YACHAD: RASHI’S PARENT COUNCIL
Yachad Means “Together.”
Welcome! Through Yachad, Rashi’s Parent Council, we as parents come together to live our Rashi core values and support our community of families, teachers, and staff. Yachad means “together.” All parents/guardians of Rashi students are members of Yachad and work collectively to build a warm and inclusive community. We are led by a strong team of dedicated parent volunteers who chair our various committees, and serve as grade-level representatives to ensure our Rashi ruach (spirit) resonates for all. Together, our goals are to provide opportunities for community building; express our deep appreciation for Rashi’s talented faculty and staff; foster open communication between the parents and the administration; support those in need; celebrate Jewish holidays; and act as ambassadors for Rashi in the Greater Boston Jewish community.
What We Do
Yachad strengthens the Rashi community through events, programming, fundraisers, and family outreach. We…
- Plan and execute community building events.
- Plan and execute holiday events and support Rashi’s holiday programming.
- Provide grade level leadership and parent representation.
- Organize teacher and staff appreciation.
- Welcome new families.
- Act as ambassadors for Rashi in the Greater Boston Jewish community and engage with prospective families.
- Fundraise through Pizza Thursday, Challah delivery, and EduKit delivery.
- Work with Rashi to produce and distribute the Rashi Family Directory.
- Support families during times of need.
- Facilitate communication between parents and school administration.
How We’re Organized
Our Rashi Kehillah (community) is a strong and vibrant home for students and families alike–and we need you! The strength of our Kehillah depends upon parent engagement, whether in the form of leadership initiative, volunteer commitments, or simple participation.
Yachad has a strong leadership team that oversees the extensive scope of our organization, including Co-Chairs who oversee all of the programming and a number of parent volunteers who serve as Committee Heads and take leadership roles. Additionally, we rely on parent volunteers for the planning and execution of programming and events. Whether you can make a large or small time commitment, we welcome all parents to become part of Yachad.
Jessica Myers, Jamie Perelman, and Alyson Smith
Budget and Administration
Jess Karlin and Abbe Klein
Danielle Darish and Linsday Jabbawy
Jen Schaffer and Dina Zoob
Maya Mindlin, Joanna Schneider, and Stacey Suckerman
Jonathan Ellowitz and Jessica Lasser
Admissions and Outreach
Dara Grossman and Vikki Sherman
Simchas and Sadness
Jennifer Adelson and Amy O’Donnell
Kate Urman and Michelle Zisow
Lindsay Guttell and Jess Karlin
Volunteers: YOU, our Rashi Families! Our hard working committee chairs rely entirely on parent volunteers for the planning and execution of all programming and events. Whether you can make a large or small time commitment, we welcome your involvement.
If you are interested in getting involved, please reach out to Yachad at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year!