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 Weiss spearheaded the foundation of the school and serves as Administrator/Head of School. Mrs. Weiss recently moved to Jacksonville from Israel with her husband, Rabbi Ephraim Weiss and family. She quickly recognized the need to establish an orthodox high school and began working tirelessly on the project. Guided by the visionary leadership of Rabbi Yaakov Fisch of Etz Chaim Synagogue, along with generous support from the community, Torah High School has a very bright future.
Mrs. Weiss points out that students receive a quality education through innovative small group instruction. A small student-teacher ratio ensures student success. The curriculum is individualized, recognizing that every student learns at a different pace and through different learning styles.
The staff of a highly skilled team of rabbis and teachers guides the students in Judaic studies. For secular studies, they utilize a virtual school program, which enables each student to work at their own pace, while earning a highly accredited degree.
An inviting, nurturing classroom environment encourages students to be creative as they learn and grow. Their educational foundation includes the essential tenets of Judaism and the best of a secular education. Students are encouraged to be imaginative thinkers, as they become involved in academic and social activities that will build self-confidence and self-motivation.
Mrs. Weiss works closely with parents to address their children’s different levels and unique way of learning in a warm, nurturing environment. Torah High’s mission is to assist students become lifelong learners and productive, responsible citizens. Mrs. Weiss smiles at the future as she strives to provide “every Jewish student an accredited high school program in a warm, Jewish environment.”