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Alumni Voices

The teachers at Davis truly care about you and your education and have you well prepared for high school. They give you the right amount of independence, while also being on top of you and your work habits. Davis created an amazing learning atmosphere and a place I felt comfortable to learn.
Josh Retter '2019

One of my favorite Davis memories was winning the MAAC Track and Field Championship. We had such a great team who came together to truly support and encourage one another.
Jordan Frank ‘2020

At Davis, the small
class sizes really allow strong teacher-student connections that foster learning and development as individuals.
Ezra Mahle ‘2018

The Davis Academy gave me a solid foundation of Jewish values. Attending a religious school helped me connect with Judaism and grow as a Jew.

Erica Rubin '2014

My experience at The Davis Academy helped teach me the way to be a virtuous person. I bring the values I learned at Davis with me in my everyday life.
Sam Kuttner ‘2013

Davis acted as the foundation of my Judaism, and I try to lead my life every day with the Menschlichkeit Values in mind. Davis also prepared me for academic success in high school and beyond, as well as instilled in me a hunger for knowledge in all forms.
Isabelle Mokotoff ‘2016

My teachers were great and the Davis values taught me the importance of giving back to the community and treating everyone with respect and kindness.
Matthew Winston '2015

The Davis Academy helped me develop the academic and social skills that enabled me to succeed in college and in my first post-graduate job.
Emily Brothman ‘2013

Although general education is important, Davis is unique in that it allows students to learn about their Jewish identity and how they want it to influence their lives.
Caroline Perlis ‘2013

Davis helped instill values of hard work, community, compassion and kindness. The subject matter and course delivery, offer a rewardingly challenging foundation for high school and college level academia.
Max Ervin ‘2013

The Davis Academy provided me with a strong educational foundation that has allowed me to have a successful career. I learned to respect and form connections with others, which is necessary to succeed!
Rachel Bernstein '2007

The Davis Academy inspired me with a lifelong love of learning and intellectual curiosity. Furthermore, the community at Davis has given me lifelong friends who are as dear to me today as they were so many years ago.
Max Miller ‘2003

There are many schools where you will get a great education. However, there are few schools that will provide you with a Jewish centered education and with faculty who are there to support you every step of the way.
Marc Bernstein ‘2010

Marshall Berton '2014
Davis provided me with a phenomenal foundational skill-set that helped kickstart my success in high school and college.

Marshall Berton '2014

Davis was a great school that helped set me up to continue my educational career, while also giving me a Jewish education. I met life-long friends there as well.
Sarah Silver Kleiman ‘2005

The foundation of writing skills that I developed in Ms. Field’s 8th Grade Language Arts class has made such an incredible difference, and has become doubly useful as I write my own book now.
David Glass '2013

I learned how to have a strong work ethic and advocate for myself at The Davis Academy.
Jake Weiser ‘2011

Davis is more than a school—it’s a family. Going to school felt like an extension of my home. The teachers are your biggest supporters, and they want to see each child succeed.
Catherine Patterson Crum ‘2006

The teachers truly care for every single student. Davis has an extremely close-knit community where the connections you make last a lifetime. Both the students and parents love and value their experience at Davis.
Dani Barnard ‘2017

The Davis Academy
fosters a community for Jewish children (and their parents, too!) At Davis, you get a well-rounded
and worldly education with an emphasis on what it really means to be Jewish— something I’m grateful for living In a world where we are a minority. I have formed life-long relationships and connections through my time there and can confidently say that Davis Academy gave me the building blocks I needed to build my Jewish identity.
Juliana Abel ‘2011

I use my Davis education every single day in my pursuit towards becoming a Rabbi. But beyond the obvious Hebrew and Jewish content, I also learned what it means to be a mensch and incorporate Jewish values into my everyday life.
Jessica Jacobs ‘2007

Davis gave me a strong
foundation including how to be successful when studying and interacting with others. I took this foundation and used it to be successful in high school, college and now my career.
Paige Weinberg Feldman ‘2008

I have learned the importance of being kind to everyone and making sure everybody has a chance to get involved. I have also taken away that I am very fortunate to be in the position that I am and it is important to give back to those who are less fortunate. Davis taught me to always work hard and persevere through the tough times as I will be a better person after overcoming those obstacles.
Alon Rogow ‘2018


The root words we learned in 8th grade helped me tremendously when I was learning different medical conditions for my master’s degree. I still find myself breaking down diagnoses (and other complex words) into their roots.

