Our Stories

Sukkot Message from Milton

September 23, 2021

Our family has moved quite a bit over the 16 years since our eldest was born. This has been the source of some parental hand-wringing, always wondering and worrying about the balance of taking on meaningful opportunities to serve our Jewish communities professionally while also personally building community for our own family. We have become pros […]

Happy New Year from Milton

September 9, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Shana tova, all! This year, as we prepare for 5782 and the new school year, we have set our community kavannah, our intention, as the pursuit of shleimut, of wholeness. Last year, I urged us all to consider curating the hagim, to pare things down to the essentials. I pushed myself to look at the […]

Welcome to the New School Year

September 3, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! Over the past days, our classrooms and hallways have been filled with the joy, wonder, exuberance, curiosity, creativity, and laughter of children. Our students are starting new routines, learning, asking questions, singing, praying, playing, and making connections. Check out our First Days of School video to see some of […]

Welcome to the Milton Board for 2021-2022

July 29, 2021

We are excited to welcome the new Board Members for 2021-2022, thank our Board Members rotating off of their terms, and share with you information about Milton’s Board of Trustees. Joining our Board of Trustees: Adam Berman is a parent of a first grader and Pre-Kindergartener at Milton, as well as two younger children. During the […]

Message from the Head of School About Shaloh House

July 2, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Usually, when I cry, I can feel it coming for a bit and – depending on the circumstance – might try to fight the tears back or decide to let them flow. But when I read about the stabbing outside of a Jewish school in Boston yesterday, the tears were instant. Thank god, the rabbi […]

Thank You and a Fond Farewell to Our Departing Faculty and Staff

July 1, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

We want to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the faculty and staff members who are off to new adventures. Their talent and dedication have enriched the lives of their colleagues, students and the entire school and community. You will be missed and will always be part of the MILTON family! Toda Raba and […]

Ode to JPDS/Milton

June 29, 2021 by Devora Kimelman-Block (Community)

2004, the last time we saw the Cicada X brood, was my oldest child’s first year at JPDS. Now, 4 kids and a generation of 17-year cicadas later, we are facing our family’s waning hours at Milton. In less than two weeks (around the same time the 2021 cicadas depart), my youngest child, and our […]

Lisa Schopf’s Remarks to the Graduates

June 22, 2021 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

This is a moment filled with nostalgia, appreciation, reflection, celebration, accomplishment, and anticipation for all that is yet to come. For me, it is also a moment in which I am feeling a sense of urgency as I want to be sure to tell you all I want you to know and hold onto before […]

End-of-Year Reflection by Dr. Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn

June 14, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Thank you for entrusting your children to us and for being our partners in helping your children learn, grow and thrive. At the eighth grade graduation ceremony, I reflected on the sacred work of educating your wonderful children, and I wanted to share some of those same ideas with you today as our community wraps […]

Coming Together; Becoming Whole: The 8th Grade Capstone Trip

May 27, 2021 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

One of the surprises of school life in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the creation of new connections and new opportunities for finding joy across reimagined and redefined horizons – even as we navigated instances of limited or lost opportunity. During Milton’s recent capstone graduation trip, our eighth grade students and their […]

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