDS style

The Karate Kid: JDS style

Liran Zimand and Izzy Friedland
October 27, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

One last kick, a shattered board and then the only sound that can be heard is applause. As the audience jumps to their feet to join the crowd clustered at the front of the gym, freshman Josh Pizer lowers his arms to his sides, and with a determined look on his face, bows to his audience, signaling the...

Soccer Captain Naomi Cohen-Shields Celebrated During Senior Night

Soccer Captain Naomi Cohen-Shields Celebrated During Senior Night

Isaac Silber, Reporter
October 26, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior captain Naomi Cohen-Shields stepped onto the soccer field for her second to last home game as member of the girls varsity soccer team on Thursday, Oct. 22. Although she had trotted out to her position many times before, this game was different. It was senior night, a game to celebrate all...

Living Past the Terror

Living Past the Terror

Talia Weiss, Guest Columnist
October 22, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Alumna Talia Weiss ('15), who is spending a year abroad in Israel through Young Judaea's gap year program, reflects on living in Israel over the last few weeks. I woke up this morning to yet another Haaretz notification about another attack in Jerusalem. Sadly, this has become my norm. Half awa...

A Story About Stories

A Story About Stories

Izzy Friedland, Reporter
October 20, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Noa Baum is an Israeli storyteller who lives in Silver Spring, Md. She has performed in schools and other venues across the country, and in a few other countries, too. Many of her stories draw on her Israeli/Jewish heritage. More info at noabaum.com. It was the ‘80s. An out-of-work actress took a jo...

CESJDS Looks to Boost Admissions With Annual ‘Bring Your Own Friend’ Day

CESJDS Looks to Boost Admissions With Annual ‘Bring Your Own Friend’ Day

Gabe Krantz, Reporter
October 16, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Middle school students will be hosting non-CESJDS students for the annual admissions-led “Bring Your Own Friend” (BYOF) day this Friday. According to Admissions Director Miriam Stein, the day is aimed at giving students who do not attend JDS the opportunity to see and experience the school with...