Critical Minds, Compassionate Hearts

לדור ודור

- From Generation to Generation
Grandparents have a powerful impact on the lives of their grandchildren, and as a Rashi Grandparent, you are a very special member of our kehillah (community). If you live nearby, we hope that you will visit often for our weekly Kabbalat Shabbat as well as for plays, concerts and other special programs, such as the annual science fair and Tamchui assemblies. If you haven’t seen the school, we would be delighted to give you a tour.

Here are some events we host especially for you and your grandchildren:

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  • Generations Day

    An annual tradition during wich we welcome grandparents and special friends to share the Rashi experience with our students. The day features a luncheon program, an opportunity for classroom visits and concludes with a special Kabbalat Shabbat.
  • Read Across America Day

    Join us on March 2 to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday by reading to students in Grades K-2.
Our Sheldon A. Cohen Grandparents Association serves to enhance grandparent participation in special events, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising. We encourage you to get involved as you can. We welcome all suggestions from grandparents and hope to hear from you!

Ways to Get Involved

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  • The Mezuzah Circle

    As a proud Rashi grandparent, you can help shape the future of your grandchild’s education and provide the best opportunities for the next generation by making an investment in Rashi.

    Grandparents play a significant role in the success of Rashi’s annual fundraising efforts.  In recognition of grandparents who support Rashi with an annual gift of $1,800 or more, the school established the Mezuzah Circle.

    Members of the Mezuzah Circle will receive a mezuzah, lovingly designed by one of our kindergarten students, that visibly embodies the bond between grandparent and grandchild and school and home. 

    An old saying notes that kissing the mezuzah is like kissing your grandchild – a moment filled with love and adoration for the next generation.  By joining the Mezuzah Circle, you will be investing in your grandchild and the future of the Jewish community.  
  • Grandparents Association Committee

    Assist us in creating meaningful grandparent experiences and programs throughout the year. Email development@rashi.org.
  • Event Committees

    Provide day-of event support for the Limud Award Celebration and Annual Dinner, volunteer administrative support in the Development office, or get involved in the classrooms. Opportunities are available for grandparents to serve as mentors during the Grade 5 Science Fair, help serve pizza on Thursdays, and so much more.

About Sheldon A. Cohen

Sheldon A. Cohen z"l was very committed to The Rashi School and founded the Grandparents Association when his grandson, Alexander, was in first grade. Sheldon wanted to create an opportunity for grandparents to be a part of the Rashi community. Sheldon’s vision was that every Rashi grandparent, near or far, could be a part of their grandchild’s Rashi experience.

Sheldon could often be found in Alexander’s classroom, participating in Kabbalat Shabbat, and always talking to his friends about Rashi. Sheldon also served on the Board of Directors of the school, as well as on many committees.

The Rashi Grandparents Association is Sheldon’s legacy. The Association was named in his memory following his passing in 2002.