Award Year: 2022

Mazel Day School

60 West End Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11235-4813

(718) 368-4490

Mrs. Chana Okonov, Principal at time of Nomination

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Mission

To empower our students with the tools they will need as they embark on their Life Journeys. Enriched by Judaism's values and wisdom, we cultivate within our students the ability to be good students, good friends, and good people, providing a secure foundation that prepares children to thrive in a complex and changing world.

Student Demographics
  • White: 100%
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MDS students enjoy a dynamic environment of learning and growth.

MDS students enjoy a dynamic environment of learning and growth.

Mazel Day School (MDS) is a vibrant independent, community school filled with joy, rooted in core Jewish values, and devoted to academic excellence. Serving children in preschool, lower and middle school grades, MDS employs cutting-edge best practices in education within a dual-curriculum program of general and Judaic studies. Students learn cooperatively through research, discovery, and experience, as they develop an increasingly broad base of knowledge, as well as deeper critical and creative thinking skills. The MDS motto is "Instilling a Love for Learning and the Joy of Judaism."

MDS is inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe's belief that: "Education that is merely concerned with the transmission of information is doomed to failure. It must serve the greater and more noble purpose of cultivating the student's moral character." As such, character development, "midot" (values), and "mentchlichkeit" (ethics) are a cornerstone of an MDS education.

At MDS, we believe that every child is a seed waiting to be nurtured. We believe that if children are to grow and thrive, they need the sense of belonging that comes from being among supportive adults and friends. They need to be challenged academically and shown how to succeed as students. They need to be given models for kindness, thoughtfulness, and self-discipline. Because we believe these things, we have created an intimate environment of laughter and applause, engagement and accomplishment, where children are welcomed into the joy of learning, the security of community, and the deep, sustaining values and traditions of Judaism.Mazel Day School (MDS) is a vibrant independent, community school filled with joy, rooted in core Jewish values, and devoted to academic excellence. Serving the South Brooklyn Jewish community, we offer private school education to children in preschool, lower and middle school grades. Students learn cooperatively through research, discovery, and experience, as they develop an increasingly broad base of knowledge, as well as deeper critical and creative thinking skills. Our school consists of a unique community of parents, teachers and children learning and growing together as we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, each other and the process of education.