Fort Tryon Jewish Center

An independent synagogue in Northern Manhattan

As an unaffiliated congregation that has long been an anchor of the Washington Heights Jewish community, 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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February Communal DinnerRooster for Chinese New Year

February is the first month of the Asian Lunar New Year which, in 2017, is the Year of the Rooster. Let us therefore honor our lunar calendar compadres by dedicating this congregational Shabbat dinner to their cuisine. Deadline for signups is February 19th.

Color image of FTJC stained glass.

Community Torah Learning Project

We are thrilled to be starting a new, community-wide learning               campaign that will take us from Simchat Torah to Shavuot!.

Tu Bishvat Seder & Baquashotsefirotic tree

Modeled on the Passover seder, the Tu Bishvat seder includes drinking four cups of wine and eating fruits representing the four Kabbalistic "worlds". We will also be learning several piyutim related to the festival. Following the seder we will conclude the evening with Baquashot, a collection of songs.

Thu, 23 February 2017 27 Shevat 5777