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Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn

Faculty and Staff


Happy New Year from Milton

September 9, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Shana tova, all! This year, as we prepare for 5782 and the new school year, we have set our community kavannah, our intention, as the pursuit of shleimut, of wholeness. Last year, I urged us all to consider curating the hagim, to pare things down to the essentials. I pushed myself to look at the […]

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Message from the Head of School About Shaloh House

July 2, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Usually, when I cry, I can feel it coming for a bit and – depending on the circumstance – might try to fight the tears back or decide to let them flow. But when I read about the stabbing outside of a Jewish school in Boston yesterday, the tears were instant. Thank god, the rabbi […]

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Thank You and a Fond Farewell to Our Departing Faculty and Staff

July 1, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

We want to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the faculty and staff members who are off to new adventures. Their talent and dedication have enriched the lives of their colleagues, students and the entire school and community. You will be missed and will always be part of the MILTON family! Toda Raba and […]

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End-of-Year Reflection by Dr. Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn

June 14, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Thank you for entrusting your children to us and for being our partners in helping your children learn, grow and thrive. At the eighth grade graduation ceremony, I reflected on the sacred work of educating your wonderful children, and I wanted to share some of those same ideas with you today as our community wraps […]

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Seeking Shelter in Israel

May 13, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Dear Families, In the summer of 2014, our family rented an apartment in Jerusalem, signed the kids up for camp and set out to ‘just live’ in Israel for a summer. We didn’t intend to tour much – the kids were still pretty young and kvetchy – but just to give them the experience of […]


Dr. Skolnick-Einhorn Publishes Op Ed on Need for Vaccination Partnerships

April 15, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Head of School Dr. Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn wrote an op ed about the urgent need to build a unified vaccination program for adolescent children this summer. The piece was published in eJewish Philanthropy on April 12, 2021. Needed: a unified home-camp-school vaccination partnership How we can ensure maximum vaccinations considering this population’s mobility during the summer months? […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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Shana Tova from MILTON

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

As I write this to you, the next tab over is my Rosh Hashanah 5780 menu and shopping list. While we have been trying to rein ourselves in for years now, there’s still a long list of ‘must haves:’ one grandmother’s chicken soup, the brisket big enough for 20, a beloved aunt’s beloved apple cake, […]

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