Construction of the Frank Family Education Center at Temple Judea in Coral Gables, one of the largest reform synagogues in Miami with approximately 600 member families, is well underway and on schedule since its groundbreaking in March.
The new Frank Family Education Center will contain approximately 9,000 square feet of space with nine classrooms and a multi-functional area. Included in the construction will be relocated offices and a new youth lounge.
The project is still in Phase 1, which will take a total of eight to 10 months to complete. General contractor Kaufman Lynn, has completed construction of the first floor shell and is working on the second floor and roof of the building.
Phase 2 will focus on remodeling the education wing housing the Margaux Early Childhood School, a process that will take six months to complete. Existing classrooms will be remodeled and new in-suite bathrooms will be added. Outside, there will be a new playground and new landscaping as well as an enhanced office/school entrance.
The project will provide further upgrades to security, access control and telecommunications systems. The construction was undertaken to enable Temple Judea to offer all its students state-of-theart and age appropriate learning facilities.
Over 24 months, the congregation raised over $5 million from members through its “Building on Tradition” Building and Endowment Campaign to finance the renovation and new construction.
For more information on membership or pre-school enrollment, visit online at www.judeagables.org.