Avodah can be broadly translated as orientation or direction (kavanah) or the ways in which a person is connected to larger stories, patterns, origins, and purposes. This Pillar represents the ongoing exploration into the meanings of the Covenant and how an individual is related to and responsible for oneself, the community, the Jewish people, humanity, nature, and God.
In addition to practicing traditional, liberal, and experimental forms of prayer and reflection, Milken students discover identity (and the relationship between mind, body, and soul) through arts, music, drama, sports, dance, and retreats. At Milken, our community celebrates the cycles and rhythms of Jewish time. Spiritual practice at Milken helps our students develop their own aggadah (narrative or story) and open up pathways to a relationship with the divine.