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PTTS Hebrew School One-on-One Tutoring

in person or on Zoom

Our youth have missed out on so much since the onset of COVID, and we can’t afford to have them lose more time. Their Jewish education, identity, affiliation, and continuity is on the line.


Shearith Israel’s distinguished Polonies Talmud Torah School (PTTS) is now offering highly subsidized one-on-one tutoring customized to your child’s needs, schedule, and even from the comfort of your child’s computer screen, if preferred or necessary.


PTTS is connecting families with qualified educators who can facilitate learning that is customized to your child’s age, Hebrew and Judaics alibility, learning style, and schedule. Whether your priority is bar/bat mitzvah preparation, Hebrew language skills, Jewish culture, familiarity with prayer services, Western Sephardic tradition, and, of course, positive engagement with Jewish life and community, you choose which tutor you’d like to work with based on your own considerations.


Quality private tutoring is very expensive, running considerably more than $100/hour. Thanks to a PTTS scholarship fund, we are able to offer this service at a greatly reduced rate. No matter who you choose, you pay a one-time administrative fee* and then pay the tutor a PTTS “co-payment” of $50 per session for members, $65 per session for non-members; we’ll pay him/her the rest.


Who is eligible: Shearith Israel members and non-members, although the subsidy is greater for members.

Who are the tutors: Experienced teaching Judaic studies to young learners, they vary in specific areas of expertise and teaching styles. These are independent tutors and not employed by Congregation Shearith Israel. Click here to view our tutors and their bios.

Interested in being a PTTS tutor? Send a cover note and your resume to


Register now! 

*A one-time administrative fee of $50 for members and $100 for non-members will be charged with registration.



Added benefits: All participants in the PTTS Tutoring Program will also be invited to take part in Shearith Israel’s youth programming:

    • Parent/Child Learning with Shearith Israel clergy on Saturday nights in the winter, and Sunday Brunch and Learns in the spring

    • Junior Congregation (in-person weekly on Shabbat and virtual monthly on Sundays) and Jr. Congregation Shabbatons

    • Holiday Workshops – Hanukkah, Purim, Passover, and Shabuot

    • Hesed Events such as Cemetery Clean-Up, Thanksgiving Hunger Alleviation Program, and more

    • Social Programs including museum trips, walking tours, game nights, and more


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