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.

Jennifer S. | Manhattan, NY

My son attended the Millstone Scholars Program and absolutely loved it. He gained a deep understanding of Jewish history and eagerly anticipated his Monday sessions. I am very grateful to Tikvah for offering this wonderful opportunity.

Natalia B. | Palo Alto, CA

I think that at this day and age it’s important for kids to have strong Jewish identities. The Millstone program creates both an educational environment and social environment where kids can not only learn but socialize on many different topics.

Olga K | Brooklyn, NY

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 R. | Princeton, NJ

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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