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Parents Council

Parents Council’s mission is to enhance the out of classroom experience AND create community. Follow our work at @parentscouncilatmds on Instagram and contact us at to get involved.
Parents Council

Parents Council Events

Please see a list of our events below. If you’re interested in signing up for any of them, please use the form below the table of events to register.

September 10

Back to School Bash

September 13

Welcome Back Breakfast

September 14

Dorot Rosh Hashana Event

October 12-17

Israel Emergency Supply Collection with Student Activities

November 2

Challah Bake

November 4

Festival of Lights

November 8-29

Toy Drive with EC Department

November 15

Maimonides Manuscript Private Tour

November 23

Give Thanks Event for First Responders

December 3

Family Outing to the Big Apple Circus

December 4-5

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Chanukah Gift from all Parents

December 5

Dorot Chanukah Event

February 6

MOMA Private Tour

February 7

Mom’s Night Out

March 6 - 8

Book Fair

April 4

Comedy Night

April 14

Family Mets Game

May 6 - 10

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 14

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

May 30

Zichron Menachem Hair Donation

Weekly Tehillim

Tuesdays @ 8:30am

Weekly Parsha Class

Thursdays @ 8:30am

Parents Council Announcements & Committees

Please click here for up-to-date flyers, announcements, and resources.

Parents Council Committees Get involved and join one of the Parents Council committees and initiatives:

Back to School Bash & Community Events

A committee that plans our biggest kick-off event of the year, the Back to School Bash, that sets the theme for the year and is open to all parents and faculty and staff. They also help coordinate school community events throughout the year.

Book Fair

A school-wide book fair is planned each March for all ages by this committee that fosters a love for reading and learning together. A book fair along with grade and division programs are planned across the school.

Challah Bake

A fun and meaningful evening that coincides with the Shabbat Project in November, where girls in grades 1-8 are joined by their moms/women for the mitzvah of baking challah as a part of a broader Jewish initiative.

Chanukah Boutique/Festival of Lights

A community-wide event to shop and socialize to get ready for Chanukah and get into the Chanukah spirit.

Chesed & Lifecycle

A volunteer group to support our community near and far; and a group for outreach and support of MDS families going through lifecycle events.

Comedy Night

Parents Council's biggest parent fundraiser to support Parents Council initiatives. Join us for our annual Comedy Night and Auction at Stand Up NY. There's always a surprise in store and so much fun to be had!

Cultural & Continuing Education Committee

A committee to plan and participate in exciting and new cultural events for parents and families around New York, including private tours and family programs; and to create learning opportunities and speaker programs on various topics throughout the year.

Mishloach Manot

A Purim-themed fundraiser where we put together and distribute creative Mishloach Manot for all MDS families and faculty/staff.

Moms' Night Out A fun night out for MDS moms to gather and socialize outside of school.

Parents Council Announcements & Committees

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