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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 >


Torah Talk for Parashat Lech Lecha

October 16, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Avram and Sarai follow Hashem’s call to journey to Cana’an, where the covenant between Hashem and Avraham is affirmed. Avram is renamed Avraham and has a son with Hagar, Sarai’s maid, and Hashem promises that Sarai, renamed Sarah, will bear a son as well. One of the lesser-known stories in this week’s […]


Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New State-of-the-Art Facility, First Jewish Middle School in DC Since 1976, and Highest Enrollment in School History

October 11, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON officially opened its expanded Kay and Robert Schattner Center North Campus with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration on October 8. The opening of the North Campus, which serves students in Grades 2 to 8, marks the establishment of the first dedicated Jewish middle school in Washington, DC since 1976. This year, MILTON welcomed […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Noach

October 9, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha we hear the story of Noach and the flood; its aftermath when Noach planted a vineyard and got inebriated and his son saw “his nakedness”; and finally, the story of the Tower of Babel and the birth of Avram. The number “40” appears no less than six times in the flood story. […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Bereshit

October 3, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha we read about ma’aseh bereshit (the Act of Creation); Adam and Chava’s sin of eating fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad and their subsequent expulsion from Gan Eden (the Garden of Eden); Kayin’s murder of his brother, Hevel; and Adam and Chava’s descendants’ genealogy, culminating with the birth […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Ha’azinu

September 20, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

At the end of Moshe’s last speech to Bnei Yisrael, Hashem tells Moshe to write down a song to teach to the Israelites. “Put this song in their mouths,” Hashem says, “so that the words may become a witness for Me against them. After I bring them to the land that flows with milk and […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Vayelech

September 12, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe concludes his speech to Bnei Yisrael, blesses Yehoshua, and instructs the community to gather every seven years to read publicly from the Torah; Hashem predicts the eventual straying of Bnei Yisrael. If I had to give a title to this Torah Talk, I would call it, “It’s All About Our Children.” […]


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