Congratulations to fourth grade students Ezra A. and Jake H., who came in 1st place at the 2020 Fall Grade Level School Chess Association virtual chess tournament. 
Our Community Responsibility and Heilicher's Next Steps

Please see an important message from Yoni Binus regarding Heilicher's planned shift to Distance Learning between November 30-December 18, 2020. 

This message was also sent out by email earlier today. 

Middle School Language Arts Teacher Morgan Stair shares his thoughts on students' resilience during this unique time. 

"I hope we can return to normal as soon as possible. But, if there is a silver lining, it is knowing that our students are resilient, adaptable, and just great kids. They can handle whatever the world throws their way."  

Read the entire blog post HERE

Mark Your Calendars
Upcoming School Events
  • TODAY! Thursday, November 19, Give to the Max Day
  • Friday, November 20, Grandparent Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat (more info below)
  • Monday, November 23-Friday, November 27, NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving Break 
  • Monday, November 30-Friday, December 18, Heilicher on Distance Learning
Give to the Max Day is TODAY!

Give to the Max Day is TODAY! Heilicher may qualify for incentives for any donations made through the GiveMN website through the rest of the day. 

REMINDER! Community supporters Mort and Merle Kane have offered a 1:1 match, up to $10,000, on all online donations made by the end of day today.  Donations made on the Heilicher website or the GiveMN site both count toward this generous match.

The Annual Fund is a critical piece of keeping Heilicher strong and vibrant. The dollars raised help make up the difference between tuition and the full cost of a Heilicher education, and support programs and initiatives throughout the school. We have already raised just over $400,000, and look forward to continued success! 

Any questions, or would you like to discuss your gift confidentially? Please contact Institutional Advancement Director, Beckie Skelton.  

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support! 
Tomorrow: Special Grandparent Kabbalat Shabbat 

Calling all Heilicher grandparents and special friends! Please join us for a special, all-school, online Grandparent Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, November 20, at 11:10 a.m. 

The Zoom link to participate is here:

We look forward to debuting a special, grandparent-focused video showcasing daily life at Heilicher during this unusual year, and offering a special blessing to our beloved grandparents. 

We have sent an email directly to all grandparents who are on our email list. However, please feel free to share this information with them, as well. If you'd like to add grandparents to our mail/email lists, so they can hear about these special programs in the future, please email their contact information to Beckie Skelton
Share your Heilicher "Why" ...

Future Heilicher parents want to hear YOUR story. Why did you choose Heilicher? What do your kids like most about school? What can you share about the Heilicher community?

In addition to our virtual tour, we are hoping to create a short video of parent testimonials. Please send your 1-2 minute video testimonial (smart phones are perfect) to Louise Schoenberger, Admissions Director, by
Monday, November 30.  
Looking for the perfect Chanukah Gift? 
Heilicher's Online Spirit Wear Shop is Open

Make sure to check out our Heilicher online spirit shop. We have a lot of new and exciting items for children and adults. Place your orders online today. 
COVID Testing Kits

The State of Minnesota is offering free, at-home saliva testing kits for anyone who feels they need a test, with or without COVID symptoms. Information on ordering a test kit is linked below. 
American Jewish World Chanukah Contest

Enter the 29th Annual AJW Chanukah Cover Contest. 

The American Jewish World is looking for colorful drawings by budding artists to feature on the cover of their Chanukah special edition on Dec. 4. They will choose one drawing from a student in grades 1-8. Drawings should be visual representations of the meaning of Chanukah. More information can be found here.

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School