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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayigash

December 11, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yosef reveals his identity to his brothers, prompting the entire family to move to Egypt, where Yosef reunites with his father, Yaakov. Why did God arrange for the Israelites to end up in Egypt? In Devarim (Deuteronomy) 4:20, the text refer to Egypt as “cur habarzel” (an iron furnace). This description of Egypt as […]

Middle School Immersive Learning Week

December 6, 2018 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Unleashing curiosity, inspiring challenge, and facilitating discovery is the key to our teaching at Milton. That process of discovery guided our five immersive learning week experiences: Journeys of Justice, Flight and Space, Digital Game Design, Biblical Art, and Adventures in Nature. Middle school coders delved into the world of programming, creating their own original digital […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Miketz

December 4, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yosef interprets Pharaoh’s dreams and is appointed to implement Egypt’s anti-famine plan. This brings him into contact with his brothers again, as they come to Egypt to buy food. It is remarkable how much of the Torah and how much of our lives revolve around food. The first human sin, that of […]

Milton Educators Learn with Leading Experts at Early Childhood Conference

November 27, 2018 by Melissa Davis (Faculty and Staff)

Nine Milton early childhood educators recently participated in the NAEYC (National Alliance for the Education of Young Children) conference at the Washington Convention Center. They attended engaging professional development sessions on Curriculum, Teaching and Instructional Practice, Assessment, Cognitive Development, and more. Session topics included: What would Mr. Rogers do?,” “Project-Based Learning: Standards, Assessment, and Examples,” […]

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 […]

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