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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 […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Ekev

August 9, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe continues his speech to the Bnei Yisrael, reminding them to keep Hashem’s commandments when they enter the land of Israel. The first verse, which includes the word for which the parasha is named, reads, “And it shall come to pass, because [ekev] you listen to these laws, and keep and do […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Va’etchanan

August 2, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe stresses to the Bnei Yisrael the importance of keeping Hashem’s commandments when they enter the land of Israel; Moshe repeats the Aseret HaDibrot (Ten Commandments) and utters the Shema and V’ahavta passages. The Shema is central to Jewish belief and Jewish prayer. It is recited during Shacharit (the morning service) and […]

MILTON Educators Attend Project Zero Classroom at Harvard Graduate School of Education

July 27, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Elementary School Director Arielle Derby, Early Childhood Director Melissa Davis, and Second Grade General Studies teacher Jen Margolis attended “Project Zero Classroom,” a week-long course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They were joined by teachers and researchers from all over the United States and 30 other countries. Project Zero Classroom emphasizes educational research […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Devarim

July 26, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe recounts to the Bnei Yisrael episodes from the 40 years in the wilderness; he gives the Bnei Yisrael encouragement regarding their upcoming conquest of the land of Cana’an. During the retelling of the history, Moshe reminds the Bnei Yisrael of one of many times he turned to God, saying (1:12): “How […]