Parents

How to Get Involved

Parents’ Association

The Brandeis Parents’ Association involves all parents and guardians in welcoming new families, supporting our community members, and fostering a culture of belonging. Our activities and events that we offer are grounded in our community values.  

Our Community Values
  • Cultivate a community where people feel welcome and included, where differences are honored as an essential component of a learning community, and where our diversities—of socio-economic background and status, 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 regular 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 and text study opportunities.
  • Parent Education - Speakers and gatherings to support our parents.
  • Chesed (Kindness) - The Chesed Committee works with the head of school and the Parent Association co-chair(s) to support individuals and families in our Brandeis community. By intentionally engaging in acts of loving kindness (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 chesed@sfbrandeis.org

Here are some examples of
community-led programming this year:


Learn Together
Parenting Through the Pandemic - speakers and gatherings
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Club
Weekly Minyan and Text Study
 
Celebrate Together
Light Up the Living Room - Hanukkah Celebration
Thanksgiving Zoom - Evening of Gratitude
Visit the Sukkah - Sukkot
Shabbat Ba’Bayit & All School Shabbat
 
Give Together
Tikkun Olam Service Club
Honey Sale benefiting Mazon
High Holy Day Food Drive
Coat Drive with Larkin Street Youth
Holiday Cards for Seniors
Faculty and Staff Appreciation
 
Play Together
Annual Book Fair
Family Game night
Grade-level Parent Socials
Grade-level Movie Nights


To get involved or learn more log in to the PA Resource Board or email us at
pa@sfbrandeis.org