Goal: $315,000
$317,841 Total Raised
100% Complete

THANK YOU! WE DID IT! We raised $317,841 for Mazel Day School! Thank you to our generous matchers for making this a possibility, and a HUGE thank you goes to YOU for seizing the opportunity to do good.

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Update 7:09pm: New Goal

WOW!!  We are in awe of the tremendous outpouring of support. YOU have given us the confidence to shoot for an even more ambitious goal. Thanks to additional support from our matchers, we now have only 2 hours left to reach our new goal of $315,000!

Breaking 6:59pm: Mazel Student heads to Washington

We are honored to announce that for the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, the Winner of the National Chanukah Essay Contest is ONCE AGAIN a Mazel Day School student!!  Congratulations to Emily Mataushansky, from 5th Grade, 5A, on winning the competition.

Emily will be flying to Washington, DC to read her essay at the National Menorah lighting at the White House in front of 1000's of people and live national TV tomorrow evening, on the first night of Chanukah.

You too can be a part of this amazing school by partnering with our campaign happening right NOW until 9:30PM. 

The Campaign is ON!

For 36 HOURS ONLY every dollar YOU donate to Mazel Day School will be matched by a group of extraordinary benefactors to reach our goal of $275,000! Every dollar you give will be DOUBLED!

TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS!

Mazel Day School is transforming our community by providing quality Jewish education to our children - bringing light into the homes of our students and their families.

Today is your chance to partner together with Mazel.

Today is your chance to give Mazel’s Power a boost!

Whether it’s $18 or $1800, partner with us in lighting up Jewish education in South Brooklyn with your contribution!

OUR FUTURE is in our hands and TOGETHER we can make it very bright. This is our Moment. LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN.

"Whoever teaches his son, teaches not only his son, but also his son’s son---and so on to the end of generations." - Talmud, Kiddushin

About Mazel

Mazel Day School is a remarkable story! It started out as a vision undertaken by very inspired and driven people who believed that the key to building Jewish identity in the homes of Russian Jews living in America today is through the education of their children. MDS’s vision was to build a Jewish day school that caters to the unique character of the Brooklyn Russian Jewish community: an educational institution that provides a rich and engaging curriculum in both general and Judaic studies and serves as a source of inspiration and guidance for parents and students as they explore their Jewish identity.

When Mazel Day School opened its doors to its pioneer classes, only a few dozen families enrolled their students.

Fast forward to today: MDS is a thriving co-educational day school for students in Pre-Nursery through Grade 8. MDS has grown to a school with 21 classes, nearly 330 students, and a teaching staff of 45. Every year Mazel’s student body continues to grow exponentially, servicing not only children from Russian-speaking families, but from American and Israeli families as well.

The establishment of MDS represents a key milestone on the Russian Jew’s journey toward revival of their Jewish identity. It is the key that is helping unlock the full potential of this community. MDS serves as a model for Jewish education and is a true catalyst that is driving change in Brooklyn’s Russian Jewish Community.

LET’S GIVE SOME POWER TO MAZEL!

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