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

Join us! Registration is now open for the Schechter Manhattan Community ShabbatonJune 8-10 at the Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp in Copake NY. This weekend event has something for everyone – great food, singing, diverse Shabbat options, sports, learning, swimming, boating, nature, games, and schmoozing. Round trip transportation is available by chartered bus.

For a detailed FAQ, click here.

To register, click here.

If you have any questions, please ask the Shabbaton Planning Team (

The Parents Association wants the Shabbaton to be accessible to all Schechter Manhattan families. We are able to offer financial assistance to families who would like to attend but find the cost prohibitive. All requests will be handled confidentially by Jonathan Chimene. To request Shabbaton financial aid, please complete your registration with financial aid request by APRIL 30. If you have questions about Shabbaton financial aid, please contact Lisa Schmutter at


Save the Date! A workshop for parents – Thursday, April 26, at 7:30pm

Don’t Box Me In! How Media and Societal Influences Limit All of Our Children— and What Parents Can Do to Help

We want our sons and our daughters to think expansively about their options. Many of us tell them, “You can be anything!” And yet…our children are bombarded with messages every day — things they see and things they hear all around them — many of which limit their options – either consciously or unconsciously.

Join us to gain a better understanding of how what we say to children influences their views of themselves and their views of gender norms in society, and a deeper awareness of the broader media, marketing and advertising context and its influence on children. We’ll have a lively discussion about what we, as parents,
can do to help.

Location: Schechter Manhattan, 805 Columbus (entrance on 100th); Open to the public; Free of charge
Please rsvp at

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: