Who We Are

MJDS: Where academic excellence and Jewish values prepare children for a lifetime of success, leadership and engagement with the world.

הצהרת כוונות בית הספר היהודי היומי הקהילתי של מילווקי – היכן שמצויינות חינוכית וערכים יהודיים מכינים את תלמידינו לחיים של הצלחה, מנהיגות ומעורבות.

Jewish Pluralism

It was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches; for its roots went down to abundant water." Ezekiel 31:7

Milwaukee Jewish Day School is a pluralistic Jewish community. Our curricular shorashim (roots) include Jewish text, theology, practice, Israel and memory. We partner with our families, empowering students to develop these Jewish shorashim, nourish their neshamot (souls) and grow into lifelong Jewish learners.

"Who is wise? One who learns from all." Pirkei Avot 4

We are rooted in this idea that we learn from others. By exploring the diversity of Jewish tradition, understanding and expression, we better understand our own Judaism. At MJDS, we give students and families the experiences and tools to engage with the world, while creating meaningful Jewish time together.



Core Values


Our students aim to understand and be sensitive to the feelings, thoughts and experience of others.


Our students are encouraged to experience curiosity and appreciation of the world around us."

Tikkun Olam

Our students are taught that our responsibility as Jews, and as people, is to make the world a better place.

Rally Cry: Moving From Me to We

MJDS Fast Facts

At Milwaukee Jewish Day School, Jewish values are foundational to students experiencing a progressive and multidisciplinary academic curriculum enhancing their quality of education. We understand that each child is an individual with unique interests, strengths and challenges and recognize that social growth builds academic strength and success. Student-owned learning is a guiding principle; MJDS students are supported and encouraged to pursue their interests, digging deeper into their learning through innovative experiences.

Established: 1981

Grades: Three-year kindergarten (3K) through eighth grade

School Day: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Head of School: Aaron Lippman

Location: Karl Jewish Campus, 6401 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee WI 53217

2020-21 Strategic Plan

Affiliations: Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools

Accreditations: Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)

Non-discrimination Statement:
Milwaukee Jewish Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender expression, sexual orientation, national/ethnic origin or ancestry, age, disability, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in the administration of the school’s educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs.