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Consistency in Class Placement: Forming Hebrew and Judaic Studies Classes that Support our Mission and Improve Results

September 14, 2017 by Naomi Reem (Faculty and Staff)

At MILTON, we foster joyful and dynamic classroom communities through intentionally-created learning environments. Our approach reflects our vision of each child as a whole and unique individual and our commitment to a culture of inclusivity. We consider a variety of criteria – including social dynamics, gender balance, relationships among students, and best fit between the […]

Torah Talk for Parashot Nitzavim-Vayelech

September 12, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In these parashot, Moshe describes the brit (covenant) between Hashem and Bnei Yisrael (the Israelites), urging Bnei Yisrael to uphold the brit and honor the Torah so that they may be rewarded with life in the land of Israel. He concludes his speech, blesses Yehoshua, and instructs the community to gather every seven years to […]

Read-a-thon to Support Hurricane Harvey Victims

September 6, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

An important middah (moral virtue) is achrayut (responsibility). As teachers and as parents, we spend much of our time working to instill in our children a sense of responsibility for themselves, their behavior, and their work. But we also look for opportunities to teach our children that our responsibility does not end with ourselves – that, […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Ki Tavo

September 5, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe instructs Bnei Yisrael (the Israelites) about the first fruit offering and elaborates on the terms of the covenant by listing the blessings for keeping the commandments and the punishments for disobeying them. One misconception that many people hold is that prayer did not begin as a Jewish ritual practice until after […]

Scholars Forum Launches!

August 31, 2017 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

The Scholar’s Forum program launched this week with a visit from two guest speakers, a study of Jewish texts in which students connected sacred writings to their own lives, and a warm and open discussion led by students who shared stories and memories about the indelible moments of friendship and learning they experienced together at […]

Welcome to the New School Year!

August 31, 2017 by Naomi Reem (Faculty and Staff)

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! We were thrilled to open the doors at the South Campus and the New North Campus for the first day of school. The classrooms and hallways were filled with joyful energy – teachers and students created new classrooms communities, hugs as old friends reconnected and giggles as students made […]

MILTON School Video 2017-18

August 29, 2017 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Find out what makes a MILTON education and the MILTON community so special. Watch our video today!

Torah Talk for Parashat Ki Teitzei

August 28, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe enumerates many laws that relate to topics of family relationships, interpersonal ethics, and forbidden mixtures. The concept of tzedek (righteousness/justice) that featured prominently in last week’s parasha continues this week. Devarim (Deuteronomy) 24:10-15 describes how we should treat debtors and laborers with sensitivity, fairness, dignity, and justice. The mitzvot expressed in this passage contrast starkly with the laws of […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Shoftim

August 23, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe reviews for Bnei Yisrael (the Children of Israel) the Torah’s system of justice, the rules of kingship, the nation’s relationship to idolatrous peoples, and the rules for doing battle. One oft-quoted passage on social justice appears in this parasha (16:18-20), which uses words derived from the root “tzedek” three times in […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Re’eh

August 16, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe instructs the Bnei Yisrael (the Israelites) regarding idolatry, false prophets, pure and impure foods, tithes, freeing slaves, and pilgrimage festivals. Chapter 12, verses 20-22, address the question of eating meat, and clearly it is permitted by the Torah. However, there was one major early modern rabbinic figure who was theoretically opposed to […]

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