Yeshiva of Belle Harbor, Brighton Beach’s Mazel Day School suffer major damage in Sandy’s fury; other schools hit too.
UPDATE (NOV. 4): The Jewish Week has learned that, at an emergency meeting on Saturday night, a group of parents and organizations pledged to keep the Yeshiva of Belle Harbor operating, from a new location in Brooklyn. The school will no longer merge with the Crown Heights Yeshiva, but will be an independent school. Leaders plan to secure a location and open school there in the next few days. More details to follow on Monday.
Mazel means “luck” in Hebrew, and until this week, the luck at Brooklyn’s Mazel Day School — where enrollment recently jumped from 100 to 140, despite a substantial tuition increase — was mostly the good kind.
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