Our Stories

Changing the Default Settings

November 20, 2023 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Dr. Skolnick-Einhorn shares wisdom from our community with the larger world of Jewish Day Schools in this article for Prizmah.

MILTON Welcomes Students from Israel

November 20, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

The first inquiry from an Israeli family seeking to send their students to MILTON came on October 10, just three days after the October 7th attacks on Israel.   “The first reaction I had,” said Sindy Udell, MILTON’s Director of Admission, “was that we had to find a way to help these children and their families […]

Celebrating Veterans Day at MILTON

November 20, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Commemorating Veterans Day continues to be a beautiful and time-honored tradition in the MILTON community. As always, our educators devised creative ways for students to engage with veterans’ experiences, stories, and messages in age-appropriate ways. Below you’ll find some examples of the ways that students learned from and honored our veterans and service members this […]

A Welcome Respite from the Day-to-Day at Camp MILTON

November 20, 2023 by Emily Berman (Community)

On a gorgeous Sunday in late October, more than 400 MILTON community members gathered for Camp MILTON, a day-long retreat at Capital Camps. We climbed the rock wall and played soccer, dodgeball, kickball, mah-jong and a high-stakes game of BINGO. The children turned into Master Chefs as they layered chocolate, challah, cinnamon and sprinkles into […]

Panda Profile – Ciarra Carpenter

November 15, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Ciarra Carpenter What is your role at MILTON?  Campus Security Officer Why do you choose to work at a school?  I love being around positive energy, which I think that little humans bring into the world! What do you love about MILTON?  I love how professional everybody is, and appreciative of everyone’s work. If you […]

Panda Profile – Dafna Kiverstein

November 15, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Dafna Kiverstein What is your role at MILTON?  First Grade General Studies Teacher Playground Moadon Leader Why do you teach?  I love interacting with others and seeing how students grow during the year. It inspires me to see students grow in confidence and skills. I’m so pleased to be able to make a positive impact […]

M’Dor L’Dor: Pre-K Students Connect with Friends From Kensington Club

October 23, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

“Everybody always wins!” says Pre-K teacher Lisa Davis jubilantly as she collects Bingo cards. She’s describing the special way they play Bingo with seniors and Pre-K students. Her description is not only an accurate description of game play, but also the value proposition for this intergenerational exchange – everybody wins.  Beginning in Fall 2022, students in […]

October 20, 2023 Shabbat Message

October 23, 2023 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Dear MILTON Families, Being an overly early riser – a ‘gift’ that has come with my current role – does have one upside. 5:30am here is midday in Israel. Kids are still in school there and I can sometimes reach one of my dear friends for a check-in during a quieter time of their day […]

How MILTON Supports Students, Family, and Staff

October 23, 2023 by Lindsey Jacobson (Faculty and Staff)

After I first heard of the devastating terrorist attacks on Israel earlier this month, I moved through the rest of the day in a daze. In some ways, we still feel like we’re walking in a fog. We’re experiencing emotional peaks and valleys that give us whiplash. While we have been on a roller coaster […]

Grade 4 Students Embody Ushpizin Characters and Explore Sefirot for Sukkot

October 23, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

 In the days surrounding Sukkot, elementary students gleefully quizzed each other on biblical characters and offered brachot (blessings) in the name of their chosen characters. Grade four students played key roles in exploring the chag, having been prepared through work with their Judaics teacher G’veret Malkiel.  G’veret Malkiel says “The tradition of having Ushpizin (visitors) […]