May 13, 2021
 Kindergarten students work on writing the letters of the Aleph-Bet using blocks, clay and pipe cleaners.
More than Just Cheesecake: The Meaning of Shavuot

Shavuot begins on Sunday evening, May 16, and ends on Tuesday evening, May 18. Read a new blog from Rabbi Adam Rubin, Heilicher parent and Senior Rabbi at Beth Jacob Congregation, about the meaning of the holiday.

Chag Sameach!
Mark Your Calendars!

  • Monday and Tuesday, May 17-18 - Shavuot - NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, May 27 - Annual Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m. (more details below)
  • Friday, May 28 - Kabbalat Shabbat Honoring 2021 High School Senior Heilicher Alumni, 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 9 - 12:30 p.m. dismissal for Grade 8 (8th graders do not attend school on June 10)
  • Wednesday, June 9 - Heilicher 8th Grade Graduation, 4:30-6:00 p.m. (invitation sent separately to 8th grade families)
  • Thursday, June 10 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for Grades K-7 - 11:30 a.m. dismissal (no lunch will be served)!
Join Us for the Heilicher Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 27, 2021
7:00 p.m.

Please join us to recognize volunteers and staff milestones, and vote on the 2021-2022 Board slate. Yoni Binus will also give a state of the school address.

In addition, we will be honoring Yoni as outgoing Head of School for his many years of service to Heilicher.

Review the Board Slate.

*Artwork by Heilicher 7th grader Phoenix Flamenbaum
Please Join Us in Bidding Farewell to Julie Ziessman!

After 21 years, Julie is leaving Heilicher for a new role as Director of Early Childhood Education at Adath Jeshurun Congregation.

During her time at Heilicher, Julie has been involved in every aspect of school life - as a long-time Lower School teacher, Admissions and Outreach Director, Dean of Student and Family Affairs, and most recently, Interim Director of Jewish Life and Hebrew. Please join us for a special, Zoom reception to share stories and memories of Julie's time at Heilicher and let her know how much she means to the Heilicher community.

Thursday, June 3, 2021
7:00-8:00 p.m.
via Zoom HERE

Please contact Beckie Skelton at or 612.419.3290 with any questions.

We hope to see you all there as we celebrate what Julie means to us!


Last week, Governor Walz announced multiple Covid-19 regulation changes. However, the guidance has not changed for schools until the end of the school year. We will continue to mask indoors and outdoors, stay physically-distanced and practice hand hygiene. 

The Covid-19 vaccines are now available for children ages 12-15 years old. It is important to get them vaccinated for their health and the health of the community. Typically, children have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic but they can still become severely ill. Unvaccinated people can also spread it to others who are not eligible or are unable to be vaccinated. The more people who get the virus, the more it can mutate.

Library Reminders

In order to shelve all library books and prepare the library for inventory, ALL library books, unless being used for a school project, are due TOMORROW - Friday, May 14.

Books not returned by Wednesday, May 19, will be charged to the family's Heilicher account. All books used for a school project that are not returned by Tuesday, June 1, will be charged to the family's Heilicher account. We greatly appreciate your help encouraging your students to return their library books promptly.

Mazel Tov to Mike Woods on his new job as Director of Security for North Central University.
Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School