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Rabbi Mat Tonti and Julie Tonti Create Graphic Novel About Historic German Jewish Woman from the 17th Century

September 8, 2022 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Glikl of Hamlyn is an unlikely Instagrammer. This 17th century Jewish businesswoman and mother to 14, living in Hamburg, Germany kept careful diaries that vividly describe life over 400 years ago. In these diaries, Rabbi Mat Tonti and his wife Julie have found words of wisdom for modern readers and are working to translate her […]


The Places We Carry: Lisa Schopf’s Remarks to the Graduates

July 8, 2022 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

On our last day in Israel together, I spoke to you about how we can carry places we have been inside of us- retaining the insights, feelings, and perspectives we gained through our experiences in those spaces. During our eighth grade trip to Israel, we visited so many places that evoked within us inspiration and […]


Dr. Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn’s Remarks to the Graduates

July 8, 2022 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

In this week’s parsha – the Israelites get a little kvetchy. Moshe says: “Alone I cannot carry this entire people, for it is too hard for me . . . “ And G‑d listens.  God responds by appointing/anointing 70 elders to share the load: “Then they will bear the burden of the people with you […]


Tel Milton: Remarks from the Division Directors at the Toast to the Graduates

July 6, 2022 by Arielle Derby (Faculty and Staff) Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff) Melissa Davis (Faculty and Staff)

When we were in Israel we visited tels, mounds of earth that held within them layer upon layer of different civilizations, each holding different artifacts of the people, experiences, and lives that defined and helped create the hill that eventually emerged. As we have prepared for your graduation, you reflected on the artifacts and memories […]


Celebrating Graduating Families

July 5, 2022

We were pleased to recognize graduating families at the Annual Meeting and welcome them to the ranks of Milton alumni. Special distinction went to the Feldman-Kotelanski, Blumenthal, and Sharon families for outstanding leadership, engagement, and investment in the school over many years. The three families were given a Havdalah spice jar to remind them of […]


On the Heels of their Trip to Israel, Eighth Graders Author Hebrew Children’s Book about their Journey

May 27, 2022

At the conclusion of their unit titled קום והתהלך בארץ (Get Up and Walk the Land), eighth graders in the Mastik Hebrew class designed the travel agency החתול הירוק (The Green Cat) complete with a slogan, logo and matching shirts. As a promotion for their travel agency, they then wrote a children’s book in Hebrew titled […]


Second Grade Space Expo ft. Expert Planet Books, Mars Mission Prototypes, Giant Mars Map Family Activity, Space Documentary and Guest Speaker

May 27, 2022

Second graders shared their research reports, space tool prototypes, and a presentation of their Design Thinking process at the Space Expo today. The event also included an interactive parent-child activity, a special guest speaker and a screening of the film, Space Torah. The documentary is about NASA astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman who brought a small […]


Washington Jewish Week Profile of Head of School & Spotlight on Endowment News

May 19, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton’s endowment campaign is the cover story in Washington Jewish Week. Check out the full page interview with Head of School Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn in the “Last Word” section. The article also covers the beautiful endowment wall and the artist behind it, as well as the students’ reaction to the art installation. Read the article on […]