The Lion's Tale

Interim Athletic Director position filled

Interim Athletic Director position filled

Devira Friedman, Sports Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Former physical education teacher Becky Silberman will be the Interim Athletic Director for the 2018-2019 school year.  This was announced on June 19 by High School Principal and Associate Head of School Dr. Marc Lindner announced in an email. Last spring, former JDS athletic director Mike Riley wa...

Keep stress in check

Keep stress in check

Shira Godin, Style Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

With stress levels high at CESJDS, starting this school year, two new policies are being implemented to decrease student stress. Phones will be put in the back of classrooms to limit distraction and the anxiety resulting from it, and students will not be allowed to ask questions during tests. “Our...

A Day at Nationals Park

A Day at Nationals Park

Kate Sosland, Editor-In-Chief

August 28, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

 

Subject to change: The long process behind making CESJDS student and faculty schedules

Subject to change: The long process behind making CESJDS student and faculty schedules

Aliza Rabinovitz, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

Two months into each school year, while students are still adjusting to a new set of teachers, textbooks and assignments, the administration begins building next year’s schedule. Every November, teachers and administration start discussing what courses they will offer and whether there should be...

As US turns away refugees, we must take a stand

As US turns away refugees, we must take a stand

Editorial Staff

August 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

After World War II, the United States faced a moral crossroads. In 1933, the Roosevelt administration had refused to allow a ship with 900 Jewish refugees to dock at American shores, instead sending it back to Germany. In the same year, Congress ignored a bill that would have admitted an additional 20,000...

Spanish students explore Argentina

Spanish students explore Argentina

Amelia Davidson and Izzy May

August 28, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On June 17, ten CESJDS students departed for a week-long trip to Argentina, alongside Spanish teachers Deby Kijak and Dr. Silvia Kurlat-Ares. The group stayed in Buenos Aires, visited various attractions in the city and learned about Judaism in Argentina. This story was featured in the Volume 36, Iss...

Registration, revamped: Four new courses added for 2018-2019 school year

Registration, revamped: Four new courses added for 2018-2019 school year

Matthew Rabinowitz, Assistant Opinion Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Hebrew Literature: Hebrew Novel ADV This course, offered to seniors as an alternative to sequentially-leveled classes, is similar to an English course in the sense that students will have the opportunity to analyze different pieces of Hebrew literature, according to High School Principal and Associ...

Paying for pencils: Supplies funded by department budgets

Oren Minsk, Assistant In-Depth Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Towards the end of the summer, CESJDS students head to the store for pencils, highlighters and notebooks, but they’re not the only ones. JDS departments are also stocking up on materials for the year, but with what money?  Each year, all JDS departments are allotted a certain amount of money fro...

The Baked Bear is a popular destination: Is it worth the visit?

The Baked Bear is a popular destination: Is it worth the visit?

Oren Minsk and Charli Galkin

June 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

The Baked Bear is an ice cream shop that recently opened at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Md. to large crowds and a popular response. Below are two reviews, one by guest writer Charli Galkin and one by reporter Oren Minsk, that assess whether the attraction deserves a visit.   Guest Writer ...

On the road: commute times vary widely among teachers and students

On the road: commute times vary widely among teachers and students

Alex Landy, Reporter

June 7, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Multimedia, Showcase

At the early hour of 5 a.m., middle school Jewish Text teacher Rabbi Marci Aronchick gets dressed and eats breakfast before her lengthy commute from Baltimore to Rockville. Aronchick is one of many CESJDS teachers and students who face extended drives to school each day. Aronchick’s commute generally takes an hou...

Honeygrow rightly focuses on unique food, dining experiences

Honeygrow rightly focuses on unique food, dining experiences

Josh Diewald, Reporter

June 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Honeygrow is the latest fast-casual restaurant to hit the Rockville, Md. area. Like other restaurants in this category, with fresh food, like salads and bowls, that is prepared both quickly and with an eye to health, Honeygrow offers a lot that appeals to students. But Honeygrow's secret weapon is an...