AMOS & CELIA HEILICHER MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

Grandparents/Special Elders


Heilicher encourages students' grandparents and special, grandparent-generation friends to become involved in their education and the rich family life of our school.

Yom Dor L’Dor Event
(Grandparents and Special Persons Day)

This event is just for students and their grandparents or grandparent-generation guests. Two events provide a chance to visit the classroom, share wisdom, and contribute life experiences to the next generation’s learning process. To find out about upcoming Simchat Dor L'Dor events, visit the Heilicher school calendar.

Throughout the year, grandparents also have the opportunity to:

  • View photos online of grandchildren at Heilicher.
  • Attend all-school assemblies and other special events. View the School Calendar
  • Volunteer in a grandchild's classroom, the art room, or through other special programming.
  • Participate in Heilicher committees, as interest and time permits.
  • Receive Bridges, our semi-annual print newsletter.
  • Donate philanthropically to Heilicher.

We welcome your involvement in the life of Heilicher!

For information on ways to get involved, contact the Heilicher main office at 952.381.3500.


Introducing Roots & Wings
A Heilicher Update for Grandparents

Roots and Wings is an e-mail newsletter created just for Heilicher grandparents to provide a window into your grandchild(ren)'s school life, and inspire you to get even more involved in the Heilicher school community. If you do not already receive Roots and Wings, please click on the Quick Links (above and to the right) to be added to our email list.

Read the latest edition here.


Dor L'Dor Circle

דור לדור/Dor l'Dor in Hebrew means Generation to Generation. The Dor l'Dor Circle recognizes all grandparents who have made a financial donation to support Heilicher. Annual Fund contributions, Annual Benefit donations, directed gifts and tribute gifts all help to ensure that our school can continue academic excellence and Jewish learning. Thank you to the following grandparents who have made donations to Heilicher since July 2015.


Margo and Cantor Barry Abelson
Susan and Solomon Awend
Carolyn and Edwin Bell
Judith and Mark Benjamin
Pearl and Dan (z"l) Berdass
Margo Berdass
Bonnie and Bruce Berezovsky
Elizabeth and Jerry Berkelhamer
Lois Berman
Karen and Bruce Blumenthal
Shellie Blumenfield
Charles Blumenfield
Miriam Bromberg
Marlene and James Bukstein
Trudy and Jeff Burstein
Lynda and Vincent Castiglione
Danise and Stanford (z"l) Chandler
Marilyn Condon
Barbara and Peter Cornell
Ann and Neil Covin
Phyllis and Rabbi Barry Cytron
Barbara and Tom Davis
Linda and Jon Davis
Reena and Stuart Davis
Linda and David Estrin
Judy Fenton
Bruce Fink
Judy Finkelstein
Linda and Mike Fiterman
Wendy and Melvin Flamenbaum
Rachael Freed
Marsha and Frank Freedman
Esther and Larry Freeman
Sylvia and Howard Garland
Rosie and Loren Geller
Sam Gendler
Rachel and Jack Geretz
Linda Gilfix
Leah Golberstein
Marlene and Sandy Goldberg
Diane and Louise Goldenberg
Cindi and Harold Goldfine
Bari and Avron Gordon
Ellen and Laurence Granof
Shelley Kornblum and
Judge Mickey Greenberg
Ruth and Daniel Greenberger
Arlene and Phil Grodnick
Elaine Madigan (z"l) and Paul Gross
David Halper
Sherry Harris
Arlene and Sidney Harris
Bonnie and Steve Heller
Lory and Randy Herman
Sharon and William Hope
Susan and Michael Horovitz
Stanley Hunt
Joan Hymanson
Bernard Kabakov
Jean and Yale Kanter
Eloise and Elliot Kaplan
Marge and Harvey Kaplan
Eileen Strauss and Harold Kaplan
Arlene and Harvey Kase
Karen and Irving Katz
Pam and Ron Kaufman
Karen and Farley Kaufmann
Lili and David Khabie
Anne and Randy Klein
Betty and Martin Koppelman
Judith and Brian Krasnow
Etta and Shalom Krengel
Charlotte and Arnold Labofsky


