State of the School 2023



Thank you to the 400+ community members who joined us for our first State of the School in-person in three years.


State of the School Program

List of 7 items.

  • Welcome & State of the School

    Richard Sandler, Chair, Board of Trustees
    Dr. Sarah Shulkind, Head of School

    A Celebration of Learning: The Senior Sermon 
    Ayla Kattler '23 and Rex Tabachnick '23
  • Talent

    Recognizing Excellence in Education
    Monica Daranyi
    , Mathematics Teacher & Division 9-10 Dean & House Leader and 2022 Milken Family Foundation Jewish Education Award Winner 

    Milken Faculty and St
    aff Roundtable Highlight Reel
  • Experience

    Areivut Experience Panel
    Siri Terk, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator
    Noa DeBasc '23, Nathan Farzadmehr '23, Ari Hoffman '23, Courtney Weisel '23
  • Impact

    Honors Science Research
    Shaya Schwarz ‘23

    The Impact of Inquiry: Beit Midrash Fellowship 

    Students: Brooke Abselet ‘23, Benny Signer ‘24
    Alumni: Dani Kashfian ‘20, Sammy Lawrence ‘14

  • Innovation

    Poetry Reading from the Milken Storytellers Signature Program 
    Eden Hirsch '23

    Middle School Robotics 
    Tessa Lasky-Neilson '28
  • Transformation

    College Counseling & Academic Planning Live Panel
    Eli Shavalian, Director, College Counseling & Academic Planning
    Spencer Davis ‘23, Coby Isaacson ‘23, Sophie Pourbaba ‘23
  • Closing

    Dr. Sarah Shulkind, Head of School

    Musical Performance: Rock of Ages - Don’t Stop Believin’
    El Broder ‘26, Reid Chariton ‘26, Noa DeBasc ‘23, Stella Dolkart ‘24,
    Meira Farkas ‘26, Ilana Frid-Madden ‘23, Ariel Fridman ‘25, Noa Gispan ‘25, Parker Gruenbaum ‘25, Miriam Herstein ‘23, Mason Hill ‘25, Ari Hoffman ‘23, Liz Hoffman ‘26, Bex Katan ‘25, Ella Lax ‘26, Shayna Schreiber ‘23, Lila Shimansky ‘26, Leah Soormaghen ‘26, Norah Soormaghen ‘26, Sam Stern ‘25, Roan Tyberg ‘26, Bella Winn ‘25, Bruno Wolf ‘25

At Milken Community School, we think education is more than what you know. Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be. Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us.