The Lion's Tale

2019-2020 Staff

Sabrina Bramson


Sabrina Bramson is honored to be serving as the Editor-in-Chief for The Lion’s Tale, following her time as Features Editor. In addition to The Lion’s Tale, Sabrina is also Editor-in-Chief of the Melting Pot, the Spanish and Arabic literary magazine. Sabrina is very involved in BBYO and is the Vic...

Alex Landy


Alex Landy, now the Editor-in-Chief of The Lion’s Tale, is looking forward to another productive and exciting year on the newspaper staff after being Copy Editor. Aside from The Lion’s Tale, is an active participant in student government as his class’ grade representative, and is a debate club member and...

Oren Minsk

Managing Copy Editor

Oren Minsk is very excited to continue working on The Lion’s Tale as Managing Copy Editor after previously working as a reporter and in the In-Depth section. He particularly enjoys the supportive community of the Lion’s Tale, as well as the constant feedback and advice which enables him to become a b...

Jessica Nassau

Faculty Adviser

Jessica Nassau is in her fourth year of advising the Lion’s Tale newspaper. She also advises the yearbook and middle school literary magazine. She loves helping students find their journalistic voice and create the designs that help reach their audience. To help journalism students beyond the walls...

Daphne Kaplan

In-Depth and Design Editor

Daphne Kaplan is ecstatic to continue working for The Lion’s Tale as In-Depth and Design Editors, after being Assistant Features Editor and a reporter. She is also president of her BBYO chapter, an entrepreneur and a member of the debate, JSA and mental health awareness clubs. Daphne loves working for...

Matthew Rabinowitz

News Editor

When Matthew Rabinowitz is not serving as the News Editor of The Lion’s Tale, he enjoys various political activities, such as participating on CESJDS’ Debate Team, going to Model UN conferences and attending Junior State of America conventions. Additionally, he loves to try new foods. After being t...

Josie Stein

Features Editor

Josie Stein is thrilled to continue her Lion’s Tale journey as Features Editor. Aside from managing her section, she is a member of CESJDS’ Shir Madness, mental health awareness club and is actively involved in her BBYO chapter. If she manages to find extra free time, she enjoys playing guitar and u...

Sally Rogal

Features Editor

Sally Rogal is looking forward to continuing her time on Lion’s Tale as the Features Editor after previously being a reporter. In addition to Lion’s Tale, she enjoys baking, watching TV, and walking her dog. She is also part of the Debate club, Hebrew and Spanish literary magazines, and a member of the ...

Izzy May

Opinion Editor

Izzy May is very excited to continue working as Opinion Editor of the Lion’s Tale. She particularly enjoys working on the Lion’s Tale staff because of the supportive and encouraging environment it fosters, where there is constant constructive feedback that helps improve her writing and editing skills....

Sophia Miller

Sports Editor

Sophia Miller is looking forward to another year working on the Lion’s Tale as sports editor after previously being assistant sports editor. In addition to managing her section, she spends her time playing on the CESJDS Varsity Basketball, Softball, Track, and Cross Cross Country teams. She also e...

Irit Skulnik

Style Editor

Irit Skulnik is excited to continue working on the Lion’s Tale as Style Editor after previously being Assistant Style Editor and a reporter. In her free time, Irit is very involved with a local youth group, NCSY. Irit also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and playing with her dogs. Irit...

Gabe Siegel


Mark Polin


Zara Ducker


Hannah Davis


Eva Bard


Maiyan Lyani


Adam Drexler


Jonathan Morris


Jonathan Morris is a reporter for The Lions Tale, as well an editor of CESJDS’ literary magazine, Reflections. He is also a tenor in Shir Madness, the school’s a cappella group. He enjoys working with multimedia, keeping up with local and national news and is enthusiastic to be on staff to help the broa...

Ivan Endelman


Ivan Endelman is thrilled to work for The Lion's Tale staff as staff as a reporter. In his free time, he enjoys playing baseball, and following other D.C sports teams, as well as playing the violin. Ivan is excited to help inform our CESJDS community on events and issues that directly affect us, and sh...

Aaron Adams


Tal Arber


Corinne Zlotnitsky


Corinne Zlotnitsky is thrilled to work as a reporter on Lions Tale. She is also a dedicated CESJDS track and cross country runner. Corinne is excited to report on thrilling concepts and events at CESJDS.

Molly Zatman

Editorial Cartoonist

Jessica Gallo

Assistant Opinion Editor

Maya Preuss

Assistant News Editor

Maya Preuss is very excited to be joining The Lion’s Tale staff as a reporter. In her free time, Maya enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, playing sports and watching the Boston Celtics and New England Patriots play. She is also a member of the CESJDS Varsity Basketbal...

Mischa Trainor

Assistant Sports Editor

Mischa Trainor is delighted to be a part of The Lion’s Tale staff as a reporter. Mischa is a member of the Debate Team, her BBYO chapter, and currently serves as Secretary of Fundraising on the Class of 2022 grade government. In addition, she plays softball in the spring. Mischa is excited to help keep ...

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