Parents' Association

How to Get Involved

Parents’ Association

The Brandeis Parents’ Association involves parents and guardians in welcoming new families, supporting all of our community members, and fostering a culture of belonging. Programming and events are grounded in our community values, which are as follows:
  • Cultivate a community where people feel welcome and included, where differences are honored as an essential component of a learning community, and where our diversity — socio-economic background, gender identity, family structure, sexual orientation, religion, race, ethnicity, and more — are secured, celebrated, and supported.
  • Embrace opportunities for sustained conversations about important and challenging topics regarding contemporary Jewish life and practice.
  • Strengthen our connections to our city and the broader community of the Bay Area, through service learning and social action for all constituencies.

PA programs offer multiple ways to connect:
  • Chavurah (Gatherings) - Grade-level small-group gatherings facilitated by room parents.
  • Chugim (Clubs) - Community-led clubs for fun, learning, and service.
  • Jewish Life & Learning -  Connecting holidays to home; weekly minyan prayer service and text study opportunities.
  • Parent Education - Guest speakers and facilitated conversations on topics of interest to our parents and caregivers.
  • Chesed (Kindness) - The Chesed Committee works with the Head of School and the Parents' Association co-chair(s) to offer a helping hand to individuals and families in need. By intentionally engaging in acts of lovingkindness (gemilut chasidim), the Chesed Committee seeks to nurture a compassionate, responsive and supportive school community.
    • If you are in need of support or want to be a source of support you can reach the committee at

Examples of
community-led programming:

Learn Together
Speaker Series - Parenting Through the Pandemic
Screenagers Movie and Discussion
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Club
Weekly Minyan Prayer Service and Text Study
Celebrate Together
Light Up the Bluetop Hanukkah Party
Shabbat Ba’Bayit (host or be hosted for an intimate Shabbat meal)
All School Sukkot / Shabbat in Yosemite
Purim Game Night
Give Together
Tikkun Olam Service Club
Honey Sale (Benefiting Mazon - A Jewish Response to Hunger)
High Holy Day Food Drive
Challah Baking with GLIDE
Coat Drive with Larkin Street Youth
Holiday Cards for Seniors
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Events
Play Together
Back to School Picnic in Golden Gate Park
Annual Book Fair
Grade-level Parent Socials
Grade-level Movie Nights
Brandeis Family Run Club

To get involved or learn more, log in to the PA Resource Board or email us at