Category: Education

Jacksonville FL: Where Torah Learning Shines Bright

Looking for  a vibrant shul where you can learn at your own pace and increase your Torah knowledge? Etz Chaim Synagogue and the Jacksonville Kollel have classes on all levels for the entire community throughout the year. One of my favorites is Sunday morning when individual and group learning continues right after Shacharis minyan.

Rabbi Feigenbaum’s Lunch & Learn Nourishes Our Jacksonville Souls

Rabbi Avi Feigenbaum initiated the Lunch & Learn (L&L) programs nine years ago. His singular outreach program has had a beautiful and far-reaching impact on the Jacksonville Jewish community. L&L has become a vibrant gathering place of Torah learning and also, such a nice time to schmooze with our friends. As many new programs go, […]

Torah Academy Produces a Holocaust Film Documentary

Under the leadership of Breindy Lazor, High School Mechaneches, the High School and 8th grade students of Torah Academy of Jacksonville recently produced their own oral history documentary of the holocaust. The “Names, Not Numbers”  memorial film project was made possible by the generous support of the Legacy Heritage Fund project which enables students to […]

Jacksonville Torah High Shines as a Beacon of Jewish Education

It is hard to believe that it has been almost three years since the idea of Jacksonville Torah High School was first conceptualized. It seems like only yesterday when a school with three students began in the Jacksonville community. Previously, families who wished to continue Jewish studies beyond middle school had to send their children away or uproot […]

Jacksonville Torah High School Grows in Its Second Year

Jacksonville Torah High School begins our second academic year as the first school of its kind in Northeast Florida. Under the leadership of our new Principal, Ita Rabinowitz, we continue to strive towards successfully meeting our goals in a dual curriculum program of both stellar general studies as well as advanced Torah study. Keeping up […]

3-2-1 Blastoff for Torah Academy !!!

One of the nifty things about living in Jacksonville, FL is that we are so close to Kennedy Space Center (KSC), America’s gateway to outer space, located about 150 miles south of Jax at Canaveral National Seashore. Last week, Torah Academy’s 3-8 graders launched into a galaxy of fun and learning on a field trip […]

Making Local History: Jacksonville’s First Torah High School Opens

The start of the new school year is always exciting, but it has been especially momentous at Jacksonville Torah High School (JTHS). The community takes great pride as Jacksonville’s first orthodox high school has opened. This is a historic milestone for Jacksonville, Florida and also, for the entire Jewish community of Northeast Florida. Mrs. Kineret […]

Parent & Child Learning

Once a month after Shabbos, during our Florida ‘winter’ Etz Chaim Synagogue is ‘abuzz’ with a bustling, ‘high-octane,’ energy-filled crowd of parents and kids who join together to learn Torah, share stories and enjoy games. As a special treat, they savor scrumptious pizza from Jacksonville, Florida’s world-famous Tomato Crush eatery. Parent & Child learning is […]

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