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  • July

    Noah Rubin, RHS Class of 2021

    DKJA Student Receives The Diller Teen Award!

    Noah Rubin, RHS Class of 2021
    Giving back to the community is a cornerstone of Judaism and a Donna Klein Jewish Academy education. DKJA has instilled in me the importance of giving back not only to fulfill community service requirements, but for the sake of Tikkun Olam—repairing the world. For me, community service has been about spreading my passion for computer programming and making things.
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  • June

    Congressional Art Competition

    Anita Schwartz
    Did you know that… DKJA students have received the winning title of the Congressional Art Competition 4 times already?!
    On June 5, 2020, Congresswoman Lois Frankel hosted a virtual Zoom reception and art competition for Florida’s 21st Congressional District. The 2020 Annual Congressional Art Competition provides members of Congress the unique opportunity to showcase the talents of their creative high school constituents.
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  • DKJA Class of 2020 Graduation

    On Tuesday evening, June 9th, the Class of 2020 of the Claire and Emanuel G. Rosenblatt High School at Donna Klein Jewish Academy, graduated in historic and memorable fashion. Parked in their cars with family members, on the campus where many had spent the past 13 years of their lives, Seniors were celebrated during a drive-in ceremony and graduation movie. Although socially distanced, they were able to experience this milestone with their friends, while feeling the love of family members, the faculty and the administration who were in attendance.
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  • May

    DKJA Thespians Virtually Meet Broadway Producer and Theater Historian, Jennifer Ashley Tepper

    Zoraida Adams, Robbie Schinder and Elana Rubinstein
    DKJA continues to soar virtually, as our thespians can attest to. Thanks to DKJA Drama Department Chair and Teacher Zoraida Adams’s close relationship with Broadway personality Jennifer Ashley Tepper, students in Mrs. Adams’s production class had the rare opportunity to meet and spend a full hour with Ms. Tepper during this crazy time of COVID-19. This hour was extremely educational and productive. Ms. Tepper’s resume is extensive and impressive: she is the producer of the musicals Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Love in Hate Nation and has been featured in “Broadway: The Intersection of Real Estate & Art” (Jennifer Ashley Tepper | TEDxBroadway).
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  • April

    Teach your child everyday

    Morah Sammy, Director of Hebrew and Israel Education K-12
    Before Pesach and in the midst of our new educational reality, we attended a Prizma virtual lecture by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks for a message of inspiration, hope, and courage. In his fascinating talk, Rabbi Sacks emphasized the importance of caring for each other and for ourselves during this time of enormous pressure. 
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  • February

    DKJA Students in the News!

    We are proud to recognize our DKJA students for receiving state and national recognition!!!
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  • January


    Sydney Siegel, Director of Student Services
    As a parent and social worker, I have long been concerned about the mental health and well-being of our children as they face increased academic pressures while navigating social media, figuring themselves out, and managing peer relationships. With the increase in school violence, competition for colleges, social media pressures, and other challenges, our children are experiencing increased stress, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, self-harm and depression. As a parent of a high school and a college freshman, I often struggle with helping them to find balance and manage stress. Healthy stress is a natural part of life, including childhood. Children and adults alike need to be challenged in order to grow and develop.
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