Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19 Milken Updates

Dear Milken Community,

We are going to start the 2020-2021 school year in a Distance Learning Model. 

Our Milken team has been monitoring the evolving situation of COVID-19. We are in frequent communication with local health officials, CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) Heads of School, and Jewish community leaders and it is our priority to keep you regularly informed. This is a fast-moving and ever-changing challenge, and we will continue to be vigilant, making decisions based on data and facts with advice from our partners in local health agencies.
For questions, please contact

Recent Milken Communication

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  • Photo of Tal Barak

    Ms. Tal Barak 

    Director of Communications and Public Relations
  • Photo of Nathan Humphreys

    Mr. Nathan Humphreys 

    Director of Operations and Campus Safety

COVID-19 FAQs: Check back for frequent updates

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Hotlines and Self-Care

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  • Milken Counseling Support

    Please reach out to our counseling and rabbinic staff with any questions. 

    Counseling Team
    Whitney Fisch - 
    Max Greenberg -
    Margot Parker -

    Rabbinic Team 
    Rabbi Gordon Bernat-Kunin -
    Rabbi David Saiger - 
    Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer -
    Rabbi Aaron Finkelstein - 
  • Hotlines


    Crisis phone counseling, information, and referrals for all problems ages 12-24. Bilingual when available. Can connect without charge to parent/guardian or other agency. Message relay service. Chat and Email available too.


    The California Peer-Run Warm Line


    Will be staffed for most of the day. It's deliberately called a "warm line" because it's supposed to arrange for help before the situation raises to a "hotline" level.


    Toll-free peer-to-peer listening and referral telephone service operated by volunteers. 
    Confidential crisis intervention.

    8:00 AM- 8:00 PM


    Business Phone: 310-793-1415


    Founded in 1958, Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center is the nation’s first and a model for suicide prevention centers across the globe. Their center helped over 100,000 people last year, saving lives throughout the nation and world. No other center offers such a comprehensive array of crisis services, therapy, support and training to such a large number of people.  They also participate in leading edge research that is transforming the field and saving lives.

    If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 800-273-8255.



    Offer online peer-support chat.  Offer info on LGBT issues. Provide free and confidential telephone and internet peer counseling.

    M-F 1pm-9pm & Sat 9am-2pm


    TEEN LINE (Only text and email currently available)

    TEEN LINE was created in 1980 by a group of mental health professionals who, through their personal work with teenagers, realized that a more inclusive approach to adolescent mental health was needed. After extensive research and consultation, TEEN LINE – a teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services – was born.

    CALL 310-855-4673 TEXT TEEN to 839863


    Crisis line for LGBT youth younger than 25 years old. National line with referrals in all areas.

    Trevor LifeLine: 24 Hours
    Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 Thurs & Fri1pm-5pm. Standard Text Messaging rates apply.
    Online Chat available 12pm-6pm everyday
    Sunday- Saturday 24 hours
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  • Self-Care Suggestions

    Meditation Sessions

    Movement Sessions

    Sharing of favorite relaxing online shows

    Tea time

    Doodle or drawing sessions

    Podcast Listening discussions

    Write letters for loved ones in your home or possibly to mail-out
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