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Yom Shishi, 26 Adar 5777

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) and tikkun olam (the obligation of doing good works). These values are infused into all aspects of the school community and educational programming.

TJCRS students enjoying a lessonWe have classes on Sunday mornings (all grades) and Wednesday evenings (grades 3-7). Our experienced and caring teachers are assisted by our wonderful teenage volunteers who themselves recently graduated from our program.

Sunday morning classes start at 9:30am and conclude at 12Noon. On Sundays, we focus on religious education, including Jewish customs and practices; values; prayer; holidays and symbols; bible and history, and Israel. We provide children with a mid-morning snack (peanut-free).

Wednesday classes meet from 5:30–6:45pm and focus on Hebrew instruction, including a multimedia online prayer series; Hebrew de-coding, Torah teachings, and everyday Hebrew vocabulary.

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 registration and fees, please email our school director, Wendy Neifeld Wheeler, 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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