Our Stories

President of the Board Report 2017-2018

June 21, 2018 by Steve Laufer (Community)

It has truly been an incredible year at MILTON. I want to thank all the staff members and parent volunteers who made it possible. I also want to recognize each of the members of the professional leadership team under whose direction all of this magic happens: Melissa Davis, Arielle Derby, Sharon Freundel, Ronit Greenstein, Alexis […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Chukat

June 20, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem instructs Moshe and Aaron regarding the parah adumah (red heifer); Miriam dies; to bring forth water, Moshe hits a rock rather than speaking to it; Aharon dies. An odd verse appears in chapter 21, as the Torah is recounting the places that the Bnei Yisrael encamped until they had water. Says […]


Pre-Kindergarten Students Donate Mural to Children’s Hospital

June 15, 2018 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff) Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Pre-Kindergarten students created a vibrant, large-scale mural which they donated to Children’s National Medical Center. The mural, titled “Teamwork, Love, and Togetherness,” was inspired by the artwork and social activism of Keith Haring. The donation to Children’s Hospital was inspired by the fact that in 1988, Keith Haring painted and displayed a mural on the […]


MILTON Celebrates Mitzvah Day

June 14, 2018 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

The whole school celebrated Mitzvah Day yesterday (6/13, in honor of the 613 mitzvot listed in the Torah). On the North Campus, children and adults spent a week writing down different mitzvot they performed on paper hearts, then decorated the North Campus with them! Students were challenged to go on a mitzvah scavenger hunt and see […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Korach

June 12, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

This week’s parasha is about the rebellion of Korach and his men against Moshe and Aharon, whom they felt should not be the heads of the Jewish people. The rebellion failed miserably, and Korach and his men are “swallowed by the earth” in an earthquake. Hashem then instructs Aharon regarding laws of the priesthood. The […]


Sixth Grade Documentary Film Premieres

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

On June 4, MILTON sixth graders showcased a documentary film they produced as part of their year-long study of leadership, collective memory, and institutional change. The project was part of MILTON’s inaugural Scholar’s Forum, an innovative anchor of the new Moses Family Middle School curriculum. Students learned from parent and community experts about archival research, interview […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Shlach

June 5, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe sends scouts to explore the Land of Israel; ten of them convince the people that it will be too difficult to conquer the land; Hashem responds to their lack of confidence by punishing Bnei Yisrael with 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. The people are given the commandments of meal […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Beha’alotecha

May 30, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, the Bnei Yisrael receive instructions regarding Pesach; they journey forth from Sinai and complain to God on several occasions, provoking God’s anger; Miriam and Aaron speak against Moshe. The episode of Miriam and Aharon speaking against Moshe sounds like something any of us might involve ourselves in. Read more >


In the News: Kol HaBirah Covers Meaningful Jewish Learning at MILTON

May 24, 2018 by Kol HaBirah (Press)

Kol HaBirah Newspaper published an article about a variety of meaningful Jewish learning and tefilah experiences at MILTON, including Chagigat HaSiddur, TEVA, and the fourth grade dream-catchers project. Read the article here >


Torah Talk for Parashat Naso

May 23, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem outlines the service of the Gershon family of Levi’im (Levites), gives the laws relating to the sotah (suspected adulteress) and the nazir (nazirite), and describes to Moshe and Aharon the birkat cohanim (priestly blessing); the heads of tribes bring gifts to the Mishkan (Tabernacle). An interesting mitzvah, derived from this parasha, […]


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