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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayeshev

November 26, 2018 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 interpreting others’ dreams. Most of us are familiar with the story of Yosef and his brothers, his journey to Egypt, his run-in with Potiphar, and his interactions in prison with the baker […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Vayishlach

November 19, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yaakov confronts Eisav, 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. The Torah and the rabbis place great import on the meaning of a name. We first learn of the […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Vayetzei

November 13, 2018 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. This is the beginning of a section of the Torah about which we can quote Bible scholar Andrew Lloyd Weber: “Strange as it seems, there’s been a run […]


MILTON selected for Fellowship on Teaching and Learning Rabbinic Literature

November 8, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON is proud to have been one of several select schools across North America to participate in the Legacy Heritage Instructional Leadership Institute (LHILI), working in close collaboration with staff at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). Participation in this two-year fellowship (2018-2020 academic years) will enhance […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Toldot

November 6, 2018 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. The word sadeh (field) appears four times in the two chapters of this parasha that deal with the relationships in the Jacobite family. It occurs […]


News from the MPA Birthday Books and Libraries Committee

November 1, 2018 by Adina Loeb (Community) Evelyn Khoo Schwartz (Community)

The Milton Parent Association presented the school with a one-time gift of $10,000 to help fund the new Milton Middle School Library in October during National Book Month. The libraries at Milton are funded solely by the MPA through the Birthday Books program. Knowing the new Middle School Library would require substantial set-up costs, the […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Chayei Sarah

October 31, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Sarah dies. Avraham buys the burial plot of M’arat HaMachpelah and buries Sarah. He then sends his servant, Eliezer, to the ancestral home to find a wife for Yitzchak. The second verse of the parasha tells us of Sarah’s death: “Sarah died in Kiryat Arba which is Hevron in the land of […]


In the News: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Featured in Local Newspapers

October 30, 2018 by DC Line (Press) Kol HaBirah (Press)

Check out the full feature article about MILTON, our expansion, and DC’s first middle school since 1976. The story ran in The DC Line, a new media outlet that covers local news in Washington, DC, and his helmed by Chris Kain, former Managing Editor of The Current Newspapers for 26 years. Read the article here > The […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Vayera

October 23, 2018 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). Before the destruction of S’dom, […]


In the News: North Campus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 17, 2018 by DC Line (Press) Washington Jewish Week (Press)

Extra, extra, read all about it! The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Kay & Robert Schattner Center North Campus was featured in articles in the Washington Jewish Week and the DC Line (paragraph 5 in the Week Ahead section). Read more about the event here >


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