Academics
Upper School

Service Learning

Service Learning Requirement

Milken’s Upper School service-learning program advances the Jewish mandate of tikkun olam (repairing the world). Students identify areas of interest early in their high school careers and demonstrate active involvement in giving back to the community throughout.

Milken stands out for its unique educational focus on service learning. We require all students to participate in their local community. Our expert service-learning faculty combine hands-on service opportunities with Torah study and personal reflection to create positive experiences that impact our students and strengthen the fabric of Los Angeles.

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  • Yozma

    Yozma (“initiative” in Hebrew) is Milken’s social action leadership initiative. Through a leadership-based curriculum and lenses of Torah, students work collaboratively to envision, plan and teach – and to turn ideas into action.
  • Beit Midrash Fellowship

    The Beit Midrash Fellowship is an innovative program built on three components: Jewish learning, social justice leadership and celebration and community. Students develop higher-level skills for learning classical Jewish texts and commentaries and ultimately create sophisticated, integrated, text-based presentations on contemporary social, political, ethical or personal issues. They build a joyous, caring community celebrating Rosh Chodesh, Shabbatonim and holidays. The fellowship allows students to integrate Jewish learning with service, reflection and teaching as they imagine and implement leadership projects at Milken, across Los Angeles and around the globe.
  • Global Beit Midrash

    Global Beit Midrash is a digital initiative that enables Jewish teenagers from around the world to connect and collaborate. The program is built on four key pillars: narrative, Jewish text study, culture and social action. Learn more at www.globalbeitmidrash.com

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