School Pride Since 1944

Our schools are proud of their long and rich history. Martin J. Gottlieb Day School was founded in 1961 and DuBow Preschool was founded in 1944. Both schools are located on the Jacksonville Jewish Center complex that also comprises the synagogue and 34 beautiful acres of wooded land.


Both schools are located on the Jacksonville Jewish Center complex that also comprises the synagogue and 34 beautiful acres of wooded land. The Day School originally opened its doors as the “Foundation School” when  the Jacksonville Jewish Center in the Springfield area of Jacksonville. The Foundation School was renamed the Solomon Schechter Day School and has been renamed twice and moved once, but the mission is the same – high quality education grounded in Jewish values.

From the schools inception, it’s graduates have gone on to serve important roles around the world. From teachers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, artists, and athletes, our alumni have left their mark in many different ways. Alumni report back that they are grateful for their education and the strong Jewish foundation they received while attending the school. Our alumni continue to practice tikkun olam and mitzvot, Jewish values they learned as students at our school. Many of our alumni now have children and grandchildren attending the school. Some of our alumni have even returned to teach in the school.

The day school’s namesake, Martin J. Gottlieb, a graduate of the Jacksonville Jewish Center’s Solomon Schechter Day School, was a man of integrity and compassion. He was a successful businessman who was proud of his Jewish heritage and its honored traditions and took great pleasure in service to others within the Jewish community as well as the greater Jacksonville community. Martin J. Gottlieb’s legacy sets the standard for today’s day school students. A fact about Marty that resonates with current students is that he loved to send pizza to the troops. Our students continue the tradition and send pizza to soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces every year in his memory.

DuBow Preschool is founded on the commitment and passion for education embodied by Laurie DuBow and family. Mr. DuBow has stressed that everything we do should be "all about the children.” Watch the video below to hear directly from Mr. DuBow about his passion and love for ensuring all children receive the best possible education."

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Where Jewish Students Become Jewish Leaders

3662 Crown Point Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Martin J. Gottlieb Day School
904-268-4200

DuBow Preschool
904-292-1241

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