The Lion's Tale

2020-2021 Staff

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


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...

Matthew Rabinowitz

Managing Copy Editor

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

Daphne Kaplan

Senior 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...

Mischa Trainor

In-Depth and Design 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 ...

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...

Maya Preuss

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...

Irit Skulnik

News 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...

Jonathan Morris

Features Editor

Jonathan Morris is a Features Editor 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 ...

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 ...

Jessica Gallo

Opinion Editor

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...

Eva Bard

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Sophie Kaplan

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Addie Bassin

Multimedia Editor

Rochelle Berman

Assistant Copy Editor

Gabe Siegel


Mark Polin


Zara Ducker


Hannah Davis


Maiyan Lyani


Adam Drexler


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.

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