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Hebrew School visit to Dead Sea Scroll exhibit at Discovery Center in Times Square

PTTS Hebrew School

COVID-19 UPDATE: In light of the current circumstances and uncertainty regarding NYC school openings, we have decided to put PTTS on hiatus for the Fall semester. We will evaluate whether to resume in-person (or virtual) in the Spring.


Morah Sara and our principal, Yona Glass, plan on offering virtual classes on an intermittent basis, especially around holiday times, and will send updates regarding future plans when we have more information. As part of the extended Shearith Israel family, we continue to encourage PTTS families to take advantage of the virtual youth and family-friendly programming that we will continue to offer for the foreseeable future.



Our Hebrew School, the Polonies Talmud Torah School, provides children and teens, ages 3–16, with a substantive Jewish education in a posi­tive and engaging environment. Our educated, trained and enthusiastic staff create an enjoyable and warm learning environment in which children are motivated to learn and grow.  Students develop Hebrew language skills (reading, writing and comprehension), learn the major portions of the Tanakh, Jewish holiday rituals, Jewish history, and how Jewish ideas inform our values in modern times.


Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita.