Parents’ Association

Welcome from the Parents’ Association

Welcome to the Schechter Manhattan’s Parents’ Association! The Parents’ Association includes all parents in the school, and we welcome your involvement. We are committed to creating an engaging, fun and supportive environment for our Schechter Manhattan Family.


At the core of the Parents’ Association is a partnership: partnership among families, between families and faculty, and between home and school. Together, we provide opportunities for people to gather, to celebrate and support each other, to exchange and develop ideas, and to serve the community at large. An essential role of the Parents’ Association is to enhance the school and community through programming and special events.


Please read the Daf Yomi (Daily Notice) every day and the weekly PA news in the Daf Kesher.  You can find the school calendar here.


The Parents’ Association offers a wide range of opportunities to get involved and we invite everyone to join us. Parents can serve as class parents, chairs for events or members of committees. Feel free to be in touch with us via email or to reach out out to your class parent for further details.

We are so excited to serve the Schechter Manhattan Family and look forward to working with you.



Andrea Brustein and Lisa Schmutter

2017-2018 Executive Committee:

  • Andrea Brustein and Julie Sissman, Co-Presidents
  • Sarah Bloch-Elkouby and Asaf Kastner, Vice Presidents
  • Jennifer Abrams, Secretary
  • Anne Tishkoff, Treasurer
  • Jennifer Rosenberg and Tali Etra,  Members-at-Large

Parents' Association News and Events

K-8th Grades: Curriculum Night, September 27th
All parents are invited to meet the Schechter Manhattan Faculty and hear about the learning plans for the 2017-2018 school year.

Wednesday, September 27

6:00 pmParents’ Association Open Meeting and shmooze, light dinner will be served
7:00 pm, Grades K, 1, 6, & 7 Classroom Presentations
7:30 pmParents Association shmooze for those parents not in classroom presentations
8:05 pmCommunity Assembly, all parents
8:30 pm, Grades 2, 3, 4 & 5 Classroom Presentations

K- 8th Grades: Parents’ Association Helps You Celebrate Sukkot!
The Schechter Manhattan Parents’ Association is delighted to offer Lulav and Etrog sets at excellent prices, grown in Israel, and conveniently delivered to school just before the holiday. Buying through the PA saves you hassle and helps cover the cost of a set for each classroom. Click here to place your order online, then send/deliver your check, made out to Schechter Manhattan, to the main office in an envelope marked Parents’ Association. Your order must be placed no later than Thursday, September 28, 2017.

K-8th Grades: Challah Program

Let’s support Schechter Manhattan and save time and money! Please order delicious challah through the Schechter Manhattan Parents’ Association. Your participation will help cover the cost of the challah that our children enjoy each week in school during Kabbalat Shabbat. Sign up here to fill out the challah form.
Once again, we will be getting our challot come from the Challah Fairy, famous for incredible, freshly baked challah including varieties like crumb, chocolate chip and cinnamon!
Challah will be delivered for 27 weeks, starting Friday, October 20th through Friday, June 15th. The minimum order to participate is one challah per week.
Challah ordering will close on Wednesday, October 11th. Payment in full must be received in order for your challah order to be processed. Every item you order will be sent home with your child(ren) via Backpack Express on Fridays.
Sign up here for freshly baked challah each week!

If you want to get involved, have one hour or many, please be in touch at


Parents' Association General Information


Our listerv is intended for sharing community information with other parents and staff. This is the place to post information about spare uniforms that you want to offer or to ask for help looking for a babysitter, have questions about summer camp or simply have exciting community news to share. This group is open only to Schechter Manhattan families and staff and is moderated by the PA. Check your inbox for the email inviting you to join the group. If you have not received your invitation, please let us know. Contact the Parents’ Association at:


Please note our new general email address: For PA Lunch program questions, use our new PA Lunch-only email address: