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Torah Talk for Parashat Naso

May 23, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem outlines the service of the Gershon family of Levi’im (Levites), gives the laws relating to the sotah (suspected adulteress) and the nazir (nazirite), and describes to Moshe and Aharon the birkat cohanim (priestly blessing); the heads of tribes bring gifts to the Mishkan (Tabernacle). An interesting mitzvah, derived from this parasha, […]

MILTON Hosts Community Day of Learning for Local Educators

May 22, 2018 by Melissa Davis (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON’s early childhood academic team hosted another Community Day of Learning for educators in the Washington area last week. Thirteen educators from four area schools, including Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School in DC, Beauvoir in DC, Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg, and Ohr Chadash in Baltimore, participated in a day of professional development focusing on […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Bemidbar

May 15, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe conducts a census of the Israelites and the Levites, and sets up the structure of the wilderness encampment; Hashem describes the unique duties of the Kehati family from which the cohanim (priests) come. This week’s parasha, Bemidbar, begins the fourth of the five Books of Moses. The book of Bemidbar focuses […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Behar-Bechukotai

May 8, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In these parashot, Hashem tells Moshe to instruct the people in the laws of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years, as well as how to relate to those in the community who become impoverished. Hashem then enumerates the rewards for keeping the commandments and the punishments for violating them; the laws of tithes are listed. Parashat […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Emor

May 1, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem gives Moshe a series of laws specific to the cohanim (priests); Hashem then instructs Moshe to tell the people about the festivals, in addition to the laws of blasphemy and murder. Maimonides (12th Century Spain/Egypt), in his introduction to his Mishneh Torah, a code of Jewish law, writes about different kinds […]

Sixth Graders Author Original Short Stories in Spanish to Share with Bilingual Preschoolers

April 26, 2018 by Silvia Edenburg (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON sixth grade Spanish students have been writing original short stories to share with preschool-aged children at a bilingual school. Since many of the children at this school are Spanish-speaking, our class wrote and illustrated beautiful books in that language for the five-year-old class. “I liked writing books in Spanish because it helped me connect […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

April 24, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In these parashot, Hashem instructs Moshe regarding the procedures for Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement); Hashem then tells Moshe to give the people a series of ethical and ritual laws instructing them on how to be holy. MILTON’s core value of m’dor l’dor, “from generation to generation,” is reflected in this week’s parashot. The following […]

Elementary School Director Arielle Derby to Lead Cohort in Pedagogy of Partnership Day School Fellowship

April 19, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

We are delighted to announce that MILTON has been selected to be in the inaugural cohort of the Pedagogy of Partnership Day School Fellowship. Elementary School Director Arielle Derby will lead a team of MILTON educators – Grade 5 General Studies Teacher Marissa Bullock, Grade 4 General Studies Teacher Hanina Goldstein, and Grades 3 and 4 […]

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 […]