Phase one of renovations near completion at PHDS


Renovations are underway to the Paul M. and Janet G. Fradin Family Entryway at the Providence Hebrew Day School (PHDS).

The scope of the project includes handicapped front access to the building, a police-approved security vestibule, new energy-efficient windows  and wood panels that accent the front of the school. Work is progressing and the renovations should be completed within the next month, according to information provided by the school.

This renovation completes phase one, which also includes a new school-wide HVAC system installed last summer. Donors have helped raise more than $600,000 to complete this phase of the project.

Phase two – necessary to meet fire code requirements and upgrade the aging facility – will involve additional fundraising of over $1.5 million, school officials said.

“We look forward to partnering with all our friends and community members in this process. Providence Hebrew Day School is truly a community asset that serves a large population seven days a week,” according to a PHDS statement provided to the Jewish Voice.

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman, dean, at 401-331-5327, ext. 21, or Frank Halper, fundraising chair, at 401-331-6851.

Submitted by PHDS