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Milestone Celebration in Seventh Grade: Siyum Sefer Shemot

March 18, 2021 by Devora Hornstein (Faculty and Staff) Shifra Chelst (Faculty and Staff)

This week, seventh grade celebrated their Siyum upon completing the Book of Shemot (Exodus), which they have been learning since fifth grade. In preparation for the siyum, students reflected on their work and learning, and chose different ways of representing the knowledge and skills they had acquired over the multi-year period. Reflecting on Meaningful Projects: […]

Milton Students and Alumnae Recognized for Hebrew Achievement

March 16, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Hebrew at the Center held the virtual Heseg Awards which recognized Milton students and recent alumnae for their extraordinary achievement in Hebrew. Meaning achievement in Hebrew, the inaugural Heseg event recognized 113 students in middle school, high school, and college who achieved the Global Seal of Biliteracy. We are incredibly proud that 29 current and […]

Purim Ball 2021

March 16, 2021 by Laurie Brumberg (Faculty and Staff)

More than 1000 people, from Argentina to Israel, tuned in to Milton’s Purim Ball 2021. We honored our teachers and staff – essential workers, every one – and raised over $136,000 for The Milton Fund – Thank you! If you missed our celebration or want to relive the moving tributes, gift presentation, Milton community chorus […]

Students Share their Gratitude

March 16, 2021

Milton students express their love, gratitude and appreciation for teachers and staff through drawings, stories, memories, and short videos. Here are just a few examples of what our students had to say!

An Exceptional Year

March 16, 2021

Against the backdrop of COVID, Milton’s faculty and staff came together to deliver an exceptional year of learning, joy, and connection for our students. Hear from parents, teachers, administrators, staff and students about their experiences this year, and the support, creativity, and care that made it possible.

Fifth Graders Publish Hebrew Newspaper

March 16, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Fifth Graders just published the first edition of their Hebrew newspaper! Every student in the class chose their own topic and contributed an article in Ivrit to the publication. These articles share the unique perspectives and experiences of our students as they learned, lived, and navigated this year. News stories include a description of mifgashim […]

Sixth Graders Re-imagine and Re-Tell The Odyssey

March 16, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

As part of their integrated study of Ancient Greece and The Wanderings of Odysseus, sixth graders flexed their academic and creative skills. After learning about Ancient Greek geography, culture, conflicts, and contributions, and as part of an in-depth study of a prose version of The Odyssey, students were challenged to produce original works that drew […]

Making Jewish Learning Meaningful

March 16, 2021 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Middle School Director Lisa Schopf published an article in The Lookstein Center’s Jewish Educational Leadership journal about making Jewish learning meaningful. Her article explores the essential role of meaning-making in the learning process and examines multiple pathways that educators can use as a framework of their lessons. In her piece, Lisa reflects: “In finding the meaning, […]

Artful Project Helps Students Cultivate Creativity, Hebrew Language Skills, & Israel Connection

February 25, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

As part of the second grade “All About Me” Hebrew curriculum, students are building their Hebrew vocabulary, cultivating writing skills, honing presentation skills – and connecting to Israeli culture! Recently, the children created self-portraits inspired by the work of Hanoch Piven, an Israeli artist, editorial caricaturist, and illustrator. Piven uses a wide array of random, […]

Sixth Grader Hannah Joffe Publishes App on the Apple Store

February 19, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Sixth grader Hannah Joffe (’23) just published her first App on the Apple App Store! The app is called Jewish Holy Days. It displays the dates of the major Jewish holidays and stores to-do lists for each holiday that you can use from one year to the next (never forget a pomegranate for Rosh Hashanah […]

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