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The Lion's Tale

The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

Co-Captain junior Todd Lazoff hits the ball during the PVAC championship.

Boys volleyball wins PVAC championship

Ari Blumenthal, Reporter May 30, 2023

Despite being down 2-1 in a loud, rowdy and unfriendly environment, the boys varsity volleyball team managed to prevail, winning two sets in a row to defeat Spencerville Adventist Academy in the PVAC championship...

The softball teams holds up their banner after winning the PVAC championship game.

Softball team wins PVAC championship

Ari Blumenthal, Reporter May 14, 2023

After losing only one in-conference game to the Sandy Spring Friends School, the CESJDS varsity softball team capped off their successful regular season with a vengeance, beating Sandy Spring with a final...

Sophomore and starting pitcher William Zimmet winds up to pitch at the beginning of the game.

Photo by Jordan Levy

Boys varsity baseball celebrates junior night

Ari Blumenthal, Reporter May 4, 2023

In the last regular season game for four juniors on Tuesday, May 2, the varsity baseball team clinched the number one seed heading into the playoffs after a whopping 19-3 victory over Spencerville Adventist...

Sophomore Boaz Dauber scrambles to get the ball over the net and keep the point going. Photo By Gigi Gordon

Fight to the finish as boys varsity volleyball defeats Covenant Life

Gigi Gordon, Sports Editor May 2, 2023

From the moment they stepped on the court, it was a fierce battle for the boys varsity volleyball team. With every bump, set and spike, the Lions battled against Covenant Life for the win. The battle resulted...

Silberman, Hawkings, and Belinkie answer questions from audience members during the event.

School hosts blue carpet event for cross country team

Mia Forseter, Reporter April 26, 2023

In past years members of the CESJDS cross country team have been faced with a difficult decision. Many of the more observant members of the team had to choose whether or not to run in the state championship,...

Freshman Coby Schlactus engages in a rally during his match against Berman.

Boys varsity tennis defeats rivals at home

Lily Rulnick, Features Editor April 26, 2023

Parents and fellow teammates alike anxiously watched as the boys varsity tennis team played their rivals, the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars, on April 24. Adding another win to their three-game...

The varsity baseball team forms a tunnel in celebration  after junior Andrew Lefkowitz hits a home run. They Lions won the game 10-0 against St. Anselm’s Panthers on March 28.

Spring players to watch

Ari Werbin-Gradel, Sports Editor April 24, 2023

Varsity Baseball, Andrew Lefkowitz Junior and co-captain of the varsity baseball team Andrew Lefkowitz is an avid baseball fan who has been playing since the age of four. Last season, Lefkowitz played...

Yoskowitz flips while competing in floor, one of her main events.

The bar is high

Simon Albert, News Editor April 24, 2023

Freshman Julia Yoskowitz steps up to the high bar as usual, only this time, she is not in the Dynamite Gymnastics gym in Rockville. This meet in Philadelphia will prove her hours of training to be worth...

Landy legacy lives on

Penelope Terl, Reporter April 24, 2023

While Dean of Students Roz Landy works inside the building CESJDS, as she has for the past 46 years, Matthew Landy, her grandson, is outside on the baseball field as he throws pitches for the Lions baseball...

Junior and captain Andrew Lefkowitz pitched 8 strike outs. Photo by Penelope Terl.

Boys varsity baseball easily defeats St. Anselems

Penelope Terl, Reporter April 20, 2023

The field is silent as the pitcher gets ready to hurl a ball across the plate. That is, until the crowd hears the crack of a bat hitting the ball. The next thing they know, the ball flies over the field...

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