Guest blog post – Gev. Wolfe – Knowing the Souls of Strangers

Just before Thanksgiving,  I traveled to Nashville to present our junior kindergarten’s work on reaching out to Milwaukee’s refugee community at NAEYC’s (National Association for the Education of Young Children) annual conference. This is the largest conference of early childhood educators, sponsored by the largest early childhood professional membership organization, in the world. My presentation, Read More…

Guest Blogger – Mitch (Thunder) Nelles

Knowing there are families at MJDS that have been involved for 20, or 30+ years, I know we are not truly a “veteran” family. We’ve been involved since our older daughter – now in 4th grade – entered in Junior K, and six years does seem like a long time to be connected to MJDS. Read More…

Guest Blogger: Gev. Broidy – Transitions

Transitions affect people in so many different ways.  Transitions can be as simple as your children having new students in their classrooms. Regardless of the size of the transition, individuals and those around them are often affected differently. Once in a routine, children typically respond more positively to transitions.  While they aren’t easy for anyone, Read More…

Guest Blogging

Your voice, as a parent/MJDS student/alumni/alumni parent/grandparent/staff emeritus/board member, is powerful and important. If you are interested in guest blogging to share a story or your perspective, please email me at alippman@mjds.org so we can identify when/how to amplify your voice. I hope to be inundated with interest!  

Patriot Day

For my parents, the day JFK was shot remains one of, if not the defining moment of their generation. This act of violence continued to impact our country for years, affecting policy, security, international relations and so much more. My parents could recount exactly where they were and how they felt and responded in the Read More…

Day 2 – Filled with value

I am so grateful to work at MJDS. In my seventeen years as an educator, there is no other school I’ve worked in or visited that lives its core values so authentically. The key is having every adult on the same page and consistently using common language with each other and our students. Our staff Read More…

8th Grade Israel Trip

As shabbat approaches I want to make sure you are able to access our 8th grade Israel blog. Click HERE to access it and subscribe. Also enjoy a few moments of incredible…our students leading Kabbalat Shabbat services adjacent to the Kotel!