Regions covered

Ithaca, Spencer, Groton, Dryden, Trumansburg, Interlaken, Danby, Lansing, Etna, Caroline, Newfield

Ages served

From birth through 8.5 years old

Community sponsor

The PJ Library program in the Ithaca area is funded through the Ithaca Area United Jewish Community (a local network organization of the UJC that collects charitable donations supporting both local and global needs of the Jewish community). Dedicated funds for the PJ Library have been donated by several local individuals. Additionally, a generous donation has been received from Temple Beth El of Ithaca.


Marjorie Hoffman
(607) 257-9924

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About this Community

ITHACA OFFERS MANY DIVERSE OPPORTUNITIES for Jewish families with young children. Temple Beth El, a conservative temple, and Congregation Tikkun v'Or, a reform congregation, offer religious education for children. There is an orthodox community centered at Cornell University's Center for Jewish Living, as well as a humanistic group, Kol Haverim. Chabad has a presence in the community and offers programs for families. In addition, B'Yachad Ithaca Jewish Preschool, housed at Temple Beth El, welcomes all Jewish children- regardless of parent affiliation. Contact B'Yachad at The Ithaca Area United Jewish Community is the overarching organization for all Jewish activity. Our website is