Scholar in Residence Program
Launched fall 2023, Milken Community School's Scholar in Residence program features two acclaimed scholars, Dr. Leon Alkalai, a retired NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Technical Fellow and Founder and CEO of Mandala Space Ventures, a space-focused incubator for start-ups in the emerging space economy, and Rabbi Ed Feinstein, who serves the Valley Beth Shalom community as a teacher, pastor and visionary leader.
Milken’s Scholar in Residence Program signifies the school’s unwavering belief in the potential of its students and underscores Milken’s commitment to academic excellence, connection to Judaism and dedication to fostering intellectual exploration.
Throughout their residencies, Dr. Leon Alkalai and Rabbi Ed Feinstein will engage with students and faculty to enhance the Milken Signature Programs: Mitchell Academy of Science + Technology (MAST) and the Beit Midrash Fellowship, an advanced, innovative Jewish studies program that integrates high-level text learning, social action, leadership,
community-building and celebration.