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 build community for the 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!

Rosa Franck and Stacey Suckerman
Yachad Co-chairs

How We Are Organized

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

Co-chairs: Rosa Franck & Stacey Suckerman
VP Celebrations (Holidays): Erica Rothschild & Shoshanna Goldberg
VP Communications: Erica Fine
VP Kehillah (Community): Ellen Berkowitz, Karen Shammay, & Josie Semel
VP Fundraising: Alexandra Simes & Jackie Finard-Hughes
VP Room Parents: Jamie Darsa & Danielle Darish

Co-ordinators:
Pizza Lunch: Jackie Waller & Beth Landrum
Finance: Lior Neiger
Simchas & Sadness: Rachel Ishikawa
Teacher Appreciation: Helene Gelber & Jackie Finard-Hughes
Curriculum Enrichment: Susan Burgin & Josh Korzenik
Challah: Meredith Greenberg

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.