Tikkun Olam (transforming the world) is a core value at Milton, and animates learning and civic action in and outside the classroom. Volunteers coordinate activities throughout the year, providing meaningful opportunities for family engagement.
Random Acts of Kindness
Giving tzedakah (righteous giving) is an integral part of the Milton curriculum and of teaching children to become knowledgeable, responsible Jews and citizens. Social action activities have included delivering food baskets to seniors, serving food at shelters, participating in neighborhood clean-ups, and raising money for the homeless. Volunteers plan and coordinate individual initiatives and shape the overall direction of the program.
Chesed (loving-kindness) is a hallmark of life at Milton, and each of us is part of the chesed network. Volunteer Liaisons coordinate meal sign-ups, rides and playdates, shiva calls and more, ensuring that every family receives help if and when they need it. As we rejoice in each other’s smachot (happy events) and share the sorrow at times of sadness, Chesed Liaisons serve as a central point of contact between families, classrooms, the administration, and outside support networks. Through gemilut chasadim (acts of loving-kindness) we teach our children the value of engagement, reminding them that we make our communities as much as we live and learn in them.
Students created artwork to decorate spaces used by young patients and their families at Children’s National Medical Center and at Shady Grove Hospital.
Parents and children cook meals together that are frozen and used when families in the community are in a time of need.
The Moetzet Talmidim (Student Council) organizes collection drives each year for a variety of causes. Past drives have supported A Wider Circle, U.S. troops, and national and international disaster relief.