Program Sponsorship

Over the course of the year, MDS hosts a variety of joyous events and programs celebrating the personal and communal milestones of our students, our community, and K’lal Yisrael.
Please consider sponsoring one or more of these important programs. Your support will directly enhance these educational experiences in and out of the classroom.

To sponsor or name a program or to discuss grade-specific sponsorship opportunities, please use the form below or contact Allison Rubin at or 212-376-6800 x501.

Early Childhood
Experiential Education: Chicks Edition!
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Hands on learning is a core tenant of our education. Each year, our children learn about life-cycle and responsibility as they participate in the incubation, hatching and care of our own baby chicks!

Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh Celebrations
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Early Childhood children welcome Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh with their friends and enjoy songs, dancing, and chodesh-related foods.

Parshat Noach Petting Zoo
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180
Children use all their senses as they learn about Parshat Noach and the animals that Noach and his family had on the Teva.

Yom Ha’atzmaut Trip To Israel
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180
A highlight of the MDS experience is the EC annual nesiyah to Israel, hopping aboard an El Al flight, placing notes in the kotel and “traveling” from the Golan to the Negev!

Lower School

1st Grade Chagigat HaSiddur
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Students receive their first siddur and celebrate with a performance of songs and tefillot. Benefactor gifts includes a commemorative plaque in the siddurim.

2nd Grade Chagigat HaChumash
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Students receive their first chumash and celebrate with a performance of songs and tefillot. Benefactor gifts includes a plaque in the chumashim.

3rd Grade Chagigat Rashi
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Students celebrate their newfound knowledge of Rashi. Benefactor gifts includes a commemorative plaque in the megillot.

4th Grade Chagigat Hamishpacha 
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
4th Graders participate in a in-depth research project into their family’s history, culminating in a celebratory evening where they present their work.

Lower School Oneg
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Lower School students welcome shabbos and the new month with song, trivia and treats with Rabbi Eisenberg and Rabbi Genack.

Middle School

Amud Yomi Learning Program
Benefactor: $10,000; Sponsorship $180
Students, Rebbeim and faculty learn a page of Gemarah daily, and share insights, questions and resources through a MDS What’s App.
Bar Mitzvah Series 
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship $180
The Bar Mitzvah Series is a six- part program of talks, discussions, and workshops detailing what it means to become a Bar Mitzvah. A Bar Mitzvah is an important milestone in each young man's lifelong odyssey of Torah study and growth.

Bat Mitzvah Program 
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship $180
This program is designed to bring meaning and content to the Bat Mitzvah year, providing time for mothers and daughters to learn about Jewish women throughout the generations.

Naming: $10,000; Semester: $1,800; Sponsorship $180; Weekly Food $54
Students extend their Torah learning after school with food, fun and Rabbi Genack (4-8 Grade boys) and Rabbi Friedman (5-8 Grade girls)!

Names, Not Numbers, a Holocaust Film Project and Community Event
Benefactor: $10,000; Sponsorship: $180
Students record the testimony of Holocaust Survivors and create a documentary as a lasting tribute to their struggles and heroism. The documentary is screened for the entire Manhattan community in May.

Sephardic Education Learning
Benefactor: $5,000; Sponsorship $180
Students learn about Sephardic minhagim and traditions, and how to infuse these traditions in the unified and diverse culture of our school.
Yachad Melave Malka
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship $180
Yachad Members join with our 8th Grade class for an inclusive evening full of ruach, programs and socializing. This event is a pillar of our chesed programming and community events.
 Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazikaron Commemorations
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180
Students memorialize the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and honor the Israeli soldiers and civilians who lost their lives for the State of Israel in two moving ceremonies.

School-wide and Community Programming
3-Minute Daily Halacha Learning
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Students, alumni, parents and grandparents connect and learn halacha with MDS Rebbeim daily through a 3 minute What’sApp group.
Chesed Program
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180
Students partake in communal and individual acts of chesed and learn the importance of giving back.
Grandparent Gatherings
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180
Grandparents are invited to visit their MDS grandchildren in their virtual classrooms and learn with and from MDS faculty during bi-annual events.
Parent Council Family Challah Bake
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Students and families come together to celebrate the mitzvah of Hafrashat Challah.
Teacher Appreciation Events
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Shower our teachers with gratitude by sponsoring luncheons, events and other items over the course of the year.
Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180
Students celebrate the birth of the State of Israel with tefillah, dance, music and activities.

Annually, Manhattan Day School raises funds for a variety of needs core to the mission and growth of our institution. The primary campaign, centered around the Annual Dinner, provides funding for the $1 million of financial aid distributed to families in need through our scholarship fund. Additionally, we offer sponsorship opportunities over the course of the year to enrich personal and communal milestones. We are grateful to all of our supporters and partners for their ongoing generosity!