My name is Darit Zweibel andI am currently working as a second-grade teacher at Donna Klein Jewish Academy.I attended DKJA as a student from Kindergarten through 12th Grade and graduated in 2009. From there, I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and graduate degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Central Florida.Donna Klein Jewish Academy has helped me succeed in every aspect of my life and gave me the self-confidence to go to one of the largest universities in the United States. I knew who I was and where I was going. I attribute my success to both my parents and to DKJA.I am an active member of the Jewish community. Teaching a new generation of Jewish students fills my heart with pride and joy on a daily basis.A DKJA education is a valuable gift, an investment that will pay life-long dividends. DKJA has produced a virtual army of well-equipped, college-bound students ready to tackle anything this world throws at them.
Emily Swire, Class of 2009
My name is Emily Swire and I graduated DKJA in 2009. I went to Florida State University for college and graduated law school at the University of Florida. I am a criminal defense attorney working for the Office of the Public Defender in Miami-Dade County. My DKJA education inspired me to become a public defender, where I work to strengthen and uplift the most vulnerable members of my community. I would tell any prospective family that at DKJA “we’re more than a school, we’re a family.” It’s a statement we hear a lot within the DKJA community, but it is the warmth and strong sense of community that sets DKJA apart. Beyond offering a stellar secular and religious education, DKJA cultivates its students to grow into thoughtful members of a community bigger than themselves, concerned for the well-being of the world around them. This, as a result, inspires students to not only be great – educationally, for themselves and their families – but to truly “do good.”
Beyond offering a stellar secular and religious education, DKJA cultivates its students to grow into thoughtful members of a community bigger than themselves, concerned for the well-being of the world around them.
Taly (Elkoby) Feldman, Class of 2003
My name is Taly Feldman and I am a stay-at-home mom and take care of my two beautiful children and family. I graduated Donna Klein Jewish Academy in 2003, and now proudly send my son Noah to DKJA. With DKJA's amazing teaching staff and guidance, I was able to focus on my studies and choose a college path. I attended Florida Atlantic University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. While I was in Mrs. Jordan's AP Psychology class, I gained my love for psychology and pursued it during my college years.
DKJA is like a second home to me. This amazing school provides endless love and care you won't find anywhere else. It’s a school that will teach your child to love themselves and others, to be proud of their Jewish identity and always reach for their goals. It’s not just a school, it's a family.