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Torah Day School Upgrades Education Building with Grant

A recent First Nonprofit grant of $25,000 will help The Torah Day School of Dallas make vital HVAC upgrades. Day School founders secured a building on a four-acre lot on the northeast corner of Hillcrest and Frankford Road by navigating the red tape of neighborhood associations, city planning and zoning. They worked with architects and Joe Funk Construction to turn a once-38,000 sq. ft. grocery store into a fully functional school building. They now have a class A education building, but they need to replace dated roof top air conditioners. The scope of the project includes: remove and replace 10 split systems and 2 roof top units. New equipment will be manufactured by Carrier and will use 410A refrigerant. They will pull appropriate permits for job, provide for transport of units to jobsite, provide crane to remove the old, and set new units on the roof and complete installation and perform the start up.

 

The Torah Day School History

In the late 1990s, as the Jewish community of Dallas grew, a group of parents recognized the need for another day school. After many parlor-style meetings, the decision was made during the fall of 2002 to launch Torah Day School of Dallas.  Though new schools are typically advised to begin with a Kindergarten class and add a grade each subsequent year, TDSD’s founders were committed to making sure that every child could be a part of the Torah Day School experience that from its inception the school offered a nursery through eighth grade program. Torah Day School’s enrollment now nears 400 students. This dynamic growth was only possible thanks to the tireless work of Rabbi Udman, Dr. Ruderman, their Rabbis, teaching faculty, who have produced a learning environment that is now recognized from coast to coast.