Dvir has been a member of the Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El family since 2005. A native Israeli, Dvir grew up in Holon. His knowledge of security measures began as a member of a special intelligence unit of the Israel Defense Force. Upon leaving the IDF, Dvir studied electrical engineering and completed his education in the United States, receiving his degree from the University of Miami, College of Engineering. His first position in the U.S. was with a local security firm in a special Israeli unit specializing in the safety and security of Jewish institutions, synagogues and schools.
Dvir came to TKAE as the director of security, but quickly added on to his responsibilities. He works very closely with local police, FBI and Homeland Security, and serves as a consultant in helping non-profit businesses develop security measures on their own campuses. Together with local law enforcement agencies and the Jewish Federation of Broward County, Dvir established the Secure Zone Program throughout the tri-county area. This program established a communications system portal within the Jewish community, whereby representatives of organizations have the ability to immediately share information regarding security issues pertinent to the Jewish community. He also was instrumental in securing a grant that allowed TKAE’s impressive security features to be put in place – allowing for cameras, complete fencing, guard house, gates and card access to be implemented throughout our campus.
It was in large part due to Dvir’s vision and commitment to strategic planning that the Imagine Charter School opened their doors on our campus in 2012. He also acted as project manager for our state-of-the-art Early Childhood building through which he was able to watch all three of his children pass.
Dvir is a member of FASTA (Florida Association of Synagogue and Temple Administrators) and NATA (National Association of Temple Administrators). In his free time you can usually find him experimenting with some sort of extreme sport or relaxing with his family – wife Sharon and children Inbar, Ofir and Ariel.