Supplemental Education

Temple Beth El Religious School

Temple Beth El Religious School — Glens Falls

Sundays Only

Classes taught by Rabbi Matt Durbin

3 Marion Avenue
Glens Falls, NY 12801

The Einhorn Center for Jewish Education at Cong. Beth Emeth

The Einhorn Center for Jewish Education

Congregation Beth Emeth
100 Academy Road
Albany, NY 12208

Shara Siegfeld, Director of Education
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Ages 13 to 15 (Grades 8 through 10)

This program provides exciting, fun, challenging and rewarding courses, projects and experiences. The objective of the education director is to develop a warm and caring community of learners committed to and in love with Judaism.

Troy Jewish Community Religious School — Sundays only

Troy Jewish Community Religious School
Congregation Berith Sholom
167 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180

Sara Salitan-Thiell, Principal
518-272-8872 ext. 325

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Grades Kindergarten through 7 (Ages 5 to 12)

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From the website:  The school strives to impart to the young people of our community a love of Judaism, while educating them in Jewish literacy and cultural heritage. The school teaches and encourages mitzvot and religious observances in the home and promotes tzedekah by means of classroom collections and active community projects such as visiting the elderly.

The children participate in prayer services as well as academic subject matter. An arts-and-crafts program or a music or dance program is led by teachers trained in these fields.

Congregation Anshe Emeth Hebrew School

Congregation Anshe Emeth
240 Joslen Boulevard
Hudson, New York

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From the synagogue website:  Congregation Anshe Emeth offers religious instruction for children ages five through thirteen. Beginning with the youngest children, students are introduced to the Hebrew alphabet, biblical figures, holidays and customs.

Arts and crafts are an integral part of religious school instruction. Also, because of the large geographic area from which the school draws its students, the children generally do not attend public school together. Therefore, the students are encouraged to socialize and meet one another on an informal basis during the available break time in lessons. There is a game room which is an ideal setting for this kind of interaction.

Agudat Achim Religious School

Agudat Achim Religious School
2117 Union Street
Niskayuna, NY  12309

Education Director:  Jack Mintzer email the Education Director at

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From the website: Through positive, engaging, dynamic and comprehensive approach, we have the future of our people personifying our rich traditions, language, and culture. We hire teachers that emulate a passion for our faith, culture, language, and history and welcome new families and children with open arms. We think about how we would want to learn if we were children in our school and then we make it as close to that as possible! We have interfaith families, same-sex couple families, grandparents who bring their children to religious school, and everything else under the sun.

Grades Pre-K through 12 (Ages 4 to 17)

Agudat Achim Hebrew High School — Sunday only

Agudat Achim Hebrew High School
2117 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12309

Jack Mintzer, Director of Education
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The Hebrew High School provides core classes on topics like Ethics, Identity and Israel plus electives on everything from Jewish Film to Jewish Comedy and Jewish Cooking.

Grades 8 to 12 (Ages 13 to 17)

B’nai Sholom Religious School — Sunday only

B’nai Sholom’s Sunday-only Religious School is under the direction of Rabbi Don Cashman and Religious School Director Elizabeth Alowitz.  Classes are small; teachers are dedicated to creating a warm, nurturing environment in which students study primary Jewish texts (Torah, Talmud, Midrash, poetry) and participate in electives such as dance, music, and crafts.  All students attend worship service on Sunday morning; formal Hebrew study begins in grade two.

Grades Pre-K through 8 (Ages 4 to 12)

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Hebrew School of the Arts — Sunday only

Chanie Simon
Bethlehem Chabad
395 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054
439-3919 — office


Mifgash Jewish Community High School Program

For the 2013-2014 academic year, Mifgash will be located at:

B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation
420 Whitehall Road
Albany, NY 12208

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Ruth Malka, Principal
Office phone: 518-482-5283
Home phone: contact the Principal at home
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Grades 9-12 (Ages 14 – 17)

School meets Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m.

B’Yachad at Ohav Shalom and Temple Israel

600 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Ruth Malka, Principal
Office phone: 518-438-7858 ext. 118
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Home phone: contact the Principal at home

Ages 5 – 13



Religious School Hours:

Grades K&1                          Sundays, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Grades 2-7                          Sundays, 9:30am – 12:30pm  and

Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00pm

8th Grade                           Sundays, 9:30am – 12:30pm


Judaic Circle at the Chatham Synagogue

Ages 6 – 13
Principal: Barbara Lax Kranz