"We all felt a sense of community and comfort within the walls of MJDS, but we also had the confidence outside of it to solve bigger problems and be curious about what lies before us."
"MazaI tov to all of my students, colleagues, and dear friends for being the pioneers for 36 exemplary, innovative, and inspirational years!"
- Sandi Morgan Dunn
"The school has always looked for and followed derech eretz, the right path - pioneering, listening, caring, responding, never compromising the finest secular and Jewish education as a sturdy foundation for high school and life."
"As parents, my husband and I have loved the solid educational foundations our daughters, Dani and Lee'at, have been given. Their love for their heritage and culture was nurtured at MJDS by the wonderful staff. "
- Aimee Bachar
"Thirty six years later, MJDS is still what is always has been, - a warm, bright school filled with incredible staff, engaged students; and dedicated families."
- Kara Sanchez
"...I credit MJDS with helping to shape me into the woman I am today. I know that my exposure to Jewish education and culture during those ten years has helped formulate many of my values and the decisions I make as an adult."
- Rebecca Hart
"I am still going strong, loving to come to work every day, creating new, stimulating environments, finding ways to embody Tikkun Olam."
- Nancy Dowling
This week MJDS hosted an amazing session with 135 students from very diverse backgrounds. Hispanic, Jewish and African American upper school students worked collaboratively in a life-changing session about tolerance and peace building presented by Serve2Unite.
This program was organized by Repairing Together, a non-profit organization founded by MJDS alumni parent Elsien Crawford, that produces and executes thematic social and environmental action programming for schools of
Last week the MJDS eighth grade class embarked on their annual bike trip. As a former MJDS student myself, I remember practicing with my class and then getting on our bikes as a group and riding in a two-day challenge to Madison.
Now, over 25 years later, the eighth graders are still taking part in this bike trip, practicing with each other weekly
represented by the student body
of theatricals and musicals
participate in team sports
in the 7th grade through Voice of the Children