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Milton Launches New Three-Year Middle School Israel Education Curriculum

January 10, 2019 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Milton is launching a three-year Israel Education curriculum designed for middle school students. This summer, educators and administrators at the school attended the 17th annual educator workshop on teaching Israel hosted by the Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI). Lisa Schopf, Middle School Director, and […]


What Distinguishes MILTON’s Hebrew Program?

March 15, 2018 by Shoshana Sfarzada (Faculty and Staff)

Over the past several years, we have worked in partnership with families to incorporate changes and produce an effective, engaging, and rich Hebrew program. We are happy to report that MILTON’s Hebrew students have outperformed national averages in second language acquisition. Our Hebrew education program utilizes best practices and is informed by the latest research in second […]


Celebrating the Hebrew Language through Poetry, Books, Songs and History

February 8, 2018 by Vered Goldstein (Faculty and Staff)

A vital component of MILTON’s Hebrew and Judaic Studies program is to make connections to Israel throughout the year. We achieve this goal by letting our students experience Israeli customs, foods, dances, songs, and stories. This year, as we celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday year-round, we were motivated to bring even more Israeli culture to our […]


Students Create Sculptures and Paintings Inspired by Iconic Israeli Artists

January 9, 2018 by Jill Stepak (Faculty and Staff)

As part of our yearlong celebration of Israel’s 70th birthday, students are learning about prominent Israeli art and artists, and creating paintings and sculptures inspired by these artists’ works. MILTON students were not only introduced to the works of the iconic artists, but to unique media, materials, and techniques as well. Second graders have been exploring […]


Israel 70th Birthday Celebration Begins with Recreation of U.N. Partition Vote

November 30, 2017 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

This week, MILTON kicked off our months-long celebration of Israel in honor of Medinat Yisrael (the State of Israel)’s 70th birthday. On November 29, we marked the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Partition Vote granting a Jewish State in part of the ancient land of Israel. Our students re-enacted this historic vote, and celebrated the moment […]


First Graders Name "Fidget Spinners" in Hebrew

June 2, 2017 by Vered Goldstein (Faculty and Staff)

The Academy of the Hebrew Language, an Israeli educational institution that creates new Hebrew words, is looking to create a unique Hebrew name for fidget spinners. The Zaytim first grade class accepted the challenge and worked to brainstorm four possible names – which they submitted to the Academy! Their suggestions were: “itzbubon – אִיצְבּוּבוֹן” (a combination […]


Happy Passover Video!

April 7, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Chag Same’ach! Happy Passover! We hope you enjoy this video of our students learning and celebrating Pesach!


The Rokdim B’Yachad (Dancing Together) Dance-a-Thon

January 6, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

On Wednesday, nearly 250 students, parents, staff, alumni and friends came together for an evening of dancing at the 2017 Rokdim B’Yachad (Dancing Together) Dance-a-Thon. Together the JPDS-NC community raised over $3,100 for the Jewish Federation’s Israel Wildfire Emergency Fund. The evening included Israeli dances galore – even the JPDS-NC panda made it out onto […]


In the News: Washington Jewish Week covers 10th Anniversary Rabin Lecture

June 23, 2016 by Washington Jewish Week (Press)

At the 10th Anniversary Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro spoke with Washington Post Editorial Writer Charles Lane about Rabin’s legacy and the current political situation in Israel. The community also heard personal remarks by Yuval Rabin, son of the late Prime Minister. Read the Washington Jewish Week article about the event […]


Traditions and Core Values

June 16, 2016 by Adina Kanefield (Faculty and Staff)

Traditions abound at JPDS-NC. As I hear the students practicing speeches for graduation, I see how longstanding JPDS-NC traditions stand out and deeply shape our students’ overall experience. TEVA, the New York trip, Chagigat HaSiddur, historic site guides and kindergarten self-portraits have become a part of the anthology of the JPDS-NC experience. Like these great […]


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