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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayetzei

November 20, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yaakov flees to his uncle Lavan’s household and lives there for several years, marrying Lavan’s daughters, Leah and Rachel, and establishing a large family. One of the challenges of living in the modern era is grappling with ethical questions and challenges generated by new technologies. One area of particular concern is medical […]


The Power of Questions: Students Work with Podcast Producer and Delve into Jewish Sources in the Scholars Forum

November 16, 2017 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff) Sharon Freundel (Community)

In MILTON’s Scholars Forum, guest speakers in various fields share real-world knowledge with the students – and then faculty and students connect the learning to our ancient texts. Just as the sixth graders learned about various aspects of documentary filmmaking, they have also been studying Jewish sources at each stage of the project. Nahanni Rous, […]


MILTON Teacher Wins Jane Goodall "Roots & Shoots" Mini-Grant

November 15, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Kindergarten Teacher Lisa Davis recently won a mini-grant from Jane Goodall’s youth organization, Roots & Shoots. The grant money will go toward materials to build a migratory butterfly garden at the South Campus. The students will learn about the native butterflies of Rock Creek, including the endangered monarch butterfly, then design, construct, and plant a […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Toldot

November 14, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Rivka gives birth to twins, Esav and Yaakov, who struggle with each other, and Yaakov engages in bargaining and deception to obtain the birthright and Yitzchak’s blessing. Each of the brothers has an interesting name, or rather, two interesting names. Esav is also referred to as Edom, and Yaakov is renamed Yisrael after […]


MILTON Students Commemorate Veterans Day

November 9, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

This year, MILTON is commemorating Veterans Day in a special way. Every grade created a video highlighting a special project or performance the students did to honor the holiday. Watch our students pay tribute to the beloved MILTON Veterans Day tradition and honor the service of our veterans through song, tikkun olam, performing arts, and […]


Getting to the Heart of It

November 9, 2017 by Laurie Brumberg (Faculty and Staff)

Most of us have habits of giving – the Friday tzedakah box, the monthly paycheck deduction, the yearly gifts. We instill in our children the same habit – splitting an allowance, dropping a quarter into the box. We do what we can, and when we give, we say something about who we are and what […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Chayei Sarah

November 7, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, following the death of Sarah, Avraham purchases a burial plot and sends his servant, Eliezer, to find a wife for Yitzchak. Eliezer finds Rivka and brings her to Yitzchak to become his wife. As we know, Eliezer creates a test for determining the future wife for Yitzchak (24:12-14), which involves waiting by […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Vayera

October 31, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, the Torah continues with the adventures of Avraham and Sarah, including the announcement of the impending birth of Yitzchak and his actual birth, the destruction of S’dom, the exile of Hagar and Yishmael from Avraham’s house, and the famous episode of Akeidat Yitzchak (the Binding of Isaac). The parasha begins with Avraham […]


Making Math Real

October 26, 2017 by Dafna Spear (Faculty and Staff)

This fall, all MILTON General Studies faculty members participated in professional development on experiential math education. The intensive 6-hours of learning were led by Jeff Heyck-Williams, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Two Rivers Public Charter School. The math instruction training focused on having students explore complex mathematical concepts and identify multiple methods for solving […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Lech Lecha

October 24, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Avram and Sarai follow Hashem’s call to journey to Cana’an, where the covenant between Hashem and Avraham is affirmed. Avram, renamed Avraham, has a son with Hagar, Sarai’s maid, and Hashem promises that Sarai, renamed Sarah, will bear a son as well. One adventure described in this parasha is Avram’s involvement in the […]


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