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 Lasser and Jamie Perelman

    Co-Chair Emeritus

    Alyson Smith

    Budget and Administration

    Abbe Klein

    VP of Room Parents

    Danielle Darish and Samantha Shinewald


    Rebecca Cantor, Lisa Cobos, and Sam Gentile

    Kehillah (Community)

    Lindsay Jabbawy, Maya Mindlin, Joanna Schneider, and Vikki Sherman

    Host Families

    Dara Grossman


    Rachel Cole and Miriam Waldheter

    Speaker Series and Adult Learning

    Jonathan Ellowitz, Ruth Kanfer, and Liat Rosen 

    Admissions and Outreach

    Rachel Ross

    Simchas and Sadness

    Jen Adelson and Amy O’Donnell

    Rashi Wear

    Michelle Zisow

    Teacher Appreciation

    Jen Schaffer and Dina Zoob

    Pizza Thursday and Lunch

    Liza Harris and Melissa Zweig 


    Alla Vigdorchik

    Directory and EduKit

    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 yachad@rashi.org. We look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year!

    Get Your Rashi Spirit Wear!

    Get your Rashi Wear for the holidays! There are many great items and opportunities for customization. We offer a large variety of shirts, hoodies, sweatpants and more. Items can be picked up or delivered directly to your home. We love supporting All Sports Wear (a local Newton business), and a portion of the proceeds support Yachad as well. Purchase some gear today!