The Lion's Tale

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

River race: Student makes pitch for new crew team at JDS

River race: Student makes pitch for new crew team at JDS

Naomi Gould, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

Freshman Raya Schwartz describes the rhythm of synchronized oars, the sound of water lapping against her boat and the smack of the wind in her face so vividly that one can almost feel that they are there with her. And someday, other CESJDS students might be able to, if Schwartz achieves her dream of ...

Maccabi Games in Mexico City

Maccabi Games in Mexico City

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

Junior Ally Knapp qualified to represent the U.S. in the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games in Mexico City this summer from July 5-15. Sophomore Abby Alter also qualified to attend the Games, but is no longer able to participate due to a recent knee injury. The games are for Jews of all ages from both North an...

Athletes don’t know until they try(out)

Maya Preuss, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

Going into the softball season last year, then-eighth grader Ellie Hasenberg felt plenty of emotions including nervousness and exhilaration. Hasenberg put in even more effort to avoid being cut because she did not know that there weren’t going to be cuts. Before every athletic season begins, tryouts...

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

Season recap: high school basketball

Season recap: high school basketball

Mischa Trainor, Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last week the basketball season came to a halt for CESJDS when all three high school teams lost their semifinal games. However, the players learned teamwork, leadership, and much more from the season. The varsity girls basketball team ended with an 11-5 record, despite having to recover from losing ...

Lions dominate in first round of playoffs, advance to semifinals

Lions dominate in first round of playoffs, advance to semifinals

Ivan Endelman, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Going into the second half of the boys varsity quarterfinals, the game was still tight, but a key switch on defense turned the tide in the Lions favor, and led to a 62-42 win over Model, keeping the Lions' season alive. The first half was close, but the Lions pulled ahead in the second half. When as...

Student athletes’ path to injury recovery

Student athletes’ path to injury recovery

Sophia Miller, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The crowd cheers as the runners blaze by, but many cannot help but notice that a familiar face is missing in the lead pack. Sophomore Adam Alter stands on the side cheering on his fellow teammates, rather than running, due to a groin injury. Alter has not been able to participate in the cross countr...

Lions end up on top of rival Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars

Lions end up on top of rival Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars

Naomi Gould, Reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a series of turnovers, sophomore and captain Abby Alter steals the ball and makes one of many fast breaks amidst a rowdy crowd of Cougars fans. Coupled with a quick pass to sophomore and captain Sophia Miller, she furthers the wave of CESJDS aggressiveness that ended up leading the Lions to victory...

Wellness warriors: Staff participates in weekly exercise program

Oren Minsk, Assistant In-Depth Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Sports

Dynamic stretches, short sprints, bodyweight exercises and cardio stations: what a few teachers can be found doing in the cafeteria on Tuesday afternoons. The Wellness Warriors, CESJDS’ wellness program, started after-school exercise classes at the Upper School for all faculty and staff that focuses...

On and off the mat with coach Matt

On and off the mat with coach Matt

Devira Friedman and Sophia Miller

January 25, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

During the school day, Director of Information Technology Matthew Castanera-Bartoszek can be found in the tech office ensuring that the internet and the school’s programs are functioning properly. After school, however, he can be found on the wrestling mat acting as the assistant coach of the CESJDS...

Q&A with an athlete: Senior Caroline Weinstein

Q&A with an athlete: Senior Caroline Weinstein

Devira Friedman, Sports Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Q&A, Showcase, Sports

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: ...