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