The 2019 Heilicher Annual Benefit is set for Thursday, March 14 at Beth El Synagogue. This year, the school will honor Fay and Leonard Ribnick (z”l), who were deeply respected Jewish community leaders. Their values were centered on Judaism and their family, and they integrated both through the perpetuation of a deeply meaningful traditions that brought together multiple generations and created a sense of rootedness and identity for both friends and family members.

The Annual Benefit is Heilicher’s premier fundraising event of the year, and is a fun and meaningful celebration of all that makes the school special. The dollars raised support Heilicher’s provision of high-quality academics within a foundation of Jewish values, and ensure that this exceptional education remains financially accessible to all families. 

The Ribnick's descendants - including children Nancy and Mike Schoenberger, Jerry and Louise Ribnick, Debbie and Gil Mann, and Mindy and Dan Ribnick- represent multiple generations of leadership and volunteerism at Heilicher. All 11 of Fay and Leonard’s grandchildren are graduates of Heilicher, and five great-grandchildren currently attend.

We are thrilled to honor their incredible legacy at the 2019 Heilicher Annual Benefit, and we welcome the opportunity for you to join us.  

On behalf of our honoree family, we want to invite you to partner with Heilicher as a 2019 Annual Benefit Sponsor. Sponsorship provides an opportunity for significant visibility in marketing and publicity associated with the event, and your name will be added to a growing list of valued corporate and community supporters. The Benefit raises up to $325,000 annually to ensure that our school continues to thrive. We are confident that, with your support, we will continue that momentum in the coming year. 

Please review the sponsorship opportunities and choose the level most comfortable for you by completing the form and mail it to:

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
4330 Cedar Lake Road South
Minneapolis, MN  55416

Attention: Beckie Skelton

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Beckie Skelton, Institutional Advancement Director at 952.381.3503 or

Please join us and share your commitment with the next generation!

Robyn Schein, Vice-President for Development
Wendy Lovell-Smith, President-Elect