Our Stories

Seeking Shelter in Israel

May 13, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Dear Families, In the summer of 2014, our family rented an apartment in Jerusalem, signed the kids up for camp and set out to ‘just live’ in Israel for a summer. We didn’t intend to tour much – the kids were still pretty young and kvetchy – but just to give them the experience of […]

Milton Second Grade Scientists contributing to NASA ExoLab Experiment

May 7, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Second grade scientists from Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School are contributing to a NASA scientific experiment. The elementary school students are participating in the ExoLab-8 Plant Experiment. Recently, red clover seeds and symbiotic rhizobia bacteria headed to space, to be grown on the International Space Station (ISS). Milton was one of the schools from around […]

Milton Educator Melinda Viteri Participates in Aerospace Educator Expo

April 27, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton educator and Space Camp Director Melinda Viteri participated in an aerospace expo for teachers on ways to integrate aviation, space, robotics and more into the curriculum! Melinda was one of 30 teachers selected to participate in the program. The aerospace educators workshops included sessions on the science behind space suits, and integrating hands-on activities […]

Seventh Graders Hone Digital Skills with Micro:bits

April 21, 2021

Seventh graders learned to code using Micro:bit, a small microprocessor that introduces students to how software and hardware work together. Using Microsoft MakeCode (block coding, Python and Javascript languages) the students used their Micro:bit kits to create items such as a fitness tracker, timer, digital clock, and a meditation guide, while others programmed theirs for […]

Dr. Skolnick-Einhorn Publishes Op Ed on Need for Vaccination Partnerships

April 15, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Head of School Dr. Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn wrote an op ed about the urgent need to build a unified vaccination program for adolescent children this summer. The piece was published in eJewish Philanthropy on April 12, 2021. Needed: a unified home-camp-school vaccination partnership How we can ensure maximum vaccinations considering this population’s mobility during the summer months? […]

Milton Students Take Part in White House Event

March 26, 2021

The White House invited MILTON students to participate in the White House Virtual Passover Celebration. Representing children across the nation and the world, our students opened the program by singing the order of the seder. MILTON students later sang Ma Nishtana (4 Questions) and Dayenu. Thank you to President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. […]

MILTON Educator Vinny Prell Publishes Article about Lesson on Consent, Empathy, and Diversity

March 19, 2021

MILTON Educator Vinny Prell had an article published by the DC Area Educators for Social Justice/Teaching for Change. In the article, Vinny reflected on a lesson and book discussion she had with her fourth graders around a children’s book, Don’t Touch My Hair by author and illustrator Sharee Miller. The lesson included a discussion around […]

Milestone Celebration in Seventh Grade: Siyum Sefer Shemot

March 18, 2021 by Devora Hornstein (Faculty and Staff) Shifra Chelst (Faculty and Staff)

This week, seventh grade celebrated their Siyum upon completing the Book of Shemot (Exodus), which they have been learning since fifth grade. In preparation for the siyum, students reflected on their work and learning, and chose different ways of representing the knowledge and skills they had acquired over the multi-year period. Reflecting on Meaningful Projects: […]

Milton Students and Alumnae Recognized for Hebrew Achievement

March 16, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Hebrew at the Center held the virtual Heseg Awards which recognized Milton students and recent alumnae for their extraordinary achievement in Hebrew. Meaning achievement in Hebrew, the inaugural Heseg event recognized 113 students in middle school, high school, and college who achieved the Global Seal of Biliteracy. We are incredibly proud that 29 current and […]

Purim Ball 2021

March 16, 2021 by Laurie Brumberg (Faculty and Staff)

More than 1000 people, from Argentina to Israel, tuned in to Milton’s Purim Ball 2021. We honored our teachers and staff – essential workers, every one – and raised over $136,000 for The Milton Fund – Thank you! If you missed our celebration or want to relive the moving tributes, gift presentation, Milton community chorus […]