On Sunday, May 1, 2022, nearly 1,000 community members, including parents, alumni, alumni parents and supporters joined together at Warner Bros. Studios to celebrate Milken Community School’s 30th Anniversary and to honor Ken and Wendy Ruby, Nurit and Rich Robin, and Vivienne Friedman. Highlights of the evening included a performance by students from Milken’s Koleinu choir, live music, dancing, food performance stations, exploring the backlot that was home to many favorites including “Gilmore Girls” and “Ocean’s 11,” a video highlighting Milken’s proud 30-year history, as well as videos paying tribute to the evening’s honorees. Along Reunion Row, over 300 alumni gathered to reminisce about their Milken days and create new memories.
Another highlight of the sold-out event was hearing powerful and inspiring words from Head of School Dr. Sarah Shulkind about Milken’s bright future: “There is unbelievable momentum at Milken. Our applications doubled in one year from more than 40 feeder schools city-wide. Our enrollment is up 15%. Now more than ever, with the rise of antisemitism, we need to raise children who are proud to be Jewish and who are proud of and connected to Israel. That is why Milken is investing significant resources to continue leading in this area.”
The evening also launched a brand new fund, The Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin Endowment for Children of Milken Alumni, raising over $500,000 during the program’s paddle raise.