Philly-area Jewish middle school to open with $25 million grant


(JTA) – A modern Orthodox elementary school in suburban Philadelphia will launch a middle school with a $25 million grant from a local foundation.

The Yeshiva Lab School in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, said this week that it would open the school for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Kohelet Foundation, which assists Jewish day schools in the Philadelphia region and nationally, has pledged to invest up to $25 million to develop the school.

“We’re investing in YLS for our local community and for the field” of Jewish education, Holly Cohen, Kohelet’s executive director, said in a statement.

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