Lindsay Kraun ‘2009

I learned the Jewish
values that I will forever live by.
Jordy Elster ‘2017

The Davis Academy taught me how to love learning!
Rachel Kaufman ‘2012

I use the values taught
to me every day, and the memories I’ve made hold a special place in my heart. At The Davis Academy, you truly learn life lessons that most people don’t think about until they’re adults. The friends you make there never leave you, and you get to feel more connected to your Jewish identity as well.
Ava Gallson ‘2020

Because of my Davis education, I was well prepared for high school.
Jaclyn Marx ‘2019

I learned so much attending Davis and all of the teachers are amazing! They are always there to help and guide you to succeed.
Stella Galanti ‘2021

I learned the power and gift of a good education from caring faculty. My diligence and resiliency as a student started at Davis and many of the lessons I learned there in note taking and test taking still apply to my life in Medical School today.
Marc Bernstein ‘2010

My favorite Davis memory is
going with the Decibels to sing at Cafe Europa. After we sang, we would get to talk to the Holocaust survivors and hear their stories.
Caitlyn Pinsker ‘2018

My favorite Davis memory is the Simchat Torah celebration where we would unravel the torah in the gym, put on white gloves and hold the torah and sing.
Gabby Haviv ‘2021

I learned the Jewish
values that I will forever live by.
Jordy Elster ‘2017

The Davis Academy
fosters a community for Jewish children (and their parents, too!) At Davis, you get a well-rounded
and worldly education with an emphasis on what it really means to be Jewish— something I’m grateful for living In a world where we are a minority. I have formed life-long relationships and connections through my time there and can confidently say that Davis Academy gave me the building blocks I needed to build my Jewish identity.
Juliana Abel ‘2011

The Davis Academy
taught me the value of education and community. The teachers at Davis set such a great example of the kind of teacher I wanted to be and the type of lasting relationships I wanted to have with my students.
Ashley Siegel ‘2011

My mom, Morah Galia, is celebrating her 25th year at Davis! While I may be a bit biased, I think that this is a testament to the commitment Davis has to a fulfilling Jewish, Israel, and Hebrew education. My mom knows that it’s a great place to work, and I know that it was a great place to learn. I carry the lessons I learned and the friends I made to this day, and it’s in part due to the wonderful teachers and staff at Davis.

Danielle Altman '2009

I built a strong Jewish
identity at Davis and created life long friendships. I currently live in NYC with my best friend from Davis—we met in the 4th grade, are now 27 years old and have lived together for almost 5 years!
Renee Lewis ‘2009

Davis set the foundation for a lot of my success. Growing up in a community that encouraged the importance of surrounding yourself with a strong, likeminded group of people has provided me a lot of comfort as I’ve navigated moving across the country for college.
Valerie Light ’14

Having been both a student and a teaching assistant at Davis, I can only say great things! The Davis community truly fosters an amazing environment for 8 growth, both as a student and as a Jewish individual.
Rebecca Meline ‘2011

Davis helped shape me into the confident, compassionate Jewish
woman I am today. I knew that, as a teacher, Davis was the only school I wanted to work at, so I could instill in my students the same values
that my Davis teachers instilled in me—L’dor V’dor.
Caroline Goldberg ‘2003

Davis is the greatest decision a parent can make in their child’s life.
It will shape them into a mensch for life!
Jonathan Paz ‘2005

Davis is incomparable
to other elementary and middle private schools. The relationship with teachers is invaluable and provides students with all necessary support to push themselves to work their hardest.
Halli Friedman ‘2017

By going to Davis, your child will form relationships with their peers and teachers that will last a lifetime.
Jacob Mirsky ‘2018

My teachers at Davis truly inspired me to pursue a career in teaching and it is because of them that I am now a first grade teacher myself.
Ashley Siegel ‘2011

You can explore Judaism and make it into something personal and make it your own.
Nikki Berne ‘2010

Davis inspired my love of learning and helped me connect to my Jewish faith. I am so glad that I went to Davis, and I would love to send my son there too when he is old enough!
Rebecca Schneider ‘2003

I am currently teaching English in Israel. Had I not gone to Davis, I don’t think I would be here at all. I am learning a lot about myself, our culture, and religion right now and feel endlessly grateful for the foundation that Davis gave me. (Pictured Zoe Light with Mallory Goldenberg '2012 in Israel).

Zoe Light '2012

My friends and teachers at Davis got me into music and I consider myself a very passionate guitarist. I’ve also learned valuable lessons on how people can grow and change, and just how to be an open and accepting person while still getting things done.
Jack Tresh ‘2015

Davis taught me to be true to oneself and let your passions guide your personal growth and career development/exploration.
Max Shafron ‘2007

I would tell any prospective Davis parent that the Jewish education and the way that your teachers care about you and want you to succeed is immeasurable and incomparable to anything you would receive elsewhere.
Mallory Goldenberg ‘2012

My middle school technology classes got me interested in learning how to code, and now as a computer science major, this has become an integral part of my career.
Eric Miller '2014

Zoe Bober '2016

Davis provides a community that is constantly supportive of all of their students. The relationships I formed with my peers and teachers at Davis will stay with me forever. The education provided thoroughly prepared me for high school. I would not change anything.

Zoe Bober '2016