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Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School Celebrates Next Step in Renovation

An enthusiastic crowd of students, staff and parents at the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School in Beachwood, Ohio, celebrated its third phase of renovation on June 4 with an official beam-signing ceremony.

Morton L. Mandel, Chairman and CEO of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, proudly wrote his name on the beam, along with Foundation President Jehuda Reinharz.

Mr. Mandel shared sentiments with the crowd. “I just want to say to those of you who’ve made this expansion possible that from the moment I got out of my car until now, I have seen nothing but smiles on all of your faces and that makes me feel good,” Mandel said. “I want you all to know how proud I feel with the response of this institution and of the Jewish community to this effort for the Mandel family and me to do something that will honor my brother Joe’s name and his wife Florence.”

This phase of renovation will include the façade, lobby, multimedia center/library and a new computer lab and parents lounge.

(Photo credit: HDS Photography)