Debbie and Jed Stillman
The Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School (Heilicher) is pleased to announce that Debbie and Jed Stillman have been named honorees for the 2017 Annual Benefit (see photo at left). The event will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue.

The Stillmans, residents of Hopkins, have three children—Sophie, 21; Sam, 18; and Gigi, 13—who have attended Heilicher. Gigi is in 7th grade this year. The Stillmans have been active volunteers at Heilicher since their first child started attending back in 2000. Their dedication to Jewish education can also be seen in their involvement at the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Yachad (a supplemental high school for Jewish teens), and Hillel at the University of Minnesota.

Also serving in a leadership role this year is Eloise and Elliot Kaplan who have been named Honorary Co-Chairs of the Annual Benefit. Not only are the Kaplans longtime leaders within the Jewish community, they are also parents of the honorees.

The Annual Benefit is the largest fundraising event of the year for Heilicher, which brought in $325,000 last year. Money raised comes from corporate sponsorships, ticket sales, an online auction, live auction and fund-a-need campaign and supports the educational initiatives the school offers that are rooted in Jewish values.

For last-minute registration call 952.381.3500.


Auction items include exotic vacation getaways, Hamilton tickets on Broadway, Minnesota Vikings tickets with field passes, incredible food experiences and so much more!

The Online Auction runs through April 26, 2017. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to support Heilicher and its extraordinary educational programs.

Online Auction Co-Chairs: Stephanie Bell and Sara Schlipp-Riedel



We invite you to partner with Heilicher as a 2017 Annual Benefit Sponsor. Your partnership will help ensure the school remains accessible to any student who wants to attend and allows our 230 students to thrive through a variety of key academic and programmatic initiatives.

As a 2017 Annual Benefit Sponsor, your name will be placed in front of a large audience – providing you with significant visibility in the school’s electronic and paper mailings as well as at the event through both signage and verbal recognition. Over the last four years, our benefit has raised from $250,000-$325,000 annually and we’re confident, that with your help, we’ll continue that momentum this year.

Please review the sponsorship opportunities that are available and send in your form today! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Beckie Skelton, Institutional Advancement Director at 952.381.3503 or

Benefit Sponsors

Lead Sponsor

Major Sponsors

Eloise and Elliot Kaplan

Premier Sponsors

Bryan and Nina Badzin

Bruce Fink,
Neil and Nancy Fink
and Family

The Mike and Linda Fiterman Family Foundation/
Mike and Linda Fiterman/
Jack and Amy Fiterman

The Moscoe Group

Lynne and Andrew Redleaf Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

Marni and Chuck Bond

Family Fund

Wendy and Colin Smith and Family

Debbie and Jed Stillman and Family

Top Ten Liquors,
St. Louis Park/
Jill and Jon Halper

Twin City Fan Companies/
Barry Family


Get Involved!

Be a volunteer for the 2017 Annual Benefit! It’s fun and a great way to meet other parents while supporting our extraordinary school. There are multiple committees available. To learn more, contact Sue Freeman,
Benefit Coordinator, at or 952.200.4954.

2017 Benefit Ambassadors

Benefit ambassadors are parent volunteers who take a lead role in the planning and execution of the Annual Benefit. Thank you to these outstanding volunteers!

Alissa Abelson
Stephanie Bell
Sara Braverman
Debby Cox
Nancy Dworsky
Amy Fiterman
Beth Gendler
Rose Horovitz
Mike Madigan
Lynne Nathan
Karen Parker
Sara Schlipp-Riedel
Vickie Siegel
Amy Weiss
Diana Windhorst
Jill Wolfe
Naomi Zuk-Fisher
Elly Zweigbaum

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