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Torah Talk for Parashat Bo

January 9, 2019 by Jake Singer-Beilin (Faculty and Staff)

This week’s parasha, Bo, continues the story that we know so well from the Pesach seder. The Israelites are slaves in Egypt, and Moses is sent to free them. Last week, in Parashat Vaera, we saw the first 7 of the 10 plagues. This week we read about the final three plagues, including makkat b’chorot […]

Milton Only School Selected for Multi-Year Grant for Hebrew Education

January 3, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Kol Hakavod to the Milton Hebrew Language Department! Milton was awarded a four-year grant from Hebrew at the Center, and selected to serve as a Hebrew Teaching School. This designation will allow our faculty to model best practices in second language acquisition for teachers and curriculum developers at other schools and mentor them on Hebrew […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Vaera

January 2, 2019 by Jake Singer-Beilin (Faculty and Staff)

In this parasha, God commands Moshe and Aharon to bring B’nei Yisrael out of Egypt and deliver them from slavery. They receive the message that God will free them, and yet, their spirits still remain heavy. In the middle of the narrative, we find a genealogy of Reuven, Shimon, and Levi, which also includes the […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Shemot

December 27, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Bnei Yisrael become slaves to Paro; Paro’s daughter saves Moshe from the Nile and, after killing an Egyptian taskmaster, Moshe flees to Midian where he marries and has children; Hashem instructs Moshe to liberate the people; Moshe returns to Egypt, and Moshe and Aharon approach Paro, who refuses their request for liberation. […]

Milton Educators Contribute to Jewish Early Childhood Conference

December 19, 2018 by Melissa Davis (Faculty and Staff)

Six Milton educators attended the annual Jewish Early Childhood Education Conference presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington! Milton had a very strong presence at the conference this year. Laura Cohen, South Campus pedagogista, co-chaired this year’s conference. Judy Kimel, South Campus atelierista, presented one of our Kindergarten projects as she sat on a […]

Torah Talk for Parashat Vayechi

December 18, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Yaakov blesses his sons on his deathbed and asks them to bury him in Cana’an. Vayechi is the last parasha in Sefer Bereshit, the Book of Genesis. The Book began with universal themes of the creation of the human being, corruption, destruction, and renewal. It then narrowed its focus and centered on […]

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,” […]

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