Brooks Boasts Double Finalists for Triple Impact Award - Solomon Schechter Day School

Jan 19, 2023


Welcome to Solomon Schechter Day School, where excellence in education meets a strong commitment to community and society. We are proud to share the exciting news that our school, situated in the heart of Jacksonville, Florida, has not one, but two finalists for the prestigious Triple Impact Award. This honor recognizes individuals who make a positive impact on others, themselves, and the community.

Our Commitment to Community and Society

We firmly believe in the power of community and society to shape the lives of our students and prepare them to be compassionate and responsible citizens. At Solomon Schechter Day School, we instill values that extend far beyond the classroom. Our commitment to community is evident in various ways.

1. Community Engagement Programs

We actively engage our students in programs that foster community connections and a sense of belonging. Through volunteering, community service projects, and partnerships with local organizations, our students develop empathy and gain a firsthand understanding of the needs of others.

2. Cultural Celebrations

We celebrate diversity and promote cultural understanding through various events and activities. Our students learn about different faiths, beliefs, and traditions, fostering an environment of respect and appreciation for diverse cultures within our school community.

3. Social Justice Initiatives

Advocating for social justice is at the core of our educational philosophy. We empower our students to be changemakers and speak out against injustice. Through engaging discussions, guest speakers, and projects, we equip our students with the knowledge and tools to make a positive impact in society.

Celebrating Double Finalists for the Triple Impact Award

We are incredibly proud to have not just one, but two finalists for the prestigious Triple Impact Award. This recognition highlights the exceptional individuals within our school community who have exemplified the values of making a positive impact on others, themselves, and the community.

1. Finalist 1: Olivia Johnson

Olivia Johnson, a dedicated high school senior, has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and a strong commitment to community service. Her tireless efforts in organizing food drives for local shelters, volunteering at community gardens, and mentoring younger students have made a profound impact on those around her.

2. Finalist 2: Ethan Clark

Ethan Clark, a remarkable middle school student, has consistently shown empathy and compassion towards his peers and the wider community. His active involvement in fundraising campaigns for various charities and his initiatives to promote a healthy environment have garnered significant recognition and admiration.

Our School's Faith and Beliefs

Solomon Schechter Day School nurtures a strong foundation of faith and beliefs, rooted in Jewish values and traditions. These principles of spirituality, ethics, and moral responsibility contribute to the all-encompassing education we provide to our students.

1. Jewish Studies

Our comprehensive Jewish Studies curriculum ensures that our students receive a thorough education in Jewish history, Hebrew language, religious texts, and ethical teachings. By immersing students in Jewish traditions and values, we cultivate a deep sense of identity and connection to the broader Jewish community.

2. Shabbat Celebrations and Holidays

We celebrate Shabbat and Jewish holidays, such as Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Passover, as a community. These celebrations foster a sense of unity and understanding among our students, instilling them with the importance of faith, family, and tradition.

3. Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World

Tikkun Olam, the Jewish concept of repairing the world, is integrated into our educational approach. We actively encourage our students to engage in acts of kindness, social justice, and community service, embodying the value of making a positive impact on the world around them.


At Solomon Schechter Day School, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional education while nurturing a deep sense of community, societal responsibility, and strong faith and beliefs. Our double finalists for the Triple Impact Award exemplify the values we hold dear and continue to inspire our entire school community. Join us in celebrating their remarkable achievements and be a part of our journey towards empowering future leaders and compassionate citizens.

Fred Alson
Congratulations to Solomon Schechter Day School for having not one, but two finalists for the esteemed Triple Impact Award! This recognition highlights the remarkable individuals who bring about positive change in their community, themselves, and others. Your commitment to education and society shines through, and it is truly inspiring. Best of luck to the finalists, may their impactful work continue to make a difference!
Nov 11, 2023