Anyone interested in learning more about Judaism can register for classes at Berith Sholom, regardless of their religious background or prior knowledge.

Adult Education

From casual study sessions to multi-week classes – led by our Rabbi and members of our congregation – education opportunities abound for adults interested in learning more about Judaism.

Educational offerings for adults.

Advance registration may be required to attend.

Literature & Libations: I Shall Not Hate by Izzeldin Abuelaish

First Wednesdays
7:00 pm

Connect with fellow readers and engage in stimulating conversation about current books.

Women's Study of Ethics

8:30 am

A weekly study of Mesillat Yesharim, a classic of Jewish ethical literature.

Torah Study

9:30 am

Casual conversations based on the weekly Torah portion.

Youth Education

Congregation Berith Sholom operates the Troy Jewish Community Religious School (TJCRS) to offer 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.

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.

JKids Story Time

JKids Storytime is a video program for children ages 2-5. Children will use their imaginations, learn stories, sing songs, explore major Jewish holidays, and develop a love of learning.

JKids Storytime is led by Morah Elana, who has a MS in education with a concentration in early childhood who teaches Pre-K at Temple Israel in Albany, NY. Her lively and interactive Story Time videos include Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hannukah, Tu B'Shvat, Purim, Pesach, and Israel Independence Day.

Contact Us

For information about TJCRS, please email our Education Director at tjcrs@berithsholomtroy.org.
TJCRS is generously funded by the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York.

Congregation Berith Sholom really is a community treasure that we need to keep supporting as generously as we can.
Amy Vastola
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Congregation Berith Sholom really is a community treasure that we need to keep supporting as generously as we can.
Amy Vastola
I always felt I was part of a family.
Joseph Meda z"l
We're a place of justice and warmth and action as much as we are a place of worship.
Matt Mann
[After attending Berith Sholom], I honestly saw a whole different way of looking at Judaism. I began to understand that there is no one way to Jewish.
Wendy Kay

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Troy, NY

Congregation Berith Sholom is a 501(c) (3) organization and tzedakah (contributions) are tax-deductible. Our tax ID number is 14-6014559.