The Lion's Tale

Singers bring the madness

Singers bring the madness

Ivan Endelman, Reporter

May 23, 2019

The high school a cappella group Shir Madness released their album “More Than Madness,” on Feb. 13 with a collection of nine songs. Shir Madness is tightly knit and participates in activities such as their own Shabbaton together. Producing an album, though, was a new experience, which vocal music...

Wellness works

Wellness works

Maya Preuss and Rochelle Berman, Reporter and Guest Writer

May 23, 2019

The administration brought back the Quiet Room to help alleviate stress due to the continued emphasis on mental health throughout the school. This change is in addition to the Wellness Palooza and the Mental Health Awareness Zman Kodesh. The Quiet Room offers many opportunities for relaxation, including...

Making of a mural

Making of a mural

Josie Stein, Features Editor

May 23, 2019

As students and faculty walk past the theater towards the cafeteria, they can’t help but notice a major project taking form. The art department has been painting a mural that spans the length of the wall between the cafeteria and music room. The idea to paint a mural on an Upper School wall was...

Stronger together: A look into German Jewry

Stronger together: A look into German Jewry

Daphne Kaplan, Contributing Editor

May 23, 2019

Growing up, it seemed as though history had painted Germany harshly. And while to me, the horror of Germany’s actions throughout the 20th century can never be forgotten, it is in sharp contrast to what Germany is today. Last month, I had the privilege of attending BBYO’S Ambassador Trip to Germany,...

All year long: JDS should keep a short Friday schedule consistenly

Tal Arber, Reporter

May 23, 2019

In mid-March, the clock moves forward an hour and the short Friday schedule shifts back to a regular schedule. Many students, including myself, who participate in outside of school sports on Friday afternoons during the winter no longer have the option to continue participating once the schedule changes...

That’s so extra: Students shift gears after the bell rings

That’s so extra: Students shift gears after the bell rings

Jessica Gallo, Reporter

May 23, 2019

The school day doesn’t end at 3:45 and neither does the learning: student life is just beginning. Students spend their afternoons pursuing all sorts of activities that they are passionate about. Extracurriculars are a valuable part of a student’s education, teaching them skills and information...

Shavuot disrupts final exams

Mischa Trainor, Reporter

May 23, 2019

The schedule for high school final exams has changed this year due to Shavuot falling during what is typically the week of finals. The administration created a schedule with the goal of ensuring that all students, regardless of religious observance, have the necessary time to study for exams. This year,...

Service hour change draws confusion

Jessica Gallo, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Middle school students will no longer be able to earn up to 20 indirect service hours that count towards their graduation requirement as a result of a policy change that went into effect at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Only recently have students become aware of the change. When freshman...

Artist expresses vision on canvas and through camera

Artist expresses vision on canvas and through camera

Hailey Block, Reporter

May 22, 2019

When junior Boaz Schwartz found out he was among the 30 finalists in the National Geographic magazine teen contest, he called his mom to tell her the news. Schwartz’s anticipation grew as officials directing the contest looked thoroughly at each finalist’s submission, narrowing the list down to the ...

Video: Zimriyah in action

Video: Zimriyah in action

Aaron Adams, Reporter

May 21, 2019

Devices Down, Curtains Up

Devices Down, Curtains Up

Maia Zimmers, Reporter

May 20, 2019

As you sit at home binge-watching “The Office” for the 100th time, you could be watching a similar story, but live, feeling energy pump through the room as the story unravels. You could be bettering your social and emotional skills. You could be watching theater. Theatrical productions tell unique stories a...