The Lion's Tale

Q&A with an athlete: Senior Caroline Weinstein

Q&A with an athlete: Senior Caroline Weinstein

Devira Friedman, Sports Editor

January 8, 2019


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Lion's Tale: How did you get your start in competitive swimming? Senior Caroline Weinstein: I started when I was twelve, which is extremely late. It was really hard because my practices were with kids who were a lot younger than me. LT: How long have you been swimming on the JDS team? Weinstein: ...

Lions persevere in intense match against Berman Hebrew Academy

Lions persevere in intense match against Berman Hebrew Academy

Jessica Gallo, Guest Writer

December 21, 2018


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With five minutes left in the game, senior shooting guard Zev Katz scored a three-pointer, got fouled and made the foul shot. Plays like those, along with the many others, ensured the CESJDS boys varsity basketball team a heavily anticipated win over rival school Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, 71-54...

Girls varsity basketball defeats rival team Berman Hebrew Academy

Girls varsity basketball defeats rival team Berman Hebrew Academy

Jonathan Morris, Guest Writer

December 20, 2018


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The air in the gymnasium was alive with the fervor of hundreds of families, friends and students cheering on their respective teams. The Lions brought home the gold in the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy girls varsity basketball game today, winning 52-44 in one of the most highly anticipated games o...

Just dance

Just dance

Kate Sosland, Editor-In-Chief

December 20, 2018


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As the music begins, the varsity dance team members let the adrenaline take over and the muscle memory kick in while the crowd looks on enthusiastically.  The varsity dance team consists of 17 girls, which is 10 more members than last year. They meet three times a week to rehearse dances that are p...

On the bleachers: Familiar faces in the crowd

On the bleachers: Familiar faces in the crowd

Devira Freidman, Sports Editor

December 20, 2018


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This story was featured in the Volume 36, Issue 3 edition of The Lion’s Tale, published on Dec. 20, 2018.

Lions lose in close game against Hebrew Academy Cougars

Lions lose in close game against Hebrew Academy Cougars

Kayla Liss, Guest Writer

December 20, 2018


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In the closing minutes of the CESJDS girls middle school basketball game against the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars, it seemed as if the Lions were going to win at 25-24. During their next possession, the Cougars scored again and the Lions could not keep up with their aggressive and fast-paced...

Middle school girls basketball defeats Kendall

Middle school girls basketball defeats Kendall

Sam Schwartz, Guest Writer

December 16, 2018


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As girls middle school basketball point guard Dalya Offer scored a three-point shot from the top of the key, the first points of an eventual CESJDS blowout, it was clear the home team was in control. Offer was one of a multitude of Lions scorers who helped propel the team to an eventual 41-21 victory ov...

Lions win in rough game against Kendall

Lions win in rough game against Kendall

Lincoln Aftergood, Guest Writer

December 13, 2018


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By the fourth minute of the boys middle school basketball game, the Lions had already scored 10 points unanswered by the Kendall Demonstration Elementary team. Every shot taken by the Lions seemed to go in, and the crowd was going wild. By this time, the outcome of the game had become clear to the au...

Last second buzzer-beater shot wins it for Lions playing St. Anselm’s

Last second buzzer-beater shot wins it for Lions playing St. Anselm’s

Ivan Endelman, Guest Writer

December 13, 2018


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With less than three seconds left, the Lions were down by one, and senior Zev Katz had just missed a mid-range shot. As it bounced of the rim, sophomore Jake Rulnick grabbed the rebound and banked it in as the buzzer sounded: Rulnick stepped up when the clock was winding down and hit the biggest shot o...

Lions demonstrate work ethic with a big win

Lions demonstrate work ethic with a big win

Mischa Trainor, Guest Writer

December 11, 2018


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Junior Aaron Kirkpatrick stole the ball from the McLean Mustangs and sprinted across the court in a matter of seconds. Kirkpatrick passed the ball to freshman Eli Gordon, who proceeded to make a clean layup extending their lead. The JV boys basketball game against the McLean Mustangs contained a lot of...

Boys varsity basketball pull away in big win vs the Mclean Mustangs

Tal Arber, Guest Writer

December 11, 2018


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With the game on the line, senior guard Dani Offer rushed the ball upcourt and made an acrobatic layup, drawing a foul. With just three minutes left in the game, the move put the CESJDS Lions up six points over the Mclean Mustangs. This point led the Lions to a victory over the Mustangs in a hard-fou...