The Lion's Tale

Middle school boys astound in dominating win against WIS

Middle school boys astound in dominating win against WIS

Naomi Gould, Guest Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Three minutes into the game, the Lions had no answer to the Washington International School Red Devils’ eight points until CESJDS eighth-grader and captain Jonah Gross dribbled the ball around two defenders, spun around and hooked in a shot to break the shutout. The Lions didn’t look back. T...

Girls varsity basketball pulls out a win over Sandy Springs by just one point

Girls varsity basketball pulls out a win over Sandy Springs by just one point

Aaron Adams, Guest Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With six seconds remaining in the game, the Sandy Springs Friends School starting center makes a free throw. What had been a seven-plus point advantage with five minutes remaining, became a one-point lead for the CESJDS girls varsity basketball team. Six seconds and two fouls later, the Lions had defe...

Fortnite gains popularity among students

Fortnite gains popularity among students

Lincoln Aftergood, Guest Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The first time freshman Justin Roth won a game of Fortnite, he was ecstatic. Isolated from everybody else during the entire match, he was still figuring out the controls when suddenly, the words “Victory Royale” popped up on his screen. He relished his first ever win in this new and exciting game. ...

CESJDS embraces new movement to encourage kindness during Kislev

CESJDS embraces new movement to encourage kindness during Kislev

Matthew Rabinowitz, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Throughout the Jewish month of Kislev, CESJDS has embraced a new initiative called #kislevisforkindness, which encourages kind acts during the month that includes Hanukkah. Announced by Director of Jewish Life Stephanie Hoffman during Kabbalat Shabbat two weeks ago, JDS has showcased the movement...

Lions face hard defeat: Waldorf Knights beat girls middle school basketball

Lions face hard defeat: Waldorf Knights beat girls middle school basketball

Adam Drexler, Guest Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With 10 seconds left in the third quarter, the Washington Waldorf Knights dribbled the ball up court. Four seconds later, the Lions blocked the shot of a Knights player, and the ball was passed to eighth-grade captain Shani Schwartz. Schwartz took two dribbles to get to the three-point line. With ...

School targets mouse problem

School targets mouse problem

Oren Minsk, Assistant In-Depth Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A mouse appeared in the high school wing of the Upper School campus a few weeks ago, and this past week, mice have been spotted around the building multiple times. According to Upper School Facilities Administrator Bill Belke, the main reason for mice appearing in the school is that it is getting...

Tea with a teacher: Q&A with Jewish History teacher Sara Coxe

Tea with a teacher: Q&A with Jewish History teacher Sara Coxe

Shira Godin, Style Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Q&A, Showcase, Style

Lion's Tale: Tell me about your cart, because I know you didn’t use to have it. Jewish history teacher Sara Coxe: When I first started working [at JDS], we used to have a desktop computer in each classroom and in each office. The school didn’t give us computers; if you wanted a notebook, you ha...

Lions varsity basketball teams face off against alumni

Lions varsity basketball teams face off against alumni

Daphne Kaplan and Oren Minsk

November 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Both the CESJDS boys and girls varsity basketball teams defeated alumni, 71-60 and 41-33 respectively, on Wednesday night. Although alumni vs. alumni games have been organized sporadically in the past, Interim Athletic Director Becky Silberman hopes to make alumni vs. varsity games an annual traditi...

STEM day introduces students to jobs and field applications

STEM day introduces students to jobs and field applications

Oren Minsk, Assistant In-Depth Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

High school students had a day dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math on Wednesday, Nov. 21, where they listened to speakers from different fields present on their work and its different applications. A few weeks before, students were given a list of speakers and could request three...

Two spins on classic Thanksgiving recipes

Two spins on classic Thanksgiving recipes

Sally Rogal, Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all that you have and what better way to say thanks to all the people in your life than by baking some tasty Thanksgiving inspired treats. These two desserts are both spins of classic Thanksgiving favorites.     Cranberry bars: Recipe courtes...

Day in the life of JSA fundraiser at the Fall State convention

Day in the life of JSA fundraiser at the Fall State convention

Matthew Wieseltier, Guest Writer

November 19, 2018


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Junior Matthew Wieseltier catalogs Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Junior State of America's Mid-Atlantic State Fall State convention 7:00 a.m. Alarm goes off 7:01 a.m. Apologize for waking everyone else in my room up. 7:10 a.m. Shower 7:15 a.m. Do my hair (getting the right jew-fro for the day i...

Bite out of an everyday high school lunch

Bite out of an everyday high school lunch

Sabrina Bramson, Features Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Below are three CESJDS high school students: senior Ilana Kaplan, sophomore Jonathan Morris and junior Ally Knapp. Each often brings their own homemade lunch to school. Scroll over the links in the images below to see what they chose and why: If there are technical difficulties loading the links, ple...