Ellie and Roger Landy
Sandy and Harry Lerner
Brook Leventhal
Andrea and Stan Levich
Joy Greenberg and Marshall Levin
Joyce and Len Levitan
Sheila and Steve Lieberman
Gayle Lightowler
Loraine Lindenbaum
Joan and Lawrence Littman
Steve Litton
Dedee and Stephen Lovell
Paula and Robert Maisel
Barbara and Sherwood Malamud
Peter Manning
Trudii and Merle Mark
Elly and Astrid Meisler
Laurie Micheau
Florence and Beryl Miller
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz
Eva and Jack Moreimi
Micki and Mort Naiman
Debbie and Allan Nathan
Bobby and Bruce Nemer
Harriet Swatez and Les Novak
Nancy and Ellis Olkon
Lisa and Larry Plotkin
Janet and Ron Plotsker
Shirley and Burt Politz
Ellen Siegel and Art (z"l) Pollack
Renate and David Pope
Karen and Simcha Prombaum
Susan and Robert Prottas
Susan and Marshall Rappaport
Kenneth Redick
Carol and Jeff Reed
Arlene and Mike (z"l) Reich
Gail and Bill Ribnick
Laurel and Claude Riedel
Dona and Mike Rodich
Carol and David Rosenblatt
Eileen and David Roston
Terry and Sam Roth
Sandra and Brian Salita
Joy Sandler
Gail Bender Satz and Mark Satz
Sandra Satz
Deborah and Rabbi Jeffrey Schein
Lois and Larry Schochet
Nancy and Mike Schoenberger
Marilyn and Darrell Schultz
Nancy and Joel Shinder
Gail and William Skelton
Beth and Gerard Smetana
Susan and Gabe Steinberg
Doris Stiefel
Harriet Swatez
Heidi and Sully Tarshish
Sharon and Joel Waller
Gail and Richard Weinberg
Barrie and Enid Weiser
Patricia and Rabbi Loel Weiss
John Windhorst
Jill and Steve Wolpert
Carol Woodward
Nancy Young
Bonnie and Leonard Zeff
Penny and Mark Ziessman
Gayle and Burt Zis
Sara and Boris Zuk
Barb and Larry Zweigbaum
Sharon Zweigbaum



HMJDS Annual Benefit

Participate in the Heilicher Annual Benefit, our largest event of the year, and an opportunity for our whole community to come together to celebrate our school. Whether through an event sponsorship, tribute gift, participation in the online or live auction, or by attending the event itself, there are many ways to be part of this wonderful evening.

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Ways to Give

Each year, Heilicher students benefit from the philanthropic support of families across our community. Through the generosity of close to 700 annual donors, as well as those who have made meaningful endowment and legacy gifts to our school, we are able to create future generations of Jewish learners and leaders.

With your generous contributions, we can ensure that every child who desires an extraordinary Heilicher education has access to it. Through philanthropic support, the values of our parents, grandparents, and the generations that preceded them are perpetuated long into the future.

To make a gift to Heilicher click below, or contact Rebecca Skelton, Institutional Advancement Director, at 952.381.3503 or rskelton@hmjds.org.

Make a Donation

"Being Jewish has always been an important part of my life. The concept of l'dor vador (from generation to generation) really resonates with me. My parents wanted me to have Jewish values, and I want to preserve that link. The way we sustain our heritage is to ensure that the next generation is educated at HMJDS."

-HMJDS Grandparent

We feel like our HMJDS Annual Fund gift is one of the best charitable investments we can make. It is further reinforced every day that our daughters come home from school happy and having learned something new to prepare them for the rest of their lives!

Heilicher Donors
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