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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 […]

Milton Presents: An Evening of Classic Entertainment

February 18, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

In February 2021, Milton’s middle school players made history as they returned to an old art form — radio theater— but with a digital twist. Middle school students had worked tirelessly to produce, act, write, create sound effects, and record short radio segments for our production. The show premiered on Thursday, February 11 as families, […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day Program in Middle School

January 29, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, middle school students had the honor of hearing from Holocaust survivor Toby Levy about how she hid with her extended family – and how their survival was due, in part, to a 16-year-old boy. MILTON parent and New York Times editor Sarah Wildman, who interviewed Ms. Levy for an article, […]

Sixth Grade Mounts Exhibition about Ancient Egypt

January 29, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

The Middle School Commons has been transformed into an exhibition space about Ancient Egypt. There, visiting cohorts get an up-close look at the daily lives of ancient Egyptians as well as how they thought about death. Developed by sixth grade students, the exhibition features in-depth research and writing about a range of topics as well […]

“Fifty Nifty” State Song Tradition Lives On!

January 20, 2021 by Mariana Lemcovich (Faculty and Staff)

The venerable “Fifty Nifty” tradition lives on! We are so proud of our third grade students and teachers who did not let the pandemic stand in their way of performing the beloved state song and participating in this JPDS/MILTON rite of passage! Enjoy their creative and joyful video- and check out the surprise cameo in […]

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 […]