The Lion's Tale

To solve the conflict, look across the security barrier

To solve the conflict, look across the security barrier

Aaron Bregman, Guest Columnist

October 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

There is a crisis of confidence today between the Israelis and Palestinians. Their societies are so polarized, so caught up with advancing their political and cultural interests, that it is nearly impossible to sit down and talk about the issues that matter most. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Prayer through pencils: Creative options offered for Zman Kodesh

Prayer through pencils: Creative options offered for Zman Kodesh

Sara Sporkin, In-Depth Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every morning, senior Hadas Dubrawsky carries a black notebook into room 308. She is part of the Journaling Drisha Zman Kodesh. According to Director of Jewish Life Stephanie Hoffman, Drisha Zman Kodesh options give students “an opportunity to take some creative form of expression and make it sacred.” High...

That’s a rap: student photographer finishes tour with famous hip-hop artist

That’s a rap: student photographer finishes tour with famous hip-hop artist

Jonathan Morris, Guest Writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The opener has finished their set and the concert-goers are itching with anticipation. Lights pulse in time to the music as Diego Leanos, commonly known by his stage name Lil Xan, bounds onstage. The crowd is screaming for him, but there’s another artist onstage. Standing just a few feet away is a lanky...

On the job

On the job

Josie Stein, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

On the weekends, junior Davida Goldman can count on one thing: arguing with the same skate coach who constantly complains about the ice on the rink. This is one of the many challenges she faces when working as a secretary at the Cabin John Ice Rink. Goldman is one of an estimated 34 percent of U.S....

Lead found in water outlets: administration responds to results of school’s water tests

Lead found in water outlets: administration responds to results of school’s water tests

Alex Landy, Copy Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

An email sent by Head of School Rabbi Mitchel Malkus this afternoon announced that after testing a total of 266 sources of water in both campuses in accordance with a new Maryland law, a total of four non-drinking water outlets contained elevated lead levels. Both campuses sampled all of their water out...

Not an ordinary Shakespeare production

Not an ordinary Shakespeare production

Kate Sosland, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Laughter. Lust. And lots of confusion. As Shakespeare’s shortest show, The Comedy of Errors has slapstick humor and is a must-see at the Shakespeare Theatre. The play launches into a complex plot about lost family members and misunderstood identity. I would recommend reading an exposition before se...

Lions overpower Knights with the help of a full team

Lions overpower Knights with the help of a full team

Daphne Kaplan, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girl’s varsity Lions team dominated the field, claiming an impressive and cohesive 3-0 victory against the Washington Waldorf Knights at CESJDS on Monday afternoon. Within seconds of the start of the clock, the Lions insistently pushed the ball to the opposite side of the field, where junior Ally K...

Theater review: Beetlejuice

Theater review: Beetlejuice

Sabrina Bramson, Features Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

The lights were flashing, the music was blaring, the crowd was cheering and my family was smiling. Opening night of the musical adaptation of “Beetlejuice” was a success, even though it was raunchier than expected. “Beetlejuice” follows a typical couple, the Maitlands, who suffer a tragic death. Be...

Profile: Assistant Library Media Specialist Mirele Kessous

Profile: Assistant Library Media Specialist Mirele Kessous

Irit Skulnik, Assistant Style Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Mirele Kessous left her job at CESJDS as the Upper School Librarian in 2016. Flash forward two years, and she is back as the Assistant Library Media Specialist. In that time, Kessous had two children and worked a part-time job as a first grade teacher at Leo Bernstein Jewish Academy. LBJA was as a f...

Spanish teacher publishes new book

Spanish teacher publishes new book

Sally Rogal, Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After world Languages Department Chair and Spanish teacher Dr. Silvia Kurlat Ares heads home from a long school day, she works late into the night researching, writing and revising academic books and articles. This past August, Kurlat Ares published her second solo book titled “La Ilusión Persisten...

Peaceful puppies: Therapy dogs aim to comfort students

Peaceful puppies: Therapy dogs aim to comfort students

Jessica Gallo, Guest Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Six therapy dogs and their owners stood on the front lawn of CESJDS on Oct. 8 waiting for the lunch bell to ring. They weren’t just here to play: as certified therapy dogs, they were here to work.   Once the bell rang, students came outside and played with the dogs to destress as part of a wellnes...