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Torah Talk for Parashat B’Shalach

January 17, 2019 by Jake Singer-Beilin (Faculty and Staff)

This week is Shabbat Shirah. On this Shabbat, we read Parashat B’Shalach, a section of the book of Exodus which contains the Song of the Sea – the song that Moses, Miriam, and the Israelites sang when they made the unlikely and miraculous transition from slavery to freedom. Soon after this Shabbat is over, the […]


Jewish Education Innovation Challenge Awards Milton Grant for Middle School Scholars Forum

January 16, 2019 by Rebecca Weissman (Community)

Milton was awarded a 2019 Ignition Grant from the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC) to support its recently launched Scholars Forum in the middle school. JEIC Ignition Grants jump-start new or developing out-of-the-box programs that improve Jewish education in day schools. The Scholars Forum is a signature program of the Moses Family Middle School. The […]


Milton Launches New Three-Year Middle School Israel Education Curriculum

January 10, 2019 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Milton is launching a three-year Israel Education curriculum designed for middle school students. This summer, educators and administrators at the school attended the 17th annual educator workshop on teaching Israel hosted by the Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI). Lisa Schopf, Middle School Director, and […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Bo

January 9, 2019 by Jake Singer-Beilin (Faculty and Staff)

This week’s parasha, Bo, continues the story that we know so well from the Pesach seder. The Israelites are slaves in Egypt, and Moses is sent to free them. Last week, in Parashat Vaera, we saw the first 7 of the 10 plagues. This week we read about the final three plagues, including makkat b’chorot […]


Milton Only School Selected for Multi-Year Grant for Hebrew Education

January 3, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Kol Hakavod to the Milton Hebrew Language Department! Milton was awarded a four-year grant from Hebrew at the Center, and selected to serve as a Hebrew Teaching School. This designation will allow our faculty to model best practices in second language acquisition for teachers and curriculum developers at other schools and mentor them on Hebrew […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Vaera

January 2, 2019 by Jake Singer-Beilin (Faculty and Staff)

In this parasha, God commands Moshe and Aharon to bring B’nei Yisrael out of Egypt and deliver them from slavery. They receive the message that God will free them, and yet, their spirits still remain heavy. In the middle of the narrative, we find a genealogy of Reuven, Shimon, and Levi, which also includes the […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Shemot

December 27, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Bnei Yisrael become slaves to Paro; Paro’s daughter saves Moshe from the Nile and, after killing an Egyptian taskmaster, Moshe flees to Midian where he marries and has children; Hashem instructs Moshe to liberate the people; Moshe returns to Egypt, and Moshe and Aharon approach Paro, who refuses their request for liberation. […]


Milton Educators Contribute to Jewish Early Childhood Conference

December 19, 2018 by Melissa Davis (Faculty and Staff)

Six Milton educators attended the annual Jewish Early Childhood Education Conference presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington! Milton had a very strong presence at the conference this year. Laura Cohen, South Campus pedagogista, co-chaired this year’s conference. Judy Kimel, South Campus atelierista, presented one of our Kindergarten projects as she sat on a […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Vayechi

December 18, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yaakov blesses his sons on his deathbed and asks them to bury him in Cana’an. Vayechi is the last parasha in Sefer Bereshit, the Book of Genesis. The Book began with universal themes of the creation of the human being, corruption, destruction, and renewal. It then narrowed its focus and centered on […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Vayigash

December 11, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yosef reveals his identity to his brothers, prompting the entire family to move to Egypt, where Yosef reunites with his father, Yaakov. Why did God arrange for the Israelites to end up in Egypt? In Devarim (Deuteronomy) 4:20, the text refer to Egypt as “cur habarzel” (an iron furnace). This description of Egypt as […]


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