An independent synagogue in Northern Manhattan

As an unaffiliated congregation that has long been an anchor of the Jewish community in Washington Heights and Inwood, we have thrived by evolving with our neighborhood and our membership. Today, the congregation is a diverse mix of families and individuals from many backgrounds. Our egalitarian services and our traditional ritual — spiritual, tuneful and participatory — attract people of all levels of observance.

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November Programming for Rimonim (Youth & Family)

Check out our upcoming Rimonim programming events! We have programming from all ages 0-18 and their adults!

Zera'im (ages 0-4): Seeds of Shabbat, November 11 @ 4 pm

Nitzanim (PreK-2nd): Sprouting Mitzvot, November 18 @ 4 pm

Shorashim (3rd-5th): Limmud U'Maaseh, November 18 @ 12 pm

Anafim (6th-8th):

Parsha Discussion, November 18 @ 10:40 am- Kids only 

Al Shlosha D'varim, November 12  @ 7:30 pm- Kids only

Teens (9th-12th):

Teen Beit Midrash, November 11 @ 10:40 am- Teens only

Times Square Scavenger Hunt, November 11 @ 7 pm- Teens only 

We hope you can join us! For more information, email Alyssa Schwager.

Launch of Torah Stories for Nitzanim & Shorashim (PreK-5th)

Torah Stories starts on Shabbat Bereishit, Saturday, Oct. 14! Led by Sara Kapps, this learning program will be from 9:40-10:20 on Shabbat mornings in the Penthouse!


Sara will lead the children through investigating the stories, characters, and life applications of the Book of Genesis (Sefer Bereishit) and will meet most Shabbatot. In addition to acting, playing games, having debates, and engaging with Torah in age-appropriate ways, snack time is being moved from the end of Tefillah to the end of Torah Stories.


We hope you can join us! For more information, email Alyssa Schwager.

Check Out Learning Opportunities at FTJC!

Take a look at FTJC's Learning Opportunities that we have put together for the coming few months. Also take a moment to learn about our  Community Torah Learning Community Torah Learning where we are trying learn 613 hours of Torah by Shavuot!

Community Dinner: Friday, November 17, 6:30 pm

All Mixed Up (a la Jurassic Park)

Back by popular demand! Meet new FTJC community members and get to know long-time members better at FTJC's second "all mixed up" Shabbat dinner! The Programming Committee will be assigning seating in order to facilitate the event.

RSVP here by Sunday, November 12th. 

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