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Elizabeth Zitelli

Faculty and Staff


Winning Cadena Team Makes Life-Changing Trip to Mexico

November 10, 2022 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

The first step in the MILTON Design Thinking Process is “Empathize.” Before they begin to design anything, students are asked to first imagine the needs of another person. Tsion Getachew(‘22) and Eva Schwartz(‘22) epitomized the power of beginning with empathy in their winning design for the International Cadena Challenge. Their project was chosen out of […]


Rabbi Mat Tonti and Julie Tonti Create Graphic Novel About Historic German Jewish Woman from the 17th Century

September 8, 2022 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Glikl of Hamlyn is an unlikely Instagrammer. This 17th century Jewish businesswoman and mother to 14, living in Hamburg, Germany kept careful diaries that vividly describe life over 400 years ago. In these diaries, Rabbi Mat Tonti and his wife Julie have found words of wisdom for modern readers and are working to translate her […]