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Jerry Isaak Shapiro, head of school at Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School, stands in front of the newly renovated school. 

A building dedication at the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School is being postponed due the to death of Morton L. Mandel, who died Oc…

The Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School will hold a building dedication in celebration of the renovated school on Oct. 20.

The $5.8 million project includes a new entrance, parent lounge, offices, library/media commons and computer lab. Offices for @akiva are included in the project as well.

The school is now converting its administrative offices into fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms, scheduled for completion in January 2020. That part of the project is projected to cost $1.8 million.

A multiphased renovation will cost $10.9 million.

In 1996, an early childhood wing and classrooms were added.

In 2016, the gymnasium was expanded in a $1.7 million project, doubling in size and adding a climbing wall, locker rooms and bleachers.

In 2017, the school converted offices into a middle school wing, added a state-of-the-art science lab, four classrooms, commons area, offices and upgraded technology throughout the building in a $1.5 million project.

Bialosky Cleveland is the architect. John G. Johnson of Cleveland is the general contractor.

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