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Adventures in Learning: Middle School Immersive Learning Week

January 8, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

As part of MILTON’s middle school program, students participate in Immersive Learning Weeks in which they engage in deep-dive explorations of subjects that can spark their passions, deepen their understanding of the world, and expand their perspectives. This week, we ran a Virtual Immersive Learning Week, offering a wide range of experiences. Students learned with […]


Hanukkah: From Scarcity to Abundance

December 18, 2020 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

One of the core Talmudic debates of Hanukkah – emblematic of the productive argumentation between Hillel and Shammai that shapes our tradition – is the question of how one should light the hanukkiah. Do we begin with eight candles to represent the resources that diminish over the holiday OR do we begin with one candle […]


Share the Nachas Day 2020: Bringing the Light, Wherever We Are

December 16, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton’s annual Share the Nachas Day looked a little different this year than in years past. To keep our grandparents, special friends, teachers, and students safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Share the Nachas Day went virtual for the very first time. Grandparents and special friends from across the country came together for an adult […]


We Built a Jewish Educational Framework from the Ground Up. This is What Happened.

December 11, 2020 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Middle School Director Lisa Schopf was a guest author on the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC) blog, writing about our Scholars Forum program. Using a multidisciplinary lens, the program challenges students to explore contemporary issues and use their learning to inform, advocate, influence, and change. Students have delved into topics such as the role of […]


MILTON Educator Sherry Fox Accepted for a Graduate Degree Program in Israel Education

December 3, 2020 by Mariana Lemcovich (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON Educator Sherry Fox has been accepted in The iCenter and The George Washington University’s Graduate Degree Program in Israel Education. Mazel tov Sherry! Read the article published by the Washington Jewish Week.


Prizmah Journal Features COVID-Era Innovation at Milton

November 23, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton was featured in a special issue of the Prizmah journal that examines how schools are adapting to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The article highlights one of the ways that Milton reinvented our program through these exigencies – our production of Virtual Fiddler on the Roof. Kol Hakavod to Sarah Gershman, Sarah Rubin […]


MILTON Student Eliana W. (’22) Helps a School in Uganda

November 19, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Seventh grader Eliana W. raised $18,000 in support of Innovation Africa (IA) for her bat mitzvah project. IA uses Israeli solar technologies to bring electricity to destitute schools and hospitals in Africa. Eliana is supporting a school in Uganda with over 1200 students, many of whom are orphans. She needed to raise $18000 to bring […]


In The News: Milton Featured in Washington City Paper

September 27, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton was featured in Washington City Paper. The article spotlights our school’s innovative Virtual Plus learning model and the success of our outdoor education program. Read the article here.


From Yom Kippur to Sukkot: Rebuilding Ourselves

September 27, 2020 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Even though it is Yom Kippur that begins tonight, spending so much time living, learning, and eating outside this year got me into a Sukkot state of mind very early in 5781. As a shul-goer and parent (and as a grocery shopper), I usually spend a lot of the fall wondering why the hagim come […]


Kudoboard from MILTON Parents

September 21, 2020 by Milton Parents Association (Faculty and Staff)

As we head into the year 5781, we know that it will be sweeter, happier and healthier thanks to you. Many MILTON parents have contributed to a Kudoboard to express their gratitude. Please check out the messages here: https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/WEqykZ1H# Shana Tova and Thanks for a Sweet New Year! With love, the Milton Parents Association (MPA)


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