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 Rosh Chodesh Celebrations
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
All Early Childhood children celebrate Rosh Chodesh together with their friends and enjoy songs, dancing, and chodesh-related foods.
Early Childhood Weekly Oneg Shabbat
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Early Childhood children welcome Shabbat, singing and dancing with Morah Nummy and their friends.

Family Chanukah Party Early Childhood-2nd Grade
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Virtual Chanukah Party for Early Childhood students through 2nd grade and their families featuring candle lighting, songs and dance with Morah Nummy.
Lower School Rosh Chodesh Oneg 
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Lower School students welcome Rosh Chodesh with song, trivia and treats with Rabbi Eisenberg and our Mashgiachim Ruchani.

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 commemorative plaque in the chumashim.

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

Bat Mitzvah Program (Middle School Girls)
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship $180
This program is designed to bring significant meaning and content to the Bat Mitzvah year, providing time for both mothers and daughters to learn about the Jewish women throughout the generations. The Bat Mitzvah program is an important milestone in each young woman's lifelong odyssey of Torah study and growth.

Bar Mitzvah Series (Middle School Boys)
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship $180
The Bar Mitzvah Series is a 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.

Amud Yomi Learning Program (Middle School)
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 group.
Sephardic Education Learning (Middle School)
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.
Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazikaron Commemorations
(Middle School)
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.
 Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration (School-wide) 
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180
Students celebrate the birth of the State of Israel with tefillah, dance, music and activities.

Chesed Program (School-wide) 
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180
Students partake in communal and individual acts of chesed and learn the importance of giving back.

Family Challah Bake (School-wide) 
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
Students and families come together to celebrate the mitzvah of Hafrashat Challah.
Continuing Education for Parents 
Benefactor: $3,600; Sponsorship: $180
Parents are the key partners in the education of our students, and providing knowledge and tools to our parents is an investment in our children.

Shorashim: Grandparent and Special Visitors Lecture Series
Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180 
Grandparents and Special Visitors are invited to learn with and from MDS faculty on a variety of topics via Zoom and in person.

MDS Unity Siyum
Leader: $10,000; Benefactor: $1,800; Sponsorship: $180
MDS Unity Siyum is a community-wide completion of Chamisha Chumshei Torah with hoda’ah (thanks) to Hashem and in merit of the safety and health of our school community.  We invite and encourage families to sign up to learn a perek (or more!) with their children over the chagim, and to join us to celebrate in a siyum after Succot.   

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!