Troy Jewish Community Religious School

Our School

The Troy Jewish Community Religious School (TJCRS) offers a Jewish education to students from Pre-K through seventh grade in a warm, welcoming and creative environment. Our students come from all over the Capital Region, and small class sizes allow for individualized instruction and close, personal attention. Experienced and caring teachers are assisted by our wonderful teenage volunteers who themselves are recent graduates of the school. Students are encouraged to come in with a smile and do the best they can.

We pride ourselves in teaching our students how to do mitzvahs and help the community inside and out of the classroom. 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. The curriculum focuses on religious education, including Jewish customs and practices; values; prayer; holidays and symbols; Bible and history; and Israel.

As a community school, we encourage family members and caregivers to participate in students’ education, whether helping out with an event, serving as a classroom parent or sharing a special talent such as cooking or singing.

Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Students are provided with a mid-morning snack (peanut-free).

For information about TJCRS, please email School Principal Jayne Architzel at

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

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