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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayigash

December 19, 2017 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. There is a story in the Torah about a person who is banished from the Land of Yisrael and winds up living in a nearby country. The person’s innate beauty […]


Immersive Learning Week Launches with Explorations of Digital Game Design, Law, and Biblical Art

December 14, 2017 by Fani Bettmann (Faculty and Staff) Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff) Sharon Freundel (Community)

Our first Immersive Learning Week had sixth graders doing deep dives into digital game design, the law, and biblical art. Each group learned foundations related to their subject and broadened their understanding through field trips, guest speakers, creative exploration and design, and reflection. The program concluded with an Immersive Learning Week Showcase in which the […]


MILTON Selected for Ayeka Foundation Grant

December 14, 2017 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Ayeka: The Center for Soulful Education announced that it has selected Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital along with Atlanta Jewish Academy, Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit, and Netivot HaTorah Day School in Toronto to participate in a cohort funded jointly by The AVI CHAI, Kohelet, and Mayberg Foundations. Ayeka was […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Miketz

December 12, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yosef interprets Pharaoh’s dreams and is appointed to implement Egypt’s anti-famine plan. This brings him into contact with his brothers again, as they come to Egypt to buy food. Towards the end of the book of Bereshit, we encounter many tears. Interestingly enough, this crying is done exclusively by men. Read more […]


In the News: Kol HaBirah Newspaper Covers Sixth Grade Documentary Filming and Kindergarten Science Grant

December 6, 2017 by Kol HaBirah (Press)

Kol HaBirah newspaper recently published three features about our school! The articles cover our sixth graders’ ongoing project to create a documentary film about the history of our school, as well as MILTON parent and podcast producer Nahanni Rous’ visit to Grade 6, and Kindergarten teacher Lisa Davis’ winning a mini-grant from Jane Goodall’s youth […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Vayeshev

December 5, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yosef’s dreams anger his brothers, and they sell him into slavery in Egypt, where he eventually ends up in prison, still interpreting others’ dreams. Most of us recognize the names of the most famous twins in the Torah: Yaakov and Esav. In chapter 38, we encounter a second set of twins, which many […]


Israel 70th Birthday Celebration Begins with Recreation of U.N. Partition Vote

November 30, 2017 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

This week, MILTON kicked off our months-long celebration of Israel in honor of Medinat Yisrael (the State of Israel)’s 70th birthday. On November 29, we marked the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Partition Vote granting a Jewish State in part of the ancient land of Israel. Our students re-enacted this historic vote, and celebrated the moment […]


Measuring Hebrew Language Achievement

November 30, 2017 by Shoshana Sfarzada (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON’s Hebrew program utilizes an assessment-based curriculum, which means that we first set goals, and then design a curriculum to achieve them. We employ assessments on a school-wide, class-wide, and individual basis. On a daily basis, teachers work to formally and informally assess students’ skills in the classroom as the children work, interact, and engage […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Vayishlach

November 28, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yaakov confronts Esav, wrestles with a “man” who blesses him by changing his name to Yisrael, loses his wife Rachel in childbirth, and experiences the trauma of the incident with his daughter Deena. There is an event in this week’s parasha that often goes overlooked. In Chapter 35, verse 8 we read, “Devorah, Rivka’s nurse, […]


In the News: Kol HaBirah Newspaper covers Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math at MILTON

November 27, 2017 by Kol HaBirah (Press)

Kol HaBirah newspaper recently published two features on STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) at MILTON, including recent professional development that our General Studies teachers participated in on the topic of “Making Math Real.” Read the articles online here: “Full STEAM Ahead at MILTON” “MILTON Teachers Guiding Students Toward Expert Thinking in Math.”


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