Tiyulim Week

Alexa Pakravan

Staff Writer

This year, Tiyulim Week is taking place from May 23, 2016 to May 27th.  This is the first time in five years that Tiyulim week is happening at Milken. This is an opportunity to experience and make memories outside of Milken. During this week all classes are cancelled for  9th, 10th, and 11th grade. By Thursday, October 8th, both 10th and 11th graders must pick their top three Tiyul choices. The ninth grade class will be having their normal class trip to Santa Cruz Island. Sadly, students going on Tiferet nor seniors will be able to sign up for Tiyulim week.

        I did a survey asking a variety of students which Tiyulims were on their top three list. The most popular were the following:



1) Rebuilding New Orleans

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The Tiyulim “Rebuilding New Orleans” is in many students’ top three lists. 70% of students chose this during the survey. Hurricane Katrina left New Orleans to ruins in 2005. Join the process in rebuilding homes with a local not-for-profit redevelopment organization in the Crescent City. Students will also enjoy many aspects of NOLA’s unique culture, and will receive 20-community service hours for their hard work. So why do students want to go? Students want to go to New Orleans to help the unfortunate. Students will leave feeling like a much happier and accomplished person after donating their time to help others.


2) New York Theatre

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Five days in the Big Apple and four musicals! 60% of students chose this Tiyul as their top three choices. Students will experience the history of theatre through a Jewish lens and develop a critical view of each show. Students want to go because it is a great experience to go and see Broadway shows. For those who are interested, this is a great experience to explore musicals with your Milken friends!


3) El Capitan Outdoor Adventure

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(Courtesy of the Milken Resource page)

Enjoy the outdoors? Well, this Tiyul is just for you! 40% of students chose this Tiyul to be a part of their top three choices for the following reasons: There are a variety of activities such as paddle boarding,  rock climbing, kayaking, and so much more. The first day of the trip is spent in Los Angeles while the other two nights are spent in Santa Barbara “glamping” in the El Capitan Cabinets. And don’t worry, all materials will be provided! Don’t miss this opportunity! Students want to go to have fun in the sun in a once in a lifetime experience with their Milken friends. This is an opportunity to share and make so many memories.



If any of you are interested in other possible Tiyulim, you can look for more information on the resource page on MyMilken.