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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All About Passover at FTJC

No time rest with so much going on for Pesach / Passover, as we make our collective journey from oppression to liberation! Click through for Sale of Chametz, service times, family programming, kashrut guides, ritual preparations, and much more!

Second Night Community Passover Seder

Saturday, March 31, 7:50 PM

Hebrew Tabernacle Social Hall

Celebrate with community! Rabbi Guy Austrian will lead a joyful Seder full of discussion, song, learning, and drama. Dinner by a certified kosher caterer, with meat and vegetarian options, with no kitniyot. Open to all! $50.00 adult member, $55.00 adult nonmember, $25.00 children ages 4 to 12. Children under age 4, free. DEADLINE for reservation and payment: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st. Unfortunately, no refunds are possible after this date.

Rimonim Programming: Passover

Saturday, March 17: Zera’im Seeds of Passover (children 0-4+ adults) @ 4 pm; RSVP for location.

Saturday, March 24: Shorashim Limmud U’Maaseh (3rd-5th grades) @ 12; HT Penthouse 

Sunday, March 25: Nitzanim Sprouting Mitzvot (PreK-2nd grade) @ 4 pm; RSVP for location.

Sunday, March 25: Anafim Chametz Fest (6th-8th grades) @ 5 pm;  RSVP for location!

Saturday, March 31 (1st Day of Passover): 

Zera’im service at 10:40 am; HT Classroom 1
Combined Nitzanim and Shorashim service at 10:40 am; HT Penthouse

Sunday, April 1 (2nd Day of Passover): Rimonim programming TBD

Monday, April 2: Teen Chocolate NOT Seder (9th-12th grades) @ 7 pm; RSVP for location.

Friday, April 6 (7th Day of Passover): Rimonim programming TBD

Saturday, April 7 (8th Day of Passover): 

Zera’im service at 10:40 am; HT Classroom 1
Combined Nitzanim and Shorashim service at 10:40 am; HT Penthouse

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!

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.

Wed, March 21 2018 5 Nisan 5778