Education, Hands On Careers, and Tikkun Olum

Heilicher Grandparents Claude and Laurel Riedel live in South Minneapolis where they raised their two sons, Aaron and Kagan, and attended Bet Shalom Congregation as a family.

"It was a dream come true," said Claude, reflecting on the day he learned that his grandson Aidan would attend Heilicher. "And we're also thrilled that Charlotte will start Kindergarten there in the fall.  To see both our children find their own paths to Jewish living as adults brings us great joy."

Read the rest of their story here.

Heilicher Annual Fund Grandparent Update

Grandparents and alumni grandparents are significant philanthropic leaders at Heilicher.

Close to 50 percent of grandparents have made gifts this year so far. Todah rabah! Thank you!

The Annual Fund is only $16,000 from the end of year goal. Please consider making a gift anytime between now and June 30.

Heilicher Presents The Wizard of Oz, March 6, 7 & 10

Ticket orders available  here through Sunday,  March 3.

Rabbi Mitchell Smith Honors His Parents With Gift to Heilicher

Heilicher is proud to announce a $1.1 million charitable gift to t he school from Rabbi Mitchell Smith in honor of his parents, Harold and Mickey (z"l) Smith (pictured), to support the Judaic Studies program. We are grateful to the Smith Family for their deep commitment to Jewish education. 

Read the full story here .

Annual Benefit - Live Auction

We hope to see many grandparents and special elders at the Heilicher Annual Benefit on Thursday night, March 14 at Beth El Synagogue. It will be a night to remember honoring the legacy of Fay and Leonard Ribnick  (z"l) and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

Join us for a night of  delicious food and drink, great friends, and community support of the day school. Check out these amazing Live Auction prizes, including a trip to Mexico!  Reserve your spot today .

Grief Doesn't End When the TV Cameras Go Away: Bringing Sweet Potato Comfort Pie to Pittsburgh

A few weeks ago, Heilicher students and volunteers baked 60 sweet potato pies that were hand delivered to congregations in Pittsburgh that experienced the tragic shooting last October. This is an example of how students take action and internalize core Jewish values.

Read all about the program   here.

Mark Your Calendar

Heilicher Annual Benefit:          
Thursday, March 14, 5:45-9 p.m

Yom Ruah Basketball Game
Friday, March 15, 2:30-3:15

Scholastic Book Fair
March 25-28
The Stephen and Sheila Lieberman, Children and Grandchildren Library
at Heilicher

Yom Dor L'Dor (Grandparents and Special Persons Day): 
Thursday April 18, 2019 
1:45-3:25 p.m. at Heilicher   

Learn more about Heilicher happenings at

Dor L'Dor Circle

The  Dor l'Dor Circle recognizes all grandparents, great grandparents and alumni grandparents who have made a financial donation to support Heilicher each fiscal year. 
The list online includes gifts from July 1, 2018 to February 27, 2019. Our deep gratitude to our generous grandparents and alumni grandparents. 

Enduring Values, Extraordinary Education