The Lion's Tale

New Zman Kodesh focuses on women’s involvement in designated prayer time

New Zman Kodesh focuses on women’s involvement in designated prayer time

Izzy May, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2019

A women-only tefillah service is one of the many new Zman Kodesh options that CESJDS will offer in the upcoming school year and that was recently introduced to grades during registration meetings for next year. The women’s service will incorporate traditional prayer with contemporary Jewish ideology,...

AIPAC 2019 in photos

AIPAC 2019 in photos

Alex Landy, Editor-in-chief

March 25, 2019

Yesterday and during this past weekend, over 18,000 Americans of different faiths and political affiliations gathered in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. for the annual AIPAC policy conference to rally around their shared vision: to support the robust alliance between the...

Learning from Operation Varsity Blues

Sam Schwartz, Reporter

March 22, 2019

Like many of the nations fairly affluent communities, CESJDS families tend to obsess over which college their child attend. This leads to unnecessary pressure and stress, and unfortunately the potential for unethical behavior. The competition for college acceptance has consumed many of the nation’s...

Lions decisively defeat Waldorf, clinch their first victory this season

Lions decisively defeat Waldorf, clinch their first victory this season

Adam Drexler, Reporter

March 19, 2019

The boys varsity baseball team was full of excitement as freshman and pitcher Eli Gordon threw the last pitch of the fifth inning. The Washington Waldorf batter seemed to be expecting a fastball, and was tricked by Gordon’s slider, which proved effective. The batter swung and missed before the bal...

New Art and Wellness Z’man Kodesh combines creativity and Judaism

New Art and Wellness Z’man Kodesh combines creativity and Judaism

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

March 18, 2019

Soon after the bell rings, students in the new art and wellness Zman Kodesh gather in a circle to find their “Chi,” or balance, by practicing the ancient art of Tai Chi. Born out of middle school art teacher Jessie Nathans’ passion for art and Judaism, the new art and wellness Zman Kodesh fills...

D.C. walkout inspires younger generation to wage fight for gun control

D.C. walkout inspires younger generation to wage fight for gun control

Mimi Lemar, Reporter

March 16, 2019

The school walkout for gun violence prevention in Washington, D.C. was an incredible and unforgettable experience. Every moment made me feel empowered and ready to make a change. The walkout was organized by Moco4Change, a student-led group fighting for change nationally and in our community. Members of ...

Fired up and ready to go: A look at the Lions 2019 baseball season

Fired up and ready to go: A look at the Lions 2019 baseball season

Tal Arber, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Coming off of a 4-4 season and a loss in the quarterfinals last season, the boys varsity baseball team looks to bounce back this season and improve on what they have learned in previous years. The team is excited for this upcoming season, with the opportunity to be crowned PVAC champions. “I’m...

School honors gun violence victims in new way

School honors gun violence victims in new way

Carrie Hirsch, Reporter

March 14, 2019

Walkouts and other displays of activism took place on Thursday in the Washington region and across the country to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that happened 13 months ago. Unlike last year, CESJDS did not have a school-sponsored walkout on campus. Dean of ...

The Bachelor 2019: An unforgettable, rollercoaster season

The Bachelor 2019: An unforgettable, rollercoaster season

Mimi Lemar, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Season Finale, Part I: Colton Underwood, a former pro football player and founder of The Legacy Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis, has faced many hardships in love. Underwood is getting a third chance on “The Bachelor” 2019 after being dumped by Bachelorette Becca Kufrin and then ending a relationship with...

Preparing for the annual Purim Spiel

Preparing for the annual Purim Spiel

Lincoln Aftergood, Reporter

March 11, 2019

The annual Purim Spiel, performed by math department, is the highlight of the Purim festivities every year and the brainchild of math teacher Victoria Ball. “Usually what I try to do is I try to interview a bunch of students, and we just try to get a sense for what sorts of things people find fu...