for another Wonderful YEAR at TJCRS 
  • Our students will lead us in tefillah, and we will acknowledge our graduating 7th graders, madrichim, and teachers.  
  • Parents who have purchased a book for their child as part of the Build a Jewish Bookshelf program will be able to present their gift to their child at this time.
  • Students have also prepared projects on display in their classrooms.
  • Finally, please honor your child's teacher and madricha by making a donation to TJCRS.  
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Schoolwide Chocolate Seder with students and parents!
on March 25, 2018 from 11-noon was SO MUCH FUN!
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 A Vibrant and Caring Community

The Troy Jewish Community Religious School ("TJCRS") offers a Jewish education to children from pre-K through seventh grade in a warm and welcoming environment. Our students learn about the values of tzedakah (ensuring the basic well-being of others by sharing what we have) and tikkun olam (the obligation to "repair the world" to leave it better than we found it). These values are infused into all aspects of the school community and educational programming.

TJCRS students enjoying a lessonWe hold classes on Sunday mornings for Pre-k through grade 7 from 9 am to noon.  We focus on religious education, including Jewish customs and practices; values; prayer; holidays and symbols; Bible and history; and Israel.

Our experienced and caring teachers are assisted by our wonderful teenage volunteers who themselves recently graduated from our program.  We provide children with a mid-morning snack (peanut-free).

Even though our school is small, our students come from all over the region. At least twice during the school year, we like to invite parents to a meeting during Sunday school hours. This gives parents a chance to meet and communicate directly with each other and our directors. We outline our goals and discuss any ideas and innovations parents would like to consider. We also keep in touch with all parents regularly by email to keep everybody up-to-date on what's happening in the classrooms.

TJCRS welcomes both traditional and non-traditional families to pursue joyous worship, lifelong learning and acts of loving kindness.

For additional information about TJCRS,, please email our school director, Jayne Architzel,  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TJCRS is generously funded by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.

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A Jewish support group for parents in NY's Capital District who face more than the usual parenting challenges.  Why "Smarter Than Abraham"? Because when Abe faced the most difficult parenting challenge in his life — turn his son into a burnt offering?? — who did he talk to?  Nobody.  Not Sarah, not God, not Isaac, not Eliezer the trusted head of his household staff. We can be #SmarterThanAbraham

Thanks to Jewish Federation of NENY for partnering with Jewish Family Services to create "JFS Without Walls" so we can bring in a facilitator. Want to join us at the next meeting? Send a private note to Rabbi Gordon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Justine Braithwaite (JFS facilitator) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All parents in Jewish-identified families are welcome.  You are not alone!