Kesher – Parent Volunteers
Dear Prospective and Current Pardes Families,
The Hebrew word Kesher means connection. Our Kesher organization, or Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), does a great deal to help our Pardes community by connecting parents, teachers, administration, and staff. We provide support for the entire school, whether it is sending a meal home to a family, working on a charitable/philanthropic project, bringing in treats to show appreciation for our faculty, staff & police officers, planning social gatherings, collaborating with our administrative team to plan holiday celebrations, and much more!
Volunteering is a critical part of the Pardes experience, and a great way to develop new connections, have fun and show your kids what community involvement looks like – any level of participation is welcome and deeply appreciated!
Please review the committee lists below. If you are a current parent, we encourage you to sign up for any that interest you! Thank you in advance for your support of our many community-building programs in store this year!
Adena Friedman, Kesher Chair
Jessica Brodie and Lisa Flader, Kesher Vice Chairs
For most up to date information and to sign up for committees, current parents should visit Pardes’ Parent Portal and click on Kesher button on the right.
“We are thrilled to welcome you to our Pardes Community and look forward to your involvement in Kesher!”
Kesher supports the efforts of Pardes through a variety of wonderful committees:
Staff Appreciation Committee
TIkkun Olam Committee
The Literacy Committee is in charge of running our annual book fair, a student book swap, a parent book club and more! We are all about reading and sharing our love of books!
New Family Welcome Committee
The New Family Welcome Committee focuses on welcoming new students and parents into our Pardes family. This can include calling new families and inviting them to upcoming events, introducing yourself and answering any questions they may have.
All Hands on Deck
All Hands on Deck is our committee of volunteers that is available to help out when needed.