The Literacy Project - Amherst

c/o the Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA)
742 Main Street
Amherst, MA    01002

Class Schedule

Basic Skills

Tuesday & Friday


High School Equivalency

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday


College Readiness

Tuesday & Friday



Winter Weather Policy

The Amherst Site closes when Amherst Public Schools close for winter weather.  If the Amherst schools are delayed, TLP-Amherst opens at 10:00 a.m.  To check on the status of Amherst Public Schools, call the School Closing Hotline at 413-362-1898 or check the postings on local news sites online.  


Holidays at the Amherst site

In addition to state and federal holidays, the Amherst site does not hold classes on site at the JCA during some Jewish Holidays.  Teachers often schedule field trips or plan to meet at another location on these days.  Check with the Amherst staff for more details. 


Food at the Amherst site

To honor the Kosher guidelines of the JCA, we do not bring any meat products into the Amherst classroom.


amherst Staff

Eileen Barry

Amherst Instructor


Amy Pechukas

Amherst Instructor


Sheila Murphy

Amherst/Northampton Site Director

How to find us & where to park:

The Amherst classroom is located in the Jewish Community of Amherst building.  Please note: The building entrance is not visible from Main Street!  To find us, look for a driveway on Main Street that leads to a parking lot beside the building.  From the parking lot, you'll see the main entrance to the JCA on the side of the building.  Enter the lobby and turn to the right, following the hallway to the large classroom.  

Parking is free in the JCA parking lot beside the building.


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