The Heschel Fund


Heschel doesn't belong to any one of us.
Heschel belongs to each of us.



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We are fortunate to have a committed and generous community that strongly supports our school. The most important gift every family can make each year is to the Heschel Fund.


Donors of $1,800 and above are invited to our donor recognition event.


The Heschel Fund represents more than 6% of our operating budget, which means that your support is critical in helping us achieve our objective of providing the highest quality education for your child.  We rely on parent and alumni volunteers to help us keep our fundraising costs low so that the maximum dollars go to pay for education.


New this year

Every gift counts: 100% of the money raised through the Heschel Fund goes directly to support operating costs of the school. ...Donors have two options: You may make your gift to the current operating budget as you have in the past, or your gift to the Heschel Fund can be designated to one or more of the following areas:



Judaic Studies

Israel Education Professional Development
Current Operations Visual & Performing Arts


Why is parent participation so important?

Parent participation in the Heschel Fund is vital to the school in many ways:


The school is often evaluated by outside funding sources, including foundations and corporations that are potential donors. They look at the parent participation level in terms of percentages and dollars when they make a decision to fund Heschel.


Parent giving helps us leverage other gifts, such as corporate matching gifts. If a parent works for a company that will match a gift, often that company will match the gift by 2 to 3 times.


 The school is evaluated by outside accrediting bodies, such as CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). Once again, parent participation indicates that our community is actively involved in the success of our school.


For more information, please contact Robin Wallach, Director of Advancement, at 818.368.5781 x403 or







 Giving Levels

$10,000 +

1972 Founders' Circle













Up to $499




Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
17701 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 91325-1213 (818) 368-5781