Mazel Day School

Mazel’s New High-Water Mark

Staff Writer
01/15/2014

When Hurricane Sandy swept into New York in the fall of 2012, Mazel Day School in Brighton Beach was hit hard. The recently renovated first floor, which held most of the classrooms, was filled with more than five feet of water. Everything — from textbooks and computers to the very floors and walls — was ruined.

Torah scrolls are laid out to dry after Sandy in synagogue that houses Mazel’s preschool. Photo courtesy Mazel Day School

Hard-Hit Schools Getting Help

Ramaz ‘adopting’ Mazel school in Brighton Beach in twinning effort; L.A. philanthropist donates $1 million 20 area schools.

11/20/2012
Associate Editor

Just 20 miles separate Ramaz and Mazel, two co-ed Orthodox day schools whose names, when rendered in Hebrew, are but one letter apart. But in many ways the two institutions could not be more different. With over 1,000 students, a 75-year history and an Upper East Side address, Ramaz serves some of New York’s most affluent Jewish families.

Brighton Beach’s Mazel Day School was severely damaged  by flooding.

Hardest-Hit Schools Scrambling To Recover

Yeshiva of Belle Harbor abandons Rockaways for Midwood; Mazel Day School searching for new location.

11/06/2012
Associate Editor

Mazel means “luck” in Hebrew, and for Brooklyn’s Mazel Day School — along with many other Jewish schools damaged by Hurricane Sandy — the luck ran out last week.

This week, Mazel is trying to make some luck of its own.

The k-6 classrooms at Brighton Beach’s Mazel Day School were completely flooded. Courtesy of Mazel Day School
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