Ivy Dash’s commitment to Jewish communal life spans both her personal and professional affiliations. As a child, she attended Jewish Day School in Miami, was an active member in the synagogue where here family worshipped. She was fortunate to attend many informal Jewish educational programs including sleep-away camps, Israel-focused programs and the March of the Living. These experiences informed her decision to pursue a career as a Jewish educator. Ivy received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, where she majored in Near Eastern Judaic Studies, and her Master of Arts degree Jewish Education from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Davidson School.
Ivy and her husband, and their three children, resided in Manhattan for 18 years prior to moving back to Florida in 2012. Ivy’s career in New York City was grounded in the Conservative and Reform Movements, as well as the March of the Living. Upon moving back to Florida, Ivy’s three children were enrolled at DKJA, and she immediately began to volunteer. She joined the Board of Trustees in 2013 and feels that her time on the Board has been both personally rewarding and has contributed to the betterment and evolution of the school. She and her husband support DKJA through the sponsorship of a myriad of programs, such as the annual Tennis Extravaganza, Sports Recognition Night, and the Annual Benefit Ball and Auction. As a Board Member, Ivy is excited to serve the community and help DKJA reach its potential, and as a parent, is proud that her children have access to the nurture and embrace of the DKJA community.