JPDS receives $20 million in gifts

Alfred Moses
Alfred Moses
Milton Gottesman
Milton Gottesman

The Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital announced tonight that it received two $10 million gifts and will use the money to broaden its educational offerings through the eighth grade. The school currently goes from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.

The $20 million in financial gifts from Alfred Moses, a former ambassador to Romania, and the Gottesman Fund, will be used to build a middle school, which is expected to open in September 2018. The new school, to be named the Moses Family Middle School, is expected to be built atop the current north campus building.

JPDS will change its name to Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital.

“This is among the largest gifts to a Jewish Day School in the country,” said Adina Kanefield, director of institutional advancement for the school, located on 16th Streeet.

For details, see the April 30 issue of Washington Jewish Week.


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