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The Lion's Tale

On the right track

On the right track

Devira Friedman, Reporter

January 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Minutes before a cross country meet, senior Reuben Winston leaves the pre-race chaos by taking out his headphones, going to a quiet space and envisioning himself crossing the finish line. Winston first started running cross country in 2010 as a sixth-grader because of his sister’s involvement in t...

Pick(up) and roll into the weekend

Pick(up) and roll into the weekend

Miriam Minsk, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When the bell rings at the end of school on Fridays, most students and teachers leave the building to immediately begin their weekend. Some, however, head over to the gym to participate in a long-standing CESJDS tradition. At this time every week, 10 to 20 students and faculty members stay after scho...

Dancing queens: Team performs at Kabbalat Shabbat

Dancing queens: Team performs at Kabbalat Shabbat

Ilana Kaplan, Guest Writer

January 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Chatter and giggles immediately cease as sophomore and dance team captain Dana Fishkin turns on the routine music and all 10 bodies begin to synchronously glide across the cafeteria floor. Unlike other sports teams at CESJDS, the dance team has no form of competition. The team consists of 10 members...

Boys varsity basketball team defeats Cougars

Boys varsity basketball team defeats Cougars

Jonathan Foldi and Miriam Minsk

December 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys varsity basketball team defeated the Berman Cougars 71-39 tonight. The Lions are now 5-1 in conference play and will take on St. Anselm's Abbey School at home on Jan. 4. ...

Lions come up short in rivalry match

Lions come up short in rivalry match

Jonathan Foldi, Managing Editor, Copy

December 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Tonight, the girls varsity basketball team’s undefeated season ended with a 35-33 loss to the Berman Cougars. The Lions are now 6-1 and will take on Washington Waldorf tomorrow at home. ...

Moms and alumni kick it with Krav Maga

Moms and alumni kick it with Krav Maga

Joel Vardon, Sports Editor

November 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Upper School cafeteria echoed with kicks and punches as 18 CESJDS alumni and parents participated in a one-time Krav Maga class for women taught by Krav Maga Maryland. JDS Israeli Community Liaison Roni Samson organized and brought the Krav Maga session to JDS on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Prior to mov...

Lions head to Memphis

Lions head to Memphis

Danny Ingber, Reporter

November 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Nadav Kalender caught the ball on the wing and effortlessly drained a three-pointer over his defender. Immediately after, he got the ball back off of a turnover and got the Lions out to an early lead, which they would hold on to en route to their first win at the 2016 Cooper Yeshiva High School N...

Powderpuff 2016 highlights

Powderpuff 2016 highlights

Noah Green and Bennett Bramson

November 7, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Nov. 3, the junior and senior girls faced off in the powderpuff touch football game. To see highlights from the game, watch the video and check out the photos below.  

The Girls Varsity Volleyball Senior Night in pictures

The Girls Varsity Volleyball Senior Night in pictures

Ben Savarick, Reporter

October 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

At their last home game of the season, the Girls Varsity Volleyball team faced off against the Edmund Burke School. During this game, the seniors on the team were honored by their teammates for the team’s Senior Night.

From blue and gold to (Big) Red

From blue and gold to (Big) Red

Bennett Bramson, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

With trembling hands, senior Bryan Knapp set down his phone. The constant calls with coaches and stress-inducing national basketball tournaments that had consumed his life for the past two years were over. He had just committed to play Division I basketball at Cornell University. Knapp will be the...

Crossing over to high school

Crossing over to high school

Devira Friedman, Reporter

September 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

While one might find it uncommon to see middle school and high school students interact often, most days eighth-grader Abby Alter can be found on the girls' varsity soccer field. Abby started playing soccer from the young age of three years old, and continues to play on a year-round club soccer tea...

Serving Israel: Tennis team practices with Israeli youth organization

Serving Israel: Tennis team practices with Israeli youth organization

Addie Bard, Reporter

September 15, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS boys and girls varsity tennis teams are both opportunities for players to grow on and off of the court. Players not only improve their tennis skills, but also help the Israel Tennis Center (ITC) and contribute to the community in more ways than one. The ITC is a non-profit social service agenc...