Millstone Scholars

A Tikvah Educational and Leadership Program for Exceptional Middle-School Students

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What is the Millstone Scholars Program?

A one-year program for exceptional 7th and 8th graders—in public and independent private schools—interested in the great ideas and leaders of Jewish civilization, Western democracy, and modern Israel.

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Our daughter has been stirred and fulfilled by the unique Millstone Scholar curriculum — which goes beyond any Hebrew School or religious school set of teachings. She has appreciated being surrounded by other enthusiastic learners and has enjoyed the depth of discussion and analysis related to her Jewish heritage. She is excited to continue her Jewish studies with Tikvah during high school. We are grateful to the Millstone Scholars Program for filling a void in our child’s Jewish education and offering such a rich, engaging and inspiring program.

Jennifer Shurdut

My son attended the Millstone Scholars Program and really loved it. He learned a lot about Jewish history and looked forward to his Monday sessions. We got great textbooks in the mail every few weeks that he also enjoyed reading. I am very grateful to Tikvah for this wonderful opportunity! I hope more kids can benefit from this great opportunity to learn about our history from the best educators.

Natalia Beilin

I'd like to express my gratitude for our local cohort. When I talk to my friends, I like to put it this way: If I had to choose one activity for my children, including sports, I would choose the Millstone Scholars program.

Julia Rotenberg

For more information, please contact:

Irina Rakhlis
Irina Rakhlis

Irina Rakhlis

Executive Director, Millstone Scholars Program

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

Dean and Founding Executive Director, Millstone Scholars
Head of School, Emet Classical Academy

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