"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 - Anne & Steve Kravit
My MJDS Story: Marc Tasman & Bonnie Klein-Tasman
My MJDS Story: Marc Tasman & Bonnie Klein-Tasman

Dear MJDS Friends,

We love MJDS and belong to MJDS because we want our children to receive and share the joy of an engaged, Jewish life. We believe in the continuity of culture, that we create meaning in life, expand the possibilities for a more just world, and give our kids the best opportunity to become happy, self-fulfilled human beings through a Jewish education.

We both attended Jewish Day Schools in different North American cities, so we were already on board with the value of Jewish education. But once we were here at MJDS, we were blown away by the culture of the school; the way we were asked to imagine school as a learning community where parents, students, teachers, administrators and the community were all involved as stakeholders; the individualized attention for different types of learners; and the focus on student-owned learning in a pluralistic, inclusive and innovative environment.

We love that our school instills Jewish values but we love it even more that the school helps our children to understand the diversity and complexity of Milwaukee and the world. We have never second guessed our choice to send our children to MJDS - we know that the school is supporting them in their journeys to become mensches, good people, as well as brilliant successful citizens.


Marc Tasman and Bonnie Klein-Tasman

Parents of Sarina (2nd grade) and Milo (8th grade)




MJDS Stories
In celebration of the 36th anniversary of MJDS, we are excited to present MJDS Stories, a series of narratives told in first person by different voices of our MJDS community. Parents, teachers, alumni, alumni-parents, students and friends share how MJDS has made an impact on their children, their Jewish identity and their lives. MJDS Stories deepens the meaning of our mission and amplifies the excitement of our 36 milestone.

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MJDS Stories

In celebration of the 36th anniversary of MJDS, we are excited to present MJDS Stories, a series of narratives told in first person by different voices of our MJDS community. Parents, teachers, alumni, alumni-parents, students and friends share how MJDS has made an impact on their children, their Jewish identity and their lives. MJDS Stories deepens the meaning of our mission and amplifies the excitement of our 36 milestone.

More MJDS Stories

My MJDS Story: Sophia Edelstein
My MJDS Story: Sophia Edelstein
"MJDS has taught me to not take my Judaism for granted, but to be proud of it."
- Sophia Edelstein
My MJDS Story: Rona Wolfe
My MJDS Story: Rona Wolfe
"Thank you to the community that is Milwaukee Jewish Day School. You have taught us, first hand, everything we need to know."
- Rona Wolfe
My MJDS Story: Merzy Eisenberg
My MJDS Story: Merzy Eisenberg
"I am filled with great appreciation and awe that I was able to help build a school in which Jewish children continue to thrive, grow, learn and love."
- Merzy Eisenberg
Would you like to subscribe to receive more MJDS stories? Contact Michal Deskalo at mdeskalo@mjds.org