Critical Minds, Compassionate Hearts
Yachad means “Together”.  Through Yachad, Rashi’s parent/teacher organization, we as parents come together to fulfill our mission to enhance the school curriculum and support our community of children, families, teachers, staff, and school.   

Together, we organize and sponsor many events and services for the Rashi community, which we fund through our multiple fundraisers. Yachad relies entirely on parent volunteers for the success of the fundraisers and for the planning and execution of its programming and events. Whether you can make a large or small time commitment, we welcome your involvement. We look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year!

Stacey Suckerman and Helene Gelber
Yachad Co-chairs

How We Are Organized

Yachad has a strong leadership team that oversees the various areas of our organization:

Co-chairs: Stacey Suckerman & Helene Gelber

VP Positions:
Room Parents: Jamie Darsa & David Goldstone
Celebrations: Candice Wolk, Jessica Myers & Anna Rosenspan
Communications: Erica Fine
Supporting Yachad: Karina Gilbert, Anna Romanovsky & Melanie Maytin
Finance & Budgeting: Lior Neiger & Jessica Carroll
Kehillah: Ellen Berkowitz, JulieSue Goldwasser, Dara Grossman, Josie Semel & Vikki Sherman
Pizza Thursdays: Jackie Waller
Curriculum: Sue Burgin
Welcoming: Jessica Carroll
Social Justice: Lisa Sussman

Coordinators:
Teacher Appreciation: Alexandra Simes & Jackie Finard-Hughes
Simchas & Sadness: Erica Rothchild & Shoshana Goldberg
Chanukah Boutique: Sara Zaiger
Challah: Alla Vigdorchik
Picture Day: Michael Franck
Yachad Virtual Bulletin Board: Sonya Wilder
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon: Caren Pearlman

Volunteers:
All Rashi Families!

Services We Provide

Yachad runs many events throughout the year with the primary goal of building community among parents, families and faculty & staff at Rashi. We also support Rashi’s programming through our holiday and celebrations programming and support of classroom curriculum enrichment programming. This past year, we hosted over 20 events for children and families, provided curriculum enrichment in every grade, offered staff appreciation and support, and provided support to parents and families during times of need.

Our Fundraisers

In order to provide extensive programming, Yachad sponsors several fundraising efforts throughout the year. Our largest fundraiser is our Pizza Thursday program, which provides a pizza lunch to the children every Thursday throughout the year.