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Torah Talk for Parashat Tazria-Metzora

April 17, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In these parashot, Hashem instructs Moshe on the purification rituals for mothers following childbirth, describes to Moshe and Aharon the procedures for identifying and responding to those infected with tzara’at (usually translated as leprosy) and the purification ritual for people and homes afflicted with leprosy, and instructs Moshe and Aharon on the laws regarding emission […]


Sixth Graders Explore the Anatomy and Physiology of the Brain

April 12, 2018 by Michal Krupnik-Gottlieb (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON sixth graders have been diving deep in science class into a unit on human body anatomy and physiology. To enhance their learning, the students took part in Brain Awareness Week events at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The visit was a great opportunity to explore the exciting world of neuroscience, and explore […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Shemini

April 10, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

After the dedication of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and the ordination of the cohanim (priests), two of Aharon’s sons bring a strange fire before God and are consumed by fire; God then instructs Moshe and Aharon regarding which animals, fish, and birds may be eaten by the Bnei Yisrael. At the end of the story of […]


Four MILTON Sixth Graders Win Awards at DC STEM Fair

March 23, 2018 by Joshua Ackerman (Faculty and Staff)

Four MILTON sixth graders were awarded top prizes in the Junior Division (Grades 6 to 8) at this year’s DC STEM Fair! The DC STEM Fair is the premier science event for students in Grades 6 to 12 who attend independent and public schools in the nation’s capital. Sixth graders Shoshana L. and Reut S. won […]


Interdisciplinary Study of Ancient Greece Optimizes Learning

March 20, 2018 by Fani Bettmann (Faculty and Staff) Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

An astrophysicist leads our middle schoolers through an exploration of gemara, bringing forth his expertise on the phases of the moon to lend insight into the gemara that deals with identifying the new month. A filmmaker teaches the art of storytelling as he also sheds light on the craft of the investigative historian and the […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Tzav

March 19, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem tells Moshe to describe to the cohanim (priests) the rituals for some of the offerings; the cohanim then undergo the process of ordination. We have lost touch with the idea that sacrificial offerings were part of the day-in and day-out life of the ancient Jews. When they sinned, they brought an […]


What Distinguishes MILTON’s Hebrew Program?

March 15, 2018 by Shoshana Sfarzada (Faculty and Staff)

Over the past several years, we have worked in partnership with families to incorporate changes and produce an effective, engaging, and rich Hebrew program. We are happy to report that MILTON’s Hebrew students have outperformed national averages in second language acquisition. Our Hebrew education program utilizes best practices and is informed by the latest research in second […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Vayikra

March 13, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, God commands Moshe regarding various types of korbanot (animal and vegetative offerings): what they should consist of and under what circumstances they should be offered. This parasha illustrates and elucidates an often misunderstood principle in the Torah. Rashi is fond of quoting the Talmud in Masechet Pesachim 6b: “There is no chronological order in the Torah.” This does […]


General Studies Teacher Mindy Hirsch Selected for Pardes Summer Program

March 6, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Mazal tov to fifth grade General Studies teacher Mindy Hirsch on being selected for the Pardes Summer Program for day school educators. Mindy will join select educators from around the world in Israel for three weeks of dynamic, interactive study of classic and contemporary Jewish texts. They will grapple with the great Jewish books and ideas, experience how classic […]


Meet the 2018 Purim Ball Honorees

March 6, 2018 by Laurie Brumberg (Faculty and Staff)

Each year at Purim Ball, we honor MILTON parents and others for their devoted leadership and service to the school. This year we recognize Kimby and Lawrence Berger; Kimberly and John Hasenberg; Cinthia and Horacio Rozanski; Sandy and Ted Schulman; and Sharon Freundel. Learn about these remarkable people, their commitment and service to our school, […]


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