News & Jews- Exciting Announcement from Milken Community School

Dear Milken Alumni, Alumni Parents and Grandparents-
    We are excited to share that the transfer of ownership of 15600 Mulholland Drive, formerly AJU’s Familian Campus, to Milken Community School is officially complete. This is a transformational moment for Milken and for the entire Los Angeles Jewish community.
    Throughout our people’s history, excellence in Jewish education has always been at the center of our strongest communities. This is a generational moment for the Los Angeles Jewish community to invest in our future by creating a stronger school for our children. As Rabbi Jonathan Sacks (z”l) said, “Jews became the only people in history to predicate their very survival on education. The Egyptians built pyramids. The Greeks built the Parthenon. The Romans built the Coliseum. Jews built schools.”
    This historic agreement triples Milken’s campus in size, which will redefine what is possible to further impact the future of the Los Angeles Jewish community. As a leading Jewish community resource, this expansion will further provide Milken students with a safe and thriving environment, providing the future leaders and defenders of our tradition with enhanced programs, inspiring facilities, and strategic initiatives, as they prepare for the challenges of college and beyond.
    The purchase and future capital projects on the site will be funded through philanthropic support. Milken has entered into a community-wide and historic Capital Campaign to build the property into a transformative campus, benefiting our students and the entire Jewish community. It is important for our community to invest in this campaign as we build a world class campus that will impact future generations of Milken students and the landscape of Jewish LA.
    We are grateful for the incredible leadership of our Board Chair Richard Sandler and the partnership of Milken Community School’s entire Board of Trustees. Without their dedication to and support of the future of the LA Jewish community, none of this would be possible. 
    Our students will be able to have some use of the site this spring including the performing arts spaces, athletics facilities and parking for our students and guests. 
    As Milken’s mission says, “the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the school we build today.” The impact will be community-wide, and it will be the entire community including faculty/staff, students, parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents and community leaders. It will also take the entire community to make this transformational project happen. In the coming months, our leadership team will work in partnership with the broader community to develop the vision for the site together.
    To stay updated as we move forward, please visit milkenschool.org/eastcampus or email tbarak@milkenschool.org.  

Sincerely,

Sarah Shulkind

Head of School 

  

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