Mizel Jewish Day School provides an exceptional learning environment for families of all faiths while promoting Jewish values, traditions, and Judaic studies. Our vision is students will gain a strong academic foundation, meaningful learning experiences, and a grounding in Jewish values and the Hebrew language.

Mizel JCDS Values:

Small class sizes

Personal attention for students

Project-based learning and STEAM curriculum

Family and community involvement

Strength of character (Tikun Olam)

Developing a life long love of learning.

Mizel Jewish Community Day School is a Proud supporter and partner of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa. Together we hope to establish a bright future for the youth of Tulsa! The Jewish Federation of Tulsa’s Zarrow Campus houses all of our facilities and puts us in an excellent position to provide engaging opportunities on and near campus.

Jewish federation

The mission of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa (jewishtulsa.org) is to preserve and enhance Jewish life and well-being in Eastern Oklahoma, Israel and the entire world.

Established in 1938, community leaders met to informally discuss problems confronting Tulsa Jewry and what they could do about them. The results, directly or indirectly, of this early effort is the organizations on Zarrow Campus.

The Jewish Federation recognizes Mizel JCDS as one of its Program Partners. The Jewish Federation states they could not do their work without the collaboration and commitment of their Program Partners.

Mizel JCDS, with its pre-K through 5th grade program, provides the model where elementary children will daily live and learn Jewish history, values, traditions, Hebrew language and ritual, along with secular courses of a strong educational program.

The Jewish Federation provides the classroom space, performance and Physical Education space, as well as the maintenance of those spaces, which allow Mizel JCDS to keep tuition and other educational fees to a reachable level for a diverse group of families. The Jewish Federation also provides financial support for Mizel JCDS, support which encourages other donors and foundations to fund the school.

Board of trustees: 2023

Board of trustees:

Rachel Budavich

Lecturer of Biology, Assicioate Chair of Biology & Chemistry Department
Oral Roberts University

Jenny Labow

Officer Manger, Clergy Assistant & Cantorial Soloist
Temple Israel

Ethan Basch

Head of Partnerships

Danielle Gurevitch

Chair of the Dangoor Centre
Bar Ilan University

Jillian Roberts

Hearts for Hearing

Tracey Herst Woods

Deputy Director of the SMMJA
Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

Sarah Downing

Special Education Teacher
Tulsa Public Schools

Richard Borg

Estate Planning

Debbie O'Hearn


Sandi Tilkin

Docent @ SMMJA & Philbrook

Katrina Klar

Executive Assistant
Professional Marine Services

Shelby Brewster

Manager, Assurance

Randee Charney

Program Officer, Tulsa Grantmaking
Schusterman Family Foundation

Cid Condoluci

Creative Director

Jodi Pass

Instructional Coach
City Year

Amanda Anderson

Executive Director
Mizel JCDS


Mizel JCDS students and families experience the rhythm of the Jewish calendar. Celebrating
Jewish holidays provides the Mizel community with the joy and richness of Jewish life.

Throughout the school year, the students learn the rituals, history, culture and meaning of Jewish holidays. The joy of celebrating the holidays is integrated into all the classrooms. Throughout the school, teachers are encouraged to present the blending of secular curricula with the meaning and elements of Jewish holidays.

Each Friday, students gather to celebrate Shabbat – the Sabbath. Students lead the ritual of the Shabbat celebration. Occasionally there are musical presentations, story readings, performance opportunities, Israeli dancing and other enhancements which welcome Shabbat into the week, deepening students and families understanding of this weekly holiday.

In some cases, when required of the holiday, the school is closed for celebration. Such holidays as Rosh Ha’Shanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Passover and Shavuot are celebrated both at school and at home or synagogue.

Other holidays such as Chanukah, Tu B’Shevat, Lag B’Omer and Yom Ha’Atzmaut can be celebrated at school without closing for the holiday.

Fostering the meaning of each holiday is a foundational component of
Mizel JCDS and a guiding purpose for a Jewish Day School.

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