Grandparents/Special Elders

Yom Dor L'Dor (Grandparents and Special Persons Day) Fall 2018

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. Yom Dor L'Dor dates for this year are: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 and Thursday, April 18, 2019.

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 The Heilicher Magazine, 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.


Roots & Wings E-newsletter
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 Roots & Wings


Heilicher Special Elder Mr. Harold Smith

Heilicher special elder and friend of the school, Mr. Harold Smith shares his collection of Judaica with Heilicher middle school students at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


Dor L'Dor Circle

The Dor l'Dor Circle recognizes all grandparents & alumni 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 Heilicher can continue academic excellence and Jewish learning. We are proud of the robust philanthropic support from our grandparent body. The following Dor L’Dor Circle list includes all grandparents and alumni grandparents who have given to Heilicher from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.  Thank you!

Margo and Cantor Barry Abelson
Gloria and Stan Alexander
Susan and Solomon Awend
Barbara Bach
Marlys and Elliott Badzin
Carolyn Light Bell and Edwin Bell
Margo Berdass
Pearl Berdass
Bonnie and Bruce Berezovsky
Elizabeth and Jerry Berkelhamer
Lois Berman

Connie and Lendley Black
Bobby Bloom
Shellie Blumenfield
Karen and Bruce Blumenthal

Ruth Greenberger and Daniel Boch
Lou Ann Bongard (z"l)
Pamela Diamond and Michael Brenner
Jacalyn Broze
Marlene and Dr. James Bukstein
Trudy and Jeff Burstein
Meryl Cohen
Marilyn Condon
Phyllis and Rabbi Barry Cytron
Reena and Stuart Davis
Susan and Alan Divine
Barbara and Barry Davis
Linda and Jonathan Davis
Nancy Drake
Ellen Elowitz
Linda and Dr. David Estrin
Linda and Leslie Fieldman
Nan and Marc Fine
Beverly and Richard Fink
Caren Page and Bruce Fink
Joann and Gary Fink
Margie and Mitch Fink
Linda and Mike Fiterman
Janet Flam
Wendy and Melvin Flamenbaum
Rachael Freed
Marsha Wolk and Frank Freedman
Sylvia and Howard Garland
Charlotte Gelfand
Sam Gendler
Rachel and Jack Geretz

Marlene Gimpel
Riva and Alex Ginzburg
Leah Golberstein

Marlene and Sandy Goldberg
Audrey and Dr. Mace Goldfarb
Shelly and Ira Golden
Janet and Stuart Goldman
Cindi and Harold Goldfine
Ellen and Laurence Granof
Rani Halpern and Joel Green

Shelley Kornblum and Mickey Greenberg
Sandy and Jack Gruenberg
Marina and Mark Guterman
Arlene and Sidney Harris
Sherry Harris
Phyllis Heilicher
Lory and Randy Herman
Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin and Mike Hofkin
Sharon and William Hope
Susan and Michael Horovitz
Marcia Howarth
Joan Hymanson

Beatrice Johnson
Marion and Steven Kahn
Jean and Yale (z"l) Kanter
Eloise and Elliot Kaplan
Marge and Harvey Kaplan
Norma and Steve Kaplan
Shirley and Arnold Kaplan
Susan and Mitch Kaplan
Janice and Mark Karon
Arlene and Harvey Kase
Audrey and Alvin Kaufman
Pam and Ron Kaufman
Miriam and Leroy Kieffer
Mitchel Kirshbaum
Anne and Randy Klein
Louise Kloner
Betty Kohn

Joyce and Myles Koshiol
Charlotte and Arnold Labofsky
Serafima and Vladimir Lamin
Harry and Sandy Lerner

Andrea and Stan Levich
Patricia La Plante and Peter Levine
Joyce and Len Levitan
Sharon and Buzz Levitt
Sheila and Steve Lieberman
Dedee and Stephen Lovell
Barbara and Sherwood Malamud

Susan Scheckel and Peter Manning
Ilana and Shlomo Melmed
Esther Miller
Florence Miller
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz
Eva and Jack Moreimi
Maxine and Jerry Moses
Micki (z"l) and Mort Naiman
Debbie and Allan Nathan
Bobby and Bruce Nemer
Gayle Newman
Nancy and Ellis Olkon
Sandra and Sheldon Olkon
Sheryl and Rabbi Kerry Olitzky
Joyce and Martin Orbuch
Patti and Howard Palay
Cathi and Jeffrey Paletz
Arlene and Gerald Perloff
Gloria Phillips
Judith Pierotti 
Dorothy and Norman Pink
Lisa and Larry Plotkin

Janet and Ron Plotsker
Shirley and Burt Politz
Ellen Siegel Pollack 
Keren and Rabbi Simcha Prombaum
Susan and Robert Prottas

Susan and Marshall Rappaport
Carol and Jeff Reed
Gail and Bill Ribnick
Laurel and Claude Riedel
Carol and David Rosenblatt
Terry and Sam Roth

Sandra and Brian Salita
Joy Sandler
Gail Bender Satz and Mark Satz
Nancy and Steve Schachtman
Deb and Rabbi Jeff Schein
Eileen and Harold Scherling
Nancy and Mike Schoenberger
Ruth Schoenberger
Marilyn and Darrell Schultz
Randy Segal

Cobby Shereff and Charles Blumenfield
Sarah and Robert Shragg
Gail and Bill Skelton
Holly Spurgeon
Susan and Gabe Steinberg
Estelle and Robert Stillman
Rochelle and Marvin Stillman

Marilyn Stone
Harriet Swatez 
Dianne Neumark-Sztainer and Hector Sztainer
eidi and Sully Tarshish
Putchie and Michael Wagner
Sue and Jim Walder
Judi Belzer and Jeremy Waldman
Enid and Barrie Weiser
Patty and Rabbi Loel Weiss
John Windhorst
Cindy and Ted Wittcoff

Jill and Steve Wolpert
Carol Woodward
Nancy Young
Bonnie and Len Zeff
Penny and Mark Ziessman
Sara and Boris Zuk
Sharon Zweigbaum
Barb and Larry 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 more than 550 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

Make a Donation

"Heilicher is the perfect blend of a nurturing, flexible educational setting which values individual learning needs, high academic standards and wide exposure to Jewish culture and wisdom for our grandchild. For these reasons and more it is important to us to give to Heilicher to ensure our grandchild's day school education is strong today and in the future."

-HMJDS Grandparents Claude and Laurel Riedel

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