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.
Laurie 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."