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

This week, MILTON kicked off our months-long celebration of Israel in honor of Medinat 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 that led to Jewish autonomy in the region for the first time in nearly 2000 years. At our vote, Moetzet Talmidim (Student …

November 30, 2017 |By |Author Type: |Topics: Judaic Studies, Milton Moments|Tags: Israel, M'dor L'dor, Multimedia|

MILTON Students Commemorate Veterans Day

This year, MILTON is commemorating Veterans Day in a special way. Every grade created a video highlighting a special project or performance the students did to honor the holiday. Watch our students pay tribute to the beloved MILTON Veterans Day tradition and honor the service of our veterans through song, tikkun olam, performing arts, and more. Click on the photos below to watch each video: Sixth grade students visited the National Museum of American Jewish Military …

Scholars Forum Launches!

The Scholar’s Forum program launched this week with a visit from two guest speakers, a study of Jewish texts in which students connected sacred writings to their own lives, and a warm and open discussion led by students who shared stories and memories about the indelible moments of friendship and learning they experienced together at our school. It was an inspiring and meaningful launch to this signature middle school program. Scholars Forum is a weekly …

Welcome to Milton

This week, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the school gathered to celebrate the school’s renaming and to break ground for a significant renovation and expansion of the Kay and Robert Schattner Center North Campus. With much excitement, we announced that JPDS-NC is now the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital. We were honored to be joined by the family and friends of Milton Gottesman – Ambassador Alfred Moses, and Ruth, Bob, …

JPDS-NC Mourns the Loss of Dr. Robert Schattner

It is with great sadness that we recognize the passing of our longtime friend and supporter, Dr. Robert Schattner. From the school’s return to Washington, DC, to its expansion to two campuses, Dr. Schattner’s extraordinary generosity ensured the school’s growth and success through the years. His warmth and charm, often on full display at Veterans Day performances, graduations, and community events, will be missed dearly. Dr. Schattner’s legacy will live on at JPDS-NC as both …

February 3, 2017 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Philanthropy|Tags: M'dor L'dor|

Fall Alumni Newsletter

We begin this new year full of anticipation for what’s to come, particularly our Election Project and construction of our new middle school and expansion of the North Campus! We are thrilled to share these exciting developments and many others with our ever-supportive and engaged alumni community, and to hear all about our change-making alumni’s exciting experiences and projects in return. Read our Fall Alumni Newsletter to learn more!

October 13, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Alumni|Tags: #ThisIsWhy, M'dor L'dor|

Summer Alumni Newsletter

As we reflect on the past school year and plan ahead, we continue to think about the impact that a JPDS-NC education has had on our students, especially our alumni. Our alumni carry the core values of JPDS-NC with them as they go forth in the world and bring positive change in new surroundings. They are innovative, dynamic, wise, adventurous, and engaged members of the community. Learn more about our amazing alumni by reading the …

July 21, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Alumni|Tags: #ThisIsWhy, M'dor L'dor|

Sixth Graders Create Hebrew-Language Documentary Films Exploring Family Immigration Stories

This spring, Sixth Grade Hebrew students at JPDS-NC began a unit on their family’s history, roots, and journey to America, culminating in each student creating a documentary film in Hebrew about their family’s immigration stories. Throughout this project, the students practiced advanced Hebrew language skills, expressing complex ideas and using rich language in both their writing and speaking. They also honed their language skills by organizing their ideas, constructing a cohesive narrative, and conducting research …

Sixth Graders Meet Holocaust Survivors at Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Last Thursday, JPDS-NC Sixth Graders attended the Yom HaShoah Commemoration at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. For many, meeting with a Holocaust survivor is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We are extremely thankful to have been given that opportunity. We had the privilege of hearing from two inspiring Holocaust survivors, Marione Ingram and Rubin Sztajer. Rubin was in three concentration camps including Bergen-Belsen. He cried while he described the day he was taken …

May 10, 2016 |By |Author Type: Students |Topics: Judaic Studies|Tags: M'dor L'dor|

Continuing a Cherished Tradition

“Voices of Wisdom” by Francine Klagsburn and “Light of Jewish Lamps” by Sidney Greenberg, two of the many books that I cherish from my father’s library, are propped next to my office computer at JPDS-NC. They sit on my desk as reminders to me that we at JPDS-NC are links in a long history; teachers, students, administrators and staff are connected to a rich past. For some of us it is a personal connection – …

December 18, 2014 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Philanthropy|Tags: M'dor L'dor, Ru'ach|