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In the News: Jewish Insider Covers Second Gentleman, Doug Emhoff, Visit to Milton

April 25, 2022

Jewish Insider published an article covering the Second Gentleman, Doug Emhoff, visit to Milton as a Passover prep. Read the article here.


Eighth Graders Design Apps, Inventions, Aid Kits to Address Humanitarian Crises

January 20, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton eighth graders recently completed and presented the projects they created for the Cadena Initiative, an international endeavor that connects Jewish day school students across the world in efforts to understand and address humanitarian crises and needs. This is the third year Milton has participated in the international contest of ideas. Students have been working […]


In Celebration of Hanukkah Miracles

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

This year for Hanukkah, miracles have been abundant. Milton ran one of its four vaccine clinics on the fourth day of Hanukkah. What better way to celebrate a holiday about redemption and rededication? The parents were giddy, saying this was the best Hanukkah present they could receive. Kids were eager to plan a long-awaited playdate […]


Uncoverage: Empowering Students to Become Part of History

November 4, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff) Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

This article was published in HaYidion November 2021. As a doctoral student at Brandeis, Deborah and her classmates were encouraged to design “readings courses” around topics of interest that weren’t otherwise available in the curriculum. As is sometimes the case, the one willing to do the legwork gets to chart the course, and so Deborah […]


Middle School Scholars Forum: Study of Civil Rights

October 21, 2021 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Seventh graders delved into the inspiring, evocative words of Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on their field trip to DC memorials this week. Students selected passages from The Gettysburg Address, Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, and the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. that are inscribed on the walls and memorials. They reflected […]


Ode to JPDS/Milton

June 29, 2021 by Devora Kimelman-Block (Community)

2004, the last time we saw the Cicada X brood, was my oldest child’s first year at JPDS. Now, 4 kids and a generation of 17-year cicadas later, we are facing our family’s waning hours at Milton. In less than two weeks (around the same time the 2021 cicadas depart), my youngest child, and our […]


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 […]


Coming Together; Becoming Whole: The 8th Grade Capstone Trip

May 27, 2021 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

One of the surprises of school life in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the creation of new connections and new opportunities for finding joy across reimagined and redefined horizons – even as we navigated instances of limited or lost opportunity. During Milton’s recent capstone graduation trip, our eighth grade students and their […]


Milton Students Win Regionals in Cadena Competition for 2nd Year

May 20, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Congratulations to eighth graders Gabriel A. and Mayer F. on winning first place in the Cadena Initiative Regional Competition and kol hakavod to Aliza L., Nava F., Michal N., and Josie S. who were named finalists in the social entrepreneurship competition. The Cadena Initiative challenges middle school students to develop projects that mitigate the effects […]


Milton Second Grade Scientists contributing to NASA ExoLab Experiment

May 7, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Second grade scientists from Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School are contributing to a NASA scientific experiment. The elementary school students are participating in the ExoLab-8 Plant Experiment. Recently, red clover seeds and symbiotic rhizobia bacteria headed to space, to be grown on the International Space Station (ISS). Milton was one of the schools from around […]