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 Lisa Schmutter, 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

Family Community Shabbat Dinners
We can’t wait to celebrate Shabbat together! On January 19 at 6pm, the Parents’ Association will host Community Shabbat Dinners on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Washington Heights, and Lower Manhattan! What better way to welcome Shabbat than with a relaxing, fully catered meal shared with old friends and new? Registration will be available after winter break, but you can mark your calendars and call your friends today!

Resetting the Table

We want to highlight the program below so that you don’t miss out — this program requires registration in advance. More details can be found via the link below, as well as the registration page.

Tuesday, January 23
6:30-9:30pm at Schechter Manhattan


Join other Schechter Manhattan parents to share ideas and perspectives about Israel as it looks towards its 8th decade. Workshops will be led by experienced facilitators from Resetting the Table, with the goal of building meaningful dialogue across political differences. Participants are encouraged to join both workshops, to benefit from continuity and community. Dinner will be served.

Click Here to RSVP

For more information or to volunteer, please email Thank you!

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: